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10.09.2012

Tasty Tuesday {tortellini soup}

Welcome back to one of my favorite blogging days! I love my girl Cassie, and I think it's great that she puts out a Tasty Tuesday post every week. I love playing along with her, so I decided to pull up some of my old recipe posts that needed to be dusted off and see the light of day again. 

Tortellini Soup
Ingredients
  • 1 lb chicken sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 pkg Trader Joe's  mirepoix mix {about 2 cups of chopped celery, onions and carrots}
  • 2 quarts reduced sodium chicken stock {2- 24oz containers}
  • 6 cups Trader Joe's Garden Patch vegetable juice {like V8 juice}
  • 1 14.5oz can of diced tomatoes 
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 medium zucchini, halved and sliced into half moons
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 10oz bag of baby spinach
  • 1 pkg of frozen cheese tortellini, frozen {I used Olivieri brand from Costco}
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • Parmesan cheese and/or cheese croutons to garnish
Directions:
  1. In a large stock pot or Dutch oven over medium high heat, cook sausage and mirepoix mix until sausage is no longer pink.
  2. Add chicken stock, vegetable juice, tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper. bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
  3.  Add zucchini, peppers and spinach. cook 5-7 minutes or until pepper is tender.
  4. Stir in tortellini and parsley, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Top with parmesan or croutons {or both!} just before serving.

Makes about 9-10 servings, and is so, so good on a chilly fall day! 
About 365 calories for 1.5 cups worth.

2 comments

  1. Mmm, now that it's getting colder, I've been craving soups and stews, and this one looks perfect! I also did a Tasty Tuesday post today, check it out: Going the Distance

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  2. Hurray for another Tasty Tuesday post! I'm so excited for the cooler weather to bring soups into our regular weekly menu! I'll definitely be trying this one, too. Thanks for sharing!

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