Italian sausage, garlic, tomatoes, red wine and tortellini - this hearty soup combines favourite ingredients from an Italian kitchen.
If you can't find Italian sausage, use any spicy pork sausage.
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
Divine! Sublime!! LOVED this soup!!! No changes needed though perhaps a suggestion? Use 6 cups of beef broth versus 5 and add only as much tortellini as you plan on eating at each serving. The soup literally sopes up the broth, so if you have leftovers (which are even BETTER the next day) you have no broth as the tortellini has absorbed it! Thanks to Mary P - my hat's off to you!!!! - 19 Jan 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
WOW! Delicious! Everyone LOVED this soup and went back for seconds. I served it with the foccacia bread recipe from this site, YUM! Only thing I changed was used broth instead of water and added 1 cup of spinach. To make it more practical I just used 3 cans beef broth which is a little over 5 cups. 2 medium sized carrots equals 1 cup and 1 medium sized zucchini equals 1.5 cups. I used petite cut diced canned tomatoes, drained - about a can and a half was perfect! DO NOT add any salt to this soup - I used low-sodium broth and it was a tad too salty for me. Thank you for this great recipe! - 15 Sep 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)