Smoked Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Turkey sausage helps keep this soup low in calories and fat yet still hearty .



1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, 1/2-inch dice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 (14 ounce) package Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
4 cups chicken broth
1 (9 ounce) package fresh cheese tortellini
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups baby spinach
Parmesan cheese (optional)


Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic in oil until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and smoked sausage and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes.
Add the diced tomatoes, broth, tortellini, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently for 5 minutes, then stir in spinach and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes. Serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, if desired.


Source : allrecipes.Com

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