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Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini

Posted in : Italian on by : Daphne

Ingredients:

1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed1 cup chopped onion2 cloves garlic, minced5 cups beef broth1/2 cup water1/2 cup red wine4 large tomatoes – peeled, seeded and chopped1 cup thinly sliced carrots1/2 tablespoon packed fresh basil leaves1/2 teaspoon dried oregano1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce1 1/2 cups sliced zucchini8 ounces fresh tortellini pasta3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions:

1 In a 5 quart Dutch oven, brown sausage. Remove sausage and drain, reserving 1 tablespoon of the drippings.

2 Saute onions and garlic in drippings. Stir in beef broth, water, wine, tomatoes, carrots, basil, oregano, tomato sauce, and sausage. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.

3 Skim fat from the soup. Stir in zucchini and parsley. Simmer covered for 30 minutes. Add tortellini during the last 10 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese on top of each serving.