Tuscan Tortellini Soup
Tuscan Tortellini Soup delicious and comforting. Made with tomatoes, Italian sausage, garlic, onions, kale, and parmesan cheese; you love this simple meal.
- 1 ½ lbs. Italian sausage I love using Spicy Chicken Sausage
- ½ purple onion chopped
- ½ yellow onion chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 5 garlic cloves minced
- 2 28 ounce cans crushed tomatoes
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 4-6 cups kale roughly chopped
- 1 cup of half and half or whole milk
- 1 box cheese tortellini I use the tortellini in the refrigerated section
- 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
- 1/4 cup Italian seasoning
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
In a heavy-bottomed pot, I like to use my cast iron cooking pot, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and brown sausage. Once completely cooked, drain and set aside.
Using the same pot, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil, add onions and garlic and cook until tender. Once onions and garlic are caramelized, add crushed tomatoes, chicken stock, browned ground sausage & kale.
Bring to a boil, while stirring frequently, add Italian seasoning and salt & pepper to taste.
Continue to boil 5-10 minutes to allow flavors to merge.
If you use dry tortellini, add to soup and cook until al dente, about 15-20 minutes.If you use refrigerated tortellini add to soup and reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
Add half and half and parmesan cheese.
Simmer for a few more minutes.
Remove from heat & serve.
Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 1196mg | Potassium: 494mg | Vitamin A: 2860IU | Vitamin C: 44.9mg | Calcium: 229mg | Iron: 2mg