Lighter Instant Pot Italian Sausage And Tortellini Soup

Lighter Instant Pot Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Indulge in the flavors of Italian sausage and tortellini with a lighter twist. This recipe is designed to be more calorie-conscious while still being delicious.

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 40 mins

Total Time: 50 mins

Servings: 4 people

Calories: 400 kcal (approximately)

EQUIPMENT:

  • Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 to 1.25 lbs lean hot Italian sausage, casings removed, you may substitute with sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 medium onion, diced finely
  • 3 to 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 4 teaspoons Better than Bouillon chicken stock base dissolved in 4 cups of hot water, or 1-quart, less-sodium chicken stock or broth
  • 9 oz package refrigerated whole wheat cheese tortellini
  • 2 oz baby spinach, can add more if you like
  • 3/4th to 1 cup reduced-fat milk (or your preferred milk alternative)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Grated parmesan cheese, as required, optional

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Set your Instant Pot to sauté mode and heat the olive oil. Add the diced onions and cook until they become translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
  2. Add the Italian sausage (either lean hot or sweet) and cook until it’s browned, breaking it into crumbles as it cooks. This should take around 5-7 minutes.
  3. Stir in the tomato sauce and dissolved Better than Bouillon chicken stock base (or chicken stock or broth). Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  4. Add the refrigerated whole wheat cheese tortellini to the pot. Close the Instant Pot lid and set it to High Pressure for 3 minutes.
  5. After the cooking is complete, allow for a quick pressure release.
  6. Stir in the baby spinach and allow it to wilt in the hot soup.
  7. Finish the soup by stirring in 3/4th to 1 cup of reduced-fat milk (or your preferred milk alternative) to achieve your desired creaminess.
  8. Serve your Lighter Instant Pot Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup with optional grated parmesan cheese.

Enjoy your Lighter Instant Pot Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup!

W/W Smart Points (per serving):

  • Green Plan: 7 Smart Points
  • Blue Plan: 6 Smart Points
  • Purple Plan: 6 Smart Points (based on approximate calorie count)

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