Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Dinner Tonight: Sausage & Tortellini Soup

I just get giddy over a new soup!  I really, really love a hearty bowl of soup goodness and this totally fit the bill!  We used chicken sausage but you can totally use pork if you like.  Use whatever makes you happy.  I used a spicy chicken sausage to give it a kick but you could use a mild Italian sweet sausage if that's what sounds best to you...whatever you use...you're going to be so glad you have this on a cold night.

Shopping List
1 pound of Italian sausage (chicken or pork...sweet or spicy...you pick)
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
4 cups chicken stock (or broth)
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
2 (9 oz) packages refrigerated cheese tortellini (I used spinach)
Parmesan Cheese to garnish
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Salt and Pepper

Over medium-high heat, brown your sausage in a large dutch oven (that's a big soup pot!) with a couple tablespoons of EVOO.  Once brown, add in your onion and garlic and saute about 5 minutes (sprinkle in some S&P).  Stir in your chicken stock and de-glaze the pan (scrape up the little bits off the bottom as you're stirring the stock in).  Stir in your tomatoes, tomato sauce and Italian seasoning.  Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium, add in your tortellini, cover your pot and let the tortellini simmer 15 minutes.

Remove your lid after 15 minutes and serve up a bowl of yummy goodness.  Garnish your soup with a little Parmesan cheese.

That's it!  A one pot meal that will leave you satisfied and full.  A yummy dinner!

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Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

This looks awesome. I love ANYTHING with tortellini in it!

Sarah Hicks said...

This looks great and I already have all the ingredients on hand!

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Emily Clippard said...

Looks yummy! We are definitely going to try this! Thank you for all of the yummy recipes!

Emily Clippard said...

Looks so delicious! I am definitely trying this! Thank you for all of the yummy family-friendly recipes:)

Anonymous said...

Hi!! I was wondering if you use stock or broth? In the ingredients it says broth but stock in the directions. Love all your recipes:) thanks!!!

Mix and Match Mama said...

Thanks for pointing out that typo! You can use either. I always prefer stock because it has a richer taste but broth works too! Correcting the typo now!

Anonymous said...

Hi Shay,

I made this over the weekend and it was delicious! I used spicy turkey sausage and kept everything else per your instructions. Just a tip to your readers I froze my tortellini because i was not sure when i was going to make this and did not want them to go bad. One package i defrosted and the other i just added it frozen to the soup. The frozen one held up so much better, the thawed one became too gummy (like when pasta is way overcooked). Anyways it tastes even better two days later!!! My kids are picky about tomato based food, so they really didnt care for this one. Weirdos I tell you. I will be making this again and again, very very good.

N.Hansen said...

I know this is an easy meal (We've made it before and I love it), but could this be done in the crockpot? We have family coming into town and they are going to be watching our son while we go out. I'd love to have a meal ready for them when they come and we have enough other stuff to worry about right around that time and would rather not have to cook right before they get here.

Mix and Match Mama said...

If you make this in the slow cooker, you'll need to add in the tortellini at the very end and let it cook the last 15 minutes before serving. If it stays in there longer than that, it will get really soggy and fall apart.

Queen In Between said...

Seriously my all time fave m&m recipe! I actually picked up the ingredients last night to make a pot..perfect for this cold weather!

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