Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs 30 mins

Hearty Italian soup , with a surprise ingredient. Chopped dill pickle! If you can't find a 15 oz can of beef broth , don't sweat it! Use a 14.5 if that's what you find. Soup is very forgiving!! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a dutch oven , fry your sausage until no longer pink.
  2. Add Italian tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef broth, mushrooms, pepper, onion, and garlic.
  3. Simmer, on low ,for approx 2 hours.
  4. Add cheese tortellini and chopped dill pickle.
  5. Simmer, on low, an additional hour and a half or longer. (the longer the better!).
Most Helpful

This is VERY good and so easy to put together! I only changed the green pepper to red as I don't like green peppers! I hope people don't get turned off by the dill pickle because you don't even taste it! It's a wonderfully hearty soup that I will make again!

Breezytoo October 29, 2006