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Tortellini Sausage Soup

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Tortellini Sausage Soup is hearty, flavorful and perfect for the colder months. Ground sausage, cheese tortellini, vegetables and spices are simmered to create a warming meal the whole family will love! 

Tortellini Sausage Soup in white bowl


I shared a recipe for this Tuscan Bean Soup last week because this time of year soups are on rotation on my house every week.

Today’s Tortellini Sausage Soup is another recipe I love making.

It is hearty, comforting and will remind you of your favorite pasta dish but in soup form. If you like tortellinis this recipe is for you. 

I like to serve this soup with a simple Lemon Arugula Salad, Roasted Broccoli and some homemade bread.

If you like this soup but want it to be vegetarian feel free to leave out the sausage.

You could bulk this up with white beans or chickpeas for extra protein.

I also love adding other vegetables like mushrooms, zucchini or bell peppers. If spicy is your thing add more crushed red pepper. 

Tortellini Sausage Soup in white bowl


SAUSAGE: I used Italian sausage in this soup and it adds a good amount of flavor! You can use whatever you favorite sausage is. If you like a spicier soup try a spicy Italian sausage. 

VEGETABLES: I like to load my soups with vegetables. This soup uses onion, carrots, celery and diced tomatoes. You can add whatever you like from zucchini to mushrooms to bell pepper. 

TORTELLINI: The tortellini are a nice addition to this soup. I used a cheese tortellini but feel free to use whatever you favorite variety is! 

GREENS: Bulk up your soup and add nutritional value with greens. I added chopped kale but spinach or swiss chard are nice too. 

Tortellini Sausage Soup with spoon


This soup is an easy stove-top soup to make. You can have this soup done in under 45 minutes. 

  1. Start by cooking the sausage until brown. Drain and set aside.

  2. Then sauté the garlic and onion. Add the carrots and celery and sauté until soft. 

  3. Add the remaining ingredients except the kale. Simmer until the tortellini is soft. Add the sausage and kale in and cook until the kale is wilted. 

  4. Stir in Parmesan cheese if you like, add crushed red pepper and fresh parsley and enjoy! 

Tortellini Sausage Soup with parsley


Yes you can but I suggest not adding the tortellini into the soup until you are ready to eat it. So if you plan to eat half of the soup now and want to freeze half for later only add the tortellini into the half you are eating now. 

Let the soup cool completely and store the half without the tortellini in the freeze in an airtight container. When you are ready to eat the soup defrost it overnight in the fridge. Cook the tortellini and add it into the soup, heat and enjoy! 


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Tortellini Sausage Soup in white bowl

Tortellini Sausage Soup

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound of ground Italian sausage, mild or spicy
  • 3 large carrots, diced
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 celery, diced
  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 -28 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 3 cups of tortellini {whatever you favorite variety is}
  • 1 1/2 cups kale, chopped {you can also use spinach}
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • Crushed red pepper for serving {optional}


  1. In a large skillet heat 2 Tablespoons olive over medium heat. Add the Italian sausage and cook until browned. Drain the fat and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet and heat 1 Tablespoon of olive oil. Add the garlic and saute for 2 minutes. Add the onion, carrot and celery and saute for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add the Italian seasoning, broth, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and tortellini. Simmer until the tortellin is soft about 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in the kale and pasrley and let the kale wilt.
  5. Serve the soup with fresh Parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper {optional}.


A few additions that would be nice are beans and other vegetables like zucchini or mushrooms.

You can leave the kale out or add spinach instead.

If you don't like tortellini try using pasta instead.

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Sam Visser

Tuesday 4th of February 2020

This is very good. Love this soup ! Overall, this is a recipe I would definitely make again


Tuesday 4th of February 2020

I am glad you liked it!

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