This is a great recipe that has spread like wildfire throughout my family. It's so flavorful and hearty, everyone always raves about it whenever it's made. I just made this yesterday when my aunt and cousin were in town for a visit and it came out better than I've ever had it. So figured it was a good time to post this one among the favorite family recipes. Here's how to make it yourself (it's easy):
5 large carrots, sliced
5 stalks celery, chopped
1 white onion, chopped
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp minced garlic
2 packages Bob Evan's Italian Sausage
2-16oz bags frozen cheese tortellini
7oz fresh spinach leaves
8 cups chicken stock
1 bay leaf
How to cook it:
1. Bring water to a boil and add chicken bouillon and bay leaf.
2. Brown sausage in a pan.
3. In a separate pan, sauté carrots in butter over medium heat. As the carrots soften, add celery then onions then garlic until each is softened.
4. Once cooked, add sausage; carrots; onions; and garlic to the broth. Add the tortellini and fresh spinach. Cook on low boil for 5 minutes.
5. Serve with fresh baked biscuits.
To serve in style, check out this set: