This is my husband's new favorite meal. It's what he requests now when I ask him what he wants for dinner. A few months ago I was out of town for 10 days. He was left to fend for himself for meals. He does not cook, AT ALL. Some friends of ours heard that I was gone, and very sweetly, brought him some soup and bread one night. Well, my husband just couldn't stop talking about this amazing soup that she made. I did a little search and found a recipe almost like the one she made... He told me it might even be better. Well, now I share with you the great Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup. It makes my hubby so very happy~ and that makes me happy!
1 lb. ground Italian sausage
1 cup chopped onions
3 cloves garlic, minced
5 cups beef stock
1 can diced tomatoes
1 cup chopped carrots
1/2 teaspoon dried or or 1 Tbsp fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon dried or 1 Tbsp fresh oregano
1 small can of tomato sauce
1 zucchini, chopped
8 ounces cheese tortellini
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese for topping
In a large pot, cook together the sausage, onions, peppers and garlic until the sausage is browned. Add in everything else- except the tortellini- save that for the very end. Bring it to a boil and simmer until all of the vegetables are cooked through- about an hour- add in the tortellini about 10 minutes before serving. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.
We like it served with this yummy Rosemary Peasant Bread, another one of his favorites!