Sausage, Kale, and Tortellini Soup

This soup is an ideal entrée for those cool, crisp fall days.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 4 hoursDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. Kielbasa or Italian sausage, cut into ½" coins
  • 1 bulb fennel, chopped (top included)
  • 1 leek, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch kale, stemmed and chopped
  • 8 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 2 quarts vegetable stock
  • 1 cup canned cannellini beans, rinsed
  • 8 oz. tortellini
  • ¼ tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 oz. fresh Romano, grated
  • 2 oz. fresh Parmesan, grated

Directions

  • Heat the oil to medium temperature in a large stockpot. Add the sausage, fennel, leek, kale, tomatoes onion, shallot, and garlic; sauté for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the wine and let reduce by half. Add the stock; simmer for 3½ to 4 hours.
  • Add the beans and tortellini; let cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until tortellini is cooled al dente. Stir in pepper.
  • Serve with cheeses sprinkled over the top.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. Kielbasa or Italian sausage, cut into ½" coins
  • 1 bulb fennel, chopped (top included)
  • 1 leek, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch kale, stemmed and chopped
  • 8 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 2 quarts vegetable stock
  • 1 cup canned cannellini beans, rinsed
  • 8 oz. tortellini
  • ¼ tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 oz. fresh Romano, grated
  • 2 oz. fresh Parmesan, grated

Directions

  • Heat the oil to medium temperature in a large stockpot. Add the sausage, fennel, leek, kale, tomatoes onion, shallot, and garlic; sauté for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the wine and let reduce by half. Add the stock; simmer for 3½ to 4 hours.
  • Add the beans and tortellini; let cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until tortellini is cooled al dente. Stir in pepper.
  • Serve with cheeses sprinkled over the top.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories630
Total Fat33g
Saturated Fat12g
Cholesterol80mg
Sodium2070mg
Total Carbohydrate51g
Dietary Fiber7g
Sugars9g
Protein26g