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!
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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

How to Make Tortellini Soup


  • 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!

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About Tortellini Soup

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