new recipe

Feb 20, 2010 by

dave made this wednesday night for dinner when i was at work. i had the
leftovers for lunch and MAN was it delicious.

i literally cut and pasted it from, so don’t blame me for this recipe’s weirdness in places ;)


1 lb. Italian sausage (casing removed)
1 c. chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, sliced
5 c. beef broth
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. dry red wine or water
2 c. chopped seed tomatoes (peeled)
1 c. thinly sliced carrots
1/2 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. oregano
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 1/2 c. sliced zucchini
1 (8 oz.) pkg. tortellini (any kind)
2 tbsp. parsley
1 green pepper, cut in 1/2 inch pieces

In large saucepan brown sausage. Remove drain, reserving it, drippings in pan. Saute onions and garlic in drippings until tender. Add beef broth, water, wine, tomatoes, carrots, basil, oregano, tomato sauce and sausage.

Bring to a boil. Simmer uncovered 30 minutes. Stir in zucchini, tortellini, parsley and green pepper. Simmer additional 35 to 40 minutes or until tortellini are tender. Sprinkle cheese on each serving.

Serves 6 to 8. NOTE: Fresh, frozen or dried tortellini can be used.

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  1. suzannah @ so much shouting/laughter

    yum. i love tortellini in soup.