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.
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!