Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini

    Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini


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    About this recipe: Italian sausage, garlic, tomatoes, red wine and tortellini - this hearty soup combines favourite ingredients from an Italian kitchen.

    Serves: 8 

    • 500g Italian sausages, casings removed
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1.2L beef stock
    • 125ml water
    • 125ml red wine
    • 4 large tomatoes - peeled, seeded and chopped
    • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
    • handful fresh basil leaves
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 250g passata
    • 185g sliced courgette
    • 250g fresh tortellini pasta
    • handful chopped fresh parsley

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

    1. In a 5 litre casserole, brown the sausage over medium high heat. Remove sausage and drain, reserving 1 tablespoon of the dripping.
    2. Saute onions and garlic in dripping. Stir in beef stock, water, wine, tomatoes, carrots, basil, oregano, passata and sausage. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
    3. Skim fat from the soup. Stir in courgette and parsley. Simmer covered for 30 minutes. Add tortellini during the last 10 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese on top of each serving, if desired.


    If you can't find Italian sausage, use any spicy pork sausage.

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    Used different ingredients. Swapped Italian sausage (not something that you often come across in the UK) for good Chorizo, tinned tomato if I have them instead of fresh (quicker) & pinch of sugar - 12 Feb 2009

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