- 3 Italian turkey 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 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
- Dash crushed red pepper flakes
- Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional
- Crumble sausage into a Dutch oven; 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.
- Add tortellini; return to a boil. Cook for 7-9 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; add the spinach, basil, pepper and pepper flakes. Cook 2-3 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted. Serve with cheese if desired. Yield: 6 servings (2 quarts).
Reviews for Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup
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"This was fabulous!"
"My family loved this!"
"This soup was awesome! Great flavor and it took me 30 minutes to make and tasted like it simmered for three hours. I used only 1 cup of water (more chicken broth), used diced tomatoes with oregano and onion, and fat-free/reduced sodium chicken broth to reduce the calories further. I also had frozen tortellini so I used those as I think they hold up better than fresh."
"5 stars!!!Love the flavor! I used garlic with olive oil diced tomatoes and chicken stock instead of water."
"I sauteed shredded kale with no stems with the onion and added carrots, add garlic after. I generally find adding garlic and other potentially harsher arromatics later so they don't burn is the right call. I then added a teaspoon of sweet paprika, a bay leaf, and two thyme sprigs right before the broth and tomatoes (replace water with all broth). Turned out fantastic. For the finer palate, a cup of gruyere added really is awesome in lieu of parmesan. Should note I doubled the recipe as well so all measures reflect that. Dankness."