Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tortellini Soup

I've been in a soup mood here lately.  I'm sure it might have something to do with the fact that it's been below freezing temperatures for weeks now.  Or maybe because January is National Soup Month!  Whatever it is, I've been trying my hand at some new recipes.  This one is definately a keeper. 

What You'll Need:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 whole onion, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 15 ounces, canned diced tomatoes (I like the italian seasoned variety)
  • 1 pound hot sausage
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 package tortellini (11 ounce)
  • 3 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • Parmesan cheese

What You Do:

In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat.  Add the garlic and onion and saute about 5 minutes.

Add the oregano, broth, tomatoes and salt and pepper.

Bring soup to a boil and simmer.  While soup is simmering brown sausage and drain.

Add sausage to soup pot.  Bring back to a boil. 

Add the tortellini and cook according to package directions.

One minute before tortellini is done, add the spinach.  

Remove pot from heat, season with additional salt and pepper.  

Serve topped with grated parmesan cheese.   

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