This soup is satisfying and perfect for the winter months. Sausagemeat is simmered with tomatoes, carrots, courgettes, pepper and tortellini in a tomato soup base. Serve with garlic bread, if desired.
To cook in a slow cooker: Brown sausagemeat and onion, add all ingredients (except 250ml water, courgette and tortellini) to crock pot then cook on high 4 hours or low 6-8 hours. Add courgette about 1 hour prior to serving. Add tortellini 5 minutes before serving.
Happy to be the first reviewer to say mmmm, great soup! It smells wonderful and tastes even better! I didn't have carrots and am not crazy about them anyway, so I omitted them and tossed in a can of ceci beans to compensate. I used a mix of chicken and beef broth and included more broth rather than to add the one cup water called for. I wasn't sure I'd like the green pepper but it turned out to add a good, subtle flavor. The herb seasoning was just right. Hubs and I both enjoyed this nourishing, satisying and hearty soup. I served this with "Parmesan Herb Bread," also from this site. - 02 Jun 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I used link sausage and cooked in the broth before removing and thinly slicing. Used smoked mozzarella ravioli instead of tortellini. Not a fan of green peppers but added some thinly sliced mushrooms and fresh spinach. - 27 Sep 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was delicious and my husband loved it! We used spicy sausage and knowing that my husband was eating lots of veggies was great! - 28 Nov 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)