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This hearty soup with tortellini, sausage, beans and kale, is the perfect meal to come home to after a long day.
- 1 cup dried pesto tortellini
- 1⁄2 lb raw Italian chicken sausage, removed from casing
- 2 cups tuscan kale, rough chopped
- 1 (15 ounce) can white kidney beans
- 2 quarts chicken broth
- 1⁄2 cup dry white wine (I used chardonnay)
- 1⁄4 cup shaved parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, finely minced
- 1 -2 chicken bouillon cube
- In a large pot head up olive oil. Brown the sausage. Add in garlic cooking until fragrant.
- Pour in white wine. cook until reduced completely.
- Transfer sausage into a bowl, and set aside.
- Add in broth & bring to a boil. Be sure to scrape off any brown bits from the bottom. Before adding your pasta, taste the both. If it's too bland, add up to 2 chicken bouillon (2 TBSP) to flavor. Add in tortellini and cook for 2 minutes less recommended time on the package, leaving the lid cracked open to let the steam come out.
- Once timer goes off add in the beans.
- Then the kale & sausage. Remove from heat & let sit covered for 2 minutes.
- Serve into bowls, garnishing with parmesan.