Slow-Cooker Italian Tortellini Stew

Slow-Cooker Italian Tortellini Stew

Enjoy Italian-style dinner tonight with this filling tortellini stew recipe that’s slow cooked using beans, tomatoes, cheesy tortellini and broth.

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8 (1 1/4-cup) servings

small onion, finely chopped
medium zucchini, halved, cut into 1-inch slices
(14 1/2-oz.) cans ready-to-serve vegetable or chicken broth
(28-oz.) can crushed or diced tomatoes, undrained
(15.5-oz.) can great northern beans, drained, rinsed
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
tablespoon dried basil leaves
(8-oz.) pkg. uncooked dry cheese-filled tortellini
  1. In 4 to 6-quart slow cooker, combine all ingredients except basil and tortellini; mix well.
  2. Cover; cook on low setting for 6 to 8 hours.
  3. About 20 minutes before serving, stir basil and tortellini into stew. Increase heat setting to high; cover and cook an additional 20 minutes or until tortellini are tender.
Makes 8 (1 1/4-cup) servings
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Ingredient Info
Cheese-filled tortellini is available both dried and fresh. Dry tortellini is on the shelf with other dry pasta; fresh tortellini is refrigerated near the dairy case with other fresh pasta. Fresh pasta cooks much more quickly than dry pasta. This stew recipe is developed using dry tortellini.
Healthy Hint
Made with vegetables broth, this stew is entirely meatless. The combination of beans, pasta and cheese provides complete protein.
Make It Special
Ladle the stew into sturdy serving bowls, and sprinkle it with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh basil. At the table, pass the pepper grinder.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 1/4 Cups)
  • Calories 170
    • (Calories from Fat 25),
  • Total Fat 3g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,),
  • Cholesterol 4mg;
  • Sodium 760mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 26g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 9g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.