Original recipe yields 5 servings
This was a great quick soup base. I did add celery and a bit of garlic to the soup base, then at the end I added some fresh tortellini, then topped it off with some fresh parmesan and a bit of crushed red pepper for a kick.
This soup is great! My 3 year old even liked it. I didn't have Italian sausage, but regular old pork sausage and it was delicious. Added celery and green peppers, I'm sure it would have been just as good without.
I used veggie broth instead of chicken, added chopped celery, and cooked everything in the crock pot (cut up the sausage at the end). Also added cooked pasta right before serving. I followed a previous reviewer's suggestion of baby spinach in the bowl instead of cooking it with the soup, and that was a FANTASTIC suggestion. Overall a very good soup, and we will make it again.