Sweet Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup Recipe

Perfect for easy entertaining, this Sweet Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup Recipe is easy to make ahead, and add tortellini right before serving!

Sweet Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup Recipe
Over the holidays, we had dinner with our dear friends—friends we’ve known for years. I hate to say “old” friends, but we’ve been friends for more years than we can count.

They invited us to their table.

Sweet Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup Recipe

Jason recently launched a new series that he has written called “Table,” a 21st century take on Jeffersonian dinners, meant to bring together big minds to solve big problems, and feature a delicious food as part of the project. It’s brilliant!

They discuss a single topic and try to come up with a solution that creates a public good.

The “table” is a way to bring dissimilar viewpoints together, in an effort to understand, if not resolve, differences! Friends, is this not needed right now, in our communities and world?

I believe that deep down, we all share the same desires for our everyday living. We want to feed our families a nourishing meal, we want to invite people into our homes, to share our stories, listen, and connect.

When Jason showed us the “Grace” episode, he brought 8 uncommonly diverse people together, and asked them one question about graciousness. I hope you have time to check it out!

In this episode, Jason says: Is there a time in your life when you’ve experienced grace, in just the right time?

Beautiful.

Sweet Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup Recipe

Jason’s wife, Steph, whipped up a double batch of Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup, right from the Epicurean Kitchen, and then we sat around the table.

Sweet Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup Recipe

I remade it at home using DeLallo products (pizza sauce–great flavor–and their 3-cheese tortellini).

Sweet Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup Recipe

Super Easy TIP

What I love about this recipe is soup can be prepared 2 days ahead (minus the tortellini). Cover and refrigerate. Bring to simmer before continuing, and add the tortellini right before serving!

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this new idea, with so much possiblity!

Watch out Food Network, Jason’s “Table” is coming for you! :)

Preview on YouTube, here.
See the Table Show, here.
Like TABLE on Facebook, here.

Sweet Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup Recipe

Yield: 6-8

Soup can be prepared 2 days ahead (minus the tortellini). Cover and refrigerate. Bring to simmer before continuing, and add the tortellini right before serving!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves, sliced
  • 6 cups beef stock or canned broth
  • 1 (14 ounce) jar DeLallo pizza sauce
  • 2 small zucchini, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium-sized bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 2 Tbsp. dried basil
  • 2 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 8 to 10 ounces DeLallo Three Cheese Tortellini
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Sauté sweet Italian sausage in heavy Dutch oven over medium-high heat until cooked through, crumbling with back of spoon, about 10 minutes. using slotted spoon, transfer sausage to large bowl. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon drippings from Dutch oven.
  2. Add onion and garlic to Dutch oven and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Return sausage to Dutch oven. Add stock, pizza sauce, zucchini, carrot, bell pepper, wine, basil and oregano. Simmer until vegetables are tender, about 40 minutes. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to simmer before continuing.)
  3. Add tortellini to soup and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.

Adapted from Epicurious

Sweet Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup Recipe

3 comments

  1. Yummy soup…just pinned it. Watching one of the “table” episodes right now…so good! Very interesting and engaging!

  2. Hi sandy! Read ur blog and really lovvved what u had 2 say. I m terribly reluctant about entertaing. Its not just that u hav 2 cuk…but u hav 2 clean before and after the party. And do all the running around during the party. Must say u r 1 energetic lady. A big kitchen with lottts of counter space and the right tools seems a must 2 me. What about the fact that the children’s studies get disturbed if u socialise a lot during their school years?

    • Making a simple recipe, having your guests pitch in and bring something, makes it super easy! Don’t worry about your house being perfect. We usually entertained during the weekends when our kids were in school! :)

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