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Tortellini Soup with Sausage

This Tortellini Soup with Sausage is creamy, full of flavor, and packed with cheese-filled pasta. Made in one pot in under 30 minutes, this soup is filling and nutritious!

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Soup season is here and I am all for it! As soon as the weather cools down, I am craving a big bowl of soup. This Tortellini Soup with Sausage is one of my family favorites. It’s quick and easy to make, in just one pot. I use cheese-filled tortellini but feel free to use your favorite. The mild sausage is perfect for my kids but if you want to kick it up a notch, go for the spicy Italian sausage.

After the soup is done, stir in some cream if you like, add a handful of spinach or kale and sliced baguette and serve. This is a whole meal for the cozy days! Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • tortellini (I used cheese filled)
  • Italian sausage (I used mild)
  • onion
  • garlic
  • carrots
  • Italian seasoning
  • chicken bouillon cube
  • water
  • tomato sauce
  • heavy cream
  • salt and pepper

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How to make Tortellini Soup with Sausage?

  • Start by cooking sausage in a large pot. I used a 5 qt Dutch oven.
  • Once browned, remove sausage into a bowl and set aside.
  • Add onion, garlic, and carrots to the pot and cook until softened.

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  • Add seasoning, bouillon cube, and stir in. Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add water and tomato sauce and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add sausage and tortellini and cook for about 8 minutes OR until the tortellini is cooked.
  • Add spinach or kale, if desired, and heavy cream if you want to make the soup creamy.
  • Season with salt and pepper before serving.

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Can I make it in a slow cooker?

To make this soup in the slow cooker, brown the sausage in a skillet on the stovetop. Add to slow cooker. Cook veggies in the same skillet and add to slow cooker. Add liquids and cook soup for 4 hours on LOW. Add pasta and cook for 20 more minutes OR until the pasta is done.

Can I make it in the Instant Pot?

Yes! To cook this soup in the Instant Pot, set the pot to saute setting, cook sausage and veggies. Add liquids, seasoning, and tomato sauce and stir. Add tortellini and close the lid. Set timer to 4 minutes. Once the cooking cycle is done, wait 2 minutes, then release the pressure. Just before serving, stir in the spinach and cream.

Can I freeze Tortellini Soup?

If you plan on freezing this soup, do not add the cream as the last step. Freeze the soup in freezer-safe containers for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge. Add cream just before serving.

Storing and reheating:

Any leftovers should be stored in a container with a lid, in the fridge, for up to 5 days. Reheat the soup in a pot on the stove or in the microwave.

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Tortellini Soup with Sausage

Prep Time

15 mins

Cook Time

15 mins

Total Time

30 mins

This Tortellini Soup with Sausage is creamy, full of flavor, and packed with cheese-filled pasta. Made in one pot in under 30 minutes, this soup is filling and nutritious!

Course: Soup

Cuisine: Italian

Keyword: tortellini soup with sausage

Servings: 6 servings

Calories: 477 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Italian sausage I used mild
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 5 cups water
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 8 oz tortellini I used cheese filled
  • ½ cup heavy cream optional
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • spinach or kale optional

Instructions

  1. Heat up a large pot over medium heat. I used a 5 qt Dutch oven.

  2. Add sausage and break it apart with a spatula. Cook until nicely browned, about 6 to 8 minutes.

  3. Once browned, remove sausage into a bowl and set aside.

  4. Add onion, garlic, and carrots to the pot and cook until softened.

  5. Add seasoning, bouillon cube, and stir in. This helps to activate the dry herbs and increase flavor of the bouillon cube. Stir it well, while cooking. Saute for 2 minutes.

  6. Add water and tomato sauce. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.

  7. Add sausage and tortellini and cook for about 8 minutes OR until the tortellini is cooked.

  8. Remove from heat and let it stand for 10 minutes.

  9. Add spinach or kale, if desired, and heavy cream if you want to make the soup creamy.

  10. Season with salt and pepper before serving.

Recipe Notes

  • If you plan on freezing this soup, do not add the cream as the last step. Freeze the soup in freezer-safe containers for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge. Add cream just before serving.
  • Any leftovers should be stored in a container with a lid, in the fridge, for up to 5 days. Reheat the soup in a pot on the stove or in the microwave.
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.

Nutrition Facts

Tortellini Soup with Sausage

Amount Per Serving

Calories 477 Calories from Fat 306

% Daily Value*

Fat 34g52%

Saturated Fat 14g88%

Polyunsaturated Fat 3g

Monounsaturated Fat 13g

Cholesterol 99mg33%

Sodium 1106mg48%

Potassium 435mg12%

Carbohydrates 24g8%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 5g6%

Protein 18g36%

Vitamin A 3858IU77%

Vitamin C 7mg8%

Calcium 111mg11%

Iron 3mg17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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