The nights are turning cooler and this rustic Italian soup will soon become one of your family's favorites! This hearty soup is even tastier the next day.
1 package (regular or turkey) Italian sausage links (4 ounces each), casings removed
1 package bulk (regular or turkey) Italian sausage
1 medium onion, diced
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 3/4 cups water
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 package (9 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
2 1/4 teaspoons minced fresh basil
3/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
Dash crushed red pepper flakes or dash cayenne pepper
Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional
Makes 6 servings.
Note: Serve with crusty Italian garlic bread and green salad. You can substitute bowtie pasta for the cheese tortellini.
P.O. Box 8 Tulsa, OK 74101-0008