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A pasta dish that cooks itself

What's better than a one-pot meal everyone loves? Here we take frozen tortellini combined with diced tomatoes, cream cheese and vegetable broth and prepare it in the slow cooker. This is a delicious meal that is perfect for busy weeknights.

Creamy Italian style tortellini in the slow cooker

Sometimes getting the family dinner on the table is stressful. Here we share a super-easy Italian-style dish that cooks all by itself in the slow cooker. Rich and creamy, everyone will love this hearty pasta meal.

Creamy Italian-style tortellini in the slow cooker recipe

Serves 4-5


  • 1 package frozen tortellini (sizes may vary based on brand used)
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cans diced Italian-style tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can vegetable broth
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. To the slow cooker, add all of the ingredients above, mixing gently. Place the lid on the cooker and cook on low 5-6 hours or on high 3-4 hours.
  2. Divide between pasta bowls and serve immediately.

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