Hearty Pasta Tomato Soup

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'I adapted the original recipe for this flavorful soup so I could make it in the slow cooker,' writes Lydia Kroese from Minnetonka, Minnesota. 'It's ideal for staff luncheons at the school where I work, since we don't have easy access to a stove or oven.'

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
14
Yield:
14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage

  • 6 cups beef broth

  • 1 (28 ounce) can stewed tomatoes

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 2 cups sliced zucchini

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 cup sliced carrots

  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped

  • ¼ cup minced fresh parsley

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 2 cups frozen cheese tortellini

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. In a skillet, cook the sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker; add the next 13 ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or until the vegetables are tender.

  2. Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain. Stir into slow cooker; cover and cook 30 minutes longer. Serve with Parmesan cheese if desired.