italian sausage and tortellini soup

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
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By Laura Spencer-Whitacre
from Fort Mohave, AZ

I found this recipe in a magazine, many moons ago. its fast and easy and very tasty. hope you will enjoy. I am so glad its soup season again. yum. xoxox

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
serves 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For italian sausage and tortellini soup

  • 1 lb
    sweet italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 c
    onions, chopped
  • 2 lg
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 c
    beef broth (canned is fine)
  • 2 c
    tomatoes, chopped.
  • 1 can
    8 ounce, tomato sauce
  • 1 lg
    zucchini, sliced
  • 1 lg
    carrot, sliced thin.
  • 1 md
    green pepper, diced
  • 3/4 c
    dry red wine. ( i use a good merlot)
  • 2 Tbsp
    basil, dried
  • 2 Tbsp
    oregano, dried
  • 10 oz
    tortellini, cheese stuffed, fresh
  • parmesan cheese, grated.. to taste

How To Make italian sausage and tortellini soup

  • 1
    Saute Italian sausage in heavy stock pot over med high heat until cooked thru, crumbling as it cooks. Using slotted spoon, transfer sausage to large bowl. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon drippings from pan.
  • 2
    Add onion and garlic to pan and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Return sausage to pan. Add beef stock, tomatoes, tomato sauce, zucchini,carrot, bell pepper, wine, basil and oregano. Simmer until vegeables are tender about 35 -40minutes.At this point you can keep it in the frig.for 2 days ahead,if needed. bring to simmer to contiune on.OR:
  • 3
    Add Tortellini to soup and cook until tender about 5-7 minutes. Season soup with salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls. Sprinkle with parmesan and serve, with a hearty crushy bread. oh yum.. xoxoxo
  • 4
    this was great at a church progressive dinner. it disappeared. xoxoxoxo