Fall is here! Saturday after my long run, it was rainy and dreary so I decided to try a new soup recipe and it was FABULOUS!
It was hearty, delicious and nutritious!
Sausage, Kale & Tortellini Soup
Leave the vegetables a little chunkier than I usually would for this stew since it cooks for a while. Otherwise, you are left with mushy vegetables.
3-4 (or more) cloves garlic minced
1 lb Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey
Crushed red pepper flakes
4-5 large carrots, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 (or more) large zucchini, cut into slices or bite-sized pieces
1 can diced tomatoes (not drained)
1 can tomato sauce
Fresh oregano (this is a MUST)
1 box chicken stock
1 box beef stock
3 cups water
1 package dried cheese tortellini
1 bag kale or 1-2 bunches
Instructions: In a dutch oven, cook the sausage until browned. Drain/rinse and take the sausage out of the pan. Add in the onions and red pepper flakes. Cook until they are pretty soft (several minutes) and add in the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the carrots and cook for a couple of minutes. Add in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, cooked sausage and broth – season with a healthy amount of salt and black pepper. Add in the fresh basil and oregano. Simmer for a bit (maybe 10-15 minutes) and then add in the zucchini and the package of tortellini and enough chicken stock, beef stock and water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until tortellini is about done. Add kale and simmer a few more minutes.
Makes around 12– 1.5 cup servings. 4 PP+/serving
I separated out half of the batch before adding the tortellini. I froze half with out the tortellini so I can add it in later on. (Though it was delicious, I didn’t feel like eating soup for weeks.) I even took a large container to my boyfriend (the non-soup eater) to try and he loved it!