Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Tortellini Recipe

This super easy Slow Cooker Cheesy Tortellini takes just a few minutes to throw together. With crushed tomatoes, slow cooked chicken, tortellini and mozzarella cheese, it’s a hearty meal that’s perfect for colder weather.
Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Tortellini Recipe

If you’re looking for a quick, weeknight meal that’s hearty and filling this Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Tortellini is just the ticket.

The chicken cooks IN your slow cooker in the sauce so you can take care of what you need to during the day, and then you add in cheese and tortellini right before you’re ready to serve.

It’s simple, but comforting and a little bit goes a really long way.

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Ingredients in Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Tortellini:

We love how quickly we can throw together this dinner because we keep most of the ingredients on hand. To make this recipe, you’ll need:

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Tortellini
  • 1 cup pasta sauce. I used a tomato basil pasta sauce, but I love using a mushroom pasta sauce, too.
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes. You could also use crushed tomatoes with green chiles or fire-roasted tomatoes, too.
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts. We used fresh chicken breasts, but you could use frozen – they would just need to cook for a little bit longer, probably around 4-5 hours on low.
  • 1 (20 ounce) package refrigerated tortellini. You can see our favorite type to use below. You could also substitute another type of tortellini (like spinach or a mixture of spinach and regular). We haven’t tried using frozen tortellini because of the difference in cook time, but if you try it, leave us a comment and let us know below.
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh parsley and grated parmesan for topping. Totally optional, but we love the little boost of flavor and the finished look it gives the dish.
Three Cheese Tortellini Pasta in package

How to make Slow Cooker Cheesy Tortellini:

Step 1: In a slow cooker, mix together pasta sauce, crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, and Italian seasoning. Add in chicken breasts, then cook on low for 3-4 hours or until chicken is completely cooked all the way through.

Chicken and Sauce in Slow Cooker

Step 2: Remove chicken from slow cooker and dice (or shred).

Cooked chicken with sauce on cutting board

Step 3: Add chicken back to the slow cooker. Add in tortellini and top with shredded cheese. Cook on low for another 15 minutes (until the tortellini is tender and cheese is melted).

Topping slow cooker mixture with shredded cheese

Step 4: Serve topped with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Tortellini in slow cooker with serving spoon

What slow cooker should I use?

We made this recipe using a 6-quart slow cooker. With how much stirring and mixing you do in the crockpot itself, we wouldn’t recommend using a smaller size unless you’re halving the recipe.

Our favorite (and one that we ALL own) is this simple programmable Crock-Pot brand slow cooker. It’s not sponsored, just our personal recommendation. It lasts FOREVER and we’ve never had any problems with it.

If you’re looking for an even easier cleanup, we’d recommend using a slow cooker liner, too.

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Tortellini
in a bowl topped with cheese
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What to serve with Tortellini

  • Italian Roasted Vegetable Medley
  • Zucchini and Squash Bake
  • Parmesan Ranch Corn
  • The Best Italian Roasted Vegetables
  • Italian Peas

Serves:
6

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This super easy Slow Cooker Cheesy Tortellini takes just a few minutes to throw together. With crushed tomatoes, slow cooked chicken, tortellini and mozzarella cheese!
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
3 hours 15 minutes
Total Time
3 hours 25 minutes

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup pasta sauce (I used tomato basil flavor)
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 20 ounces tortellini 1 package
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ¾ cup fresh parsley

Instructions

  • In a slow cooker, mix together pasta sauce, crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, and Italian seasoning.
  • Add in chicken breasts, then cook on low for 3-4 hours or until chicken is completely cooked all the way through.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker and dice. Add chicken back to the slow cooker and add in tortellini and top with shredded cheese. Cook on low for another 15 minutes (until the tortellini is tender and cheese is melted).
  • Serve topped with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.

Notes

  • The grated parmesan cheese and fresh parsley are optional, but we love the little boost of flavor and the finished look it gives the dish.

Nutrition

Calories: 481 kcal
·
Carbohydrates: 48 g
·
Protein: 35 g
·
Fat: 16 g
·
Saturated Fat: 7 g
·
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
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Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g
·
Trans Fat: 1 g
·
Cholesterol: 94 mg
·
Sodium: 1278 mg
·
Potassium: 600 mg
·
Fiber: 6 g
·
Sugar: 7 g
·
Vitamin A: 1123 IU
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Vitamin C: 23 mg
·
Calcium: 368 mg
·
Iron: 5 mg

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker
  • Wooden Spoon

Recipe Details

Course:
Main Course
Cuisine:
American

Recipe slightly adapted from Pillsbury

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