~Cookin' In The Kitchen Since 2003~

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
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.
Skim fat from the soup.
Stir in beans and parsley.
Simmer covered for 20 minutes.
Add tortellini and simmer for 10 minutes longer.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese on top of each serving.


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?