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

One Pot Pasta with Spinach & Sausage

This hearty meal can be made ahead of time and is sure to be a new family favorite.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword One Pot Pasta with Spinach & Sausage
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 7 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 packages Chicken Italian sausage chopped
  • 3 7 oz packages of frozen sliced mushrooms
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 15 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 and a half cartons of chicken stock
  • 1 9 oz. 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

Instructions

  1. Slice chicken sausage and set aside.
  2. Dice onion and mince garlic and set aside.
  3. In large bowl, mix together diced tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, onion, garlic, sausage and chicken stock.
  4. Divide mixture into 2 gallon size freezer bags. ( be sure to label bags first)
  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.
  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.
  7. Spoon mixture into bowls top with grated Pecorino Romano cheese and enjoy!