Sausage Tortellini Soup (Instant Pot)

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Pre-Notes

    If you prefer to use fresh tortellini, decrease cooking time to 5 minutes, and add the tortellini after cooking with the spinach, heat and stir for about 2 to 3 minutes.

Ingredients

  1. 1 T vegetable oil
  2. 1 lb hot Italian sausage, or hot Italian turkey sausage
  3. 1 medium yellow onion diced
  4. 4 cloves garlic minced
  5. 2 t dried Italian seasoning
  6. 1/2 tsp salt
  7. 1/4 t pepper
  8. 4 - 5 c reduced sodium chicken broth
  9. 15 oz tomato puree (or tomato sauce if you can't get puree)
  10. 15 oz crushed tomatoes
  11. 8 oz package dried tortellini (4 cheese, or mushroom)
  12. 1-2 c baby spinach
  13. 1/2 c heavy whipping cream
  14. 1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese (plus more for garnishing if desired)
  15. fresh basil or parsley for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Press the saute button on Instant pot.
  2. Add vegetable oil and heat until hot.
  3. Add sausage and brown, stirring and breaking apart into crumbles as it cooks.
  4. After sausage has cooked about halfway through, add the onion and cook another 3-4 minutes, until onion is soft.
  5. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  6. Drain grease if needed.
  7. Add Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and chicken broth, using a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of the pot to ensure no browned bits are stuck on there.
  8. Add tomato puree, crushed tomatoes, and tortellini and give it a quick stir.
  9. Cancel the saute function, and secure Instant Pot lid, making sure the valve is set to "sealing". Press the Pressure Cook or Manual button and use the +/- buttons to set the timer for 7 minutes.
  10. Once the timer beeps, let out the pressure by carefully moving the valve to “venting" to perform a quick release. When the pin drops, remove lid and set aside.
  11. Press the saute button once again, and add spinach, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese.
  12. Stir and heat for about 2-3 minutes, or until warmed through.
  13. Serve warm, garnished with a sprinkle of extra Parmesan cheese and fresh basil or parsley.

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Serves: 6 to 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Course: Soup/Stew/Chili
Type of Food: Soup
Ethnicity/Origin: Italian
Key Ingredient: Pasta,Tomatoes,Sausage
Difficulty: 1 - Easy
Make Ahead: Yes
Prep Method: Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker

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