Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Recipe of the Week -- Tortellini Minestrone Soup

It's getting to be that time of year again...ok, it's not. It's Tennessee, and it's still hot, but there is the hint of fall in the air. And so I'm beginning to itch for my fall comfort food recipes! This is one that I adapted from Southern Living.

Tortellini Minestrone Soup

1 medium onion, chopped1 tbsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves, chopped
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup white wine
2 large cans diced tomatoes
1 pkg frozen green beans
1 pound Italian sausage (I use chicken sausage)
italian seasoning, basil, etc to taste
1 pkg cheese tortellini

brown sausage in a large stockpot.
add olive oil and saute onion in hot oil in a over medium heat 8 min or until onion is tender. add garlic and spices, cook 1 minute.
 add the wine and cook for about 5 minutes
 follow by chicken stock
 and tomatoes
 bring mixture to a boil
 then add the green beans and simmer for about 15 minutes
 finally, add the tortellini and cook for 10-12 minutes depending on package directions.

 top with parmesan cheese if you so desire. enjoy

this is great with tiramisu for dessert!


Shanda said...

MMM...this looks good!

I left a couple of awards on my blog for you tonight.

yonca said...

MMMM...Looks really yummy!
Also desert is one of my favorite:-)
Hope you're havimg a great week Lora. Hugs!!!

Anonymous said...

Love this recipe :)