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Crockpot Recipes with Tortellini Frozen

Easy Crockpot recipes with tortellini are quick cheap meals you will love. Lots of frozen tortellini recipes in slow cooker from soups to 2 ingredient meals.

Crockpot Recipes with Tortellini

Slow cooker recipes with tortellini are great. When you don’t have a lot of energy and want a dump Crockpot recipe for dinnertime you can do it with 2 ingredients. We will share many meal ideas you can make quickly. (affiliate links present)

Crockpot Recipes Tortellini

When it comes to quick and easy meal solutions, frozen tortellini is a pantry staple that should not be overlooked. This pasta variety offers a convenient and time saving option for busy families without compromising on flavor or quality. Whether you want a simple weeknight dinner or an impressive one to serve to guests, frozen tortellini recipes can be used in a ton of cheap slow cooker meals.

One of the main advantages of using tortellini from frozen is its convenience. Unlike fresh, which has a shorter shelf life, frozen can be stored for extended periods without worrying about spoilage. This makes it a great option for those times when you want to make Goulash in the Crock-pot in a pinch or want to keep a backup option. Additionally, it cooks quickly, saving you valuable time in the kitchen.

Let’s talk a little bit about slow cooking shall we?? First off I have a few different varieties and I love them all. Each one has an occasion to be used like….

  1. This is my favorite 6 quart programmable one with a locking lid so it’s great for bringing to a potluck too.
  2. I prefer not to use liners, but rather just spray olive oil inside before adding my food for easier cleanups.

Let me give you a peek of my pretty thang I bought recently. It goes with my kitchen so I can just leave it out on the countertop all the time. 😉

Crockpot Recipes Tortellini

Crockpot Tortellini Recipes

You can find these in various flavors and fillings, such as cheese, spinach, meat, or combinations of these ingredients. This allows you to choose a flavor that pairs well with the overall theme of your dish. The filling options provide the ability to experiment with different taste combinations too.

Of course you can make a creamy protein in your cooker like our slow cooker chicken alfredo and boil these on the side, then combine together. It is in fact possible to cook everything all at once though.

How to cook tortellini in Crockpot is a breeze. Normally you would bring a pot of salted water to a boil, add contents of your bag(s), and cook according to the package instructions. Once they float to the surface, they are tender and cooked. Negative to this is that water doesn’t add any flavor but cooked in a sauce does!

Frozen Tortellini in Crockpot

Frozen Tortellini Recipes

You can do something simple in your slow cooker by just tossing the contents of your bag with sauce. Set to low and allow to cook for 1-2 hours. If we are in a pinch and I think about this around lunchtime it works well for a cheap dinner.

  1. Toss with homemade spaghetti sauce or store bought pasta sauce is an easy one. Add some grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil for a finishing touch.
  2. Coat the cooked pasta in a cajun Alfredo sauce made with butter, cream, and Parmesan cheese. You can add cooked chicken, sautéed mushrooms, or steamed vegetables for extra flavor and texture.
  3. Mix with a generous amount of pesto sauce with pine nuts, which can be homemade or store bought. Add some halved cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, and a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese for a burst of freshness.
  4. Add a variety of colorful vegetables like diced bell peppers, zucchini, and cherry diced tomatoes together with marinara sauce or one of your choice so everything is coated. Similar to our Crockpot sausage and vegetables dish it is healthy and colorful.
  5. Use cheese tortellini as a filling addition to soups like we will explain to you below! You can add them to a vegetable broth or tomato sauce based meal like Crockpot creamy tomato soup for a comforting and filling meal. Serve as is or topped with shredded mozzarella cheese.

Frozen Tortellini in Crockpot

These bites of filled pasta allows you to create delicious and satisfying meals in no time. Its long shelf life, quick cooking time, and variety of flavor options make it a go to ingredient for busy families. The next time you’re in need of a quick and tasty pasta dish, grab a bag and let your imagination take the lead.

Crockpot sausage tortellini soup

Slow Cooker Tortellini

You will need a 6 quart Crock pot to make this. Feel free to double it but you would need a much larger pot to do so. Serve right out of the pot unless you want to transfer into a baking dish for the table.

  • Bag of frozen cheese tortellini, 19 oz bag
  • Ground beef or precooked shredded chicken
  • Bag of spinach fresh, 10 oz
  • Can diced tomatoes 28 oz
  • 4 c chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 block cream cheese 8 oz, room temp, cut into cubes

If you are going to add ground beef in Crockpot you will want to brown it first. You can cook it first inside but alone, and it takes many hours first. Better to do that on the stovetop first and then add other ingredients.

  1. On the stovetop, brown your ground sausage or ground beef.
  2. Pour in your can of tomatoes, broth, and cubes of cream cheese.
  3. Cook on low for 5 hours, stirring 1-2 times.
  4. Add the frozen pasta shells and fresh spinach leaves.
  5. Cover and cook an additional 15-30 minutes until tender to your liking.
easy ground beef recipe

Tortellini in Crockpot

If you have kids you might want something close to a goulash, something messy, that they will gobble up. Try something they already love but substituting these cheese filled noodles so you don’t have to boil them at all. Something like tortellini lasagna will be a huge hit at the end of the day, for sure. Like deconstructed, like delish.

What are some popular crockpot recipes with tortellini?

Some favorites include a variety of soups, Crockpot Tortellini Alfredo, and Tortellini Lasagna.

How do you make Tortellini Soup in a Crockpot?

Combine chicken or vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, chopped vegetables (such as carrots, celery, and spinach), herbs, and seasonings in the crockpot. Cook on low for several hours until the vegetables are tender. Add frozen or refrigerated tortellini to the soup during the last 30 minutes of cooking.

Can I use frozen tortellini in crockpot recipes?

Yes, you can use frozen tortellini in crockpot recipes. Frozen only requires a 30 minute cooking time in sauce which makes a fast and cheap family friendly meal.

Jump to recipe below and let us know what you think. Then move on to one of the others above and have a number of different meals throughout the week with the same main ingredient. I also suggest cooking on low, now high heat as it needs time to defrost and get tender slowly.

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Crockpot Recipes with Tortellini

Easy Crockpot recipes with tortellini are quick cheap meals you will love. Lots of frozen tortellini recipes from soups to 2 ingredient meals
Course Entree, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword crockpot, frozen tortellini, slow cooker, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 367kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • On the stovetop, brown your ground sausage or ground beef. Add it to your pot + your can of tomatoes, broth, and cubes of cream cheese.
  • Cook on low for 4-5 hours, stirring 1-2 times. Then add the frozen tortellini and fresh spinach leaves. Fold together. Cover and cook an additional 30 minutes -1 hour until tender to your liking.


Nutrition Facts
Crockpot Recipes with Tortellini
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 801mg35%
Potassium 795mg23%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 5104IU102%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Calcium 144mg14%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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