Mama Mia, Thatza Deliziosa!

Melissa Baldan


What started as soup turned into a trip to the ER...I let it simmer and when we returned 1.5 hour later this was in the pan! But!! I think we were all glad it simmered!

So yummy

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1 can(s)
diced tomatoes. (fire roasted when availible)
1 can(s)
14.5oz chicken broth
half and half (fill the empty can of broth with h&h)
1 c
loosely packed basil leaves
1 Tbsp
garlic, minced
1 lb
hot italian sausage
2 c
cheese tortalini (the precooked type)
carrot, sliced and blanched
3 Tbsp
2 Tbsp

Directions Step-By-Step

In large skillet brown sausage, drain off fat and set aside. Wipe out skillet)
Add butter and cook tomatoes, basil and garlic for about 3-4 minutes. Transfer mixture to food processor, blender or emulsifier, add flour, and blend well. With tomato mixture out of pan, add chicken broth to pan. Return mixture to broth, mix well and bring to low boil.
Add Half and Half and bring back to boil. Then add sausage, tortellini and carrots. Simmer for 20-30 minutes or until thickened.