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Tortellini Minestrone

Rated as 4.72 out of 5 Stars

"We take turns cooking Sunday meals at my church, and this soup is always popular. It's a smart way to use zucchini, and people seem to enjoy the cheese tortellini as well as the Italian turkey sausage. -Pamela Smith of Flushing, New York"
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Ingredients

1 h 10 m servings
Original recipe yields 9 servings

Directions

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  1. In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, cook the sausage, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the broth, tomatoes, carrots, celery, ketchup and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Add the zucchini and green pepper; cook 5-7 minutes longer or until green pepper is tender. Stir in tortellini and parsley. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until tortellini is tender. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese just before serving.

Footnotes

  • Nutrition Facts: 1-1/2 cups equals 247 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 1,179 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.

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Most helpful positive review

This was a really great, filling soup! I did use vegetable broth and eliminated the sausage to make it more vegetarian friendly. I also substituted a small can of tomato sauce for ketchup. For e...

Most helpful critical review

Way too sweet and tangy. If I make it again I will substitute tomato sauce for the ketchup.

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This was a really great, filling soup! I did use vegetable broth and eliminated the sausage to make it more vegetarian friendly. I also substituted a small can of tomato sauce for ketchup. For e...

This minestrone is my most requested meal when the weather turns chilly. I add 1/2 cup dry red wine. You've got to try this recipe!

This was EXCELLENT! I made the following changes: I used 1/2 italian sausage and 1/2 spicy italian sausage, 3 garlic cloves, Cento whole canned tomatoes (which I chopped before I added them), an...

This was the best!!! My family loved it. I used dry tortellini, added 1 small can of tomato sauce instead of the ketchup. Also added a few sliced fresh mushrooms for the last 15 min. of cooking....

This recipe always turns out fantastic. My only tip would be to make it a day before. Letting the flavors blend overnight in the fridge makes it much more flavorful. (We also omit the green pepp...

AWESOME recipe! I omitted the sausage and the Parmesan, and used a can of tomato sauce instead of ketchup. Used fresh basil, oregano, rosemary and parsley. It was a huge hit!!! Hubby LOVES it! T...

This was excellent! I would even say it's the best soup I've ever had. The sausage and tortellini make it a very satisfying meal and the vegetable mix is the best.

Pretty good recipe. I used vegetarian tofu sausage, browned in a skillet first. Adding that much ketchup (or any ketchup) to a soup kind of grossed me out though, I think in the future I'll try ...

This is an excellent, hearty minestrone. I used hot Italian sausage and it turned out great. The only think that made it get 4 stars instead of 5 was it was too sweet. I took some of the hear...