Monday, March 8, 2010

Sausage and Tortellini Soup

If you can't already guess by my mulititude of recipes that require sausage....we are sausage fans.  Go with it.

Sausage & Tortellini Soup
1 lb Italian sausage
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 zucchini, chopped small
2 lg carrots, chopped small
1 cup mushrooms, chopped (not a fan of mushrooms, so I omitted these)
6 cups beef broth
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
2 tsp basil
2 tsp oregano
9 oz fresh cheese tortellini
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Brown the sausage, garlic, onion, and carrot, together, cooking for about 12 minutes.  Drain grease if necessary.  Add in chopped mushrooms and zucchini and then cook for a few minutes.  Add diced tomatoes, basil, oregano, and beef broth.  Bring just to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes (stirring every few minutes).  Add tortellini and cook about 8 more minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.  Stir in cheese (or reserve for topping) and serve.

Sorry I slacked on the last two days of Recipe Week!  I've got one more recipe comin', then it's back to regularly scheduled programming.


Colleen said...

Having recently been the recipient of this soup, I can honestly say that it is delicious!

Megan said...

We love sausage too and I've been wanting a new recipe to make with tortillini since my kids love it. Thanks.

Jen said...

I need to try this with the sausage for my Husband and without for me. Looks Yummy

Heidi said...

I am making this soup tonight for my family. I can't wait to try it.

I also bought enough ingredients to make a 2nd batch on Thursday. I'm bringing it along with some crusty french bread and banana bread to a friend who just had a little baby last week.

Thanks for sharing it!