Quick Tortellini Soup

Quick Tortellini Soup is a quick (35) minute recipe for a delicious Italian-style Spring soup. Made with Italian sausage, cheese tortellini, onions, green peas and broccolini and seasoned with thyme. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (8 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (6) Servings with a (1-3/4) cup serving size. Quick Tortellini Soup will be lovedquick-tortellini-soup by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 25 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

(12 oz) Italian chicken sausage links, sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
(12 oz) fresh broccolini, trimmed and chopped
1 (9 oz) package refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
1 cup fresh or frozen green peas
2 green onions, sliced
1 tsp dried thyme, crushed

NOTE:
New to broccolini? It is available in large supermarkets, it’s a cross between broccoli and Chinese kale. It has longer, thinner stalks than broccoli and a more delicate texture. If you can’t find it, use regular broccoli.

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a 4 to 6 quart  size saucepan, brown the sausage olive oil over medium heat. Add in broth and  bring to a boil.

2. Add in the tortellini and thyme; cook 2 minutes.

3. Add remaining ingredients and cook another 3 to 5 minutes or until tortellini is done and broccolini is just tender.

Yield: 6 Servings.
Serving Size: About 1-3/4 cups per serving.

Weight Watchers (8 SmartPoints), (8 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 2

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 298, Total Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 59mg, Sodium: 1273mg, Sugars: 5g, Carbohydrates: 30g, Fiber: 4g, Protein: 23g

Original recipe and image from: Meredith Corporation. http://www.midwestliving.com/recipe/spring-tortellini-soup/

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