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Slow Cooker Tortellini Soup with Sausage and Kale


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"Soup; Slow Cooker Tortellini Soup with Sausage and Kale"

Serves 8 | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 4 hours

Why I Love This Recipe

I choose this recipe because it is something different with the kale. I enjoy the tortellini as well.


Ingredients You'll Need

1 pound ground sweet Italian sausage
1 onion diced
2 stalks celery diced
4 cloves garlic pressed or minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup sherry or dry white wine
2 carrots diced
1 15- ounce can diced tomatoes
8 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
3 cups chopped lacinato dinosaur kale (veins removed)
1 pound fresh 3-cheese tortellini
Grated Parmesan cheese for garnish


Directions

Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook stirring occasionally until browned. Add the onion and celery and cook for 3-4 minutes then stir in the minced garlic, season with the kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add the sherry or white wine and scrape up any fond or bits on the bottom of the pan, cooking until it evaporates.


Transfer the sausage and vegetables to the insert of the slow cooker. Add the carrots, diced tomatoes, and chicken broth. Grind in the basil, oregano and parsley and stir. Cover with the lid and set the cooker to low and cook for 3 hours.


Add the tortellini and the kale to the slow cooker and cook for 30 minutes.


Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.


Pairs Well With

Crackers or Bread


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