Thursday, January 6, 2011

Crock Pot Hearty Pasta Tomato Soup

Hearty Pasta Tomato Soup Recipe

I love to look all over the Internet for recipes and one of my favorites is:

I came across this recipe and just loved it so I am sharing:

Hearty Pasta Tomato Soup
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage

  • 6 cups beef broth

  • 1 (28 ounce) can stewed tomatoes

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 2 cups sliced zucchini

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 cup sliced carrots

  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped

  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 2 cups frozen cheese tortellini

  • grated Parmesan cheese

  • In a skillet, cook the sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker; add the next 13 ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or until the vegetables are tender.

    Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain. Stir into slow cooker; cover and cook 30 minutes longer. Serve with Parmesan cheese if desired.  
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