Is there even a wrong way to make soup? I can’t image there is when you’re adding all your favorite comfort food ingredients ;) I find so much freedom in making soup, there’s very little to mess up and it’s a great way to use all the “extras” in your fridge and pantry. Besides, it’s a great dish to serve when welcoming others to your table (or when your soul needs to be calmed). Pair it with a leafy green salad, hot bread, and a tall glass of water with lemon. Yum.
Below is my favorite soup recipe. (Now we can be soup maker twins.)
MAKE IT: SAUSAGE, KALE & TORTELLINI SOUP
1 lb sweet Italian sausage
2-3 large carrots, grated
1 large onion, diced
3-4 stalks fresh kale
swirl of olive oil
dash of salt
chicken broth (I like a BIG pot of soup, so I use about 12 cups)
1/2 cup heavy cream
Brown your sausage in a large soup pot or dutch oven. Drain grease, then add diced onion and a swirl of olive oil until the onion is softened. Add chicken broth, cover and bring to a boil. Add grated carrot and tortellini, then simmer according to package directions for tortellini. About 5 minutes before serving, add in the kale and heavy cream, stir together. Salt as needed, then serve.
Don’t forget: you can swap any of the ingredients to accommodate what you have in your kitchen!
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Tell me, which night this week are you going to make my favorite soup? And if you’re a soup maker, what is your favorite recipe?
PS. Why I make soup.
I’m putting this on my meal plan for next week – sounds like a good hearty thing to have before the weather warms up too much! Do you make soup during the summer too, or is there something else you enjoy in the warmer months?
In the summer months we like cold pasta salads, or veggie salads! Add meat (first grilled, then ate cold) and a bowl of fresh fruit, a plate of artisan cheeses and crackers, dinner is served! Super easy to put together, and cleanup is even easier!
this looks sooooooooooooooooooooooo yum. I loooove tortellini. I bought some at Aldis and it wasn’t my favorite. do you have a favorite brand/place to buy your tortellini?
I do, snort! I’ve found I love the most the kind that’s in the refrigerated section (near the cheese). If it’s hard like regular pasta, I generally don’t like it. The kind of tortellini that’s refrigerated is soft and only takes 5-7 minutes to cook. Here are a few brands I really like: Buitoni and Giovanni Rana. So glad you asked ;)
This recipe has been talking to me since I read it!
I just made it, exactly as you did, and it is phenomenal! Thanks so much for sharing!
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