This past Saturday was also National Tortellini Day and I decided to celebrate with a simple and delicious tortellini soup. This soup comes together really easily- no simmering all day or tons of prep work ahead of time.
Even better when I know that I generally always have what I need to make it on hand. For example- I like to use evaporated milk in this recipe because I always keep a can in the pantry- but you could also swap out cream or half and half if you happen to have it available.
I love the flavor that they sausage brings to this dish. I like to use Owen’s HOT for this because it brings a lot of heat and spice. I’m always looking for recipes to sub in sausage or ground turkey after recently learning that Isabella has a food intolerance to beef; she ate TWO bowls of this for dinner!
Cheesy tortellini with Italian sausage in a tomato broth.
- 1 lb Hot or Spicy sausage ground, not links
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 3 cups chicken stock
- 1 lb fresh cheese tortellini
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk or cream
- Parmesan cheese
Break up and brown the sausage over medium heat in a large pot.
After the sausage is fully cooked, you may drain the grease if necessary.
Add the garlic, salt, pepper, crushed tomatoes, and chicken stock to the pot.
Bring this mixture to a boil.
Add the tortellini and cook for the length of time directed on the package.
After the tortellini is tender, remove from heat and add the evaporated milk.
Top with Parmesan cheese before serving.