Cooking Time:6 hours on Low or 3 hours on High plus approx. 20 minutes
Ingredients2 lb. butternut squash, peeled, seeded & cubed (10 oz. frozen ok too!) 2 medium zucchini, chopped 2 medium yellow summer squash, chopped 1 large onion, diced 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and diced 28 oz. crushed tomatoes 14.5 oz. chicken broth 1 T. dried oregano 1 tsp. garlic powder 3/4 tsp. salt 9 oz. fresh/refrigerated cheese tortellini 5 oz. baby spinach 3 T. Parmesan cheese, grated
Slow Cooker Tortellini Squash Stew is a delightful stew, full of flavor and delicious veggies! The key to this recipe is using fresh veggies!
- Heat oil over medium-high heat in large skillet; add onions and salt and saute until translucent. Transfer to slow cooker.
- Top onions with butternut squash, zucchini, yellow summer squash, onion, pepper, tomatoes, broth, oregano, and salt & pepper.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 6-7 hours
- Remove lid and stir in tortellini.
- Cover and cook for 15 – 20 minutes, or until pasta is cooked to al dente.
- Again, uncover and gently stir in spinach and Parmesan.
- Cover and cook for about 5 minutes or until spinach is wilted.