Tortellini Minestrone

Nutrition Facts: 1-1/2 cups equals 247 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 1,179 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 17 g protein.

Photo by Sarah S.

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

70

minutes

SERVINGS

9

servings

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

70

minutes

SERVINGS

9

servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4

    pounds Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed

  • 1

    large onion, chopped

  • 2

    garlic cloves, minced

  • 6 1/2

    cups reduced-sodium beef broth

  • 1

    (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 2

    cups thinly sliced carrots

  • 1

    cup thinly sliced celery

  • 1

    cup ketchup

  • 1

    teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 2

    cups sliced zucchini

  • 1

    medium green pepper, chopped

  • 2

    cups frozen cheese tortellini

  • 1/4

    cup minced fresh parsley

  • 2

    tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

1. In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, cook the sausage, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the broth, tomatoes, carrots, celery, ketchup and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are tender. 2. Add the zucchini and green pepper; cook 5-7 minutes longer or until green pepper is tender. Stir in tortellini and parsley. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until tortellini is tender. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese just before serving.

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