Crock Pot Spinach Tortellini Soup

Easy Crock Pot Tortellini and Spinach Soup is a hearty soup filled with cheese tortellini, spinach, tomatoes, and lots of spices!!

Crock pot spinach tortellini soup is a dump and wait kind of dinner, which is the perfect delicious dinner for a busy night! For more great soups with tortellini, check out our Sausage Tortellini Soup and Tomato Tortellini Soup.

Spinach Tortellini soup served in a white bowl

Spinach + Tortellini = Win!

It’s still Soup Weather, and I’m loving it!!

We love to have soup especially on a cold day and always have our cheesy potato soup, white chicken chili or tomato basil on rotation.

Recently though, we tried a tortellini soup that has become a new favorite!

Best part is that you literally dump everything in the slow cooker and you’re set!! I don’t often have tons of time and like the recipes that can be dumped into the slow cooker and taste AMAZING 4 hours later.

This recipe has to be one of the most flavorful and simple soup recipes I’ve ever tried. It is hearty and filled with cheesy tortellini, spinach, tomatoes and a wonderful blend of spices making it oh-so-delicious.

Spinach tortellini soup ingredients

How to Make Spinach Tortellini Soup

This recipe is as easy as they come!!

COMBINE + COOK. Place all ingredients, minus the tortellini, in the slow cooker. Make sure cream cheese is cut up in 1 inch cubes before placing in crock pot. Cook on HIGH for 2-3 hours stirring occasionally.

TORTELLINI. Add tortellini and continue cooking on HIGH for an additional hour! That’s it!! In fact, some times we just add the tortellini when we add all the ingredients at the beginning (especially if it’s frozen) which makes it even easier.

Note: If your tortellini is frozen you may need to throw it in the slow cooker sooner.

Crock pot spinach tortellini soup

Tips + Storing Info

We used three cheese tortellini for this recipe, but you could also use cheese & spinach tortellini or cheese & mushroom tortellini. Each will give a slightly different flavor to the soup. You can also use tri colored tortellini for a visual variation.

Add protein such as chicken, sausage or ground beef (already cooked).

For stove top directions:

  1. Add tomatoes, broth, spinach, and seasonings to a cooking pot. Over medium low heat bring it to a light bubble stirring occasionally. This will take about 10 minutes. If the soup reaches a rolling boil, then reduce the heat. 
  2. Reduce the soup to a simmer and add the tortellini. Place the softened cream cheese in 1 inch pieces over the top of the soup.
  3. Allow the tortellini to cook through while the cream cheese melts. Frozen tortellini will take a bit longer.
  4. Once tortellini is cooked and cream cheese has melted stir the soup to combine.

STORE leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Be aware that the pasta may continue to absorb the liquid. REHEAT in the microwave or the stovetop. I do not recommend freezing leftovers.

Spinach tortellini soup in a white bowl served with cornbread

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Crock Pot Tortellini Spinach Soup Recipe

4.85 from 45 votes
Easy Crock Pot Tortellini and Spinach Soup is a hearty soup filled with cheese tortellini, spinach, tomatoes, and lots of spices!!
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 406 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 20 oz cheese tortellini
  • 1 10 oz. bag fresh spinach
  • 2 14.5 oz cans Italian style diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups chicken broth (I use the less sodium version)
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients in the crock pot, minus the tortellini. Make sure cream cheese is cut up in 1 inch cubes before placing in crock pot.
  • Cook on HIGH for 2-3 hours stirring occasionally.
  • Add tortellini and continue cooking on HIGH for an additional hour. Serve warm.

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Recipe adapted from Gracie Road.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. This looks simple but yet I can see it being so good – printed it out and it is on my must try list! Thanks for sharing.

  2. This looks great, and I love how easy it is! One question: does the tortellini get mushy being in the crock so long? I make a similar recipe on the stove and the tortellini only cooks about 6 minutes total.

    1. I was gonna ask the same thing…I’m making this on the stove as we speak….I don’t have frozen Tortellini…have to use fresh and not real comfy with letting em cook for 4 hours.

      1. So sorry – just now seeing this. How did it turn out? If it’s on the stove and you used fresh tortellini, I would probably only cook it for 45 – 60 minutes on medium heat. 😉

    2. My tortellini was mushy putting it in the crock pot that long. 🙁 I came to the comments to see if this soup is better prepared over the stove? Spinach doesn’t need that long to cook in either.

      1. the tortellini pops open and the cheese spills out making the broth creamier and cheesier. I put the spinach in after the soup heats up because it does not need long at all to cook. I have made this in less time 3-4 hours. Just use your judgement as to when you believe it tastes done.

  3. I’m looking for make-ahead meals that I can prep, freeze, then defrost overnight and dump in the crock pot. Do you think I could do that with this recipe? It looks delicious!

  4. 5 stars
    This is very good. I made it today for supper. The only change I made was the addition of about a pound of cubed boneless chicken tenders. This is almost as easy as boiling water…lol

  5. Oh, this looks perfect for the cold days. I can almost imagine myself curling up in bed with this hot soup and a good book.

  6. Thanks for the recipe – I love to keep the cheese tortellini stocked because it is such a quick easy meal – I like that this is a new variation for me on how to serve it.

  7. I made this soup today but my cream cheese did not melt and now I have lumps of cream cheese.. help any suggestions.

    1. 5 stars
      I made this last week and it was a huge hit. Everyone wanted the recipe. I was having the same problem thinking the cheese was not melting all the way. So I cooked it a little longer and it all ended up melting just fine.

  8. can I cook this with fresh garlic and cracked pepper?! I don’t have the dried mixture. Half teaspoon of each?!

  9. 5 stars
    I made this soup for my boyfriend Joe and he loved it I also put mild sausage it and it was amazing
    I’m deffentaly going to make this again!!!

  10. Can you make this with a fresh tomato? I hate to use canned tomatoes because of the sodium in it, but wasn’t sure if you needed the liquid and juices that come from canned tomatoes. I’ve made this recipe before and it’s delicious! Just trying to keep my sodium in check 🙂

    1. I haven’t tried that, but I’m sure that’d be fine. You may not have the same taste, since the ones in the recipe are the Italian diced ones, but maybe you could add a pinch of dried basil? I’d love to know how it tastes!

  11. 5 stars
    I add chicken to mine! I’ve had it without chicken, but I definitely like to eat meat! Also, I wait until the last hour of cooking to add the spinach so it doesn’t get too mushy! Such a good recipe, and very easy to make! It’s in my crock pot right now! 🙂

  12. 5 stars
    This is an outstanding soup! The Church Ladies raved about it at a luncheon this past Saturday. Lil Luna, this one is a keeper. Many thanks for posting it.
    Hugs….Miss Millie ^jj^

  13. 5 stars
    The flavor of this soup is amazing. Really tasty! I made mine on the stove top… was afraid the tortellini and the spinach would be mush after hours in the crock pot. Very easy and quick on the stove. Mix all the liquids and spices, add diced cheese, and simmer until the cheese is melted. About 30 minutes? I wanted to give all the spices time to blend in as well. (I also added a few cloves of minced garlic, because I put garlic in everything!) I used refrigerated tortellini, so they only took about 5 minutes in the boiling water. Added spinach and tortellini at the same time, and in 5 minutes, had a glorious soup my husband and I both enjoyed. This will be a frequent meal at our house!

  14. I just got back from a potluck luncheon and this soup was a hit! I had requests for the recipe and was unsure whether I should share it because it made me look like a rock star and it’s so easy! 😉

  15. 5 stars
    I made this last night in crockpot. After 3 hours on high I stirred and cooled it a bit and put in fridge.(made ahead for next day) I had for lunch today and we will have for dinner tonight. I’m in love with this soup. I could eat it every day. Just the right amount of tomato and cheesy taste. So delicious and so easy. I literally just dumped everything in the crock pot and stirred a few times. I will definitely make this again and again. I noticed my frozen bag of tortellini was 19 oz rather than 16 oz. (which worked out super).

    1. It shouldn’t!! I just personally don’t like mushrooms, but I bet others would love it in there!! Let me know what you think!

  16. I’m so excited to make this, it looks delicious and perfect for rainy weather! Do you know how many servings this makes?

    1. It is perfect for a cold night!! I can’t say an exact serving, but it feeds our family of 7. Most of them are kids, so the servings aren’t big, so it just depends on how much you put in each bowl. Hope that helps!! Thank you and hope you like!

  17. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and it was wonderful! I only needed to cook it for 3 hours, though instead of the 4. The entire house smelled delightful while it was cooking. It tasted great too! Will be trying this again, most definitely!

        1. It just depends on how much you like. I can’t think of the ounces off the top of my head, but the smaller bag would do. It really depends on your tastes. Hope that helps! Thank you!

    1. You could try plain yogurt, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, or half & half. Hope those help 🙂 Good luck!!

  18. 5 stars
    I just wanted to add a comment and say – I have made this at least 15 times, even in the summer. We LOVE it. I have it bookmarked….. Im making it today

    It really does make for a great meal that is very filling.

  19. My son loved this soup and it helped him recover after he had the flu. Thanks for sharing this delicious soup and hope to follow others on your site.

  20. This spinach soup saved my sons life when he has the flu. He loved the taste and it helped him recover which is amazing because he is picky. Thanks for sharing and hope to try others here soon.

  21. 5 stars
    Wow, this one seems really delicious. I’ll definitely try preparing this for my kids. 🙂

      1. Hmmm..it should have. Maybe it just needs a little longer or you could try stirring it up, so it will melt a little better.

  22. In crock now! I used kale instead of spinach because it likely will not get mushy. Also added diced onion, fresh garlic and mushrooms!! Not going to add the tortellini until last hour! Ill keep u posted

  23. 5 stars
    Looks like an easy and tasty recipe – pair it with a grilled cheese sandwich and that is perfect cold weather comfort food!

      1. 5 stars
        I couldn’t get the cream cheese to melt enough so it would blend in. I added some water and cornstarch to see if that would help, I wonder if half and half might be better. Some tender onions and carrot would be a good addition. I think I would put the tortellini later. They started falling apart.

        1. Thanks for giving it a try 🙂 Yes, you could add anything you like. I am sorry about the cream cheese.

  24. I’m looking forward to trying these beautiful soups. I have physical limitations but using my crockpot gives us nutritious meals and a minimal amount of prep.

    1. I can’t remember how many ounces it is. It really depends on how much you like spinach. There isn’t a wrong amount. It can be anywhere from 1-3 cups or more, if you want more 🙂

    1. The bigger one, since it will wilt down. Really, you could add as much or as little, depending on how much you like it. Hope that helps! Enjoy!

  25. 5 stars
    I make this soup all the time!! My family LOVES it!! I do 2 things differently:
    1. I add a huge chopped Vidalia Sweet Onion, YUM! (We are from Vidalia, GA????…home of those famous sweet onions!).
    2. I wait until the last 30 minutes of cook time to add the cream cheese and fresh tortellini (I use chicken & mozzarella stuffed tortellini).
    This is just such a beautiful, hearty, comforting and super easy soup!!

  26. 4 stars
    This Was so easy, and quick to prepare. The flavor was AMAZING! The only think I would have done differently was to cook the tortellini in a separate pot, and add it a few minutes before serving. Definitely making This again!

  27. This looks amazing! Is it possible to substitute the chicken broth for vegetable broth to make it vegetarian?

  28. 4 stars
    Added ground hot itLian saUsage to mine, as well as an onion, fresh garlic and red pepper flakes and an extra can of tomatoes. Very good!

  29. 5 stars
    This was so easy to make and it was so very yummy. I added strips of pre-cooked frozen chicken to mine.
    I also put in the spinach 15-20 minutes prior to serving so it wouldn’t be overly cooked.
    I did this as a pot luck and it was very successful.
    thank you very much for sharing it was very much appreciated.
    michelle

  30. 5 stars
    Aren’t crock pots great!? I hope you get to try this one soon…it really is so yummy! I will give a try. thanks

  31. 1 star
    I made this a couple years ago and it was really good. Made it tonight, followed the SAME recipe and it turned out awful. The tortiilini is mushy and basically turned into slime. I’m so disappointed. I have no idea why this happened.

  32. Hello! I can’t wait to make this. I was wondering if you have any suggestions for A cream cheese replacement? Im trYing to be (slightly ?) healthier.

    Thanks!

    1. I haven’t tried leaving it out, but you can try greek yogurt, cottage cheese, or mascarpone. Hope you find one to try 🙂

  33. 5 stars
    I have made this soup twice in two weeks, it is amazing!!! I am a creamy soup person but this is not creamy but with the cream cheese it hit a home run! Anyone can make it, its so easy.

      1. 5 stars
        Easy and great! I add the spinach 45 minutes before serving because I like it to maintain a little texture, but the next person could just as easily like it very wilted. Thanks for the recipe!

  34. 5 stars
    We love this soup in our house, easy to make and doesn’t take too long to put together. I usually have all the ingredients in the house too, which makes it great to throw together for a weeknight meal!

  35. 5 stars
    This soup is outstanding!!! Oh man, I made this last night and invited my friend over to eat. And she brought her husband, and this did not disappoint…DELICIOUS!!!! Will definitely be making this again!!!

    1. Yay! Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so glad you (and your friends) enjoyed the soup!

    2. In the video you put the tortellini in the beginning with everything, but In the recepie it says to wait and put them in the last hour. Which is correct? Also can I sub some of the chicken broth, maybe 2 cups, with heavy cream?

      1. Either one! Some times we just add the tortellini when we add all the ingredients at the beginning (especially if it’s frozen) which makes it even easier. If you are using frozen tortellini, you may want to do that. If using fresh, then you could do either. And yes, you could use heavy cream for 2 cups of the broth. It would just make it more of a creamy soup!

  36. 5 stars
    This is my all time favorite soup! We make it so much in the fall! So creamy and full of tomatoe flavor. Making it again this weekend.

  37. 5 stars
    This is so delicious and tasty! Highly recommended! Thanks a lot for this amazing recipe, will surely make this for the fam! Loved it!

  38. 5 stars
    I love using my crock pot for soup and appreciate when I find delicious recipes that Ill uses again and again. Thanks for sharing!

  39. In the video you put the tortellini in the beginning with everything, but In the recepie it says to wait and put them in the last hour. Which is correct? Also can I sub some of the chicken broth, maybe 2 cups, with heavy cream?

    1. Either one! Some times we just add the tortellini when we add all the ingredients at the beginning (especially if it’s frozen) which makes it even easier. If you are using frozen tortellini, you may want to do that. If using fresh, then you could do either. And yes, you could use heavy cream for 2 cups of the broth. It would just make it more of a creamy soup!