Slow Cooker Hearty Tomato Soup


Source: Nancy Roth, Main Library (2007)
Prep time: 30 minutesCooking time: 4 1⁄2 hoursTotal time: 5 hours

Ingredients

1 lb
bulk Italian sausage
1
28 oz. can diced tomatoes
6 c
beef broth
1
15 oz. can tomato sauce
2 c
zucchini (sliced)
1
large onion (chopped)
1 c
carrots (sliced)
1 c
fresh mushrooms (sliced)
1
medium green pepper (chopped)
1⁄4 c
parsley (minced)
2 t
sugar
1 t
dried oregano
1 t
dried basil
1 clv
garlic (minced)
2 c
frozen cheese tortellini
 
Parmesan cheese (grated, optional)

Instructions

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.