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Sausage Tortellini Soup

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. 

About Carol Poche'

Love Baton Rouge and bringing people home. Real estate is my passion...helping homebuyers and sellers follow their dreams. With my business partner, Jeffrey Welsh, our Baton Rouge real estate team The KeyFinders served more than 150 clients last year finding or selling their dream homes! Keyfinders Team Realty 4626 Sherwood Common Blvd. Ste. 304 Baton Rouge, LA 70816 225-335-5395

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