SAUSAGE-TORTELLINI SOUP

A Hearty Robust Tuscan-style Soup

Photo by Lorraine B.

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

35

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

35

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 12

    ounces smoked, cooked chicken or turkey sausage, halve lengthwise and sliced crosswise into 1-in. pieces

  • 1

    large onion , cut into thin wedges

  • 2

    clove garlic, minced

  • 3

    14-ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1

    14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained

  • 1

    10-ounce package frozen baby lima beans

  • 1

    cup water

  • 2

    9-ounce packages refrigerated cheese or mushroom tortellini

  • 1/2

    cup sliver fresh basil

  • 2

    tablespoons finely shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

Lightly coat an unheated Dutch oven with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Add sausage, onion, and garlic to hot Dutch oven; cook until sausage is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat. Add broth, undrained tomatoes, lima beans and water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Add tortellini. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered, for 5 minutes or until pasta and beans are tender. Serve at once. Sprinkle servings with basil. If desired sprinkle with cheese.

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