Cheese Tortellini Soup with Sausage

Serves: 6
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners

Preparation time:
Cooking time:

Ingredients

1 12-14 oz pkg smoked sausage
2 T olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 T minced garlic
1 t dried thyme
1/2 t crushed red pepper flakes
32 oz chicken or vegetable broth
4 c chopped kale, chard or spinach
1 can cannellini or navy beans, rinsed and drained
8 oz cheese tortellini-fresh, dried or frozen
1 c shredded Asiago or Parmesan cheese

Method

1. slice sausage into thin slices
2. Heat oil in heavy soup pot. Add sausage, onion, garlic, thyme and red pepper flakes; sauté about 10 min
3. Add broth, bring to a boil. Add chopped greens and beans. Return to boil and stir in tortellini. Simmer 4-12 min, according to package directions. until pasta is just tender
4 Ladel soup into bowls and top with cheese, serve.

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