Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Soup Swap: Italian Sausage Tortellin and Potato Soup

Okay Holly, you convinced me so here you go! Great idea, thanks! The first recipe I got from a popular blog, "Big Mama." This may be one of my favorite soups ever, it is awesome and my kids love it, too!! The second came from a good friend of mine, Brooke. I hope you all enjoy them as the weather finally cools off!!

Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed (mild or spicy depending on your preference)
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
5 cups beef stock
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup red wine
28 oz. can peeled tomatoes, chopped
4 carrots, chopped
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
8 oz. can tomato sauce
3 zucchini, chopped
8 ounces cheese tortellini
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 tbs. chopped fresh parsley
Grated parmesan cheese for topping

Brown the sausage in a large pot. Drain all the grease except for 1 tablespoon, then add the onions and garlic and saute for 5 more minutes.

Add the beef stock, water, wine, tomatoes, carrots, basil, oregano and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 30 minutes.

Add the zucchini, tortellini, green bell pepper and parsley. Simmer until tortellini is cooked (about 8-10 minutes). Serve in bowls topped with grated parmesan cheese.

Potato Soup

8 cups frozen potatoes (cubed)
3 14.5 oz cans chicken broth
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 1/2 cups half and half
3 cans cream of chicken soup
24 oz. Velveeta cheese
bacon bits
chopped green onions
shredded cheddar

Bring all ingredients to a boil except soup and cheese. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in the soup and return to a simmer. Add cheese and stir until melted. Top with green onions, shredded cheddar and bacon bits, if desired.

1 comment:

The Muncies said...

i can't believe it!?!? :) Love it!!! Adding these to my file!