Temperatures have been dropping across our country; sure signs of winter. During winter, I find myself making hearty soups for dinner, to warm the soul. Here’s one of our favorite soups; it’s a Tortellini Sausage soup.
Tortellini Sausage Soup Recipe
Turkey Sausage, Italian Style (approximately 4 links) removed from casing and browned in a soup pot with a small onion. Add 3 whole pieces of garlic, stir until meat is totally cooked and onions are translucent.
Add 2 containers (approximately 2 quarts) of chicken broth
1 Can of diced tomatoes w/juice
2 Cups of water
3/4 Teaspoon of basil (dried)
1/4 Teaspoon of pepper (black) Red Pepper Flakes (place as many as you like to heat up the soup)
Salt lightly (because the sausage has salt)
1/4 Cup of parmesan cheese
8 Ounces of fresh spinach chopped in larger pieces (not killed….I mean diced).
Cook for 3 minutes or until spinach starts to shrivel then add
1 Package of frozen cheese tortellini (approximately 19 ounces), and cook until tortellini is cooked through (approximately 5 minutes). Your tortellini will float to the top of the soup. When this happens, it’s time to serve the soup with a little parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.
This soup is great served with a loaf of Italian/French bread.
Bulldog Man rates this recipe with 4 paws!