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Spoonful of Sausage Tortellini Soup.

Sausage Tortellini Soup

A tummy filling soup chock-full of sausage, kale and cheese tortellini.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 680 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Italian sausage casings removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil optional
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 bunch 8 - 10 ounces kale, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 9 ounces fresh cheese tortellini
  • fresh cracked pepper and kosher salt

Instructions
 

  • In a large soup pot, cook sausage over medium heat until browned, using a spoon to break the sausage into bite size pieces. Once browned transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • Reserve 1 tablespoon of pan drippings, if there isn't enough pan drippings add 1 tablespoon olive oil. To the pan drippings add onion and garlic, cook 5 minutes or until onion is softened.
  • Return sausage to pan. Pour in chicken and vegetable broth. Stir in kale and basil. Cook for 10 - 15 minutes or until kale is wilted.
  • After kale has wilted, stir in tortellini and cook for 5 minutes or until the tortellini is soft and warmed through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Ladle into soup bowls. Serve hot.

Notes

You can use frozen tortellini but you'll need to cook it for a few minutes longer. 
Turkey Italian sausage works great in this as well but you might need more olive oil. 
Nutrition information for estimation purposes only. 

Nutrition

Calories: 680kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 31gFat: 46gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 1177mgPotassium: 582mgFiber: 5gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 3249IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 210mgIron: 4mg
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Keywords: cheese, kale, pasta, sausage, soup, tortellini