Italian tortellini soup has become one of my all-time favorite soups to make. It's so warm and hearty but not heavy and perfect for any time of the year. It's seriously one soup that I crave all the time! This Italian soup has a hint of heat but not enough that my 5-year-old cannot eat it. The best part is that it takes about 20 minutes to throw together so it's perfect for weeknights. If you're looking for a soup to warm you up on a particularly cold day, this is it. And it adds just enough variety to your weekly menu that things won't feel stale in the middle of January. This is comfort food at it's finest.
Italian sausage gives this tortellini soup recipe so much more flavor than plain ground beef, and the Rotel tomatoes give it a slight kick.
Here's the Italian tortellini soup recipe. Enjoy!
- 1 lb Italian sausage if it is in casing take it out
- 1 medium sweet onion
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 3/4 cup diced carrots
- 1 32 oz box low sodium chicken broth
- 4 cups water
- 1 can original Rotel tomatoes
- 2 tbs. Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp. each salt and pepper
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tbs. tomato paste
- 19 oz package frozen cheese tortellini I used Publix brand
- shaved or shredded Parmesan cheese
- In a Dutch oven or soup pot, over med heat, start browning you Italian sausage chopping it up as you go like you would ground beef.
- Once it starts browning throw in your onion and garlic and let it start to sweat for about 2 minutes you donâ??t want to let it brown.
- Next add the carrots. Keep tossing it around until the onions are opaque and the sausage is cooked through.
- Pour in the chicken broth, water, Rotel tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic powder and tomato paste.
- Let it simmer together for 30 minutes.
- Taste and add more salt if you wish, but keep in mind you are going to add Parmesan cheese which is salty as well.
- After simmering for 30 minutes add the frozen tortellini and simmer for another 10 minutes or until the tortellini is cooked through.
- Serve this Italian Tortellini Soup hot and top with Parmesan cheese. You can try it without but I promise you the Parmesan makes this dish.
Many of my friends and readers have added their own spin on this Italian tortellini soup recipe by adding things like spinach and zucchini, so don't be afraid to play with it and clean out your veggie drawer.
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