Cheese Tortellini Soup with Sausage


1 lb sweet Italian sausage
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
5 cups beef stock
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup dry red wine
1 (28 oz) can chopped tomatoes
1 cup thinly sliced carrots
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1 lb package of fresh cheese tortellini
1 medium green pepper,chopped
1 and 1/2 cups sliced zucchini
1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated


  • In a stock pot brown the sausage over medium high heat, removing the casing and breaking it up and cooking for about 5 minutes.
  • Drain well, leaving 1 tsp of drippings in the pot.
  • Set the sausage aside, reduce heat to medium, then add the onion and garlic and cook until soft, another 5 minutes or so.
  • Add the broth, water, wine, tomatoes, carrots, herbs  tomato sauce and sausage.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for about 30 minutes.
  • Skim off any fat, then add the tortellini and bell pepper, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add the zucchini and simmer for another 20 minutes.
  • To serve, ladle soups into bowls, sprinkle with Parmesan and serve with crusty bread.




15 min


35 min


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