In spite of the warm weather, as previously mentioned, I get "tastes" for things. This soup is light and has a spring look to it. The bright mixed vegetables and the flower looking tortellini remind me of spring. It is simple and very delicious! Freezes well. Makes about 8 servings.
Turkey sausage & tortellini vegetable soup
1 lb. turkey sausage, casings removed
4 large carrots, peeled and sliced
4 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
2 quarts homemade chicken stock or water with a couple of tablespoons of Better Than Bouillion
2 1-lb packages frozen mixed vegetables
1 lb. frozen tortellini
Salt and pepper to taste
1) In a large soup pot over medium high heat, cook sausage, breaking up into small pieces, until fully cooked. Drain if necessary. Add carrots, celery, and onion. Continue cooking about 15 minutes.
2) Add chicken stock and continue over medium heat for 30 minutes. Cook tortellini according to package directions, drain, set aside.
3) Add frozen vegetables, simmer another 5-10 minutes. Enjoy!