Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup

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!


Unknown said…
No lie, one look at this picture and my stomach growled. Haha It looks and sounds so good!! New follower here. Yay for being blog friends!! :)