Spicy Sausage and Tortellini Soup
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 2 cups butternut squash, cubed
  • 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 pieces Parmesan rind
  • 1½ cups sliced spicy Italian sausage {I used the presliced Johnsonville version}
  • 1½ cups uncooked dry tortellini pasta
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large pot or dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and saute for 3-5 minutes or until the begin to soften. Add garlic and thyme and saute for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add butternut squash, tomatoes, broth, water and Parmesan rind. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 15 -20 minutes or until the squash is fork tender. Add sausage and pasta and cook for an additional 8 minutes.
If you want to make this ahead of time, follow all the steps but don't add the pasta. Reheat the soup and add the pasta 8 minutes before serving.
Recipe by My Suburban Kitchen at https://www.mysuburbankitchen.com/spicy-sausage-tortellini-soup/