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Turkey Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup

The soup du jour is Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup: a rustic compilation of robust, yet sweet turkey sausage, fresh, colorful spinach, soft tortellini pillows and juicy tomatoes, all brought together in a flavorful Italian seasoned broth.

  • Turkey Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup
  • Ingredients
    • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
    • ½ large yellow onion, diced
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 lb. turkey sausage
    • 4 oz. fresh spinach, chopped
    • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
    • Salt, to taste
    • Black pepper, to taste
    • 1 (15 oz.) can great northern beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes with oregano and basil
    • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
    • 1 (9 oz.) package three cheese tortellini
    • ¼ cup shaved parmesan cheese, for garnish
    • ¼ cup fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley, chopped, for garnish

    Directions
    1. Heat olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven to medium-high heat. Add onion and saute 3-4 minutes, until soft. Add garlic and saute 1 minute, until fragrant. Add ground turkey sausage and allow to brown, about 5-6 minutes. Stir in chopped spinach and saute until it wilts, about 1 minute. Stir in seasonings and a pinch of salt and ground black pepper. 1. Add a can of seasoned diced tomatoes with the juice, chicken broth and tortellini and bring to a boil. Reduce to medium, cover and allow to cook 10-15 minutes, until tortellini is fully cooked. 1. Taste and season as necessary. Top with parmesan cheese and parsley.

    Nutrition

    Calories 300, Total Fat 12g (Saturated 2g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 660mg, Total Carbohydrate 28g (Dietary Fiber 4g, Sugars 4g), Protein 21g, Vitamin A 20%, Vitamin C 25%, Calcium 10%, Iron 15% *Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.


    Serves: 8 servings

    Kid-friendly Main Dish Winter European 20 Minute Meal Soup Fall