Italian Sausage, Tomato, Tortellini Soup

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Italian Sausage, Tomato, Tortellini Soup
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Ingredients
  • 2 pints Heavenly Villagio Marzano® tomatoes, cut into thirds cross-wise
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. fresh sweet Italian chicken sausage, cut into 1-inch-thick rounds
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 c chicken bone broth (may substitute bone broth + water with straight soup broth)
  • 4 c water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed
  • 12 oz. tortellini, fresh
  • ¾ c milk
  • ¼ c butter, room temperature
  • ¼ c shaved parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat a large soup pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add olive oil, chicken sausage, shallots and garlic to the pot and sauté for five minutes.
  3. Add bone broth, water, tomatoes, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Whisk until broth and water are well combined.
  4. Bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Add kale, tortellini, milk and butter. Stir to combine.
  6. Simmer for 5 minutes, just long enough for the pasta to cook.
  7. Serve with fresh parmesan cheese sprinkled atop.

Recipe and photography by Rebecca Lilly Costa from xxrlilly

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