Creamy Tortellini Soup and Sausage

So I made this meal on a whim. I had some of the ingredients for a Creamy Tortellini Soup with Sausage and improvised on the rest. I thought it was okay, but my husband said the soup made the list of his top 5 soups. Apparently (for him) thicker, creamier, meatier is the way to go for soups. I personally like healthier, broth-based soups, but also like to keep my man satisfied ūüėČ Details on the soup below. Thanks for reading.

Ingredients

  • 1/2¬†to 1 lb.¬†Italian sausage
  • 1/2 to 1 cup¬†onion,¬†finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon¬†garlic,¬†minced
  • To taste salt
  • To taste ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose or coconut/almond flour
  • 3 cups¬†(24 oz.)¬†tomato sauce
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1¬†package (9 oz.)¬†gluten free or regular cheese tortellini
  • 1/2 cup¬†heavy cream
  • 1 cup¬†baby spinach
  • a pinch of brown sugar (to cut the acidity of the tomatoes)
  • To taste: oregano, basil, crushed red pepper flakes, cilantro

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or large pot for 2 minutes over medium high heat until the oil sizzles. Add sausage and stir to cook for 5-7 minutes until browned. Break the sausages into small pieces using a spatula.
  2. Add onions and garlic and sauté until tender. Stir well to combine and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Stir in flour until well combined, about 1 minute. Then, pour in tomato sauce and add the diced green pepper. Turn the heat down to medium and stir well to combine. Bring the sauce to a simmer. Turn to low heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add tortellini and cook until tender, about 8-10 mins according to package directions. Stir occasionally to cook evenly.
  5. Add heavy cream and stir well to mix. Make sure the heat is on low and stir well to achieve a smooth creamy consistency. You should notice the soup turn into a creamy orange color after adding heavy cream. Add in spinach. Cook for 1 minute until soft.
  6. Garnish with a fresh parsley or if you’re like my husband, you can garnish with more cheese!

Hope you enjoy this as much as my husband did!

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Published by KPatt

An outgoing Enneagram 7 who loves to travel, journal, blog, laugh until I cry, take risks, love hard, and live simple. Originally from a small town in Minnesota, I graduated from the University of Minnesota's School of Professional Journalism -- Go Gophers! My husband and I got married and soon after moved to Reno, NV and have enjoyed every moment being out here. In the last 5 years, between getting married, moving halfway across the United States, getting licensed to do foster care, buying a house, and navigating everything in between, I have wanted a forum to tell our story, share Truth, and encourage others with tough lessons we have learned along the way. Thank you for sticking around to read a post or two. If you are encouraged, please share the post, leave feedback, and send me a message! God bless and thanks for being here.

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