"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all."--Harriet van Horne

Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup, by , is from Wasserstrom Associates , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Ursula Vermillion
Added: Friday, April 7, 2006


1 lb. sweet Italian sausage or chorizo sausage, casings removed
1 c. chopped onion
2 large garlic cloves, sliced
5 c. beef stock or canned broth
2 c. chopped tomatoes (about lb.)
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 large zucchini, sliced
1 large carrot, thinly sliced
1 medium size green bell pepper, diced
c. dry red wine
2 T. dried basil
2 T. dried oregano
8 to 10 oz. purchased fresh cheese tortellini
Freshly grated parmesan cheese

Saute Italian sausage in heavy Dutch oven over medium-high heat until cooked through, crumbling with back of spoon, about 10 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer sausage to large bowl. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon drippings from Dutch oven. Add onion and garlic to Dutch oven and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Return sausage to Dutch oven. Add stock, tomatoes, tomato sauce, zucchini, carrot, bell pepper, wine, basil and oregano. Simmer until vegetables are tender, about 40 minutes. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to simmer before continuing.) Add tortellini to soup and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle with parmesan and serve. Serves 6.




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!