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Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup

Prep Time:20 min
Cook Time:30 min
Yield:9 cups


  • 2 tablespoons Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 pound hot or sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1/3 cup Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 2 (14 1/2 oz.) cans chicken broth
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (9 oz.) package refrigerated fresh cheese tortellini
  • 2 (12 oz.) cansPET® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 (6 oz.) package baby spinach, coarsely chopped (6 cups)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese


  1. 1.
    HEAT oil in Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium heat. Add crumbled sausage, onion and garlic. Cook and stir about 5 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually stir in chicken broth. Add Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes.

  2. 2.
    ADD tortellini; simmer 3 minutes. Add evaporated milk. Bring to a simmer.

  3. 3.
    STIR in spinach. Simmer 5 minutes to blend flavors. Ladle into bowls. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.


Serving Size (1/9 of recipe), Calories 350 (Calories from Fat 170), Total Fat 19g (Saturated Fat 8g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 55mg, Sodium 830mg, Total Carbohydrate 29g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 9g), Protein 16g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 20%, Vitamin C 10%, Calcium 30%, Iron 10%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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