Tuscan Tortellini Soup

I love a hearty soup with a delicious broth to enjoy during the winter months. A few years back while visiting a friend for dinner she served a Tuscan Tortellini Soup. Below is the recipe I prepare it for my family a couple times year. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb cooked italian sausage links cut into ½ inch rounds

  • 2 – 9 oz packages refrigerated cheese tortellini

  • 1 can white beans, drained

  • 2 cups baby spinach

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped

  • 6 cups chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 can diced tomatoes

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Salt & pepper to taste

  • Parmesan cheese & fresh parsley, for garnish

Preparation Instructions:

Preheat the Slow Cooker

  • Combine all ingredients except olive oil, tortellini, and garnish in a 6 quart slow cooker

  • Cook on low for 4 hours, then add tortellini and cook for another hour

  • Serve immediately, garnish with oil, cheese, and parsley. Enj

    Stovetop

  • In a large pot, saute onion in olive oil until soft

  • Add sausage and cook until golden brown

  • Add garlic and cook for 1 minute

  • Stir in tomatoes, broth, red pepper flakes, and salt & pepper

  • Bring to a boil and add tortellini, simmer on medium low heat until flavors are well

  • combined – about 20 minutes

  • Stir in beans and spinach and cook about 2 minutes, until spinach has wilted

  • Garnish with parmesan, serve immediately and enjoy!

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