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Spinach & Sausage One Pot Pasta

 

Spinach & Sausage One Pot Pasta | Easy Freezer-to-Crockpot Recipe | Food Made Simple | Comfort Food | Pasta Recipe

Raise your hand if getting dinner on the table feels a little overwhelming sometimes!

There’s nothing I love more than a simple but hearty meal, except maybe one that takes almost no effort.  And that’s exactly why this spinach & sausage one pot pasta is quite possibly my very favorite pasta recipe to date! The fact that it comes together fast with just a few minutes of prep, then freezes beautifully and goes straight to the crock pot is just icing on the cake, as far as I’m concerned!

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To make it as part of a freezer cooking day, just split the mixture into multiple bags, then throw it right into the freezer–no cooking required!

ingredients

Here is what you need:

2 packages chicken Italian sausage, chopped
3 7 oz packages of frozen sliced mushrooms
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 15oz can of diced tomatoes
1 and a half cartons of chicken stock
 1 9oz. bags of fresh baby spinach (cooking day only)
1  20 oz. package of cheese tortellini (cooking day only)
Pecorino Romano, grated (cooking day only)
salt and pepper to taste

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Step 1: Slice chicken sausage and set aside.

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Step 2: Dice onion and mince garlic and set aside.

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Step 3: In large bowl, mix together diced tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, onion, garlic, sausage and chicken stock.

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Step 4: Divide mixture into 2 gallon size freezer bags. ( be sure to label bags first)

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Step 5: On cooking day, place frozen mixture directly into slow cooker. Set to high and cook for 2-3 hours or on low for 3-4 hours.

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Step 6: Once you are ready to eat; add package of tortellini directly into crock pot with fresh spinach,stir and cook for 5-7 minutes or until pasta is done.

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Step 7: Spoon mixture into bowls top with grated Pecorino Romano cheese and enjoy!

 

 

Spinach & Sausage One Pot Pasta | Easy Freezer-to-Crockpot Recipe | Food Made Simple | Comfort Food | Pasta Recipe

9 Comments

  1. Erika
    January 20 at 12:33PM

    This looks amazing! My family loves tortellini and sausage but I never thought of combining the two. We typically just throw a marinara sauce on top of the cooked tortellini with a salad and garlic bread on the side. I will have to put this recipe on the menu for next week, thanks!

    • Ruth Soukup
      January 20 at 04:02PM

      I hope your family loves it as much as mine!! Enjoy 🙂

  2. January 26 at 05:12PM

    Love this, Monday night is pasta night at our house (it makes life easier to know what you’re cooking every night) can’t wait to try this next week. http://www.hopepostkids.com

  3. February 3 at 07:17AM

    This recipe look perfect. You make it easy for us to make. Will try soon

  4. Susan
    February 4 at 07:20PM

    This looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it! Question – do we use 1 whole package of spinach and tortellini for EACH freezer portion, or do we use half for one batch and half for the other? Thanks!

    • Ruth Soukup
      February 5 at 12:39PM

      You use one package of spinach and one container of tortellini for each freezer bag. To make a meal that will feed a family of 4+. 🙂

  5. LynnK
    February 5 at 07:17PM

    This looked delicious so I tried it today, slightly ‘tweaked’ – cut it in half& used my Instant Pot, also used fresh chopped kale instead of spinach.
    Thankyou!

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