Wednesday, March 6, 2013

best ever sausage and tortellini soup

This was a favorite for me.  Flavorful and creamy yet I didn't feel too guilty because I used light pork sausage and fat free evaporated milk.  I thought the herbs were perfect.  I actually made two pots of this soup; one with tortellini and one with whole wheat egg noodles which is what I enjoyed.  You'll want to make two pots of this stuff.

best ever sausage and tortellini soup (adapted from Party In My Kitchen)
1 pound Jimmy Dean light sausage
1/2 onion, chopped
1/4 green pepper, chopped
1/2 cup carrots, diced
1 cup tortellini or whole wheat egg noodles
4 cups water
1 can fat free evaporated milk
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon parsley (I used freeze dried)
1 tablespoon chives (I used freeze dried)
pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese, optional

In a stock pot, brown sausage until half cooked.  Add onion, pepper and carrots and cook until sausage is fully cooked.  Add water, evaporated milk, bouillon, herbs, pepper and pasta.  Cook until pasta is tender.  Serve with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.


  1. We tried this tonight and my kids flipped! They fought over who got thirds!! Camie, I love you and I love this blog!

  2. I love you right back! So fun to hear that friends are finding some good recipes here. My little guy still sleeps with the little monkey puppet that your little guy gave him for his first birthday!

  3. I feel like making a new soup tonight...everyone is sick. I don't have Jimmy Dean or evaporated milk, but have some ideas for substitutes. Wish me luck.