Yield: Serves 6

Sausage Tortellini Soup

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Sausage Tortellini Soup brings together spicy sausage with tender pasta and cheese in this comforting soup. Grab a spoon and bowl and get ready for a dinner that satisfies body and soul.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Italian Sausage, casings removed (sweet, mild or hot)
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped carrots
  • 32oz chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 can (6oz) tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 teaspoon fresh basil, snipped
  • 1 lb cheese tortellini
  • ¼ cup fresh parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Brown Italian Sausage in a large pot, breaking into small chunks (about 6-8 minutes). Drain and set aside.
  2. In same pot, melt butter. Saute onions and carrots with basil and garlic for several minutes.
  3. Whisk in tomato paste, broth and water. Heat about ten minutes on medium high heat.
  4. Add sausage and tortellini (fresh or frozen). Cook until tortellini is tender. Serve with fresh parmesan cheese. ENJOY!

Notes

  1. STORAGE: I recommend eating this soup right away so the tortellini doesn't get mushy. If you need to make it ahead of time, you can cook everything up until adding the tortellini, then transfer to the fridge to store for up to 2 days or the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, bring to a simmer on the stove top and add the tortellini, cooking until tender.
  2. SLOW COOKER: If wanting to use a crockpot, brown the sausage. Then put everything in the slow cooker except the tortellini and parmesan cheese. Cook on low 5 hours. Add the tortellini and cook and additional hour until soft and tender.
  3. Parmesan Rinds: If you buy fresh parmesan, save those rinds! This is the perfect soup to toss that rind in while the soup simmers with broth. It adds a rich and delicious flavor.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1 bowl

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 563Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 1574mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 27g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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