This Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup is my most favorite soup during the winter months. Packed with vegetables, spicy Italian sausage and tortellini in a rich red wine and tomato broth, it is absolute comfort food!
Is there anything more comforting than soup and bread? (Don’t even bothering answering this unless you plan to say Absolutely not!, no way Jose!, or (this one is preferred) I submit that there is not!)
When I’m sick, cold, tired, grumpy or just plain hungry, there’s nothing I find more gratifying than a hot bowl of soup and sliced bread. Soup is an experience. From the calm, steady chopping of vegetables to the smells that waft through the house as the flavors simmer together on the stove top. I love how the steam rushes up from the bowl as the soup is ladled into it, and, my favorite, how those hunks of crusty, chewy bread soak up the last few drops of savory broth. Yup, soup and bread is about as satisfying as it gets.
This soup is hearty and filling without being heavy. It’s loaded with vegetables, spicy Italian sausage, and cheesy tortellini all in an herby tomato, beef, and wine broth. Just. Awesome.
Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup
- 1 lb. ground hot Italian sausage
- 1 small sweet onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 cups beef broth
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup red wine (or you can substitute additional broth
- 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 14 ounce can tomato sauce
- 4 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 small zucchini, sliced
- 8 ounces frozen cheese tortellini
- 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
In a large heavy bottomed pot, cook sausage over medium heat or until no pink remains. Drain all but 1 Tablespoon of fat. Add onion and garlic to the pan and saute 2 minutes, or until fragrant.
Add broth, water, wine, chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce, carrots, basil, and oregano to pot. Bring to a boil over medium high heat then reduce heat and simmer uncovered 30 minutes.
Stir in zucchini and parsley and simmer for 10 minutes. Add tortellini and simmer an additional 10 minutes. Serve hot with Parmesan cheese.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 488kcal Calories from fat 245|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 27g||42%|
|Saturated Fat 10g||50%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||20%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|