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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)


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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.


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Crumble Italian Sausage and garlic with the onion. Cook until sausage is no longer pink.


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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.


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Add tortellini and spinach and simmer for about ten minutes, until pasta is tender.


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Serve with shredded Parmesan.



1 Baguette


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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