Sausage & Tortellini Soup

sausage-tortellini-soupSausage & Tortellini Soup

This is one of my boys favorite food. Which is saying a lot because he is super picky and will only eat snacks on most days. This soup is warm and hearty perfect on a cold winter night.

 

 

  • 1 lb. sweet Italian sausagecook
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves, sliced
  • 5 cups beef stock or canned broth
  • 1 14-1/2 can Italian type stewed tomatoes
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 2 large carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium¬†zucchini,¬†diced
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons. dried basil
  • 1 tablespoons fennel seeds
  • 8-10 oz. purchased package fresh cheese tortellini
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

 

Instructions:
Saute sausage in heavy Dutch oven over medium-high heat until cooked through, crumbling with back of spoon, about 10 min. Transfer sausage to bowl using slotted spoon. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon drippings. Add onion & garlic & saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Return sausage to Dutch oven. Add stock, tomatoes, tomato sauce, carrot, zucchini, & spices. Simmer until vegetables are tender, about 40 minutes. (can be prepared up to 2 days ahead. Cover & refrigerate. Bring to simmer before continuing.) Add tortellini to soup and cook until tender, about 8 min. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Sprinkle with Parmesan & Serve.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. This is a soup I’d like for sure! I’d make it this way too. It be good with spinach too.

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