Thursday, December 5, 2013

Soup of the Week

This week's soup is one of my favorites and very much a crowd pleaser.  It's also a 
quick and easy soup to make, which is the best part.
If you're looking for a meaty soup with lots of flavor
for a cold winter day, this one fits the bill.
Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini
1 pound hot or mild ground sausage
1 clove garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
4 (14.5-ounce) cans tomatoes, undrained and chopped
2 cups water
1 T. chopped fresh fennel or 1 tsp. dried fennel seeds
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp coarsely ground pepper
1 (9-ounce) package tortellini
Remove ground sausage from casing; crumble sausage in a large Dutch oven.  Add garlic and onion; cook until meat is browned.  Add tomatoes and next 4 ingredients; cover and simmer 15 minutes.
Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and add to soup.  Cover and simmer 10 minutes.  Yield:  11 cups.
I've been making this soup since 1990 and it was originally printed in the Southern Living 1988 Annual Recipes edition.


Linda@arichtapestry said...

Interesting that both our posts are soup recipes today! I like yours as tortellini is a favourite of our two local grandchildren and I particularly like fennel.

My Garden Diaries said...

I am pinning this now!!!! I am Italian so you had me right away on this one friend! I have to share it with my father! He would love it! Every Christmas he makes about 15 pounds of homemade Italian sausage with my brothers! Thanks for sharing this one!!! Have a super Friday!!!

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