Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Total Time: 40 min
Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

2 cans College Inn® Light & Fat Free Chicken Broth
    50% Less Sodium
3 Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
1 medium onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 3/4 cups water
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 package refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 package fresh baby spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
2 1/4 teaspoons minced fresh basil OR 3/4 teaspoons
    dried basil
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Dash crushed red pepper flakes
Shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Crumble sausage into a Dutch oven; add onion. Cook and stir over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in broth, water and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Add tortellini; return to a boil. Cook for 7-9 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Reduce heat; add spinach, basil, pepper and pepper flakes. Cook 2-3 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted.
  3. Serve with cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Information (Amount Per Serving): Calories: 203 Total Fat: 8 g Saturated Fat: 2 g Cholesterol: 40 mg Sodium: 878 mg Total Carbohydrates: 18 g Fiber: 3 g Protein: 16 g

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of College Inn®/©Del Monte Corporation.