This is probably my favorite soups of all time!
1 pkg. Sweet (or Hot) Italian Turkey Sausage (I use Jennie-O which is 19.5 oz.)
1/2 C. Chopped onion
3 cloves of garlic
5-6 C. Broth (vegetable, beef or chicken would work)
1/2 C. Red Wine
1/2 C. Water
3 large tomatoes (peeled, seeded & chopped) or a 14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes
1. C. sliced carrots
1/2 T. basil
1/2 t. oregano
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 1/2 C. sliced zucchini or squash (or both)
1 pkg. fresh whole wheat tortellini (mine is 9 oz.)
3 T. chopped fresh parsley
2 C. baby spinach
1. In a large pot (dutch oven), remove sausage from casings and brown. Remove from pot, reserving 1 tablespoon of drippings.
2. Saute onion, garlic and carrots. Stir in broth, water, wine, tomatoes, basil, oregano, tomato sauce and sausage. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat: simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
3. Stir in zucchini/squash and parsley. Simmer covered for another 20-30 minutes. *Add the tortellini the last 10 minutes. Add spinach at the very end. Sprinkle a little Parmesan on each serving. Makes about 8 servings.