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When you need a quick, healthy meal full of tasty goodness to help you ward off a cold or get over the cruelty of hump day, this is the soup for you. Thrown together in less than 30 minutes, this flavorful dish will surely become a regular meal in your home.

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Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup

  • 1/2 lb mild Italian Sausage
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • A dash or two of crushed red pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 8 oz fresh spinach
  • 2 cups fresh  cheese tortellini

In a Dutch oven, brown Italian sausage. When done, drain meat on paper towel. In the Dutch oven, add olive oil and saute the onion, garlic, and crushed red pepper until fragrant. Add chicken broth, Italian sausage, and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Add in tortellini and cook as you normally would. When tortellini is done, stir in spinach until it is wilted. Serve and garnish with Parmesan cheese. Serves 4.

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