Weekly Food Finds – December 30th 2019 – Rimann Liquors

Weekly Food Finds – December 30th 2019

December 30, 2019

ITALIAN SAUSAGE AND TORTELLINI SOUP- SLOW COOKER

Serves : 6

Cook: 3-4 hours on High, or 6-10 hours on Low.

  • 1 lb of hot or mild Italian sausage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups beef or chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (8oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (19oz) tomatoes in juice, chopped ( I prefer Petite Diced tomatos
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 pkg (10oz) fresh or frozen cheese-filled tortellini
  • 1 zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, cook sausage 8-10 minutes, or until browned, stirring to break up meat.  With a slotted spoon, transfer sausage to a slow cooker.  Add onion, carrots, broth, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, tomato sauce, tomatoes and mushrooms to slow cooker.

Cover and cook on High 3-4 hours or on Low 6-10 hours, or until vegetables are tender.

Meanwhile, cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain.

Add zucchini, parsley and tortellini to slow cooker and cook on High 15-20 minutes, or until zucchini is tender.  Spoon into individual bowls, and top with grated Parmesan cheese.

NOTE:

You could cook the sausage the night before then add to the slow cooker when ready to make soup.

“Soups” Womans Day magazine, circa 1980

 

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