Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini

    Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini


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    About this recipe: This soup embodies all the wonders of Italian cooking: Italian sausage, garlic, tomatoes and red wines. Serve with hot bread and salad for a delicious meal. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.

    Serves: 8 

    • 450g sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
    • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 5 cups (1.25litre) beef stock
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) red wine
    • 4 large tomatoes - peeled, seeded and chopped
    • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
    • 1/2 tablespoon packed fresh Italian basil leaves
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 (250ml) can tomato sauce
    • 1 1/2 cups sliced zucchini
    • 230g fresh tortellini pasta
    • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr20min  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. In a 5 litre Dutch oven, brown sausage. Remove sausage and drain, reserving 1 tablespoon of the drippings.
    2. Saute onions and garlic in drippings. Stir in beef stock, 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.

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