Sunday, January 27, 2013

Italian Chicken Sausage Tortelloni Soup


1 pound of Italian chicken sausage
1 medium white onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1.5 cups water
1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 pound package fresh cheese tortelloni
6 oz. fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon dried or fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon rosemary
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, fresh ground
1 cup frozen broccoli 
shredded Parmesan cheese


1.  Crumble sausage into a Dutch oven; add onion. Cook and stir over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the chicken broth, water and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. 
2.  Add tortelloni; return to a boil. Cook for 7-9 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; add the spinach, herbs, and black pepper. Add frozen broccoli with 5 minutes remaining.  Serve with Parmesan cheese if desired.

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