It’s been COLD here. Yes I live in North Idaho – it’s supposed to be cold this time of year. I know. But this So Cal girl craves some comfort food when the snow is falling & it’s all chilly outside. Easy Family Dinner Ideas are what I’m after. I have been craving a tomato based soup since I made my Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup several months back. Then one day the hubs was asking me what I was going to do with all the leftover baby spinach leaves we had from our last batch of spinach dip. It popped into my head at that moment – a delicious tomato & spinach soup with sausage & ravioli & Parmesan cheese. Oh my – the house smelled amazing- dinner tasted phenomenal. By far the best soup I have ever made. This one goes on the “for company” list. 🙂
Tuscan Ravioli Soup
Oh my word- I can not adequately describe how amazing this tastes.
Top with some croutons & Parmesan cheese- Mmmmmm. Perfect for these winter days.
The pictures do not do it justice – all I can say is YOU HAVE TO MAKE THIS.
I would order this at any restaurant & it would be my “go-to” choice every time.
Tuscan Ravioli Soup
- 2 pounds ground sausage
- 2 28 ounce cans crushed tomatoes
- 32 ounces chicken stock
- 1 qt half & half
- 1/2 pint heavy cream
- 1/2 onion
- 1/2 tbsp garlic paste
- 8 cups baby spinach leaves
- 1/2 stick butter
- 20 ounce package fresh ravioli we used 4 cheese but you can use any flavor
- 6 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese
- Salt pepper, granulated garlic to taste
- Top with croutons to serve
Brown sausage in large skillet over med-high heat.
Pulse onion in food processor until only small pieces remain.
Transfer onion to large stockpot & add garlic paste & butter.
Saute until soft & caramelized
Pulse spinach in food processor until cut unto small flake sized pieces
Once onions & garlic are ready- add crushed tomatoes, chicken stock, browned ground sausage & spinach.
Bring to a boil- stirring frequently - Add seasonings to taste.
Continue to boil 5-10 minutes for flavors to marry
In another stockpot cook your ravioli to package directions & drain
Reduce heat on soup & slowly add in half & half & heavy cream - stir well
Bring soup to a simmer- Do Not Boil. Simmer about 5 minutes
Add in Parmesan cheese & cooked ravioli
Stir until cheese has melted & blended into the soup.
Serve with croutons & more cheese on top
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