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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 251.9
  • Total Fat: 8.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 53.8 mg
  • Sodium: 1,136.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 17.3 g

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Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup

Submitted by: FOODIEWIFE
Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup

Introduction

This meal comes together SUPER fast! A very hearty dish that goes great with a salad. It's also versatile--add additional vegetables or even a can of drained and rinsed cannellini beans for more protein. This meal comes together SUPER fast! A very hearty dish that goes great with a salad. It's also versatile--add additional vegetables or even a can of drained and rinsed cannellini beans for more protein.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    3 Italian turkey sausage links (4 ounces each), casings removed (I used the "hot" sausage version)
    1 medium onion, chopped
    6 garlic cloves, minced
    4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
    1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
    1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
    1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
    2-1/4 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 3/4 teaspoon dried basil (or, you can substitute thyme and oregano)
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    Dash crushed red pepper flakes (optional if not using hot turkey sausage)
    Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional


Directions

DIRECTIONS

Crumble sausage into a Dutch oven; add onion. Cook and stir over medium heat until meat is no longer pink.

Add garlic; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.

Add the broth and tomatoes. Bring to a boil.

Stir in tortellini; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-8 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.

Add the spinach, basil, pepper and pepper flakes; cook 2-3 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted. Serve with cheese if desired.

Yield: 6 servings (2 quarts






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  • Incredible!
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    THIS WAS SO AWESOME!! Even my husband likes it! He said it was something he would have expected from one of our mothers and as a new young wife that's the highest of compliments! Definately making again! - 1/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    We loved this soup, and I thought it tasted even better as left-overs. - 11/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I added zucchinni and summer squash and really like it with more vegetables. - 10/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    FANTASTIC!! I couldnt find turkey sausage so I used a low fat turkey kielbasa! It flavored the broth and was SOOOOO good!!!! Thank you! - 12/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Bf and I agreed that this was the best soup we have ever had! It was so easy to throw together.. it is definitely a keeper! - 1/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely wonderful. I couldn't find the turkey sausage that was called for in the recipe but I found smaller links that worked just as well. Sooo good. - 10/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This soup was very yummy and filling. Every food group in one dish is genius! I did add the can of cannellini beans for more protein. Best recipe I've found on SP so far! - 4/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was great. I couldn't find the sausage, so I used some or our jalepeno venison sausage (very lean, we don't add any fat, only the venison). I doubled the recipe for left-overs and had to add a little extra broth--a hit! - 1/24/10

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  • O.K.
    4 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I would try Corabella Torellini at WalMart beats Barilla lower in Sodium and price add a little Basil then let's rate again - 3/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I will be making this again and again! Thanks for sharing! Incredible!! - 2/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This soup was incredible! It was so hearty and tasty! Thanks for sharing this recipe. We'll have it again for sure! - 10/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! Used hot italian sausage instead of red pepper flakes and it was very spicy. Only problem was that I had leftovers, and it didn't reheat very well. Pasta got very mushy. - 6/8/10

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  • 3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good but I make mine with chicken instead of sausage. - 2/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! So yummy. I started it early and let it simmer for hours before adding the tortellini. I also added a can of white beans. Very hearty & tasty. - 1/29/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Most delicious soup recipe I've ever made. I've been really tired of spinach, so I steamed some kale, instead, and then added it as directed. We also used tofurky italian sausage, because we couldn't find good turkey sausage. Wonderful - thanks so much for sharing! - 1/29/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Awesome soup. I used Trader Joe's chicken/turkey pesto sausage and canned whole tomatoes, and about 3 oz. spinach. It tastes like someone's Italian grandmother made it. Absolutely delicious. - 2/11/09

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Clearly the best and easiest soup recipe I've ever eaten...Yumm...5 STARS hands down. - 1/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Hands down the best homemade soup I have ever had!! So easy to make and tasty. I shared this recipe with my family back home. - 1/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Excellent soup! Our new favorite! Such a great flavor. Thanks for sharing! - 1/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is my new favorite soup! It definitely hit the spot on these cold winter days. The whole family loved it! - 12/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    my family loved this. There was no leftovers that rarely happens with a soup - 11/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My husband said this was the best soup he's ever had. Excellent! - 10/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This soup was fabulous. It was so flavorful. Spicy sausage was the way to go! The house smells wonderful. I used chicken and prosciutto tortellin (same amount of calories). Visually it looks beautiful as well. - 9/24/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This soup was very and oddly enough the only thing I didn't like was the tortellini. It was too awkward to eat. Overall, the soup itself was amazing. - 10/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was SO delicious!!! I didn't have any turkey sausage, I used sundried tomato chicken instead. I also used spinach tortellini instead of cheese. I can't wait to make this again. TY for sharing :) - 10/10/10

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