I think I'm in the mood for soups lately. They all look and taste so delicious! I file recipes away once I like them and forget to pull them back out until I've stuck myself in a rut like I was in last week. Well, this one is a BIG winner! A touch spicy, full of robust flavor and definitely qualifies for comfort food. The best part is how fast and EASY it is to make and how incredible the flavor is in comparison. You're going to love it!
2 -14 1/2 oz cans chicken broth
1 3/4 c. water
1 can great northern beans, drained
1 -14 1/2 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 package (9oz.) refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 -6oz. package fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
1/4 tsp. pepper
Dash Crushed red pepper flakes
Shredded parmesan cheese, optional
Crumble (or thinly slice) sausage into a Dutch oven; add onion. Cook and stir over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Add the broth, water and tomatoes and bean. Bring to a boil.
Stir in tortellini; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5-8 minutes or until tortellini are tender, stirring occasionally. Add spinach, basil, pepper and pepper flakes; cook 2-3 min longer or until spinach is wilted. Serve with cheese if desired.