Sausage + Tortellini Soup

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Going to an art museum with a boy from south Mississippi was one of the more interesting experiences of my life. Y’all should really give it a try.

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Like, at first he was all “oh yeah we DEFINITELY gotta do the audio tour” & then when he realized he had to wear a little remote around his neck he was all “nah man not me.”

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I honestly lost track of how many times I heard, “Man, I could draw that” or “How is this art?!” But he did enjoy all of the paintings with pretty colors. He’s so darn cute it hurts.

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After getting through the entire museum in an hour (we are already really full of culture), I made the poor man watch Gone Girl. He’s, like, a little jittery around me today & I don’t know why…???

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All to say, it was the perfect date day. Especially since he let me take endless selfies.

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Time: 45 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 4-6


  • 1 lb. of sausage, sicilian chicken sausage used here
  • 1 lb. of fresh tortellini
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 red peppers, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 6 cups of vegetable broth
  • 2 cans of fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup of packed spinach
  • 2 tbsp. of basil, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 tsp. of italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. of onion salt
  • 1/2 tsp. of crushed red pepper
  • S+P, to taste
  • Parmesan cheese, for serving

How to:

  • Cook the sausage through in a large stock pot over medium heat
  • Remove from the pot + lay on a paper towel-lined plate
  • Add olive oil to the pot + add onion + S+P, cook until soft about 3-4 minutes
  • Add red peppers + garlic + S+P, cook until soft, another 3 minutes
  • Add broth + diced tomatoes + italian seasoning + onion salt + crushed red pepper + S+P + bring to a simmer
  • Add tortellini + cook until done, about 8-10 minutes
  • Add sausage back + spinach + S+P, let warm through + spinach wilt
  • Stir in basil
  • Serve hot with extra basil + a sprinkle of parmesan cheese
  • Put it in a cup + just sip through a straw

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7 thoughts on “Sausage + Tortellini Soup

  1. bunny and mimsey says:

    Dear Rachel, this recipe looks and sounds great! In our books, anything with sausage has to be a winner!
    And as a mum and as a woman I say – don’t be so hard on yourself! You are a lovely looking girl – love yourself! Be happy to be yourself, after-all you have to live with you, a long time!
    And don’t take guys who aren’t interested in art to an art gallery! Go with a girlfriend instead.

    Cheers Mimsey


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