Makes 6 servings
1 lb Italian sausage
1/2 cup diced onions
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 (26 oz) can spaghetti sauce
1 cup cottage cheese (or ricotta)
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1-2 cups spinach
1 (19 oz) package frozen tortellini
1. Brown sausage in a skillet. At the same time saute the onions, garlic and then add in the tomato paste.
2. After sausage is browned and onions are soft, pour the spaghetti sauce and the cottage cheese into the skillet. Stir in the spinach and mushrooms.
3. Layer the frozen tortellini and sausage mixture in your slow cooker. 1/3 of the sauce, 1/2 of the tortellini, 1/3 of the sauce, 1/2 of the tortellini, and then the remaining sauce.
4. Cover and cook on LOW for 3-4 hours.
Easy and very family friendly. My kids loved this dish and didn’t even notice the spinach or mushrooms. You could swap out the tortellini with frozen raviolis if you prefer. I was also thinking that adding some red bell pepper would give it a flavor boost. I made a lot so we could have leftovers but I never saw the leftovers because they were gone so quick. 4 stars.