Creamy Tortellini Soup with Sausage and Spinach Recipe

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Patricia Published: March 18, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Creamy Tortellini Soup with Sausage and Spinach

Creamy and cosy, this homemade tortellini soup takes a cue from Italian flavors and is loaded with sausages, beans, carrots, and spinach.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 55 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1tspolive oil
  • 1lbmild Italian sausage,removed from casings if purchased in links
  • 1large yellow onion,diced
  • 8ozmushrooms,diced
  • 1tspsalt,divided
  • 2large carrots,diced
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • 8cupschicken stock
  • 1lbcheese tortellini,fresh or frozen
  • 10ozbaby spinach,kale, chard, or other green (torn into the size of baby spinach, if necessary)
  • 15ozcannellini beans,(1 can)
  • 2tspcider vinegar
  • ½cupheavy cream,or whole milk

Instructions

  1. Warm a teaspoon of oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat, and add the sausage. Cook the sausage until completely browned, breaking it up into crumbles as it cooks. When browned, remove the sausage from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  2. Drain all but a tablespoon of fat from the pan. Add the onions and a half teaspoon of salt, and cook for about 5 minutes until the onions are translucent and beginning to brown.

  3. Add the mushrooms and another half teaspoon of salt. Cook for another 5 minutes until the mushrooms have released all their moisture and are cooked through.

  4. Add the carrots and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until they look softened around the edges. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant.

  5. Pour a cup of chicken stock into the pot and scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Return the sausage to the pot and add the remaining stock. Bring to a rapid simmer over high heat, then reduce the heat to a medium.

  6. Add the tortellini and cook according to package instructions.

  7. In a medium-sized bowl, add the drained beans, half a cup water, and apple cider vinegar. Puree using an immersion blender (or a food processor or countertop blender).

  8. When the tortellini is done, add the greens and stir until wilted. Stir in the pureed beans and heavy cream (or milk).

  9. Taste and add salt, pepper, or another splash of cider vinegar as needed to perk up the flavors. Serve.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 720.59kcal
  • Fat: 31.56g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.87g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.75g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.64g
  • Carbohydrates: 73.89g
  • Fiber: 11.06g
  • Sugar: 8.24g
  • Protein: 36.81g
  • Cholesterol: 94.48mg
  • Sodium: 1219.78mg
  • Calcium: 288.57mg
  • Potassium: 1788.03mg
  • Iron: 8.79mg
  • Vitamin A: 401.58µg
  • Vitamin C: 14.94mg
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