Slow Cooker Tortellini

Slow Cooker Tortellini

If you’re seeking an effortless yet flavorful meal, look no further than Slow Cooker Tortellini. This recipe combines ground beef, sausage, tortellini pasta, and savory sauces in a slow cooker for a hearty and satisfying dish. With minimal prep time and simple ingredients, it’s perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekends. Plus, keto and low-carb variations are available to suit different dietary needs.


  • Meat:
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork sausage
  • Condiments:
  • 1 (15 oz) jar Alfredo sauce
  • 1 (24 oz) jar spaghetti sauce
  • Pasta & Grains:
  • 1 (20 oz) bag 5-cheese tortellini pasta


  1. Brown the Meat:
  • In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef and pork sausage until cooked through. Drain excess fat.
  1. Layer the Slow Cooker:
  • Spread a thin layer of spaghetti sauce on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Add half of the cooked meat mixture on top of the sauce.
  • Pour half of the Alfredo sauce over the meat.
  • Layer half of the tortellini pasta on top.
  1. Repeat Layers:
  • Repeat the layering process with the remaining meat mixture, Alfredo sauce, and tortellini pasta.
  • Pour the remaining spaghetti sauce over the top layer.
  1. Cook:
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours, until the tortellini is tender.
  1. Serve:
  • Once cooked, gently stir the tortellini to combine all ingredients.
  • Serve hot, garnished with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley if desired.

Cook Notes and Variations:

  • Cheese Variations: Experiment with different tortellini varieties like cheese-filled, spinach and cheese, or mushroom and cheese.
  • Add Vegetables: Enhance the dish’s nutritional value by adding diced bell peppers, mushrooms, or spinach to the sauce.
  • Spice it Up: Add crushed red pepper flakes or diced jalapeños for a spicy kick.
  • Fresh Herbs: Sprinkle chopped basil or oregano for a burst of freshness.
  • Creamy Texture: Stir in a splash of heavy cream or half-and-half for a creamier sauce.

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