I love bulk, ground sausage, and Brookshire’s is so good about putting it on sale.
I use it for so many things.
I freeze slices so they’re easy to heat up for patties for biscuits in the morning. I brown and crumble it (you can then freeze, too) to add to eggs or other breakfast dishes.
Sausage isn’t always for breakfast, especially when it’s Italian sausage. In bulk, this is great for flavoring sauces, pasta dishes, breakfast dishes and this soup.
It’s a quick and easy weeknight dinner, especially if you cook the sausage ahead of time.
Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup
3 cups Italian sausage, cooked
3 cups tortellini, uncooked
4 cups water
1 can evaporated milk
6 chicken bouillon cubes
1 Tbs oregano
1 Tbs parsley
1 Tbs chives
salt and pepper, to taste
parmesan cheese, grated
Put all ingredients except tortellini in a medium-sized sauce pan and bring to a boil. Allow to simmer about 15 minutes. Add tortellini and allow to boil according to pasta package instructions. Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese and serve.
Nutritional Information (calculated without parmesan cheese): Calories Per Serving: 307, Calories from Fat: 122, Fat: 14 g, Trans Fat: 0 g (6 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 50 mg, Sodium: 1145 mg, Potassium: 257 mg, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 8 g, Protein: 16 g.
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