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Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup

Got zucchini you need to use up? This soup is great, full of veggies and flavor. It's been a family staple when the air turns chilly.

Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup

  • 19 oz. sweet italian sausage, castings removed
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 52 oz. chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 20 oz. refrigerated 3 cheese tortellini
  • salt & pepper
  • fresh parsley, to garnish

Cooking Directions

  1. *In a large Dutch oven, combine sausage, carrots, onion, bell pepper, and garlic; cook over medium heat until sausage is browned and crumbles. Drain well.
  2. Stir in chicken stock, water, and tomato sauce; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 5 mins. Add zucchini and rosemary; simmer 20 minutes. Add tortellini; simmer 5 minutes, or until tender. Serve immediately. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

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Slightly Adapted from:  Paula Deen Quick & Easy Meals Mag 2008

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Trisha D. said...

OOOOOh! this was great! Thanks

rosalyne carter said...

Your blog about Italian soup is really awesome. I love this recipe very much.I will definitely try this recipe. I like Italian culture, tradition, italian food etc . Last summer I have visited Italy as well as I have visited Italian restaurant. I have enjoyed Italian food very much.

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