1 lb. ground Italian sausage, hot or mild
2 C refrigerated tortellini, just under 10oz.
1 small yellow onion, diced 3 tbsp flour
3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp oregano 1 tsp hot sauce
1 C heavy cream 5 C chicken broth
2 C spinach 1/2 tsp mustard powder
1/4 tsp pepper Salt to taste
1 pinch red pepper flakes 1 pinch cayenne, optional
Sauté sausage; drain and set aside; add garlic and simmer; Add flour to blend; add all spices, hot sauce, broth. Blend the cream into mixture and bring to a boil. Add tortellini and sausage, simmer for 30 minutes. Add spinach at end to soften for 5 minutes.
Such an easy dish … we know the temperature is going to drop EVENTUALLY, then you will be ready with this special
Top with red pepper flakes for extra SPICE! Great served with Caesar Salad and Cheese topped French Toast. Enjoy!!
Quick tips: 1) Next day, add more broth to make more liquid.
2) Take leftovers and put in small SOLO cups; freeze.
Remove cup linings, take frozen mixture and place in freezer bag to save for a later day. Perfect for easy soup dinner for two (or more) on those rainy days.