Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

Jennifer S.

1 lb Hot Italian Sausage w/casing removed
1 lb Mild Italian Sausage w/casing removed
1 lb Cheese Tortellini (from refrigerated or frozen section)
2 Medium Onions chopped
2 Cloves minced garlic
4 Carrots diced
2 Peppers diced (green, yellow or red)
12 cups chicken broth
2 - 28 oz cans crushed tomatoes in tomato puree
2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano crumbled
1 cup cooked small pasta shells

Brown and drain sausage. Add onion and garlic and cook until soft but not brown. Add all remaining ingredients except the pastas. Cook until veggies are done, add pastas and cook until tortellini are done. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with cheese if desired.

This soup is much better the next day.

This recipe 1/2’s well and freezes well.

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