This one is an OMG. I was worried that my son wouldn't care for it, as he's not a big soup fan. Duh, one spoon full did him in. My family couldn't eat it fast enough. One of the things I love about this site is the reviewer comments on how you can vary a recipe to suit your own tastes. And I am one of those people who does, often, alter a recipe for family tastes. First off, I am sure the original recipe is excellent, as I only just shifted it a bit. We hate zucchini; I swapped out peas. I used a pound of tortellini, cooked separately, instead of 8 ounces. I used chicken sausage, so I needed a teaspoon or so of olive oil so it didn't burn (no need to skim fat; the stuff is so lean). Only used 3/4 pound; that was plenty. But because it is, I cooked the onion and garlic with the sausage. I did use canned diced tomatoes; instead of draining, I used the liquid instead of the water and wine (sorry, wine gives me a migraine). I did use a bit of cornstarch to thicken it a bit. I cut the parsley to 1 tablespoon. I added several drops of hot sauce to give it a bit of zing (we're from the Buffalo NY area--we love a bit of zing). Oh, forgot, used chicken broth because I didn't have enough beef broth. I figure it doesn't much matter which you use, as others have noted. I served it with garlic bread. Just amazing. Thanks for the total inspiration!!!!!
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This one is an OMG. I was worried that my son wouldn't care for it, as he's not a big soup...