This is a wonderfully hearty soup that brings raves when you serve it! Add some crusty French or Italian bread and a tossed green salad and that's all you will need! Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

Donna
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Ingredients

11
Original recipe yields 11 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Remove casings from sausage. Brown sausage and cook until crumbly. Remove meat from pot. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings.

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  • Cook onion and garlic in the drippings until tender. Add broth, water, wine, carrots, tomatoes, basil, oregano, tomato sauce, and the cooked sausage. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer uncovered 30 minutes.

  • Add zucchini, green peppers, parsley, and tortellini. Simmer another 25 minutes, covered, for fresh tortellini, or 45 minutes, covered, for frozen tortellini. Serve with fresh parmesan cheese sprinkled over the top.

Nutrition Facts

240 calories; 10.6 g protein; 15.2 g carbohydrates; 36.1 mg cholesterol; 932.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2005
This has to be one of the best soups I've ever made. It has a great flavour but I did find a pound of sausage to be too much. I will cut the meat down at least by half. I used fairly spicy italian sausage. I omitted the peppers and didn't have parmesan cheese. My husband has already asked for it again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/07/2010
The tortellini was weird my boyfriend took it out when he ate the soup. The soup was very oily and despite the vegetables it felt so unhealthy. Read More
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276 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2005
This has to be one of the best soups I've ever made. It has a great flavour but I did find a pound of sausage to be too much. I will cut the meat down at least by half. I used fairly spicy italian sausage. I omitted the peppers and didn't have parmesan cheese. My husband has already asked for it again! Read More
(62)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2003
OH MY GOSH! This is the BEST soup! We all loved it even the kids.... I made a couple of modifications because of what I had on hand... instead of sausage I used ground beef... instead of beef broth I used chicken... and omitted the red wine and instead added a tablespoon or so of Worchestershire sauce. YUMMY STUFF! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2003
This was fantastic! The only thing I changed was using added beef broth for the water and only using a dash of wine. My husband loved it and is taking the leftovers (I halved the recipe)for lunch tomorrow. I'm jealous. My toddler picked the tortellini and sausage out. Next time I make it I'll try fresh tortellini rather than frozen. Thanks for a yummy dinner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2004
This soup has a wonderful flavor and is very satisfying. I'm impressed with the simplicity of the ingredients and preparation. Like others I substituted paste for sauce and then made a few other modifications like two small potatoes instead of zucchini omitting the peppers and parsely substituting 2 cups of rotini for the tortellini and using 28 oz. of stewed tomatoes. Worked great! A very versatile recipe Donna. Nice job. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2004
I thought this was a fabulous way to make Tortellini soup. I left out the bell peppers (Contadina Stewed Tomatoes already had some in their cans and its not overpowering either) and swapped the Tomato sauce for Tomato Paste. However do not use too much. In my opinion I prefer the beef broth. Add to much sauce/paste and it thickens into a pasta sauce which is great too but its not how I vision tortellini soup so i think keeping to the broth is best with all the additions! Thanks Donna. It tasted super delicious on the very first try!!!!!!!!!!! Now that's what I call a really good recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2008
WOW WOW WOW Never before has a recipe been so complete and adjustable at the same time!! This was great because you can follow the recipe or you can tweek it to fit your pantry/fridge and still get great results everytime!! I added celery and 1 red bell and 1 green instead of 2 greens. I used a bit of Prego chunky garden combo sauce and a can of tomato paste in place of the tomatoe sauce and added a bit more spice since I used italian turkey rather then pork and the results were amazing. I ate it for breakfast and dinner the next day. I just couldn't get enough!!! Many Thanks!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2004
Excellent Soup Very Hearty I used hot Italian sausage and tomato paste instead of tomato sauce. My family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2003
We don't eat meat so I substituted Boca Italian sausage (4 links) and used a little olive oil. Also used a veggie broth instead of beef and it was OUTSTANDING!! Great for a cold winter evening! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2003
I loved this soup and my husband said it's the best soup he's ever had! I used the three cheese tortellini and the flavor was excellent. Thank you Donna! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/07/2010
The tortellini was weird my boyfriend took it out when he ate the soup. The soup was very oily and despite the vegetables it felt so unhealthy. Read More
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