Wednesday, December 5, 2007
I've been invited to a virtual housewarming party. Peabody over at: Culinary Concoctions by Peabody just purchased a new home and has invited all fellow food bloggers to a housewarming party. The weather has finally started to cool off here in Phoenix putting me in a soup kind of mood. So I decided to make some tortellini soup/stew to bring to Peabody's party. Congratulations on your new home Peabody! Tortellini Soup/Stew 1lb Italian sausage 2 Tbs olive oil 2 stems fresh rosemary 2 stems fresh thyme 6 cups chicken broth 1 12 oz bag of baby spinach 2 roasted red bell peppers 1 lb cheese filled tortellini 1 cup mushrooms sliced thin 1 28 ounce can diced Italian tomatoes 3 garlic cloves minced Heat oil in a large pot. Add sausage and cook till brown. Remove sausage and set aside. Add garlic and mushrooms cook 3-5 minutes over medium heat. Add tomatoes, chicken broth, herbs and peppers. Allow to simmer for at least 30 minutes. In the meantime cook the tortellini in boiling water. When the pasta is partially cooked drain and add to tomato mixture. Add reserved sausage which has been cut into disks. Cook for several minutes until pasta is done. Serve immediately with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.