Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup with Sausage
Happy First Day of Fall! So what better way to celebrate than by making one of my favorite fall suppers, this Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup! Although it really hasn't started to cool off in Kansas City yet, I know fall weather isn't too far away. This time of year I begin craving comfort foods like roasts, soups and pastas. This recipe perfectly combines two of those for you! I'll preface this recipe with saying I'm not a fan of tomato soup, unless it's from Nordstrom Cafe or it's this recipe! You guys, this is insanely delicious! And you can have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes, get to cookin'!
10 servings. Prep time/cooking time: 25 minutes
- 1 lb mild Italian sausage
- 1 package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese tortellini-I use Buitoni
- 1 T olive oil-for cooking pasta (and additional for garnish)
- 2 cans (10¾ oz each) reduced-sodium condensed tomato soup-I use Campbell's
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups half-and-half
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried basil
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- additional Parmesan cheese, for serving
- fresh basil for garnish (cut into ribbons)
Brown Italian sausage in a medium/large skillet on medium high heat. Once cooked through (I like to cook a little passed done stage so it's nice and browned) spoon onto paper towels to remove excess grease. In a large pot cook cheese tortellini to package instructions. While pasta is cooking in a large pot or dutch oven (on medium heat) combine the soup, broth, milk, cream and seasonings. Heat through, stirring frequently. Drain tortellini; carefully add to soup. Combine soup, tortellini and cooked sausage. Stir in Parmesan cheese until combined. Sprinkle each serving with fresh basil and additional cheese if desired. But let's be honest, you can never have enough cheese so you should probably add it!
Want to make a meatless version? No problem! It's just as delicious without the Italian sausage. Dare I say it's even better without?! What are some of your favorite fall recipes? I'm always looking for new things to try!