This is one of our favorite Italian- flavored soups. It's a quick and easy soup to make and it is perfectly spiced with our Spaghetti Blend, Basil and Chili Flakes.
The combination of these herbs with the Italian sausage, tortellini's, tomatoes and spinach gives this soup a delicious Italian flavor. A perfect Italian meal in a bowl!
SPAGHETTI BLEND, Basil (dried herb), Chili Flakes
1 lb. sweet Italian sausage
1 Tblspn olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 Tblspn minced garlic
4 cups chicken stock (not broth)
1/2 cup red wine
2 cans diced (Italian Style) tomatoes (14.5 ounce cans), undrained
1 can (6 ounce) tomato paste
1 Tblspn Spaghetti Blend
1 Tblspn Basil (dried herb)
1/2 tsp Chili Flakes
2 tsp granulated sugar
Salt/Pepper (to taste)
19 ounce package of frozen tortellini's
3 ounces of fresh baby spinach
1 (15.5 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained
Cook the sausage and drain the fat. Crumble the sausage into small pieces and set it aside. In a large soup pot, cook the onions in the olive oil until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Add the chicken stock, wine, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, spices and salt/pepper and bring this mixture to a low boil. Cook on medium low for about 6 minutes and then add the sausage. Cook for another minute and then stir in the beans and the spinach. Cook for about a minute and then add the frozen tortellini's. Stir the soup and cook it for a minute and then remove the pot from the heat. Add additional salt/pepper if needed. Serve immediately topped with shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired.