In preparation for Leah's 30th Birthday Soup and Wine party, searching for some good soups trying to figure out what soup we could pair with her favorite Butternut and Sausage soup (thicker, creamier soup)' I found a multitude of yummy soups, this time of year is so good for trying new soups! I may just have to try a new soup each week, though pleasing all 5 palates in the house will post a bit of a challenge. I stumbled upon a Sausage Tortellini recipe and decided to tweek it a bit to suit our family, and to my surprise this tweeking produced a very delicious, loved by most (4 out of 5 of us, though Max loved the tortellini-which were covered in the broth of the soup).
1lb pork sausage (I'll cut it back to 1/2lb next time, this was more than enough). The original recipe called for Sweet Italian Sausage (so I doctored up the pork sausage with a bit of paprika, brown sugar, parsley and salt). You could probably get away with plain pork sausage, italian sausage (spicy) or sweet italian sausage, use what your family would like I say
2 medium zucchini diced (or sliced, depending on how you like your zuchinni)
2 medium carrot, finely sliced into circles
4 roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves
6c beef broth
fresh or dried basil and oregano
1 pkg frozen cheese tortellini
In a large stockpot, brown your sausage with onions, garlic, basil and oregano to taste (about 1tsp each). Add zucchini, carrots, tomatoes and toss cooking over medium heat softening up the veggies. Add beef broth, bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low to simmer for 30min. After 30min, add tortellini and cook for another 10min. And there you have it, delicious Sausage Tortellini soup.