Creamy Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage and Kale provides maximum flavor with minimum time investment. Soup is always one of our favorite comfort foods. For this reason, a bowl of this soup with some crusty bread satisfies anytime of year.
This recipe is inspired from a version by Holly Erickson and Natalie Mortimer of The Modern Proper. Our recipe seems to vary by what is in season. We interchange kale with spinach as well as different types of tortellini depending on the time of year. Quality ingredients we use include Cento’s San Marzano tomatoes, the sweet Vidalia onion, Wegmans Italian Classics Cheese Tortellini, and of course our favorite go to salt and pepper – Trader Joe’s Sea Salt (Africa) and Rainbow Peppercorn (Vietnam).
Our kids love to make it with Valarie and it is one of the go to dishes we share in our cooking workshops and foodie groups.
Such a great dish to add to your Holiday table, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. We hope you enjoy this soup as much as we do.
1 lb. of ground Italian sausage
1 bunch of kale (or spinach)
1 16oz. can of Cento San Marzano crushed tomatoes
1 medium sweet Vidalia onion
1 quart of chicken stock
6–8 cloves of garlic
1 Tbsp. of tomato paste
1 package of Wegmans Italian Classics Cheese Tortellini
1/2 tsp. of crushed red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp. Trader Joe’s Sea Salt (Africa)
1/2 tsp. crushed black peppercorns (Vietnam)
1 cup of heavy cream
1/2 cup of Wegmans grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup of Wegmans Organic Italian Classics extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
Chef’s Note: Fresh spinach makes a great substitute for the kale. Use whatever is on hand.
Keywords: Soup, Creamy Tortellini, Kale, Italian sausage