Tortellini Tuesday!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I got this recipe from a friend who shared it on FB, here's the recipe:
1 bag of frozen tortellini
1 small bag of fresh spinach
2 cans of italian style diced tomatoes
1 box or 4 cups or vegetable broth
1 block of cream cheese
put all ingredients in crockpot, chunking up the cream cheese. Cook on low for 5-6 hrs

I bought cheese tortellini, doubled the recipe, used one large bag of spinach, instead of two small bags AND I added 2 14 oz. package of polish kielbasa! Keep in mind, that when i doubled the recipe, it would not fit in my 6 quart crockpot and has to put it in my huge roasting pan. I put it on 400 degrees for about 15 minutes to get pan hot and wilt the spinach a little. Then turned it down to 200, where it's been the rest of the time.

Here is what it looked like by the time i got it all mixed up and JUST had turned down to 200 degrees.

Next is how it looked about 2 or so hours later:

This is what it looks like now...

I haven't tasted it yet, but I want to soooo bad! I keep thinking that the cream cheese will melt and become creamier, BUT... who knows. I did not think to add any seasonings as there was basil, oregano and stuff in the diced tomatoes....

Does it look done to you??


Update: After tasting it, I agree with Barb. next time I will add tomatoes with chili's or rotel to add some spiciness and some Italian sausage! Believe it or not though, I did not add any salt, even in my own bowl, I guess the chicken broth and kielbasa made it salty enough.

Maybe next time, I will do the calories, but I already threw all the packaging away and I don't want to measure it out cup by cup to figure out the servings...
Susie also made it to today, she used one can rotel and one can cheap version of tomatoes and chilies and added a bag of frozen shrimp. She wants to try with HOT italian sausage next time, but loves it this time too. She said hers tasted alot like clam chowder. Both are more like a stew or soup... Oh yeah, she used frozen spinach. Both her hubby and mine said it would be good with rolls. :)

I MIGHT try it with low-sodium broth and lower fat cream cheese next time... not sure.

Give it a try and put your own spin to it, let me know how it turns out!

Oh yeah, here's a pic of how Susie's turned out...
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    Can't wait to hear how it tastes. Looks delicious!
    2773 days ago
    It looks SO good. Please share the calorie info and how it tastes when you try it emoticon
    2773 days ago
    Darn girl, that looks AWESOME! I am going to have to try that myself. YUM. What's the caloric info? Thanks for sharing. emoticon
    2773 days ago
    emoticon looks good to me. I would have added more spice and instead of polish kielbasa, would have used mild Italian Sausage. Let us know how it tasted.
    2773 days ago
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