My kids gobbled this up! So easy to put together, then the crock pot does the cooking!
5 chicken bouillon cubes or 5 tsp bouillon granules*
9 oz frozen cheese tortellini
15 oz can white beans, drained
14 oz can diced tomatoes with juice
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Place all ingredients in a freezer bag and seal.
To cook: No need to thaw! Place in crockpot and add 4.5 cups water. Cook on low for 4 hours. Don't overcook or the tortellini will be mushy (though it will still taste good).
* If you are not freezing, use 4.5 cups chicken stock/broth instead of the bouillon. Using the bouillon and adding water later just saves freezer space.
**If you want to add more to this soup... GO FOR IT! Add chicken, zucchini, spinach, carrots, etc. I wilted in some fresh spinach as it was cooking. You can also top it with shredded Parmesan cheese.