This soup requires 4 ingredients not including the salt, pepper and grated cheese. The nice thing is you get plenty of nutrition from the kale in it. The tortellini is hearty and I buy turkey kielbasi from Trader Joe's which has less salt and no nitrates. Put the four ingredients together and you have one warming meal. This recipe makes plenty so you will have leftovers for another dinner or lunch the next day. It tastes great reheated. In the next few weeks I will have plenty more hearty soup recipes.
Tortellini Soup with Kielbasi and Kale
12 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 head kale, cored and chopped
12 ounces kielbasi, sliced (I used turkey)
2 (14 oz) packages frozen tortellini
salt and pepper to taste
Grated Parmesan cheese for serving
Heat broth on high heat in a large soup pot. Add kale and cook for 5 minutes or until wilted. Add kielbasi and tortellini and cook according to tortellini package directions which is typically 18 minutes or 4 minutes for precooked ones. Serve with grated cheese if desired.