Recipe thrown together on a cold Winter's day! Number of servings is a guess! To make this more of a soup, add more broth and half and half --
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 8 ounces baby portabella mushrooms (sliced)
- 1 small onion (sliced)
- 1 -2 teaspoon garlic (minced)
- 2 pinches fennel seeds (optional)
- 1⁄16 teaspoon italian seasoning
- 1 lb hot Italian sausage (or mild if you prefer)
- 1⁄2 cup white wine (I used Vermouth)
- 8 ounces tomato sauce
- 14 1⁄2 ounces beef broth
- 14 ounces green beans (drained)
- 19 ounces frozen cheese-filled tortellini
- 4 ounces half-and-half
- parmesan cheese (to garnish)
- flat leaf parsley (to garnish)
- In the olive oil, in a large iron skillet, saute the mushrooms and onion for 3-4 minutes. Add minced garlic, fennel seed, and Italian seasoning ~ saute another minute. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Brown Italian sausage; blot with paper towels if you see excess fat.
- Return mushroom mixture to pan; add white wine, tomato sauce, beef broth and green beans. Bring back to heat and simmer about 5 minutes.
- Add frozen tortellini, COVER and simmer about 10-12 minutes, or until thawed and heated thoroughly.
- Add half and half; simmer 2-3 minutes more until heated through.
- Serve in bowls with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and flat leaf parsley.