Healthy Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup
Bust out that Slow Cooker! It’s time for Healthy Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup for the kids and you! It’s chicken noodle soup turned up a few notches!
Slow Cooker recipes are my best friend! Dump, stir, walk away and come back to the most delicious meal– and this recipe is no different! Your kids are going to love this because it’s similar enough to the classic chicken noodle soup. I’ve also made some notes in the post so you can make changes where you need to make sure your kids rant and rave about this slow cooker soup!
Why is it healthy?
Creamy soups usually consist of lots of cream. That’s what makes them creamy, so delicious, and so high in fat! So for my Healthy Creamy Tortellini Soup I swapped out the cream for milk! I used whole milk but you can use 1% or whatever fits your family’s needs. This soup is also packed with celery, carrots and onions to get those veggies in those tummies!
Chicken Noodle Soup… But Better
When I was a kid I would always eat soup when it was pouring down rain outside or when I was sick in bed. It’s just so cozy and warms your whole body! When I was making this in my slow cooker, it filled the entire house with that warm, cozy smell. Ahhh… so perfect. And the tortellini is just genius!
Mix and Match and Swap
I love making a recipe your own! So feel free to change things up. I already talked about what changes to the milk you can make, but you can also leave out the milk all together for allergy purposes–just add more chicken broth/stock instead. Mix up what type of tortellini you use, I used cheese in mine. If you want to make it vegetarian, use vegetable stock and no meat!
Enjoy this perfect fall soup, Creamy Healthy Tortellini Soup made in your slow cooker! Looking for another soup idea, Creamy Yellow Squash Soup is always a hit!
Crock Pot Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup
- 1 1/2 lb chicken breast
- 4 medium carrot
- 3 stalk celery
- 1 small onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- 6 cup chicken broth, low-sodium
- 2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- 2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup flour, all-purpose
- 2 cup tortellini pasta
- 2 teaspoon salt
- In your handy dandy slow cooker add chicken breasts, chopped up carrots, chopped up celery (1/4 inch pieces), diced onion, minced garlic, chicken broth and Italian seasoning. Cook on low for 6 hours.
- Remove chicken and chop. Return to slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, add milk and flour…whisk to combine. Add this and tortellini to the slow cooker and give it a good stir. Continue to cook for 15-20 minutes or until soup has thickened.
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Is there an Insta pot recommendation for this recipe?
We actually have a post on how to make any crockpot recipe an instant pot one! Search for that on your here on our blog!
Can you freeze some?
Can I make this on the stove top instead? If so, how does this change the directions and cooking times?
Do you cook pasta before adding it?
No, it can just cook with the rest of the soup.
I made this in my Instant Pot using a few modifications and it was excellent! First, I read through the tips here: https://www.superhealthykids.com/the-ultimate-guide-for-making-any-crockpot-recipe-in-an-instant-pot/ and then did the following: 1) cut the chicken, raw, into 1/2 inch pieces, 2) sautéed the onion until translucent, 3) added the garlic, celery, and carrots, 4) added the chicken and sautéed it until almost cooked through, 5) added 3 cups chicken broth and 3 cups beef broth, 6) pressure cooked on high for 25 minutes, 7) natural release for 5 minutes, 8) then full vent release, 9) added frozen tortellini, 10) high pressure for 5-7 minutes
Thank you for all of the great tips!
This soup was delicious, I just tried it for the 1st time. But I will use heavy cream instead next time so it’s thicker.