Tortellini, Turkey Sausage, and Veggie Soup


1 T olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 zucchini, cut into bite size pieces
1 package Hillshire Farms smoked turkey sausage, cut into bite size pieces
1 - 15 oz. petite diced tomatoes, with juice
1 - 32 oz. carton chicken stock
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 bay leaf
kosher salt to taste
pepper to taste
1 small package fresh whole wheat cheese tortellini
2 handfuls of fresh spinach, stems removed

In a large soup pot, heat olive oil over medium high heat.  Add onion and cook until translucent.  Add the garlic and cook another minute.  Add the zucchini, sausage, diced tomatoes with juice, chicken stock, and seasonings.  Stir well and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium and cook for 8 minutes.  Add the tortellini and cook another 7 minutes.  Toss in 2 large handfuls of fresh spinach and stir.  Remove from heat and serve.  Enjoy!