Sausage, Veggies and Tortellini Soup TSLC - CopyThis recipe for Sausage, Veggies and Tortellini Soup is great using fresh okra and corn from the garden or you can use canned or frozen.  We eat soup all year and love it for lunch everyday with a sandwich.

1/2 pound Kielbasa, sliced

1 (15.5 ounce) can Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained

2 cups fresh or frozen corn or 1 (15.5 ounce) can whole kernel sweet corn, drained

1 cup fresh or frozen sliced okra

1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

1 small onion, chopped

1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth

1 cup water

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

2 cups refrigerated 3 cheese tortellini (I use Brutoni Three Cheese Tortellini), uncooked


Combine all ingredients except tortellini in a medium sized pot and bring to boil on top of the stove.  Reduce heat to simmer and cook covered for 25 to 30 minutes.  Add cheese tortellini in the last 10 minutes and continue cooking until pasta is tender.  Makes about 8 servings. Keeps well in the refrigerator for several days and could be frozen.  Enjoy!

Serve the soup with any of these breads for a delicious meal:

Quick Peppery Cheese Bread

Southern Cornmeal Hoecakes or Fried Cornbread

Green Tomato Muffins with Cheese

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