Chopped yellow squash
Make the meatballs
Heat vegetable oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Form sausage into 1-inch meatballs.
brown the meatballs
Working in batches, add the meatballs to the pot. Cook the meatballs until they are browned on all sides and no longer pink in the center, about 7-10 minutes.
add the broth and carrots
Remove meatballs from the pot and drain grease. Add broth, fennel seeds, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and carrots. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
Add the Tortellini
Add the vegetables, basil, and tortellini. Boil about about six minutes. Add the meatballs and heat through.
Season with salt and pepper
Season with salt and pepper to your preference. Garnish with Parmesan cheese if desired.