There’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to make a big family meal that’s tasty and filling but won’t take an entire day to prepare. That’s where our smoked sausage and tortellini soup recipe comes in. And if you think using tortellini pasta makes this recipe too fancy or complicated, think again…
Tortellini pasta is like a smaller version of ravioli, but instead of a square pillow of pasta, tortellini is shaped like a ring and stuffed with meat or cheese filling, like pork, sausage, prosciutto, or Parmesan cheese. You can make tortellini pasta dough at home, but it can be pretty time-consuming. That’s why for our smoked sausage and tortellini soup recipe, we suggest purchasing a package of cheese tortellini at the market.
This is technically a soup recipe — made with chicken broth base — by adding Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage, this soup also makes a satisfyingly filling and delicious main course.
Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage is made with quality cuts of pork, turkey, and beef and the links are perfectly seasoned with traditional spices and then smoked to perfection. Hillshire Farm® has a variety of smoked rope sausage flavors to choose from, too, and they all work perfectly in this smoked sausage and tortellini soup recipe. Try Beef Smoked Sausage, Hot Smoked Sausage, Turkey or Beef Polska Kielbasa, and many other varieties of Hillshire Farm® sausage. There’s even a Lite Smoked Sausage made with real cuts of lower-fat and lower-calorie quality meats.
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 medium onion (1/2 inch minced)
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
- 1 pkg. Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage (cut into 1/4 inch slices)
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 pkg. fresh cheese tortellini
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese (optional)
- Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Sauté onion and garlic in oil until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and smoked sausage and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add the diced tomatoes, broth, tortellini, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently for 5 minutes, then stir in spinach and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes. Serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, if desired.
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|Calories130Calories from Fat70|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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