In place of the sausage, try cubed leftover chicken or turkey in this soup. Add the cooked poultry to the soup with the tortellini.
The recipe for flavorful, healthful soup is simple: Use a small amount of meat to add protein and flavor to the broth, then fill the soup pot with pasta and a variety of vegetables that are high in vitamins and minerals. This soup gets added protein and some fat from the cheese in the filled tortellini.
Serve this hearty, satisfying soup with a few slices of bread, and even a glass of cool skim milk.