Cheese Tortellini Soup

Ingredients

2 Tbsp olive oil

12 oz kielbasa cut in bite size pieces

1/2 onion, chopped

4 cloves of garlic, chopped

1 tsp dried or 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped

¼ tsp red pepper flakes (more if you like spicy food)

8 c chicken broth

1 can cannellini beans, undrained 

3 c chopped kale

9 oz pkg cheese tortellini

Parmesan cheese rind (optional)

grated Parmesan to serve

Directions

Heat a large heavy pot over medium high heat. Add oil to pot. Add next five ingredients, through red pepper flakes and sauté until sausage is browned and vegetables are soft, about 10 to 12 minutes.

Reduce heat and add chicken broth, beans, kale, and Parmesan rind if using. Cook another 15 minutes until kale is wilted.

Add tortellini and simmer for about 8 minutes until cooked, but still firm to the bite.

Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.  Accept applause!

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