Tortellini Soup

shelly brown


I have no idea where Mom got this recipe, but the whole family love love loved it!!!

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a bunch!
Stove Top


1 lb
italian sausage, no casings
1 c
onion, coarsely chopped
2 clove
garlic, sliced
5 c
beef broth
1/2 c
1/2 c
dry red wine or water
2 c
tomatoes (or 4 medium chopped, seeded, peeled tomatoes)
1 c
carrots, thinnly sliced
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
8 oz
(1 can) tomato sauce
1 1/2 c
zucchini (mom said she used canned if she had to)
8 oz
cheese filled tortellini
3 Tbsp
1 medium
green pepper, cut in to 1/2 pieces. (i omit cuz i don't like green pepper!!)
grated parmesan cheese


1If you use sausage that came in a casing, remove.
2In a 5 quart dutch oven, brown the sausage. Remove the sausage, but keep about 1 tablespoon of the drippings in the dutch oven.
3Saute the onions & garlic in the sausage drippings in the dutch oven until the onions are tender.
4Add beef broth, water/wine, tomatoes, carrots, basil, oregano, tomato sauce & sausage.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes (savor the aroma!!)
5Stir in zucchini, tortellini, parsley, & green pepper.

Cover and simmer for an additional 35-40 minutes or until the tortellini are tender.
6When serving, sprinkle with the grated parmesan cheese, if desired. (I skip this!)

Serve with yummy warm crusty bread or bread sticks!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtags: #zucchini, #tortellini