Tortellini Sausage Soup

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This weekend, I was in desperate need of some hearty soup.  The cool, crisp weather was too much to handle and I need something to warm me up.  I had never made homemade soup before, but I was ready to try!  I found a recipe online, made some changes to it, and Tortellini Sausage Soup was invented!


Here are the ingredients that I used:

* one 20-oz. package fresh cheese tortellini
* 8 C. chicken broth
* 1 C. thinly sliced carrots
* 2 C. Pomi chopped tomatoes
* 4 C. baby spinach
* 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
* a few precooked frozen chicken sausages, thawed and cut into chunks
* 1 tsp. olive oil
* Parmesan cheese

(View the full recipe here!)

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I used Asiago spinach chicken sausage.  As you can see, my sausages were horribly freezer-burnt, but they actually turned out alright.  I also used baby carrots instead of regular carrots because…well, that’s all I had.

I started by preparing my ingredients.  I thinly sliced the carrots, finely minced the garlic, and thawed and chopped the sausages.

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Next, I heated the oil in a small pan and sauteed the garlic and  sausages for a few minutes.  I only used 2 sausages, but looking back, I would recommend using about 4 or so (unless you like having only 1 or 2 sausage chunks per bowl of soup).

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Since the sausages were already fully cooked, I just needed to heat them up and slightly brown them.  After that, I prepared the chicken broth and threw in the garlic, sausages, chopped tomatoes, carrots, and tortellini.

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I let this simmer for about 10 or 15 minutes, or until I deemed the pasta “done” (as it was fresh pasta, I had no idea how to determine this…)  Right at the end of the process, I added the spinach, which wilted instantly, and mixed it up in the soup.

Finally, I served it up in a bowl, threw in some Parmesan, and voila!  Tortellini sausage soup.

(View the full recipe here!)

This recipe was great because it was easy enough for a novice cook like myself to make, it took about 30 minutes to throw together, and it actually tastes good, too!  (That’s a feat in my household!)

If you’re looking for some other fall soups to try, check these out:
Sweet Potato Soup
Carrot Apple Soup
Autumn Soup
Squash Pear Soup

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  • http://www.recipe4living.com Hillary

    Looks really good!

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