I can be on Pinterest for five minutes and pin so much it's crazy. As a result, for the past year or so, I've been accumulating quite a number of recipes in my "Recipes to Try" board. At least once a week or so, I try to recreate at least one of my finds. I thought it might be fun to blog about some of my experiments, so here we go!
Last night, I tried Crockpot Cheese Tortellini. Except I didn't actually use a crockpot. I might would have but didn't realize it was a crockpot recipe until I went to make it.
The above is the picture from pinterest - not mine. (My daughter was using my camera so I couldn't get a picture.) My soup (or whatever you call it) looked similar except I used Italian chicken sausage - not ground sausage. The only other thing I did different was to add about a cup of heavy cream. (I was trying to make it go a little further as we had an extra person here last night - as usual.) :>)
I really liked it. I had made some buttered bread in the oven to go with it, and I especially enjoyed dipping the bread in the soup juice. As for the overall family reaction, we were split down the middle. Madison, Amelia and I liked it. The other three not so much.
Not only did I think it was tasty, it was super easy and quick to pull together (although maybe a little pricey - close to $20 for all ingredients - but for seven people, maybe that's not too bad?) Other than browning the sausage a little (which was already fully cooked), all the ingredients just got thrown in the pot and cooked until the spinach wilted and the tortellini was cooked well.
Even though I liked it, I doubt I'll cook it again. I need a majority to keep a recipe, and that didn't happen this time around. But if you like Italian food, I recommend giving it a shot!