Sausage Tortellini Soup brings together spicy sausage with tender pasta and cheese in this comforting soup. Grab a spoon and bowl and get ready for a dinner that satisfies body and soul.
Sausage and Tortellini Soup comes to you as part of a goal I’m working toward this year: to be more diligent in menu planning.
It’s ironic actually that I spend so much of my day thinking about food, creating recipes, and grocery shopping…yet several times a week I draw a blank at dinner time.
Creating a weekly menu helps me stay on track and one of the first recipes on my meal plan this week was an Italian sausage soup. I’d been meaning to make it for a while, but never remembered to give it a try until I saw “Sausage Tortellini Soup” on my menu plan before grocery shopping this weekend.
Easy Sausage Soup
I love soups, especially in the fall and winter. This recipe is a winner because it’s packed with flavor and easy to make in about 30 minutes.
From the spicy sausage to the cheesy tortellini it won’t disappoint! We served ours with a garden salad and some crusty french bread. A steaming hot bowl of Sausage Tortellini Soup made the perfect comfort food dinner.
It’s full of filling nourishing ingredients that will make you feel satisfied but not overwhelmed and weighed down. My entire family asked for seconds!
What sausage to use
I’m a bit of a spice addict. I can never have enough. So, I think the HOT Italian sausage is best with the cheese tortellini soup. It adds just the right kick without being anything close to unbearably spicy.
That said, feel free to adjust the heat by using a sweet Italian sausage instead of spicy Italian sausage. Either way it’s going to be delish.
What tortellini to use in soup
I used store bought cheese stuffed tortellini. These days there are so many different kinds to choose from if you have a decently stocked grocery store! Any kind will do, but I used a simple frozen variety without any extra seasonings or spices; just the cheese! Fresh tortellini will work just as well too.
Sausage Tortellini Soup Recipe
This homemade sausage soup is ready to eat in 30 minutes and you only need one pot.
STEP 1. Brown Italian Sausage in a large pot, breaking into small chunks. This takes 6 – 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.
STEP 2. In same pot, melt butter. Saute onions and carrots with basil and garlic for several minutes.
STEP 3. Whisk in tomato paste, broth and water. Heat about ten minutes on medium high heat.
STEP 4. Add sausage and tortellini (fresh or frozen). Cook until tortellini is tender. Serve with fresh parmesan cheese. ENJOY!
Sweet Italian sausage makes a delicious substitute for the hot Italian sausage if you prefer less heat.
You can feel free to try other kinds of tortellini in this recipe, too. It would be tasty with spinach and cheese stuffed tortellini!
If you like a little greens in your soup, you could also add a handful of spinach or chopped kale to wilt in at the end of the cook time.
I recommend eating this soup right away so the tortellini doesn’t get mushy. If you need to make it ahead of time, you can cook everything up until adding the tortellini, then transfer to the fridge to store for up to 2 days or the freezer for up to 3 months.
When ready to serve, bring to a simmer on the stove top and add the tortellini, cooking until tender.
For best flavor and texture, I highly recommend making and serving this fresh! It’s so quick and easy, you can make it just about any night of the week.
Easy, hearty and completely delicious this Spinach and Tortellini Soup will warm you right up on a cold night! Made with Italian Sausage and prepared tortellini, this homemade one pot soup takes just 30 minutes to make.
- 1 lb Italian Sausage, casings removed (sweet, mild or hot)
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped carrots
- 32oz chicken broth
- 4 cup water
- 1 can (6oz) tomato paste
- 2 cloves garlic, pressed
- 2 tsp fresh basil, snipped
- 1 lb cheese tortellini
- 1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese
- Brown Italian Sausage in a large pot, breaking into small chunks (about 6-8 minutes). Drain and set aside.
- In same pot, melt butter. Saute onions and carrots with basil and garlic for several minutes.
- Whisk in tomato paste, broth and water. Heat about ten minutes on medium high heat.
- Add sausage and tortellini (fresh or frozen). Cook until tortellini is tender. Serve with fresh parmesan cheese. ENJOY!
Soup is one of my favorite comfort foods this time of year. Here are some of my most popular soup recipes….
Lasagna Soup: all the delicious taste of lasagna in an easy to make soup recipe!
Chicken Pot Pie Soup: one of our family favorites, don’t forget the delicious pie crust toppers!
Turkey Noodle Soup: feel free to use chicken or turkey, just make this soup ASAP, it’s mmm, mmmm good!!
Great dinner ideas for YOUR menu planning…