Saturday, March 9, 2013

Tortellini Sausage Soup

I found this recipe on Pinterest and have made it once before... it is DELICIOUS!! One of my favorites!

The recipe came from the blog Lil' Luna. It's a pretty easy recipe but does take about 45 minutes to cook so make sure to plan enough time.

Tortellini Sausage Soup




Ingredients: 
  • 4 links of sausage (chopped) (I used all-natural chicken sausage with apple in it and it was awesome!)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tsp of minced garlic
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup of apple cider (apple juice works if you can't find cider)
  • 15 oz of tomato sauce
  • 15 oz of diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup of carrots (chopped) or whole baby carrots (depending on your preference)
  • 3 tbsp of Italian seasoning (or 2 tsp basil, 1 tsp oregano, and 2 tbsp of parsley)
  • 2 medium zucchini (chopped)
  • 16 oz of tortellini (I used spinach and ricotta tortellini)
  • Parmesan cheese - optional (for serving)
Directions:
  1. Chop sausage into bite size pieces and cook with olive oil in a skillet until browned.
  2. Add garlic to cooked sausage and cook for 1-2 minutes longer.
  3. Move the sausage and garlic to a large pot. 
  4. Stir in chicken broth, apple cider, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, carrots, and Italian seasoning.  Cook for 30 minutes.
  5. After 30 minutes, stir in the zucchini and cook for anther 10-12 minutes.
  6. After 10-12 minutes, stir in the tortellini and cook for 7-10 more minutes.
  7. Top with Parmesan cheese and enjoy!

Almost all the ingredients (I didn't include the apple juice or Italian Seasoning in the picture)

Steps 3 and 4 - combining the cooked sausage/garlic with the broth mixture in a large pot

Soup is all ready!

I recommend enjoying with wine. :)


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