Thursday, November 1, 2012

30 minute thursday's: tortellini tomato spinach soup


That's right you read that correctly...30 minute Thursday's are back!

{Please forgive me...I don't have any photos.  Not a one.  What kind of a blogger am I?  Just trust me on this recipe.  It was too dark to photograph!}

No, wait, actually I do have this one:

Okay, cute aprons aside, here we go...

I've really been wanting to try a tortellini soup.  I searched around and read through lots of them.  Some seemed super bland and some seemed over the top, but this one seemed simple enough, hearty and EASY!

The original recipe is from foodnetwork and I tweaked it a bit.

This soup had so much flavor I never even used salt and pepper!

Here is what you'll need:
::2 tablespoons olive oil
::1 cup chopped yellow onion
::2 cloves minced garlic
::1lb mild Italian sausage
::2 quarts chicken stock
::14oz can diced tomatoes
::cheese tortellini {I used a 9oz package, but I think I would go with the bigger size next time}
::1 9oz bag of spinach, chopped

In a soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat, add the garlic and onion and cook for 5-7 minutes.

Add the sausage, and cook, breaking it up as you go, until it's no longer pink.  This will take about 10 minutes.

Add the stock and the tomatoes with their juice and bring to a boil.

Add the tortellini and cook according to the package directions.

Add the chopped spinach and serve.*
{Note: if there are some people in your house that don't care for spinach, instead of adding it to the big soup pot, you can add a handful of the spinach to the bottom of each bowl before adding the hot soup for those that like it.}


Serve with crusty French bread.  Or garlic cheesy bread like we did.  You can find that recipe {here}




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