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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups (calculated without cheese) equals 203 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 878 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 16 g protein.

Directions

  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 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).
Originally published as Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup in Healthy Cooking October/November 2008, p33

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups (calculated without cheese) equals 203 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 878 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 16 g protein.

Reviews for Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup(95)

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

Hot italian sausage is the way 2 go and the soup pot was empty. A definate keeper!

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Reviewed Apr. 7, 2014

Great recipe! Fast and delicious. My 6 year old loves it and he is a tough critic. Btw I used both sweet and spicy sausage.

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Reviewed Mar. 4, 2014

Made it with hot Italian sausage. Loved it! It was very tasty and colorful. Was as good or better than soups served in restaurants.

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Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

didn't like it

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Reviewed Feb. 26, 2014

This is the best, easiest soup I've ever made. No changes are necessary.

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