Samantha borrowed this recipe from a friend and has made it her own.
1 lb Chicken Italian Sausage (about 4 sausages worth)
2 stalks Celery
2 sm zucchini
1 each yellow and red peppers
1 can tomato sauce
1 can chopped tomato
1 qt chicken or beef broth
1 t garlic (or 1 clove)
Italian seasoning, pepper and salt to taste
1 package cheese tortellini (fresh or frozen)
Chop the veggies - you want them big & chunky. Crumble and cook the sausage. Saute the onions, celery, and carrots with the sausage and garlic. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, and broth, and then add the remaining veggies and seasonings and simmer. 20 minutes before serving, add the tortellini and let it cook.