Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup Recipe

Rich, hearty, and comforting! This soup is a meal in itself. The spice of the pepper flakes compliment the spice of the Italian sausage. Great served with a baguette and softened butter.

Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup Recipe

How To Make Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup

This tomato-based soup provides a refreshing sourness and meatiness — perfect for the warmer climate.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 20 mins


  • 3 lbs. Hot Italian Sausage, link or bulk (whichever you prefer)
  • 1 ½ onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1 ½ green peppers , or red peppers (coarsely chopped)
  • 2 zucchini, chopped
  • 2 cans Northern White Beans, drained
  • 1 can tomatoes , chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh garlic, chopped
  • 5 cans low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes, with Italian seasonings
  • oregano, chopped
  • basil, chopped
  • Italian parsley, chopped
  • red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • 1 lg. fresh 4-cheese tortellini pasta
  • 1 pkg. spinach leaves
  • Parmesan cheese, grated (to garnish)


  1. Brown Italian sausage in large skillet until lightly browned.
  2. Set aside and leave grease in pan.
  3. Brown onions, peppers and zucchini in sausage grease (add a little olive oil if needed) until slightly soft.
  4. Place all of these into a very large sauce pan.
  5. Add chicken broth, tomato sauces, chopped tomatoes, garlic and a handful of each of the fresh herbs.
  6. Add salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste.
  7. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  8. Wilt fresh spinach leaves in a small amount of olive oil in a sauce pan.
  9. Add to soup along with tortellini pasta and beans.
  10. Bring to slow boil and then reduce heat again to simmer 30 more minutes.
  11. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.


  • Sugar: 9g
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  • Calcium: 147mg
  • Calories: 814kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 39g
  • Cholesterol: 129mg
  • Fat: 57g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Iron: 7mg
  • Potassium: 1646mg
  • Protein: 40g
  • Saturated Fat: 20g
  • Sodium: 1844mg
  • Vitamin A: 671IU
  • Vitamin C: 43mg
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