Fall means yummy soups that warm you up. I love this (faux) Sausage & Tortellini Soup because it is so hearty and really “sticks to your ribs”. I love a hearty soup because it feels like a complete meal. A thin, watery soup can be a good first course but isn’t enough to fill you up. If you want something that makes a good lunch or dinner, this is the soup for you!
Sausage & Tortellini Soup
This a great fall soup, it's hearty and warms you up. This is a great recipe for lunch or dinner. I like to make it for dinner early in the week and then enjoy the leftovers for lunches.
- 1/2 cup onions chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
- 2 Tbsp basil chopped
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
- 3 ounces light cream cheese
- 2 cups spinach fresh
- 14 ounces Lightlife Gimme Lean Veggie Protein ground sausage style
- 32 ounces vegetable stock
- 274 grams cheese tortellini Trader Joe's
Spray the bottom of a soup pot or Dutch oven with non-stick spray. Over medium-high heat add the onions and cook until softened.
Add garlic and stir together and cook for another 30-60 seconds until fragrant.
Cut up Gimme Lean sausage into small bite sized pieces.
Add the Gimme Lean sausage to the pot and stir together. Cook until Gimme Lean is thoroughly cooked
Add the vegetable broth, crushed tomatoes, basil, Italian seasoning, salt, and red pepper flakes, increase the heat and bring to a boil.
Once soup is boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
Uncover the pot and add the cream cheese. Whisk the cream cheese in while simmering until the cheese is dissolved.
Add the tortellini and spinach and stir together. Cover the pot and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Points Information per serving (6 servings - 1-3/4 cup each):
Freestyle - 8 SP
Beyond the Scale - 8 SP
Points Information per serving (8 servings - 1-1/3 cup each):
Freestyle - 6 SP
Beyond the Scale - 6 SP
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