Crock Pot Version: Brown Italian sausage put all ingredients in crock pot(frozen tortellini for this version). Except spinach. Be sure to cube the cream cheese and place on top. Cook on low for 5-6 hrs Put in spinach minutes before serving just long enough for the leaves to melt into the dish.
Stove Top Version: Brown sausage in bottom of large pot. Put all ingredients except spinach in the crock pot (use refrigerated tortellini for this version). Cook on low flame till tortellini is thoroughly cooked through. Add spinach and let wilt before serving.
for a wetter soup use one extra box of vegetable broth