But The Soup....oh my gosh, THE SOUP.....
1 lb Italian sausage (if it is in casing take it out)
1 small sweet onion, diced small
1 tsp. minced garlic
3/4 cup diced or shredded carrots
1 32oz box low sodium chicken broth
4 cups water
1 can original petite diced tomatoes
2 tbs. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. each salt and pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
4 tbs. tomato paste
19 oz package frozen cheese tortellini
shaved or shredded Parmesan cheese
Pour in the chicken broth, water, tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic powder and tomato paste. Let it simmer together for 30 minutes. Taste and add more salt if you require it but keep in mind you are going to add Parmesan cheese which is salty as well.
Throw in the frozen tortellini and simmer for another 10 minutes or until the tortellini is cooked through.
Serve this Italian Tortellini Soup hot and top with Parmesan cheese. You can try it without but I promise you the Parmesan makes this dish.