TORTELLINI SOUP W/ HOT ITALIAN SAUSAGE & BACON

 

  • Cooking Time: 30
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 10

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 150g bacon, chopped
  • 2 Italian sausages, hot, casing removed and chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic - 3 cloves
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 48 oz chicken stock or broth
  • 48 oz can diced tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika powder
  • 1 medium size leek, cut lengthwise and thinly sliced using both white & green ends
  • 1/2 bunch of parsley, chopped
  • 300 grams fresh cheese tortellini

Directions

  • Cook the Tortellini according to package just al dente, not too long as it will stay in the soup in the end.
  • Heat olive oil in large sauce pot.
  • Saute bacon, sausage, and onion over medium-high heat until onions are soft, about 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add garlic, celery and carrots and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add tomatoes, chicken stock, red wine, Italian seasoning & smoked paprika and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Add leek and parsley to soup and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add cooked tortellini and season to taste with salt and fresh ground pepper.
  • Serve with a good bread, baquette or ciabatta.

Notes

I actually checked out a number of Tortellini Soup recipes from this site and some others and then added some of this and some of that as I was looking for lots of ingredients to put in this hearty winter soup. It turned out awesome and I will be keeping this one for sure.

Categories: High Protein  Lunch  Main Dish  Pasta  Pork  Soup  Soup 

Author Credit: Many

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