Good morning and happy Wednesday friends! I am so excited to be bringing back weekly recipes! When I asked you guys on stories what you all wanted to see more of on the blog, the main request was to bring back more recipes. And if I am being honest, this helps me get more creative in the kitchen and for the most part, I ended up finding new meals that my kids will actually eat!
And today’s recipe was not only a full house pleaser, but it was also one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever made, and it cooks super fast too! Another added bonus it freezes well, so I suggest doubling the recipe and freezing half of it! And I can not recommend these soupercubes enough, they really are a game changer for freezing leftovers or meal planning.
½cupHalf & Halfincrease up to 1 cup for a more creamier soup
Grated parmesan and chopped fresh parsley for serving
Set the Instant Pot to saute mode. When hot add oil.
Stir in chopped onion and garlic. Saute for a minute for the onion to soften and raw garlic smell has disappeared.
Add crumbled sausage to the pan. Brown it for 2 minutes.
Add crushed tomatoes, Tomato paste, Italian seasoning, chilli flakes, salt and 2 cups stock( reserve the rest to add later). Mix everything well (Scarp bottom of the pan to release any stuck brown bits)
Stir in dried tortellini.
Switch to Manual mode. Cover the lid. Set for 4 minutes on high pressure.
It will take around 5 minutes to come to full pressure and the timer to start.
When 4 minute ends, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes. Release rest of the pressure manually.
Once all the pressure is released, carefully open the lid.
Switch to sautee mode again. Add rest of the stock and half & half. Stir gently.
Let it cook for another 30 seconds or so. Switch off the pot.
Serve with grated parmesan and chopped parsley sprinkled on top.
Don’t add all the stock at once. If there is too much f liquid, then it might come from the nozzle while releasing the pressure manually.
The Soup might look bit on the thinner side initially, but the tortellini will absorb quite a bit of liquid even after you switch off the pot.
Adjust the amount of salt towards the end. Sausage and the stock both contains some amount to salt.
Also, here are a few of my favorite kitchen items included above in the photos, and also my favorite pot for any delicious soup!