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Sausage Tortellini Soup

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Servings: 4 people

Equipment

  • Dutch Oven or Stockpot

Ingredients

  • 2 large carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • ½ lb Italian Sausage I use mild, but if you want more hear you can use spicy.
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 can 14.5 oz. diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch of red pepper flakes optional
  • 3 cups cheese tortellini
  • 1-2 handfuls of fresh spinach
  • butter or olive oil for cooking vegetables

Instructions

  • Add a tbsp of olive oil or butter to large pot and cook carrots and onion until soft. Add garlic and cook a couple more minutes.
  • Remove carrots, onion and garlic from pot and add sausage.
  • Cook sausage with tomato paste until cooked through and drain grease.
  • Add vegetables back to the pot.
  • Add diced tomatoes and chicken stock.
  • Add seasonings and bay leaf.
  • Bring to a light boil and allow to simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes.
  • Add tortellini and spinach and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Serve in individual bowls topped with parmesan cheese