Sunday, 8 December 2013

Hearty Italian Tortellini Soup

Hearty Italian Tortellini Soup

Ingredients:

4 Hot Italian Sausages
1 Onion
1 Zucchini
1 Red pepper
1 Green pepper
4-6 Cup beef stock
1 Can diced tomatoes
1 Tablespoon Basil
1 Tablespoon Oregano
Pepper to season

Garnish:

About 1 cup Cheese shredded, Cheddar or Mozzarella or both!
Parsley

Instructions:

Cook the sausages through and then break them up into small bits. So it resembles course cooked ground beef.

Finely chop the onion, and dice the peppers and zucchini.

Add the cooked sausage, chopped vegetables, beef stock, can of tomatoes and the juice all to one large pot and simmer over medium heat. Add the oregano and basil and season with pepper.

Simmer the soup for about 20 minutes. Then turn the heat up to bring it to a boil. Once boiling add the tortellini and cook according to how long the directions indicate. Once the tortellini are done the soup is ready to eat!

Ladle the soup into bowls, sprinkle some cheese over the top, garnish with parsley and done!

Enjoy!

Notes:

So here is another recipe I stole wholeheartedly from a friend. She invited me over for dinner and served the most delightful soup. So I figured out how she made it while I was eating it, asked a few questions and have been making the soup ever since.

It's a pretty rich and hearty soup, great for a cold winter's night and goes excellent with fresh bread or biscuits. It's also pretty simple to make because I use the grocery store brand of hot Italian sausages, and the premade Tortellini's from the fresh pasta section of the deli. Which definitely makes this one of the easier recipes that I have on the go. Plus the great thing is that you can make a large pot of it and then freeze some into lunchable sized portions and they reheat excellently. One of my favorite winter lunches.

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