Monday, December 13, 2010

Get Your Soup On

With all this frigid weather, all I want to do is eat soup. Last week we had French Onion soup (Paula Deen's recipe- delicious!) Monday, leftovers Tuesday and Roasted Carrot and Ginger soup Wednesday. My poor husband both nights asked me what our main dish was and I replied "umm, its just the soup." I sometimes forget that men like to eat way more than women. It is unbearably cold here today, they said we could even get a snow flurry (crazy for Charleston), so all I want is soup for dinner again. I decided to make a more manly soup in hopes that it would keep my husband full and serve as a real main dish! This is a recipe I have adapted from my mom. It is super easy and can just simmer until you are ready to eat! I like to serve with toasted Parmesan Bread.

The cooked sausage and onions

The chicken stock and veggies simmering

Tortellini added


The finished product!

TORTELLINI AND SAUSAGE SOUP
-1 PACKAGE CHEESE FILLED TORTELLINI (IN THE REFRIGERATOR SECTION)
-1 POUND ITALIAN SAUSAGE (WE USE HOT)
-1 BAG BABY SPINACH
-2 ZUCCHINIS SLICED
-2 CARROTS DICED
-1 ONION SLICED
-1 CAN DICED TOMATOES
-1 PACKAGE HIDDEN VALLEY POWDERED RANCH DRESSING
-8/10 CUPS CHICKEN BROTH
-PARMESAN CHEESE

COOK THE SAUSAGE AND ONION TOGETHER UNTIL SAUSAGE IS COOKED THROUGH AND BROWN. MEANWHILE IN A LARGE POT OR CROCK POT POUR THE CHICKEN BROTH IN AND SIMMER ON MEDIUM HEAT. ADD ZUCCHINI, CARROTS, SPINACH, TOMATOES AND RANCH DRESSING PACKET. ADD IN THE SAUSAGE AND ONION. RIGHT BEFORE SERVING ADD IN THE TORTELLINI AND COOK ABOUT 5 MINUTES. SERVE SPRINKLED WITH FRESH PARMESAN CHEESE.

10 comments:

KatiePerk said...

I hope it snows! Even if it is just flurries! Your soup looks delicious!

Christina said...

i love tortellini soup recipes! i have a "lasagna soup" recipe that you'd probably love. besides a butt load of chopping, it's fairly easy. :)

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Yes please. Looks right up my alley!! My husband's too :)

AO xoxxo said...

Yummmy! I love soup when it is cold outside! This looks really good! I will have to make it this week! Thanks for sharing!

Virginia Belle said...

This sounds delicious! I have been craving nothing but soups and stews lately so this recipe is right up my alley. I can't wait to try it!

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Lisa Fergus said...

first off, that is hilarious about your hubby asking what the main corse is! My husband has done that to me before too! ;)
now back to this man soup....it looks amazing!! Totally trying this one out! Thanks for sharing!!

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Leah said...

I must try this asap! It looks so yummy!

Luvs!

caycee said...

making this tonight!! Wish me luck :)


PS Girl you were rocking that dress in your last post! BEAUTIFUL!!

Ruthie {LookLearnLove} said...

When we first got married I got the "where's the main dish" question A LOT! and I'm seeing similarities with my two month olds nursing patterns - help me! :) For me it's all about the soup in the winter.