A creamy tomato, tortellini, and chicken sausage soup perfect for the cool days of fall and it makes enough to feed a hungry crowd.
Yield:8 servings 1x
1 small yellow onion (chopped)
3 cloves garlic (minced)
6 chicken sausage links (I used a garlic and mozzarella variety, sliced)
4 cups chicken broth
1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes (undrained)
1 14 ounce can tomato sauce
1 large zucchini (sliced)
19 ounces frozen tortellini
4 cups baby spinach
½ cup heavy cream
½ cup Parmesan cheese
¼ cup fresh basil (roughly chopped)
2 Tablespoons fresh parsley (roughly chopped)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Additional basil and Parmesan cheese for topping
Coat the bottom of a large dutch oven with olive oil and heat over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant. Add the sliced chicken sausage and cook , stirring occasionally until heated through.
Stir in the chicken broth, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce and bring the mixture to a boil. Add the zucchini and cook for 2 minutes, then add the frozen tortellini and cook for another 5 minutes, or until tortellini is tender and hot clear through.
Remove the mixture from heat, and stir in the spinach until wilted. Stir in the cream, Parmesan cheese, basil, and parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper if needed. Serve warm with additional fresh basil and Parmesan cheese for topping, if desired.