45 minutes - 1 hour
1 hour, 10 minutes
Italian Sausage and Spinach Soup with Tortellini
Get ready to treat yourself to a delightful bowl of Italian sausage and spinach soup with tortellini. This heartwarming and flavorful soup brings together the best of Italian sausage, tender tortellini and nutritious spinach, all simmered in a rich and aromatic broth.
To begin, cook the tortellini just right, following the package instructions until they reach that perfect al dente texture. Once cooked, give them a quick rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process, and they're all set aside.
Next up is the star of the show, the Italian sausage. Gently remove it from its casing and give it a nice browning in a large pot, using a drizzle of extra light olive oil.
Once the sausage is cooked through and perfectly browned, drain off any excess fat and introduce the diced onion, celery and carrot. These aromatic veggies bring depth and texture to the soup, and you’ll sauté them until they turn tender and develop a hint of caramelized goodness.
For an extra boost of flavor, sprinkle in some fragrant Italian seasoning, along with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. The Italian seasoning works its magic, infusing the soup with its wonderful blend of herbs and spices, giving it that authentic and savory taste.
To take the soup to the next level, add some chicken broth and bring it to a gentle simmer. The broth works its wonders, infusing the soup with a delightful savory essence that serves as the perfect foundation for all the incredible ingredients.
A couple of bay leaves make their entrance, infusing the broth with their subtle yet captivating aroma while the soup simmers away for 30 minutes. This allows all the ingredients to mingle and create a symphony of flavors.
Right before serving, add the finishing touch: vibrant flat leaf spinach, which gently wilts in the hot broth, bringing a burst of freshness and a gorgeous green hue to the soup.
And now, it's time to ladle this comforting masterpiece into bowls and indulge in every spoonful. The combination of the mouthwatering Italian sausage, tender tortellini and wholesome spinach creates a delightful harmony of textures and tastes. Each bite is an exquisite experience that warms you up from the inside out.
Whether you enjoy it for a satisfying lunch, a cozy dinner or to comfort you on a chilly day, this soup is a true gem that will surely become a favorite in your kitchen. So, go ahead and savor the goodness!
- Bring a medium pot of water to a boil.
- Cook tortellini according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold running water. Set aside.
- Gently apply pressure to remove Italian sausage from casing.
- In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sausage. Cook until sausage is brown and no pink remains.
- Drain fat from pan. Add onion, celery, and carrot and sauté 3-5 minutes. Add Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste, sauté 10 minutes.
- Add diced tomatoes and gently scrape bottom of pan. Add chicken broth and reduce heat to simmer. Add bay leaves and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add spinach, parsley, and tortellini, cook for 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve.
Recipe courtesy of Chef Alyssa,
ALDI Test Kitchen