Tuesday, April 23, 2013


cooking for two is always more fun. when sp and i cook together, we spend the whole time in the kitchen together, slicing, dicing, mixing and laughing along the way. its where we get good quality time conversation in sometimes as well. 
this week we've cooked together every night of the week, trying new recipes to add to the rotating dinner menu. this super easy tortellini dish is a new favorite we added to the list!
i forgot to take more pictures of the process, but the steps were so simple, i didnt think to take any. but i found this great recipe here and the steps are listed out in pictures if you like to cook with a visual! since there are so many cheesy items in the dish, i served it with a super simple spinach salad to add some greens- enjoy!

1 (19oz) bag of frozen cheese tortellini 
1 small bag of fresh spinach (I used about half of a 5 oz package, but more is better!)
2 (14.5 oz) cans of Italian style diced tomatoes, drained
1 block (8 oz) of cream cheese or neufchatel (less fat)
1 lb. of ground sausage or chicken/turkey sausage
4 cups of chicken broth 

Brown the sausage and put all ingredients in crockpot,
chunking up the cream cheese.
Cook on low for 4-6 hrs.

Serves 4-6 

*Keep an eye on your tortellini, it may be done sooner.
*If still soupy, leave lid off for the last half hour or so of cooking. 
*For a vegetarian version, omit sausage and use vegetable broth instead.

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