soup is good and easy food

the one thing i do welcome as far as colder weather goes is soup!!  i love to make one pot meals and this is another recipe that my sister gave me which i altered.  even though we are siblings we definitely have different tastes, so tweaking it here and there made this soup one that is well loved in my house.  it's also one that could easily go vegetarian without the sausage or the chicken stock, and is super easy to make!

tortellini soup

2 tbs. olive oil
1-2 large sweet yellow onions, diced
2-4 cloves garlic, minced (depends on your taste)
32 oz. carton vegetable stock (2 for vegetarian)
32 oz. carton chicken stock
28 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
8 oz. package dried cheese tortellini
1 lb. bulk italian sausage (optional)
4 cups spinach, chopped
1 tbs. fresh basil, chopped
1 tbs. fresh oregano, chopped
shredded mozzarella for top (optional)

1. add oil to dutch oven.  heat on medium heat and sautee onion and garlic.
2. add in stock and diced tomatoes.  bring to a boil.  throw in tortellini and cook to time required on the package.  while boiling, drop in sausage in small chunks.
3. once tortellini is cooked, reduce heat to low.  add in chopped spinach, basil and oregano.  let simmer about 10 minutes.  top with mozzarella cheese before serving.  serving suggestion: serve with a crusty bread.

makes about 8 servings.  enjoy! =)

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1 comment:

  1. Mmmmmmmm, sounds so yummy! And nice and warm and comfort food for cooler weather!