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Tortellini Soup with Circle B Ranch Italian Sausage

  • Author: Noble Pig

Description

Winter months call for soup, and lots of different flavors at that! My family likes to try all types of soup and when I saw this recipe from the Noble Pig I knew that I had to try it. And of course, I did my usual tweaking and made it my own!


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. of Circle B Ranch Sweet Italian Sausage
  • 1 1/2 cups of Chopped Onion
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 5 cups homemade chicken stock
  • 124 oz jar of Marina’s Tomato Sauce
  • 15 oz can of Tomato Paste
  • Fresh basil leaves (you can use dry to taste)
  • Fresh Oregano (you can use dry to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried red chili peppers
  • 1 tsp of coarse ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 10 oz cheese tortellini
  • 3 oz fresh baby spinach leaves

Instructions

  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Put the pound of sausage into the skillet and break up with a wooden spoon. Brown all sides and completely cook them through.
  2. Remove the sausage onto a plate.
  3. Saute onions in the fat leftover from the pork (if you are using Circle B Bacon you may need to add olive oil) until soft; about 8 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds more.
  5. Meanwhile, add chicken stock, tomato sauce, tomato paste, oregano, basil, sugar, chili peppers, pepper and salt to a large, heavy bottomed soup pot and bring to a boil.
  6. Add onion-garlic mixture and simmer for 10 minutes, uncovered.
  7. Add tortellini and cook according to package directions, usually about 7-9 minutes. Add in cooked sausage and stir in spinach until just wilted.
  8. Serve with crusty Italian Bread and Grated Romano Cheese. Enjoy!

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