No matter what the weather is like outside, I always find soup super comforting.  I especially love soups with lots of color!  And isn’t it supposed to be healthy to “eat the rainbow”? 

What I love about this delicious Tortellini Soup is that you really could add in any vegetables you like!  Or even adapt it to the season and in seasonal veggies.  This soup is pretty hearty because it has both Italian sausage and chicken in it. 

Hearty Tortellini Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Italian sausage, crumbled
  • 1 chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 8 oz. button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 celery rib, medium sliced
  • 2 large carrots, grated and medium chopped
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, small diced
  • 1 28 oz can Italian crushed tomatoes
  • 1 49 oz can chicken broth
  • 2 tsp dry basil
  • 1 8oz pkg tortellini
  • 2 cups packed fresh spinach
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parmesan cheese, grated

Directions:

  1. In a large heavy bottomed pot, brown sausage and chicken together over medium high heat until cooked.
  2. Remove to a paper towel lined plate and reserve oil.
  3. Place 1 TBSP of reserved oil back into the pan and saute bell pepper, carrots, celery and onion together until just tender.  About 4 minutes.
  4. Add in mushrooms and sauce another minute.
  5. Pour in crushed tomatoes, chicken broth and basil and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 20 minutes uncovered.
  7. Stir in sausage, chicken and tortellini and cook according to package directions for tortellini.
  8. Add in spinach and stir until wilted.  About 1 minute.
  9. Season with salt and pepper and serve with grated parmesan cheese.

Whenever I make soups like this, I always think it would be a perfect meal to bring to someone who needed it.  Make some of my favorite bread and bake some chocolate chip cookies and you have a great meal that anyone would love! 

That looks dang delicious, Amy! Check out another hot meal from this talented chef, her Cheese Bacon and Broccoli Soup:

And um, yum! These recipes would pair really well with Amy’s BLT Salad

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