It’s no secret that it is cold outside! Well in most parts of the country. Here in San Diego… waking up to 50 degrees outside is probably a warm welcome to some. But nonetheless, I’m still cold and all I can think about is soup!
This tortellini soup is one of my family’s favorites. It is inexpensive to make and makes a nice big pot full of tasty chunky fresh soup! The best place I have found to buy the tortellini is at Costco. You can get two big packages for around $10 but you will only be using one for this recipe, so put the other in your freezer for a different day. If you go to a regular grocery store you will easily be paying over $8 for a single, much smaller package.
Ready to see how easy this recipe is?
In a deep pot, start by browning the sausage. I like to cook it until just before all the pink is gone. It will continue to cook as the soup is put together, so you don’t want to over do it. About one minute before you are finished cooking the meat you want to add the garlic and cook for just about one more minute. Drain off any fat.
While the meat is cooking you can start prepping your veggies. I like to slice both the carrots and zucchini into small pieces about a ¼ thick. You don’t want to cut them too thin because then they will get supper wilted and gooey.
Now add everything except the zucchini, carrots and tortellini. Bring this to a simmer, cover and let cook for 25 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
You are now ready to add the zucchini and carrots, let that cook for 5-10 more minutes, depending on how well cooked you like your veggies.
Next add the pasta and cook 8-10 minutes then you’re ready to warm up to a beautiful bowl of hot soup! Enjoy!
- 1 lbs. Italian sausage
- 4 Cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 cup Apple cider or juice
- 5 cups Chicken broth
- 1 15 oz. can Petite diced tomatoes
- 1 8 oz. can Tomato sauce
- 3 Tbs Dried Italian seasonings
- 2 Medium zucchini, sliced
- 1 cup Carrots chopped
- 1 16 oz. Package of cheese tortellini
- In a large pot, start by cooking the sausage until the pink is just about gone, add garlic and cook for one more minute. Drain off any fat.
- Add apple cider (or juice), chicken broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and Italian seasonings. Bring to a simmer, cover and let cook for 20 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
- Stir in zucchini and carrots and simmer for 5-10 minutes depending on how well cooked you like your veggies.
- Lastly, add tortellini and let cook for an additional 8-10 minutes. Soups up!
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