TORTELLINI SOUP WITH ITALIAN SAUSAGE & SPINACH

Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 40 mins | Total Time: 50 mins | Servings: 6 servings

Oh my! This dish is extremely flavorful. You need to get a bite of this amazing pasta dish. Be very generous with the cheese. Trust me on this one. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Soup:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1-pound ground Italian Sausage

1/2 cup diced onion about 1/2 medium-sized onion

1 tablespoon minced garlic

28 ounces canned crushed tomatoes

32 ounces vegetable broth chicken works too

2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil

salt and pepper to taste

9 ounces refrigerated tortellini

2 cups packed fresh spinach

Crostini:

6 Baguette slices (about 1/3 of a baguette)

1 tablespoon butter

2 tablespoons freshly shredded Parmesan Cheese

Directions:

How To Make the Soup:

Step 1: Place a large pan on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high.

Step 2: Add vegetable oil and allow it to become hot.

Step 3: Add the sliced onions and sauté until translucent.

Step 4: Add the garlic and Italian sausage and cook until the garlic is aromatic and the sausage is brown.

Step 5: Add the crushed tomatoes, basil, chicken broth, salt, and pepper. Allow the mixture to boil.

Step 6: Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes on low heat.

Step 7: Add the spinach and tortellini and cook for 10 minutes or until al dente.

Step 8: Remove from the heat and sprinkle shredded Parmesan cheese on top.

Step 9: Serve and enjoy!

How To Make Crostini:

Step 1: Slice the baguette into 1/2 thick. Brush melted butter on one side.

Step 2: Toast in a hot nonstick skillet until golden brown.

Step 3: Flip the bread and sprinkle Parmesan cheese on the other side. Cook until golden brown.

Step 4: Place the toasted bread on a clean plate.

Step 5: Serve and enjoy!

NOTES:

Add sour cream or Greek yoghurt if you want a thicker and creamier soup.

NUTRITION FACTS:

Calories: 534kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 1654mg | Potassium: 669mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1651IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 4mg