Preheat oven to 375.
Grind sausage links (or remove skins and pull out meat)
Combine chicken meat, bread crumbs, milk, egg, parsley and the ? cup Parmigiano-Reggiano in a large mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
Using your hands, mix until fully combined. Make sure their moist but not too wet. I started with ? cup of dried bread crumbs and kept adding until the mixture was the right moisture.
Make small meatballs and put on a roasting tray or I covered the tray from the toaster oven with foil and lightly greased with olive oil.
Drizzle olive oil over the meatballs and sprinkle with the 2 tablespoons Parmigiano-Reggiano. Roast in the preheated oven for 20 minutes - until they are golden brown and caramelized.
While the meatballs are roasting, prepare the soup. Set a large stockpot over medium heat. Add a 2-count of oil, the garlic and thyme. Gently saute until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add carrot, onion and celery. Season with salt and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Pour in the chicken broth and add peppercorns, the 2 tablespoons parsley and the bay leaf. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes.
Once meatballs are cooked, scrape them into the pot of chicken soup and add tortellini. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 to 3 minutes to allow the flavors to come together. Remove peppercorns and bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper and serve in a shallow bowls. Sprinkle with parsley, spinach and grated parmigiano-reggiano.
Serve with warm crusty bread.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (1363g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4|
|Calories from Fat: 127 (17%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 14.1g||19 %|
|Saturated Fat 6.4g||32 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3.9g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.9g|
|Cholesterol 106.6mg||33 %|
|Sodium 2475.2mg||85 %|
|Potassium 923.4mg||24 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 121.7g||36 %|
|Dietary Fiber 7.5g||30 %|
|Sugars, other 114.2g|
|Protein 39.1g||56 %|
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Calories per serving: 765
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