Remember how on the last post I said Derek doesn’t like having soup more then twice a year? Well, Derek liked this soup so much he said he wouldn’t mind having it often. It’s my favorite soup now too. I love the flavor of it and of course the tortellini is so good.
This recipe comes from a little pamphlet called Prize-Winning Soups & Stews. So this recipe is a prize-winning recipe! You can’t go wrong.
This is a perfect blend of soup and pasta so if you aren’t a big soup fan I bet you will love this. Everyone was so sad when the leftovers were gone. I hope you try it!
Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup
Recipe from Taste of Home
· 3 Italian turkey sausage links (4 ounces each), casings removed
· 1 medium onion, chopped
· 6 garlic cloves, minced
· 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
· 1-3/4 cups water
· 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
· 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
· 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
· 2-1/4 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
· 1/4 teaspoon pepper
· Dash crushed red pepper flakes
· Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional
· Crumble sausage into a large pot; add onion. Cook and stir over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the broth, water and tomatoes. Bring to a boil.
· Add tortellini; return to a boil. Cook for 7-9 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; add the spinach, basil, pepper and pepper flakes. Cook 2-3 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted. Serve with cheese if desired. Yield: 6 servings (2 quarts).
Brittany Lewis says
Yum, this does sound good. I’m not a huge fan of sausage, but I think I would like this. Thanks for sharing!
You could make it without sausage or with ground beef. Soup is very forgiving you can usually add or take away anything.
Love it, love it, love it!!