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Cheese Tortellini Soup with Turkey Italian Sausage and Kale

Cheese Tortellini Soup with Turkey Italian Sausage and Kale

by Pam on February 28, 2013

I love making soups with pasta and turkey Italian sausage… they pair so nicely together. I have a recipe for a soup[1] that I have made often that always tastes really good. This time I wanted a different variation of that soup[2]. Something simple and hearty that would feel good on my sore throat. I used homemade chicken broth[3] in the refrigerator that I just made after roasting a chicken[4]. I formed some little meatballs with the turkey Italian sausage and cooked them until golden brown then added a big dose of minced garlic before adding the fresh chicken broth. I added the cheese tortellini and chopped kale when the broth started to boil then turned the soup down to medium and cooked for a few minutes until the tortellini was cooked through. I didn’t need to season it at all due to the flavorful broth and turkey Italian sausage. I served this soup with the homemade Whole Wheat French Bread[5] that I made. It was a healthy and hearty dinner that we all loved. I’ve had the leftover soup for lunch for the last two days and it just gets better and better.

Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium high heat. Remove the turkey Italian sausage from it’s casings and form into tiny meatballs. Place the meatballs into the HOT Dutch oven and cook for 5 or so minutes, or until golden brown on all sides. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly  for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth then bring to a slight boil. Add the cheese tortellini and chopped kale and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the pasta has cooked through. Taste the soup and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, if needed, to taste.

Ladle the soup into bowls and serve. Enjoy.



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Cheese Tortellini Soup with Turkey Italian Sausage and Kale




Yield: 8

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 15 min.

Total Time: 20 min.



Ingredients:

1 tsp olive oil
5 links of turkey Italian sausage, removed from casings, and formed into tiny meatballs
3 cloves of garlic, minced
8 cups of homemade chicken broth (or store bought works too)
1 package of cheese tortellini
2 cups of fresh kale, chopped
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium high heat. Remove the turkey Italian sausage from it’s casings and form into tiny meatballs. Place the meatballs into the HOT Dutch oven and cook for 5 or so minutes, or until golden brown on all sides. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth then bring to a slight boil. Add the cheese tortellini and chopped kale and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the pasta has cooked through. Taste the soup and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, if needed, to taste.

Ladle the soup into bowls and serve. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

 

 

References

  1. ^ soup (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ soup (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ homemade chicken broth (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Maple-Mustard Glazed Roasted Chicken (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  5. ^ Whole Wheat French Bread (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  6. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  7. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup

by Pam on December 19, 2012

My friend was recently telling me that she has been making a lot of egg drop soup lately and I got a sudden craving for it. I found a Tyler Florence[1] recipe that I adapted a little bit to work with what I had on hand and to suit our tastes. It was very quick and easy to make and we all LOVED it! Especially my daughter, who doesn’t like eggs. When she was finished with her bowl of soup she asked me what was floating in the soup and I told her the soup is called egg drop soup and it is egg floating in the soup. Her eyes got big and she said, I don’t like the word egg in the title, can we call it something else? We finally decided that Chinese Ribbon Soup would be a great name for this delicious soup in our house. My daughter asked for the leftovers  in her thermos for lunch the next day. I LOVE THAT – she knowingly ate eggs!!

Bring the chicken broth, grated ginger and soy sauce to a boil. Taste, and season with sea salt and white pepper, to taste. In a small cup, make a slurry by combining the cornstarch and a little bit of chicken broth. Stir until dissolved. Slowly pour in the cornstarch mixture while stirring the broth, until thickened. Reduce heat to a simmer. Pour in the eggs slowly while stirring the soup in the same direction. The egg will spread and feather. Turn off the heat and add the green onion. Taste the soup and re-season with sea salt and white pepper, if needed. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Side Note: I think using homemade chicken broth[2] really made this soup extra special. Click the link for the recipe.



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Egg Drop Soup




Yield: 6

Cook Time: 10 -15 min.



Ingredients:

5 cups homemade chicken broth, (plus more for a slurry)
1/4 tsp fresh ginger, grated
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
2 green onions, chopped, including ends
Sea salt and white pepper, to taste

Directions:

Bring the chicken broth, grated ginger and soy sauce to a boil. Taste, and season with sea salt and white pepper, to taste. In a small cup, make a slurry by combining the cornstarch and a little bit of chicken stock. Stir until dissolved. Slowly pour in the cornstarch mixture while stirring the broth, until thickened. Reduce heat to a simmer. Pour in the eggs slowly while stirring the soup in the same direction. The egg will spread and feather. Turn off the heat and add the green onion. Taste the soup and re-season with sea salt and white pepper, if needed. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Side Note: I think using homemade chicken broth really made this soup extra special. Click the link up above for the recipe.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Tyler Florence

References

  1. ^ Tyler Florence (www.foodnetwork.com)
  2. ^ homemade chicken broth (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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White Bean Soup with Kale and Turkey Italian Sausage

White Bean Soup with Kale and Turkey Italian Sausage

by Pam on October 4, 2012

We are finally having cooler weather here in Portland and since it was in the 60′s and very windy, I decided to make a pot of soup. After looking through my cupboards and refrigerator I found homemade chicken broth[1], white beans, kale, a carrot, garlic, and a couple of Italian sausages.  I loved the simplicity of this soup.  No fancy herbs.  No heavy cream.  Just basic ingredients that when combined made an outstanding soup.  We all loved it and enjoyed hearty bowls of soup for dinner.  I love watching my kids eat the kale without any qualms… it does my heart good!  I served this soup with my House Salad[2] tossed with Fran’s Vinaigrette[3] and some freshly baked bread for a delicious and healthy meal.

Heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat.  Coat with cooking spray then add the turkey Italian sausages.  Cook on all sides, until cooked through, about 7-8 minutes in total.  Slice the sausages down the center lengthwise then place back into the Dutch oven to cook on each side for another 2-3 minutes.  Remove from the Dutch oven and let cool then dice into small bite sized pieces.

Add the olive oil to the pot then toss in the onion and carrot.  Cook, stirring often, for 5-6 minutes or until tender.  Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.  Add the chicken stock, white beans, and chopped sausage.  Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Cover with the lid and let the soup simmer for 45 minutes.  Use an immersion blender to blend a little bit of the soup to make it thicker.  Add the kale and stir until well combined and let it cook for 1-2 minutes.  Ladle into bowls and served topped with Parmesan cheese if desired.  Enjoy.

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White Bean Soup with Kale and Turkey Italian Sausage




Yield: 6-8

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 60 min.

Total Time: 70 min.



Ingredients:

2 links of turkey Italian sausage, cooked, then diced
2 tsp of olive oil
1/2 sweet yellow onion, finely diced
1 large carrot, finely diced
1 clove of garlic, minced
5 cups of homemade chicken broth (see link above)
3 cans of white beans, drained & rinsed
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
2 cups of kale, chopped
Parmesan cheese, if desired

Directions:

Heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Coat with cooking spray then add the turkey Italian sausages. Cook on all sides, until cooked through, about 7-8 minutes in total. Slice the sausages down the center lengthwise then place back into the Dutch oven to cook on each side for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from the Dutch oven and let cool then dice into small bite sized pieces.

Add the olive oil to the pot then toss in the onion and carrot. Cook, stirring often, for 5-6 minutes or until tender. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the chicken stock, white beans, and chopped sausage. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cover with the lid and let the soup simmer for 45 minutes. Use an immersion blender to blend a little bit of the soup to make it thicker. Add the kale and stir until well combined and let it cook for 1-2 minutes. Ladle into bowls and served topped with Parmesan cheese if desired. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

 

References

  1. ^ homemade chicken broth (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ House Salad (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Fran’s Vinaigrette (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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