Who loves to set it and forget it? Everyone who’s ever loved a slow cooker, which is why recipe developer and blogger Samantha Skaggs devoted an entire cookbook to making the most of this versatile kitchen appliance. Let’s hear it for chicken Alfredo tortellini!

Chicken Alfredo tortellini is rather decadent as an everyday dinner, but for special occasions, it’s an indulgent and easy-to-make treat. This recipe combines chunks of juicy chicken and tender cheese tortellini in a creamy, Parmesan-loaded, parsley-flecked Alfredo sauce. But the best part is that it pretty much makes itself! I always keep frozen tortellini on hand for convenience, but refrigerated tortellini will work just as well in this recipe if that’s what you have available.

Reprinted with permission from Real Food Slow Cooker Suppers