Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup

photo 2Hello everyone,

With John working long shifts, one meal isn’t enough to get him through the day. So I have been freezing up food like a madwoman.

This tortellini soup is one of those meals that freezes spectacularly. Also, this recipe will feed John and I for dinner, the two of us leftovers for lunch, and still have 3 servings left to freeze!

photo 1When meal planning for the week, I often ask John if he has any requests. Time and time again, he asks me to make this sausage and tortellini soup. I have to admit it is quite delicious. The rich broth is composed of tomato, beef broth and red wine. Each bowl contains a decent serving of vegetables, and the hot Italian sausage and red pepper flakes give the soup a nice spice. I always elect to use the tri-coloured four cheese tortellini in my soup. If you would like your soup with a little less heat, substitute mild Italian sausage for the hot.

Of all the soups I make, John and I agree that this is the best. Not only is it delicious, but it is easy to make. Treat yourself to a bowl of this sausage and tortellini soup.

Bon appetit,

Julie

Click here for the printable Word version of recipe:
Sausage and Tortellini soup

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Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Serves 6-8

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound hot Italian sausage, sliced – substitute with mild if you prefer a less spicy soup

1 large onion, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

3 large carrots, diced

1 tbsp dried basil

1 tbsp dried oregano

3 cups beef broth

1 can diced tomatoes- 28 oz

1 can tomato sauce- 14 oz

3 cups water

2 cups red wine

Pepper to taste

Salt to taste – start with 2 tsp

Pinch of red pepper or chili flakes

1 small zucchini, diced

1 package (300 grams) cheese tortellini – try tri-colour four cheese

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large soup pot, fry sausage until cooked.
  2. Add onion and garlic, cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add carrot and cook. Add herbs.
  4. Stir in everything else except zucchini and tortellini. Bring to boil and reduce heat. Simmer for 30 minutes
  5. Stir in zucchini and tortellini and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Serve with parmesan cheese and parsley

 

Freezes spectacularly well!

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