Monday, November 1, 2010

Best Tortellini Soup

I like to decide what is going to be for dinner as early into the day as possible. There is just something about being organized and prepared that I enjoy so much. There is also the fact that it takes some time to defrost whatever protien we will be chowing on.
So one morning I get a text from Hubby requesting tortellini soup. Not only that, but he already had a recipe in mind that was tried and true (from a friend at work). With the weather cooling off, soup sounds great. Not only that, but I haven't ever made this kind before and it looks great!
I did some internet searching for similar recipes, but honestly, none of them sounded as good as this one. And it sure was yummy. I forgot to take pictures because we dug right into the stuff. :)

Tortellini Soup
(modified by Stacia)

1 to 1 1/2 pounds bulk Italian sausage
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups beef broth
2 cups water
1 1/2 tsp. italian seasoning
2 big carrots, half inch slice
1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes (with juice)
1 15oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 16oz package tortellini (mine were roasted chicken, but whatever flavor you want will be fine)
salt & pepper

In a large pot or dutch oven, cook the sausage and onion over medium to medium high heat until the onion has softened and the sausage is cooked through. Drain off as much fat as you can (or want).
Add the broth, water, italian seasoning and carrots. Bring everything to a slow boil and cook for about 10 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and uncooked tortellini (mine were frozen at this point). Cook until the tortellini have cooked through. Season with salt and pepper as desired and serve up (garnished with parmesan if you're into that kind of thing)

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  1. Tortellini soup is awesome...glad you discovered it! This one looks like a real winner.

  2. sounds delicious! I'm going to have to try this!

  3. This sounds great, and most of the ingredients are from the pantry. Thanks.

  4. That does sound really good! Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Ohh! This sounds fantastic! The hubby and I love tortellini, but we've never made a soup with it. And, even though hubby is not a big soup fan, I bet he would love this one! I've bookmarked it :)

    Thanks for sharing at Dr. Laura's Tasty Tuesday!

    Dr. Laura

  6. This would be wonderful on a cool fall day

  7. This sounds incredibly delicious with the sausage in it! I can see why it's such a hit!

  8. I love sausage in my soup! Yum! I think your husband's friend's recipe is amazing in its simplicity and deliciousness. Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  9. this sounds hearty and delicious...and the weather is just about cooperating for some good soup eating! thank you for linking this delicious recipe up to tuesday night supper club!