Saturday, September 12, 2020

CREAMY TORTELLINI SOUP


 CREAMY TORTELLINI SOUP





My favorite cozy weeknight soup made in just 30 minutes! It’s so easy too. Filled with tender tortellini, sausage and kale!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups milk 
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 ounces greens of your choice
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1.25 pounds ground Italian sausage
  • 1 small white onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 (10-ounce) package refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1/4 cup white-whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour)


Instructions:

  1. Cook Italian sausage in a large stockpot over medium-high heat until browned, crumbling it as it cooks.  Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cooked sausage to a separate plate and set aside
  2. Stir in onions and carrots, and saute for 4-5 minutes or until the onions are soft and translucent, stirring occasionally.  Add in the garlic and saute for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant, stirring occasionally.  Stir in the flour until it’s evenly coating the veggies, and cook for an additional 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
  3. Gradually add in the chicken stock, and stir to combine.  Continue cooking until the mixture reaches a simmer.  Then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the cooked sausage, tortellini, spinach, and milk, and continue simmering for 4-5 minutes, or until the tortellini is al dente.
  5. Taste, and season with salt and pepper to taste.  
  6. Serve immediately.  Or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days. Enjoy your soup!