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Italian Sausage Soup with Cheese Tortellini

Italian Sausage Soup with Cheese Tortellini

This Italian Sausage Soup with Cheese Tortellini is a warm and cozy soup for those cold winter months.

Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Yield 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Italian sausage (I usually use Jimmy Dean bulk sausage so I don't have to deal with removing the casing)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 2 (14.5 ounce cans) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (8 ounce can) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup thinly sliced or diced carrots
  • 1/2 tablespoon packed fresh basil leaves (or 3/4 teaspoon dried basil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (or 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh oregano)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh green beans, trimmed (or sliced zucchini)
  • 8 ounces fresh cheese tortellini pasta (can be found by the cheese...I used Buitoni)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley)

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, brown sausage and onions. Drain. Add the garlic and sautee for 30 seconds.

  2. Stir in beef broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, carrots, basil, and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 20-25 minutes.

  3. Stir in beans, tortellini, and parsley. Bring to a boil and cook for 10-12 minutes or until beans and tortellini are tender. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese on top of each serving. Serve with warm garlic bread.

  4. *Just be aware that if you save this soup for leftovers the pasta tends to drink up the broth so the result is a really thick soup if you eat it the next day.

Recipe Notes

Source: adapted from Allrecipes