Soup, Stew, Chili

Italian Sausage and Spinach Tortellini Soup

This soup is the perfect way to warm your family up on a cold, busy night. You only need 5 ingredients, one pot, and less than 30 minutes. It was so good, we fought over the leftovers!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground Italian Sausage
  • 23 to 25 oz Jar of Marinara Sauce (make sure it’s a good quality sauce that you love!)
  • 32 oz Chicken Broth
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 20 oz fresh Cheese Tortellini  (frozen would work too!)
  • 3 to 4 Cups Fresh Spinach

Directions:

In a large soup pot, brown the sausage over medium heat. Cook until browned, then drain grease if needed.

Add the marinara sauce, the broth, and water. Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil.

Carefully add the tortellini and turn the heat down to medium. Simmer 7 to 10 minutes, until the tortellini is tender. Add the spinach and stir just until the spinach starts to wilt.

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Soup, Stew, Chili

Hamburger Soup

Hamburger soup is so comforting and healthy. Don’t be afraid to change it up, depending on what you have on hand and what your family likes. Sometimes I add green beans, or peas.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs ground beef (or ground turkey is great too!)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 bell peppers (any color), chopped
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 5 red potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 14.5 oz  can petite diced tomatoes
  • 3 Cups beef broth
  • 3 Tbl tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano

Directions:

In a large pot, brown the meat over medium heat. Drain fat, if necessary. Add the onions and celery, and cook until the onions start to soften. Add the remaining ingredients, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat. Cover the pot and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the veggies are tender. Add more broth or water to reach desired thickness. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more salt if needed.

Recipe slightly adapted from The Pioneer Woman