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Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
It's as delicious as it looks

It’s as delicious as it looks

Those of you who know me and follow the blog know I love soup. The weather is just beginning to cool off here in Tampa, and what better way to celebrate the weather change than a quick but deceptively easy soup. Make this on a night when time is limited and you’ll be surprised—it tastes like you’ve fussed for hours!

 

 

Ingredients

3 Italian turkey or chicken sausage links (4 ounces each), casings removed

1 medium onion, chopped

6 garlic cloves, minced

2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth

1-3/4 cups water

1/2 cup of dry red wine

1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini

1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped

2-1/4 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 3/4 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 dashes crushed red pepper flakes

Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Method
Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a preheated and sprayed stock pot. Crumble sausage into the pot; add onion. Cook and stir over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the broth, water and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer and add red wine.
Bring a separate pot of water to a boil and add tortellini. Cook for 7-9 minutes or until just tender, stirring occasionally, remove, drain, and set aside. Add the spinach, basil, pepper and pepper flakes to the soup. Cook 2-3 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted. Place tortellini in the bottom of the soup bowl and fill bowl with soup. Serve with cheese if desired.

Attribution: A Taste of Home