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Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini


Delicious, hearty soup that is perfect for a holiday or family gathering. Can simmer on low.

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  • 2 lbs sweet Italian sausage, out of casing & browned
  • 12 C beef broth
  • 1 C water
  • 3 C diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 16 oz canned tomato sauce
  • 2 C sweet onion, diced
  • 2 C carrots, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 t dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 C dry white wine (may use red, if preferred)
  • 16 oz cheese tortellini
  • 4 T butter
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  • chopped fresh parsley (optional)


Servings 12
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 75mins


Step 1

In skillet, brown sausage and drain.
In large stockpot, combine beef broth, water, tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasonings, bay leaf, and sausage. Cook over medium heat.
Dice onions, mince garlic and slice carrots. Add to stockpot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer for 30 minutes.
Add wine and bring back to a low boil.
Add tortellini and cook uncovered for approximately 10-12 minutes.
Add butter and stir.
Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley as desired.


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