Healthy Recipe: Sausage & Tortellini Soup

Sausage Soup

This is a hearty soup that was a huge hit with my family! A little spicy, a lot of flavor. It’s filled with veggies, making it a healthy choice for dinner.

Sausage & Tortellini Soup
makes 8 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package Turkey Kielbasa or Turkey Sausage Links, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, slice in half and remove seeds
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package Onion soup mix
  • 1 box low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, no salt added (liquid and all)
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 package frozen cheese tortellini

DIRECTIONS

Place all ingredients except for the tortellini in a large stockpot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for about 30 minutes and remove jalapenos. (Take out the jalapenos earlier for less spice, leave them in longer for more!) Simmer soup for an additional 30 minutes.

If you intend to serve the soup immediately, put the frozen tortellini in the soup and simmer for an additional 7-10 minutes.

If you intend to freeze the soup for later, don’t add the tortellini because it will get soggy. Remove the soup from heat and let cool. Once room temperature, portion out into Ziploc tupperware containers. Place a sheet of Saran wrap on top and press down to completely cover the soup to prevent freezer burn and then cover with the Ziploc container lid. Place containers in the freezer. Keep the tortellini frozen. When you want to serve the soup, remove the soup and the tortellini from the freezer, heat the soup on the stove, and bring to a boil. Add tortellini and reduce to a simmer for 7-10 minutes. Then serve!

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