House Hunting + {Slow Cooker Tuscan Tortellini}

Let me just get this out now... House Hunters the TV show makes house hunting look waaaaaaaaaay more fun than it really is in real life.  If only I had a few extra hundred thousand dollars, I'm sure I could find my dream home no problem. Ha!!  As it stands, I'm finding that I WILL have to compromise on something, be it square footage, or newness, or acreage, or distance/commute, or sun exposure, or... Our current favorite is a big-time fixer upper.  I did a lot of home improvement projects with Dear Hubby at our prior house, so I'm not scared of it per se, but we didn't have a toddler at that point!  So I'm not sure where I will eventually live, but I do know it will be in the mountains and I'll be making lots of soups this winter!

Introducing Tuscan Tortellini:

This healthy soup is broth-based instead of using heavy creams and is packed with veggies: spinach, asparagus, and tomatoes.

This soup was hearty, refreshing, suuuuuuuuuuper easy, and yet sophisticated.

And I LOVE that the slow cooker does all the work!

Pair it with dessert?

Try my Grain-Free Triple Chocolate Cupcakes!

triple chocolate cupcakes

{Tuscan Tortellini}

{Tuscan Tortellini}


Slow Cooker Tuscan Tortellini | Nosh and Nourish


2 cups Spinach
20 ounces Cheese Tortellini
15 ounces MuirGlen diced tomatoes and onions (drained)
1 package McCormick's Gourmet Garlic & White Wine Marinade
1 cup Asparagus (cut up into 1 inch pieces)
32 ounces Veggie Broth (or chicken broth)
3 cups Water
3⁄4 cups White Wine (I used Chardonnay, optional)
10 Basil Leaves (diced)
3⁄4 cups Water (if needed at the end)
1 dash Parmesan Cheese (shredded)


  1. Combine ingredients in a slow cooker, with the exception of the tortellini
  2. Cook on low for 8 hours, or high for 4. 
  3. Add tortellini in the last hour, before serving.
  4. Top with shredded parmesan cheese.

Yields 6 Servings