Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup Recipe

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Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup Recipe
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Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup Recipe

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This is my favorite soup recipe. It's quick to fix on a busy night and full of healthy, tasty ingredients. It originally called for spicy sausage links, but I've found that turkey sausage, or even ground turkey breast, is just as good. —Tracy Fasnacht, Irwin, Pennsylvania
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound Italian turkey sausage links, 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

Directions

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 5-8 minutes or until almost tender, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; add the spinach, basil, pepper and pepper flakes. Cook 2-3 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted and tortellini are tender. Serve with cheese if desired.
Freeze option: Place individual portions of cooled soup in freezer containers and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth if necessary.
Yield: 6 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup in Healthy Cooking October/November 2008, p33

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 203 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 878mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein.

  • 3/4 pound Italian turkey sausage links, 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
  1. 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.
  2. Add tortellini; return to a boil. Cook for 5-8 minutes or until almost tender, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; add the spinach, basil, pepper and pepper flakes. Cook 2-3 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted and tortellini are tender. Serve with cheese if desired.
    Freeze option: Place individual portions of cooled soup in freezer containers and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth if necessary.
    Yield: 6 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup in Healthy Cooking October/November 2008, p33

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Sonya User ID: 9205062 268394
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2017

"Everyone in my family loves this soup, even the kids who are picky eaters. The first time I made this I only had ground turkey sausage on hand, so I used that. I also use all chicken broth instead of adding water."

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Nick User ID: 9202990 268254
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2017

"I absolutely love this recipe, it has fantastic flavor, and it's very appealing to look at! Two changes I made from the original recipe, is to use plain ground pork over sausage, and I add some cubed butternut squash. Also not bad if you happen to not have the tortellini (because you ran out of the store without grabbing it) to use some other type of pasta, like farfalle."

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Nick User ID: 9202990 268253
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2017

"I absolutely love this soup! Like many, I made a couple of changes to the recipe. I used plain ground pork in place of the sausage, and often like to add some cubed butternut squash. It's great!

Edit: I have no idea why I made two posts."

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robbiejackson User ID: 4907377 267861
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2017

"Loved this! I used spicy turkey sausage which was really good in this. Then just added some Italian seasoning. quick and easy too!"

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kst8mom User ID: 8206319 263861
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2017

"A friend recommended this recipe. Made the soup for the first time. My husband is asking for it again within a few days. Loved it!"

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gastonia User ID: 8214490 260496
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2017

"easy and filling, served with garlic/cheese sticks. Only change I made was to use turkey meat balls. Will definitely make again."

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carmomtammy User ID: 139522 259455
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2017

"Family favourite. I use 5c prepared chicken broth in place of the canned broth and water and spicy Italian sausage (3 or 4 links removed from casing and crumbled)"

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[email protected] User ID: 2965971 259274
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2017

"I too made my own adjustments. I had cooked 1/2 chicken breast in crock , then used frozen spinach. So darn good & easy!!"

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amidi User ID: 6104444 259211
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2017

"This is definitely a family favorite. I've been making it for over a year, but I, too, have made a few minor changes to it. I use a one-pound package of regular pork sausage instead of the turkey sausage links. Then, to make up for the lack of Italian flavor, I added 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning. And to save time, I also threw in a few handfuls of frozen spinach instead of dealing with fresh spinach. Like most soups, it gets even better after it sits overnight--assuming that it lasts that long!"

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ldowns79 User ID: 6085681 258409
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2016

"Super quick, easy, and delicious! I will definitely make this again. (Even my picky 6-year old liked it!)"

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