Sausage Spinach and Tortellini Soup

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This Sausage Spinach and Tortellini soup is delicious and hearty, perfect for family meals. Rich and filling, this soup is the ideal comfort food.

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What is Tortellini?

Tortellini an Italian pasta variety, made of dough rolled around a filling. It is believed to have originated in Castelfranco Emilia, a town in Modena, Italy, and is typically served in broths as a soup. Common fillings for fresh tortellini include sausage, cheese, mushrooms, tomato sauce, and prosciutto.

Why This Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup Recipe is a Keeper

  • Easy Ingredients: All of the ingredients in this Italian sausage soup can likely be found in your kitchen or local grocery store.
  • Under an Hour: This creamy tortellini soup is easy to make and takes less than an hour, with a cook time of 45 minutes.
  • Family Friendly: This soup is an easy and delicious family meal. Soup for dinner is always a hit.
  • Adaptable: Easily add or remove ingredients according to your preferences. Use chicken sausage, turkey sausage or kale in place of spinach when you make the soup.

If you’re looking for more soup recipes, try these: Italian Wedding Soup, Pasta Faggioli Soup, and Italian Minestrone Soup.

What is the Difference Between Tortellini and Ravioli?

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While both of these Italian pastas contain fillings of various kinds, tortellini is round and has a hole in the center, while ravioli is typically square-shaped. This is because tortellini is made by folding the dough into dumplings, while ravioli is made by pinching together two layers of pasta together around the filling.

Ingredient Notes for Spinach Sausage and Tortellini Soup

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  • Sausage: Any sausage will work for this creamy sausage tortellini soup recipe, but Italian sausage is recommended. Pork Sausage is what we use.
  • Fresh Baby Spinach: You can use fresh spinach or frozen spinach to make tortellini sausage soup.
  • Tortellini: To make tortellini soup with sausage and spinach, you can use frozen tortellini or use fresh tortellini pasta. The best tortellini to use is three cheese tortellini, which complements the spicy flavor of hot Italian sausage in this creamy soup.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

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Variations and Substitutions for Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

  • Vegan Sausage: To make this delicious soup vegan, simply use a plant-based sausage substitute and swap out the heavy cream for this spinach tortellini soup recipe.
  • Cheese: Use grated parmesan cheese to flavor your soup.
  • Spiciness: To make spicy sausage tortellini soup, add some red pepper flakes. You can also make this soup with spicy Italian sausage instead of mild Italian sausage.

How to Make Sausage and Spinach Tortellini Soup

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These are the basic steps for making tortellini and sausage soup. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions.

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Step 1: Cook the Sausage

Form the sausage into ¼ to ½ inch balls, and add them to a large Dutch oven. Cook the meat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until browned and cooked all the way through.

Step 2: Cut Onion

Remove the ground sausage, and transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Then, dice the onion. Add it to the pot and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 3: Season the Soup

Add the garlic and continue cooking, stirring constantly for about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, Italian seasoning, cooked sausage, and chicken broth. Turn the heat to high, and cook until you bring the soup to a boil.

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Step 4: Add Tortellini

Next add the tortellini and cook. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the cream and simmer for another 10 minutes until the tortellini is tender.

Step 5: Add Spinach

Add the spinach and cook for a couple of minutes until it starts to wilt, then serve.

Sausage Tortellini Soup Recipe FAQs

While this recipe calls for cheese tortellini, you can use any variety, such as meat or vegetable tortellini.

You can serve this soup with Italian bread or fresh vegetables. For more ideas, see links at the bottom of the page.

Yes. Increase or decrease the ingredients proportionally to make more or less tortellini and spinach soup. You will love this recipe and you can freeze this soup.

Two bowls of Sausage Spinach and Tortellini Soup.

Expert Tips to Make Tortellini Soup with Sausage

  • Parmesan Cheese Rind: Flavor your soup with a parmesan rind. Place it in the soup broth while it’s cooking, then remove it when you’re ready to serve the soup.
  • Different Tortellini: You can use whatever flavor of fresh or dried tortellini you’d like. Try three-cheese tortellini or tomato tortellini.
  • Slow Cooker: You can make this recipe in the slow cooker, instant pot, or crock pot. It’s also possible to use a soup pot or Dutch oven.

What to Serve with Italian Tortellini Soup

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Sausage Spinach and Tortellini Soup

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 44 minutes
Total: 54 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 12 ounces Sausage, Ground Italian
  • ½ White Onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 48 ounces Chicken Broth
  • 28 ounces Diced Tomatoes
  • 16 ounces Cheese Tortellini
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 cups Spinach Leaves

Instructions

  • Form the sausage into ¼ to ½ inch balls, and add them to a large Dutch oven. Cook the meat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until browned, and cooked all the way through.
  • Remove the sausage and transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
  • Dice the onion and add it to the pot. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the garlic, and continue cooking, stirring constantly for about 1 minute.
  • Add the tomatoes, Italian seasoning, cooked sausage, and chicken broth. Turn the heat to high, and cook until it comes to a boil.
  • Add the tortellini, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the cream and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the spinach, cook for a couple of minutes until it starts to wilt, then serve.

Expert Tips

  • Parmesan Cheese Rind: Flavor your soup with a parmesan rind. Place it in the soup broth while it’s cooking, then remove it when you’re ready to serve the soup.
  • Different Tortellini: You can use whatever flavor of tortellini you’d like. Try porcini mushroom or tomato tortellini.
  • Slow Cooker: You can make this recipe in the slow cooker, instant pot, or crock pot.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 610kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 789mg | Potassium: 701mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1724IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 208mg | Iron: 5mg
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian

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