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Easy Tortellini Sausage Soup

  • Author: Sprinkles & Sea Salt
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 bowls of soup 1x


Easy Tortellini Sausage Soup is a cozy winter soup made with mild Italian sausage, cheese filled tortellini and a variety of vegetables. 



1 pound cheese tortellini

2 tbsp unsalted butter

1 tbsp shallot, diced

1 large carrot, peeled and sliced thin

8oz white button mushrooms, sliced thin

1 pound ground mild Italian sausage*

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tsp tomato paste

2 tsp balsamic vinegar

2 tsp fennel seed

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp dried parsley

1/2 cup frozen spinach

1 cup chopped kale

4 cups chicken broth**

1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


Prepare tortellini according to package instructions, set aside

Melt butter in a 4.5 quart dutch oven*** over medium heat

Add the shallot, sauté 1-2 minutes

Add the carrots and mushrooms, sauté 2-3 minutes

Turn heat up to medium-high and add the sausage

Working will a wooden spoon, break the sausage into bite sized pieces

Add the garlic, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, fennel seed, oregano and parsley, mix until combined

Keep cooking until the sausage starts to brown

Add the spinach and kale

Pour in the chicken broth and let the soup come to a boil

Reduce to simmer

Add the cheese tortellini

Serve soup hot topped with shredded mozzarella cheese


*You can use spicy or hot Italian sausage as well if you prefer

**This is a thick soup, add 6 cups broth if you would like to thin it out a bit more

***You can also use a large soup pot

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: soup

Keywords: #sausagesoup, #souprecipes, #wintersoups, #easysouprecipes