tortellini soup
Baking With Blondie

Studio 5 Recipe Box: Creamy Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Shared by friend of the show, Mandy Merriman. Find more of Mandy’s recipes at www.bakingwithblondie.com.

Creamy Sausage and Tortellini Soup

makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground Italian sausage (can be mild or hot)
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, grated
  • 4 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 (10oz) package refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 large handful of baby spinach
  • 2 cups milk
  • salt and pepper

Method

  1. In a large soup pot, brown sausage over medium-high heat until cooked through completely. Transfer cooked sausage to a paper-towel lined plate and set aside to drain. Keep about 1-2 Tablespoons of grease in the pan.
  2. Stir in onions and carrots and saute for about 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent. Add in the garlic and saute for about another minute. Stir in the flour until it covers all the veggies and browns just a teeny bit.
  3. Slowly add in the chicken stock, stirring after adding it a little at a time. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer for about 5 minutes.
  4. In a separate small pot, bring tortellini in water to a boil for 30 seconds, then drain. Add to the soup.
  5. Add in sausage, spinach, and milk, simmer about 2 minutes, add in salt and pepper, then serve!

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