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Creamy Sausage & Tortellini Stew

on October 21, 2014

Ok, so this was supposed to be a soup. But, like almost all of the other soups I’ve made in the past, it came out more like a stew. Hey, if the flavor is right and Fred eats it, I can adapt. Besides, I’ll take a big spoonful of hearty flavors over chasing little noodles around a sea of broth any day.

Creamy Sausage & Tortellini Stew

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Ingredients

1/2 lb. Gimme Lean Vegetarian Sausage*
1-14.5 oz can Vegetarian Broth*
1-14.5 oz can Petite Diced Tomatoes
1-9 oz package Fresh Cheese Tortellini
4 oz Cream Cheese
2 cups Baby Spinach

*Or substitute with equal amounts of other vegetarian or non-vegetarian alternatives.

Directions

1. In a medium-large saucepan, brown the sausage (you may need to either spray the pan or use oil).
2. Add the broth and tomatoes (liquid, too).
3. Bring this to a low boil.
4. Add in the cream cheese and stir until it’s melted (cutting it into chunks before adding helps it melt faster).
5. Add in the tortellini and cook, stirring frequently but gently until it’s done (5-8 minutes).
6. Turn off the heat and stir in the baby spinach.

Serve hot & add a sprinkle of fresh grated Parmesan, if you want (believe me, you’ll want…really).

Enjoy!

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