Italian sausage, garlic, tomatoes, red wine, and tortellini – this soup combines favorite ingredients from an Italian kitchen. You can use sweet or hot sausage, depending on your tastes, and fresh herbs if you have them on hand.

Italian sausage, garlic, tomatoes, red wine, and tortellini – this soup combines favorite ingredients from an Italian kitchen. You can use sweet or hot sausage, depending on your tastes, and fresh herbs if you have them on hand.

All the work has really been done for you, since you begin with a store bought dressing, and just fancy it up. A bit of oregano, a smidgen of dried basil and minced onion. A teaspoon of sugar and you ‘re done.

All the work has really been done for you, since you begin with a store bought dressing, and just fancy it up. A bit of oregano, a smidgen of dried basil and minced onion. A teaspoon of sugar and you ‘re done.

This is a great homemade sauce. It’s savory and spicy, as well as thick and chunky. The secret is the combination of Italian sausage, green onions, red wine and red pepper flakes. Easily double or triple amount and top on anything! Even better the next day. Enjoy.

This is a great homemade sauce. It’s savory and spicy, as well as thick and chunky. The secret is the combination of Italian sausage, green onions, red wine and red pepper flakes. Easily double or triple amount and top on anything! Even better the next day. Enjoy.