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!


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


Step 1: Slice chicken sausage and set aside.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


  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.

  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+. 🙂

    • Lisa
      October 21 at 05:47PM

      Just to verify…..we should buy 2 packages of 9 oz spinach and 2 packages of 20 oz tortellini (one each for each freezer portion bag)?

  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.

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