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Tortellini Soup Recipe

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Elaine Bartlett
Added: Wednesday, November 12, 2008


1 lb. ground Italian sausage
1 c. chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
5 c. beef broth
c. water
c. dry red wine
1 large can diced stewed tomatoes
1 c. carrots, thinly sliced
tsp. basil
tsp. oregano
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 c. sliced zucchini
2 c. refrigerated tortellini
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
1 green pepper, coarsely chopped
freshly grated parmesan cheese

In large stockpot or pan, brown sausage. Remove from pan and set aside. Use sausage drippings to saute onion and garlic. Add broth, water, wine, tomatoes, carrots, basil, oregano, tomato sauce and sausage. Bring ot a boil. Decrease heat and simmer 30 mins. Stir in zucchini, tortelini, parsley and green pepper. Simmer, covered, for 35-45 mins. Serve topped with parmesan cheese.

If making ahead of time, add tortellini after the soup has been reheated, then simmer for 30 mins.




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