|Source: Nancy Roth, Main Library (2007)|
|Prep time: 30 minutes||Cooking time: 4 1⁄2 hours||Total time: 5 hours|
In a skillet, cook and drain sausage. Place sausage and remaining ingredients except tortellini and cheese into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours until vegetables are tender.
Cook tortellini; drain. Stir into slow cooker, cover and cook 30 minutes longer. Serve with Parmesan cheese if desired.