Cheese stuffed tortellini with ground Italian sausage and tomatoes.

Cooking Instructions

Step 1:

Remove from bag and place in slow cooker.

Step 2:

Add water to meal in slow cooker.

Smaller Portions - Add 1 cup of water.
Regular Portions - Add 1 and 1/2 cups of water.
Bigger Portions - Add 2 cups of water.

Step 3:

Set time. Cook in slow cooker on LOW for 1-2 hours [thawed] or 2-3 hours [frozen].

Step 4:

When meal is finished cooking, removed italian sausage from meal and shred apart with two forks. Add back to crockpot and stir.

Plate and serve as desired.

Slow Cooker (Crockpot) Sizes

The size of your crockpot can affect the outcome of your meal. If your crockpot is smaller than what we recommend, you may need to cook your meal a little longer. If it’s larger than what we recommend you may need to shorten the cooking time. You will need to keep a close eye on the chicken as it cooks. Here are the crockpot sizes we recommend for each meal size to help cook your meals just right:

Smaller Portion (SP) - 3-Quart Crockpot
Regular Portion (RP) - 4-Quart Crockpot
Bigger Portion (BP) - 6-Quart Crockpot

Pressure Cooker (InstantPot) Cooking Instructions

Though Beehive Meals are primarily designed to be cooked within a slow cooker (Crockpot), many of our meals can be cooked in a Pressure Cooker (InstantPot). Please reference our Pressure Cooker Instructions in the helpful links below.

Troubleshooting and Helpful Links:

Pressure Cooker (InstantPot) Cooking Instructions
How to avoid tough, rubbery, or even chewy chicken in your slow cooker
5 Tips to Help Get to Know your Slow Cooker

Serving Suggestions

Scoop your desired serving onto a plate or bowl, garnish with parmesan cheese, and serve warm. To complement your dish, the first bread that comes to mind is usually garlic bread (which will always be a family favorite!) but we suggest keeping it simple. Simple breads will complement the rich taste perfectly because they won’t overpower the bold flavor of the sauce. Then add a caesar salad with romaine lettuce, croutons, Parmesan cheese, and Caesar dressing to add balance to the meal.

Nutritional Information

INGREDIENTS: ground italian sausage (pork, water, spices, salt, corn syrup solids, paprika, spice extractives), cheese tortellini (enriched semolina flour (niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, wheat flour, ricotta cheese (whey, vinegar, salt), dietary fiber, romano cheese (milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes), salt, milk, whole eggs, garlic powder, canola oil, onion powder, spices, turmeric), diced tomatoes (tomatoes, tomato juice, salt, calcium chloride, citric acid), tomato sauce (vine-ripened tomato puree, sea salt, onion powder, garlic powder, natural flavors, spices, citric acid), cream cheese (milk, cream, cheese culture, salt, guar gum, carob bean gum, xanthan gum), spices.


Allergen Disclaimer: This product is manufactured in a facility that processes soy, dairy, wheat, tree nuts, shell fish, fish, peanuts, and eggs and may contain traces of these products.