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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Italian Sausage Soup with Cheese Tortellini

1 lb. Italian sausage {such as Jimmy Dean}
1 cup chopped onion
1 tsp. minced garlic
5 cups beef broth
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup red cooking wine {optional but adds a great flavor}
2 {14.5 oz.} cans Italian diced tomatoes
1 cup thinly sliced or diced carrots
1 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. oregano
1 {8 oz.} can tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups green beans or sliced zucchini {i prefer zucchini but didn't have any so i used green beans this time.}
8 oz. fresh tortellini pasta {such as Buitoni}
3 Tbsp. parsley
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In a lrg. pot, brown sausage.
Remove sausage and drain.
Saute onions and garlic in drippings.
Stir in beef broth, water, wine, tomatoes, carrots, basil, oregano, tomato sauce, and sausage.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
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Skim fat from the soup.
Stir in beans and parsley.
Simmer covered for 20 minutes.
Add tortellini and simmer for 10 minutes longer.
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Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese on top of each serving.

2 comments:

dunlop family said...

um YUM> i would LOVE to make that! i saw your link on sarah noels facebook and thought i give you a check ;) well worth it, little lady! you have a darling blog and it looks yummy too!

Glitzy Glass said...

Oh Yummy! One time you asked me for a recipe. I don't remember which one it was. Would you like me to send it?