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Meatball Tortellini

I combined some favorite staples from our freezer and pantry to come up with this easy dish. It has few ingredients and little preparation. —Tracie Bergeron, Chauvin, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs (12 ounces), thawed
  • 2 cups uncooked dried cheese tortellini
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 2-1/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen California-blend vegetables, thawed

Directions

  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine meatballs and tortellini. In a large bowl, whisk soup, water and Creole seasoning. Pour over meatball mixture; stir well.
  • Cook, covered, on low until tortellini are tender, 3-4 hours. Add vegetables during last half-hour of cooking.
Editor's Note
The following spices may be substituted for 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 408 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 1592mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 6g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • resalee
    Jun 11, 2020

    Delicious! Due to COVID-19 I had to make some changes. I couldn't find dried tortellini or California-blend vegetables. Instead I used frozen tortellini and mixed vegetables. Since we are a family of 5 I doubled the recipe but I only had 3 cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup. It still turned out very tasty. This was so easy to prepare I'm sure I'll make it again.

  • jo66
    Apr 29, 2020

    Made this last week. It is so good. My husband loved it. This one is a keeper

  • Leihoku
    Apr 27, 2020

    This recipe was easy to make and delicious. I will make it again.

  • Leihoku
    Apr 27, 2020

    This recipe was easy to make and delicious. I will make it again.

  • Armstras07
    Apr 1, 2020

    Made this tonight, my family of picky eats loved it. I used frozen tortellini, broccoli and carrot frozen mix sub one can of celery for onion. Came out great. Would recommend spraying the crockpot first with non stick. Also temp setting wasn’t mentioned in the magazine addition I had of it. Did 4 hours on a low setting.

  • Katy
    Nov 17, 2019

    My whole family loves it!! Quick,easy and very filling. Tastes grest

  • lilione
    Jul 6, 2019

    Can you use frozen tortellini?

  • krox722
    Feb 2, 2019

    Very good. and very easy.

  • JCV4
    Jan 18, 2019

    I love tortellini! This recipe is so easy and quick to make. Great for these cold winter months - thanks!

  • Dianna
    Jun 10, 2018

    Cream of chicken work instead of mushroom?