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Sausage and Tortellini Soup

 Sausage and Tortellini Soup
Brought to you by Johnsonville® Sausage
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (13.5 ounces) Johnsonville® Three Cheese Sausage or Johnsonville® Smoked Sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 3 cans (10.5 ounces, each) beef consomme
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 3 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • On a cutting board, cut sausage links lengthwise into fourths, and
  • then dice; set aside.
  • In a soup kettle or Dutch oven, sauté onions, carrots and garlic in
  • oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Add sausage, cook and stir for 2
  • minutes. Stir in tomatoes, consommé, water, parsley, basil and bay
  • leaf. Bring to a boil; reduce heat.
  • Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add zucchini and tortellini; simmer

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Sausage and Tortellini Soup (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 10 minutes longer or until pasta is tender. Discard bay leaf.
  • Ladle into serving bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if
  • desired. Yield: 6 servings.