Rainy Night’s Dinner: Sausage & Tortellini Soup

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Rainy day meant soup day.

Soup for breakfast.

Soup for lunch.

Soup for dinner.

Actually, I am lying. I had cold cereal with almond milk for breakfast.  I really dislike cereal, but we have NO food in the house and that is all I thought was healthy enough.

Lunch was a gross can of mystery meat soup.  But I was waiting. Waiting to try my pinned pick of a yummy tortellini and sausage soup.  In my mind it was going to be creamy, but when I got to work and just searched again for some recipes, I came up with one to use as the basis for what I made from Two Peas and Their Pod blog.  Since I have no food, I really had to create the recipe from scratch, using what I had on hand, but the basis of the soup, the sausage and tortellini, I had planned for, and I also had some awesome homemade stock in the freezer..but it is not creamy.  No worries, because it was YUM. A keeper.  Here goes my adapted version:

Sausage & Tortellini Soup

Ingredients

  • 6 hot sausages, taken out of casings and broken into small pieces
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • handful of green veggies- I used broccoli, but spinach would be great, or kale!
  • handful of fresh mushrooms, quartered.
  • 1 15 oz can of diced tomatoes in their juice
  • 1/2 TBSP dried basil
  • 1 small bag of frozen cheese tortellini
  • pepper to taste
  • 8 cups of stock, or broth

Instructions

In large pot, cook the sausage over medium heat until done- about 8 minutes.

Remove the sausage from the pan, and set aside. Drain the oil from the sausage out of the pan.

Add the olive oil and the next 4 veggies. Cook until translucent- about 5 minutes on medium. Toss in the green veggies and mushrooms, cook 1 minute more.

Add tomatoes, broth, and basil. Bring to a boil and add the opened bag of tortellini. Cook 7-8 minutes until the pasta is done.

Add pepper (or salt) to taste.

Serve with parmesan cheese on top.

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This recipe is a good basic soup.  I think I will try to healthify it, with a spicy chicken sausage, and add loads of greens to bring it to a healthy place.  In its current state, it is a one-pot wonder.  Lots of veggies, bone broth, meat, and pasta all in one. Perfect for my rainy day.

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