tortellini sausage soup.

Greeting from the half of South Carolina that has shut down in anticipation for a huge snow storm! We are very busy watching overcast skies in 40 degree weather, awaiting snow. And so, I thought I’d share a tasty soup you might want to make in the middle of your own polar vortex. Yes, I’m sharing a soup. Try to contain your shock.

tortellini sausage soup.

Tortellini Sausage Soup.
via Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

3 links Italian sausage
4 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 onion, diced
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup apple cider
1 15oz can diced tomatoes
1 8oz can tomato sauce
1 cup chopped carrots
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
2 medium zucchini, grated
2 tbsp dried parsley
8-10 oz package refrigerated or frozen cheese tortellini

Heat a large pot over medium heat. Remove sausage from casings and add to skillet, breaking it up and getting it nice and brown. Add onion and garlic, and cook until onions are translucent and the sausage is cooked through.

Add chicken broth, cider, tomatoes, sauce, carrots, basil and oregano. Bring to a simmer, cover, and let simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in zucchini and parsley, and simmer another 10 minutes. Add tortellini and cook another 5-6 minutes, or until tortellini are done. Serve immediately.

I know, I know: you’re turning your nose up at the grated zucchini, but don’t leave these out. Grating them takes 2 minutes and it’s a great way to bulk up the soup!

Where’s the snow?


4 thoughts on “tortellini sausage soup.

    • Made this last weekend for a skeptical Mc, and am happy to announce that he liked it as I knew he would! yay!

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