Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup

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Total Time
10 mins
15 mins

My DD found this in a recent issue of Taste of Home Healthy Cooking and made it for dinner. Although she subbed a combo of hot and mild sausage for the turkey links, it turned was great! Paired with Italian bread this was a filling and hearty soup, especially good on this raw, rainy Sunday night.

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  1. Crumble sausage into a Dutch oven; add onion.
  2. Cook and stir over medium heat until meat is no longer pink.
  3. Add garlic; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  4. Add the broth, water and tomatoes. Bring to a boil.
  5. Stir in tortellini; return to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-8 minutes or until tortellini are tender, stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the spinach, basil, pepper and pepper flakes; cook 2 - 3 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted.
  8. Serve with cheese if desired.