This hearty and rustic Italian sausage tortellini soup with spinach is simple to make, super comforting, and packed with flavor and spice! It’ll warm you up and have you going back for seconds. It’s soup season, so you gotta try our potato mushroom soup and spicy tomato soup too!
Why you’ll love this recipe
- COMFORTING: This creamy sausage tortellini soup is hearty and filling and the perfect soup to cozy up on the couch on a cold day!
- EASY: This is an easy soup recipe with simple steps so you can get dinner served without any hassle.
- LEFTOVERS: This is a big batch, one-pot soup that’ll feed the whole family with leftovers you can easily reheat and enjoy the next day too!
- OLIVE OIL: Olive oil is used to saute the garlic and onion and cook the sausage without anything sticking to the pan.
- GARLIC AND ONION: Sauteed minced garlic and diced onion give the soup a lot of flavor.
- ITALIAN SAUSAGE: Ground spicy Italian sausage is used in the recipe for flavor and spice. If you prefer less spice, you can opt for a mild sausage instead.
- DICED TOMATOES: A can of diced tomatoes pair well with the sausage and brings color to the soup.
- CHICKEN BROTH: Chicken broth is used as the base of the soup and adds a good flavor that compliments the sausage.
- SPICES & HERBS: Garlic powder, dried oregano, and dried basil is used to flavor and bring an earthiness to the soup.
- SALT & PEPPER: Salt and pepper enhance the overall flavor of all the ingredients in the soup.
- CHEESE TORTELLINI: Frozen cheese tortellini is used in the soup, but fresh works too! It makes the soup super comforting and filling.
- SPINACH: Frozen or fresh spinach is added to the sausage soup for texture and color.
- HEAVY CREAM: Heavy cream makes the soup creamy and heavier to make it extra comforting.
See the recipe card below for the ingredient measurements.
- Sautee: Add the olive oil to a pan on medium-high heat and cook the onions until soft and translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Spread the onions and garlic to the sides of the pot and add the sausage to the middle breaking it up until cooked, about 5 minutes.
- Simmer: Add the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and basil. Increase the heat and bring the pot to a boil, then reduce it to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Boil: Bring the pot back to a boil, add the tortellini and cook it according to the package instructions. Turn the heat off, stir in the spinach, then add the heavy cream.
- Serve: Transfer the soup to soup bowls and garnish with parmesan cheese as desired.
Storage and Leftovers
Store the rustic tortellini soup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. It can be added to a pot to reheat on the stove or poured into microwave-safe bowls and microwaved until warm.
Avoid overcooking the tortellini. Cook the tortellini for a couple of minutes less than the package specifies because it’ll keep cooking even after you’ve turned off the heat.
Frequently Asked Questions
Slice the sausage from end to end with a knife, and then pop out the ground sausage.