We really loved this soup! It’s not only filling, but packed full of flavor. I happened to use some Italian sausage my dad made, but any store bought brand will do, or you can leave it out. I also bought a can of charred tomatoes to add some depth to do dish which was really yummy.
Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage & Spinach
(Adapted from Yellow Bliss Road)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 lb Italian Sausage
1/2 cup diced onion (about 1/2 medium sized onion)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1-28 oz can crushed tomatoes I used charred crushed tomatoes
1-32. oz. box of vegetable broth (chicken works too)
2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 package tortellini
1 cup packed fresh spinach, chopped
Heat a large, heavy bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Heat vegetable oil and add diced onion. Sauté until onions are soft.
Crumble Italian Sausage and garlic with the onion. Cook until sausage is no longer pink.
Stir in crushed tomatoes, vegetable (or chicken) broth, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cover. Let soup simmer for 20-30 minutes.
Add tortellini and spinach and simmer for about ten minutes, until pasta is tender.
Serve with shredded Parmesan.
Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese
Slice baguette into 1/2 inch thick slices. Butter one side and place butter side down in a hot skillet until golden brown. Flip bread slices over and sprinkle with Parmesan while the other side gets golden brown. Transfer to a plate and immediately cover loosely with foil if cheese has not completely melted.
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