Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Sausage & Cheese Tortellini Soup

A few days ago my friend Natasha posted a recipe for her delicious Sausage & Cheese Tortellini Soup. I've taken her up on her recipe recommendations in the past and been soooo happy that I immediately scheduled this one into our meal plan. This one pot soup was so good I had to re-share it too! All credit goes to Natasha!
Wait! Natasha's dish is more yellow and mine is red..?
 
So, I did adapt the recipe a smidge by adding in some additional ingredients. I'm always trying to hide veggies in Caroline's meals so I dumped a whole bag of spinach into the pot and also added a ton of tomatoes. This meal also fed 3 of us twice, only dirtied one pot and was super quick and easy to throw together. And my recipe critics gave it two thumbs up. So add these ingredients to your next grocery list!

Sausage & Cheese Tortellini Soup

Ingredients:
3 cups cooked sausage
3 cups frozen tortellini
3 cups water
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 16 oz can Italian diced tomatoes, semi drained
1 can evaporated milk
6 chicken bouillon cubes
1 10 oz bag fresh spinach
1 tbsp. oregano
1 tbsp. parsley
1 tbsp. chives
salt & pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese

*for the locals, I highly recommend using Neese's sausage. SO GOOD!

Directions
In a large pot, add all ingredients except tortellini and spinach and bring to boil. Slightly reduce temperature and allow to simmer about 15 minutes.  Add tortellini and bring to boil for several minutes. Stir in spinach. Sprinkle with freshly grated cheese and serve.

And a little behind the scenes look with my trusty taste tester and second shooter, Caroline...
For her hard work she got the first bowl. It was still piping hot so I dumped it into her cool-it bowl and voila - dinner was served and we had one very happy, full toddler!
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13 comments:

  1. This looks great! Tortellini is one of my favorite foods. Well let's be honest...anything with cheese!

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  2. looks like a recipe we need to try soon! thanks to you and natasha!

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  3. I am with you on adding extra veggies where I can! The weather forecast is cold here in Georgia for the next week, so I might be adding this to our menu line-up! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Looks so delicious! I love tortellini. I'm trying to be healthy and follow a semi-whole30 meal plan. I'll save this for our cheat meals on the weekend.

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  5. Yum I saw her post that and was like YES I must make this!

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  6. Ohh I saw her post and thought it looked so delicious but I have to say with your add-ins I think it looks even better! Can't wait to try it!!

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  7. That looks delicious and perfect for winter months.

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  8. This looks so good! I'm going to have to try it!
    Savannah
    www.happilyevernichols.com

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  9. SOOO glad you guys enjoyed it... and love the idea of adding in some other nutritional ingredients too my dear!!! YUMMY

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  10. Just wanted to thank you, read this yesterday and was going to the grocery store and got the ingredients to make it. Picky husband and twin 2-year old approved!!! Delicious! My family is from the Charlotte area, we are up in Blakeney a lot when I visit, I really want to take my mom to that spa for pedicures next time I'm home!

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  11. This was delicious Christina! Made it tonight

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  12. We make a similar version with cheese tortellini and it is a house favorite, and always a crowd pleaser!

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