Chicken & Sausage Tomato Tortellini Soup: A Star Is Born!
I’m going to say something as bold as this dish:
This is THE BEST darn soup on the lot. Seems hard to believe, I know! With all that hype about Magic Soup, you’d think there were no contenders. This soup’s magic is IN THE FLAVOR, and it’s BIG.
I don’t know what your feelings are about jarred sauce. I spent years slaving over nothing but homemade and wasn’t always thrilled with the outcome. In a hurry one day, I grabbed a jar of Ragu. Don’t shame me, but it was life-changing! (#notsponsored– Although I wouldn’t turn down the gig.) Why waste my time gushing about the sauce? Despite its glassy exterior, I believe it has earned its place—a leading role in the hit production that is this soup.
Red wine. As suspected, it offers drama of its own! The warm, bold flavor doesn’t go unnoticed. Like every great production, a star is never quite the star without the more basic ingredients supporting her role—working behind the scenes to make it happen!
Garlic, for example—so simple in its appearance (like an unexpected ballad sung from afar). It is not seen, but it is heard. It fills us from the inside out.
Chicken and Sausage are the meat of the story– a hot and spicy Italian never disappoints, right Lady Gaga?
Tortellini, watch your mouth!
The remaining cast—stocked with vegetables and delight.
The Soup Is On! (Hit the lights!)
It’s red & it’s hot! It may not be made for the runway, but it has all a ingredients for a blockbuster hit.
6 hot Italian sausages, casing removed
1.5 lbs boneless chicken breast
1 medium onion, diced
8 garlic cloves, chopped
6 large carrots, peeled and chopped
2 medium zucchini quartered and chopped
1 ear of corn removed from the cob, raw
1 large handful baby spinach, chopped
2 32oz boxes of chicken broth
2 cups Ragu tomato sauce
1/2 cup red wine
1 1/2 tsp celery flakes
1/2 tsp Himalayan seas salt
1 package of tortellini
Add a small drop of oil to your dutch oven (This is the one I use.) and cook sausage over medium heat, working the meat into small pieces until brown; remove sausage from pan.
Sautee onions, carrot, garlic, salt and dried celery flakes over medium-high heat about five minutes.
Turn heat to high, add red wine– about 2 additional minutes.
Add both boxes of chicken stock, bring to boil.
Reduce heat to simmer, add chicken– about 45 minutes.
Add zucchini and corn.
Continue to simmer until zucchini is slightly translucent, remove from heat.
If needed chop sausage into smaller pieces and add to soup.
Break chicken into smaller pieces as well.
Add 2 cups of tomato sauce to the pot, stir.
Once cooled a bit more, add spinach.
In a separate pan, boil tortellini. Strain cooked pasta and run under cold water. Add the desired amount of pasta to the soup once the soup is not piping hot, otherwise, the pasta will continue to cook.
As always shredded parmesan or asiago cheese wraps it all up neatly—and garlic bread never hurts!
Like the perfect movie on a cool, rainy day– settle in, wrap yourself tight and enjoy Chicken & Sausage Tomato Tortellini Soup: A Star Is Born.
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