Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini

  • PrepTime: 20 Mins
  • CookTime: 1 Hrs 15 Mins
  • TotalTime: 1 Hrs 35 Mins

Ingredient

  1. 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
  2. 1 cup chopped onion
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 5 cups beef broth
  5. ½ cup water
  6. ½ cup red wine
  7. 4 large tomatoes - peeled, seeded and chopped
  8. 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  9. ½ tablespoon packed fresh basil leaves
  10. ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  11. 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  12. 1 ½ cups sliced zucchini
  13. 8 ounces fresh tortellini pasta
  14. 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instruction

  1. In a 5 quart Dutch oven, brown sausage. Remove sausage and drain, reserving 1 tablespoon of the drippings.
  2. Saute onions and garlic in drippings. Stir in beef broth, water, wine, tomatoes, carrots, basil, oregano, tomato sauce, and sausage. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
  3. Skim fat from the soup. Stir in zucchini and parsley. Simmer covered for 30 minutes. Add tortellini during the last 10 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese on top of each serving.