Makes 8-10 servings
Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 30 min
2 Tbs Olive oil (add more as needed)
16 oz sweet Italian sausage (Turkey or pork or vegetarian)-cut in bite sized pieces
1 large onion chopped
64 oz chicken stock (fresh, canned, boxed or spoon able-vegitarians can sub Veg. Broth)
1-2 cups fresh mushrooms sliced or 1 8 oz can, drained (optional)
2- 14 oz cans (or 1 -28 oz can) Kidney, navy or pinto beans-drained and rinsed
2- 15 oz cans Bella Luna diced tomatoes
1 tsp each dried: oregano, rosemary, basil and thyme (fresh-2 TBS- is always best if not then dried)
12 oz. tortellini, uncooked
Salt and Pepper to taste
16 oz washed baby spinach
Fresh Basil and Parmesan cheese for garnish
In a 10 qt. pot, heat oil, saute onions, add sausage and brown. Drain. Add broth, tomatoes, mushrooms and herbs. Bring to boil on high, lower to Med and simmer 10 min. Add Pastas. return to boil on Med High then lower to simmer for 10 min. Add spinach last few minutes. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil. Add crusty Italian bread. Buon appetito!
Freezable. Recipe can be cut in 1/2 for smaller proportions.
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