Thursday, January 8, 2015

Smoked Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup

Smoked Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup is a warm, comforting bowl of soup, with a delicious blend of sauteed veggies, smoked sausage, beef bone broth (or stock), tomato paste and spices.

It's budget thrifty and family-friendly. What's even better is this soup is so easy to make and comes together in no time.

1 package Smoked Sausage
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup diced carrots
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 small can (4.5 oz) tomato paste
4 cups beef bone broth (or beef stock)
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon basil
3 teaspoons parsley
1 bay leaf
8 to 9 ounce pkg. cheese tortellini
Parmesan cheese for garnish

Saute onions, garlic and carrots in olive oil until onions are soft and carrots are beginning to soften (they will continue to cook as the soup simmers.).

Add in sliced sausage and saute for a few minutes. Add in tomato paste, beef bone broth or beef stock, water and spices. Simmer for 30 minutes.

Ten minutes before it is done add in cheese tortellini and cook until tender.

Pour into bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese.

Yield:  4 servings



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