Monday, November 7, 2011

Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

 I know you're probably calling me a big fat hypocrite right now based on my rant about broth-y soups! Yes-I typically hate them. But when they have bites of yummy Italian Sausage and cheese tortellini's then I start singing a different tune!

I got the idea to make this soup from my brother's girlfriend. We both have been dying to make soup and with the winter storm headed our way, she thought it would be great to be snowed in with this soup!  Unfortunately plans didn't work out that way but I was able to make it a couple days later.

I do suggest that if you plan to be snowed in anytime within the next couple of months, make sure you have the ingredients for this soup a head of time!

Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup
recipe by Sabrina W. for eat.drink.and be merry.
serves 6-8
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 of a medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, grated or pressed
1 12oz  package Italian Chicken Sausage ( I used al fresco -any kind will do, it doesn' t have to be chicken)
1 14oz can Stewed Tomatoes
1 teaspoon tomato paste
32 oz beef stock
2 cups of water
1 packet french onion dip mix ( I used Simply Organic)
2 cups chopped kale
14 oz can red kidney beans, drained
1 package (9 oz) fresh cheese and garlic tortellinis
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasonings

In a large stock pot melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and saute for 5 minutes. Add garlic and stir. Slice chicken sausage the long way and slice to form little half-circles. Add sausage to the pot and cook for about 5 minutes.

Add stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian seasonings, salt and pepper. Mix well. Add in the beef stock, 2 cups of water, kidney beans, and the french onion dip mix. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and add in the kale and tortellini. Simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.


Sue/the view from great island said...

This looks great, I just made a bean and sausage soup that I'm posting tomorrow. I'm definitely in the mood for these kinds of robust soups.

Shutterbug said...

This hearty soup will warm me up! :D

Sabrina-eat.drink.and be merry. said...

robust is the perfect word!!! I'll be checking your post out tomorrow for sure Sue!!!

Claudia said...

This is an arrow straight to my tortellini-loving heart! Love this!

Yummy Mummy said...

Italian tortellini soup is one of my stand-by recipes. We had it just this weekend. Love it!

Yummy Mummy said...

P.S. just stumbled this for ya :)

Baker Street said...

wow! this looks great! nothing better then a hearty bowl of soup!

momdecuisine said...

This would be a great, hearty weeknight meal!

Collette Osuna said...

Looks like another recipe to add to my list:)

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Sabrina-eat.drink.and be merry. said...

Thanks Marina for the stumble!!! Loved your pizza with the butternut squash and sage pesto! I HAVE to try that!

THANK YOU ALL for your wonderful comments! :)

mjskit said...

What a great soup for a cold day like today! Love the addition of the tortellini!

Margaret Murphy Tripp said...

Right up my alley! Looks healthful and delicious! Great photos!

Lindselicious said...

This soup looks so good. Those tortellini look huge!

Sabrina-eat.drink.and be merry. said...

They were huge! haha Next time I think I'm going to look for smaller ones!

Elyse @The Cultural Dish said...

I love tortellini so much and this soup looks like the perfect comfort dish for fall. Love your photos too!


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