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Easy Tortellini Lentil Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
 

A fast and delicious soup made with convenient store products. 

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Keyword: sausage, Soup, tortellini, vegetables
Servings: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 hot banana pepper, chopped
  • 4 ribs celery, chopped
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 ears fresh corn, remove kernels, or 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 2 tablespoons pizza seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 32 oz cartons beef broth
  • 2 32 oz cartons water
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz package cheese filled tortellini
  • parmesan cheese, optional
  • garlic bread, optional
Directions
  1. In Dutch oven or large soup pot, heat oil over medium heat, brown sausage, garlic, onion, peppers, celery, and carrots until sausage is browned and vegetables are tender. Drain.
  2. Add juice from lemon, corn, lentils, pizza seasoning, salt, pepper, beef broth, water, and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Add tortellini, simmer 5 to 10 minutes longer.
  4. Serve with parmesan cheese and garlic bread.

Recipe Notes

Cheese filled ravioli can be substituted for the cheese tortellini.