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Jason's
Tortellini Sausage Soup

Take a simple tortellini broth and kick it up a few notches!

Author: Jason Porter

Ingredients

  • 3 (15oz) Spolumbo’s Spicy Italian Sausage, casings removed
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups beef stock
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 4 fresh tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 zucchini chopped
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 8-12 oz cheese tortellini
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley (flatleaf)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh grated parmesan

Directions

Place the sausage in a large pot over medium high heat and saute for 10 minutes, or until well browned. Drain the fat except for about 1 tablespoon, add the onions and garlic and saute for 5 more minutes.

Next add the beef stock, water, wine, tomatoes, carrots, basil, oregano and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, skimming any fat that may surface.

Add the zucchini, tortellini, green bell pepper and parsley to taste. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until tortellini is fully cooked. Pour into individual bowls and garnish with the cheese.

Comments

The best thing about this recipe is the versatility. Substitute any vegetable or any pasta of your choice and completely re-invent the dish each time.