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Sausage tortellini soup in a white bowl.

Sausage Tortellini Soup

A quick and easy dinner made with frozen cheese tortellini and Italian sausage! Lots of great flavors in this recipe and it's ready in 30 minutes or less.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 331kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound Italian sausage hot or sweet
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 (9-ounce) package dried cheese tortellini
  • 3 cups (3 ounces) baby spinach
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • In a Dutch Oven, heat the olive oil over medium high heat until it just smokes. Add sausages and cook until browned all over, about 10 minutes. Transfer the sausages to a paper towel lined plate, drain all but approximately 1 tablespoon of fat.
  • Add the onion to the pot and cook until softened over medium heat, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the broth and the bay leaf, scraping the bottom of the pot to pull up any browned bits. Bring to a boil.
  • Slice the sausage into 1/2 inch slices, and add to the pot. Add the tortellini and simmer until pasta is tender, about 10 to 12 minutes. Add in the spinach and cook until wilted, about 1 minute. Discard the bay leaf and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.  Serve.


Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 1509mg | Potassium: 1070mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 11099IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 5mg