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Tortellini Soup

 Tortellini Soup
This rich and spicy soup brings a little Italian flair to your table. It's a nice recipe I invented after trying a similar version in a local restaurant.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (7 ounces each) pork Johnsonville® Original Breakfast Sausage Links
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 cup refrigerated tortellini

Directions

  • In a 3-qt. saucepan, brown sausage; drain and cut into bite-size
  • pieces. Return to pan; stir in the next nine ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Add
  • tortellini. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5
  • minutes or until pasta is tender. Discard bay leaf. Yield: 8
  • servings (2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 117 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 449 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.