Monday, January 4, 2016

Crockpot Tomato Vegetable Soup with Tortellini

We love soup... its perfect for a quick dinner on a chilly night.
Tonight we have Cub Scouts and then basketball practice, so I wanted something hearty and filling... and also with a decent amount of protein.

This is my version of a recipe I found online

1 28oz can of whole plum tomatoes in tomato sauce
1 14oz can of tomato sauce
1 32 oz box of chicken or vegetable stock
1 small onion, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 heaping tbsp Italian seasoning
pinch of kosher salt
pinch of pepper
1 1/2 cups mixed vegetables (frozen carrots, green beans and corn mix)
2 big handfuls of baby spinach
1 bag of Trader Joe's Party Sized Meatballs
Parmesan cheese rind
1 package of fresh cheese toretllini

Combine all ingredients except tortellini in Crockpot.  Cook on low for 6 hours.  30 minutes before serving, add toretllini, stir and cook.  Serve.