Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup

So, it’s soup season. And this has to be my absolute favorite: Italian sausage & tortellini soup.

Tortellini soup in a white pot

Well, in my house, it’s always soup season.  I can sit down with a hot bowl of minestrone, tomato bisque or corn chowder any time of year, but today, it’s chilly out and really feels like fall, so soup is necessary.  And I do realize it technically is fall, but it just doesn’t seem possible.  It feels like it should still be June, when summer is just beginning, because all the chaos that has been my life has made the time FLY by.  Does it feel like that to you, too?

I’m sitting over this bowl of insanely tasty Italian sausage & tortellini soup, and am taking the time to really reflect on these past 4 months.  I left a job, took a new one, moved to a new city, sold a house and bought a new one, and lived in 3 different temporary homes, all without my husband {and part of the time without my kittens}.  I mean, that’s pretty insane, right?!  So I have to say, I am SUPER proud of myself for makin’ it.  And in the meantime, I still {somehow} managed to keep up with my blog on a weekly basis!  Holyyyyy wow.  Sometimes it’s important to just to sit down and say “I’m awesome”, amiright?

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How to make Italian sausage & tortellini soup

I do some pretty heavy thinking while eating soup, eh?

Now that I’ve reflected on lyfe, it’s time to reflect on this soup. So this is the second batch I’ve made this week.  Yes, I know.  I tend to obsess over things, especially food.  And because this particular soup is so warm, hearty and wholesome with a little bit of spice, I am ALL over it.  And that means several bowls go in ma belly.

So just a coupla notes about the recipe.  1)  It’s incredibly easy.  Like, 8 ingredients and 20 minutes easy.  No lies – I would never do that to you.  There is no messing around when it comes to soup. 2) I use the hot Italian sausage, because a touch of heat makes said soup that much more interesting.  3) There’s pasta.  And this pasta happens to have cheese inside.  No further explanation necessary.  4)  8 ingredients and 20 minutes.

Tortellini soup in a white pot

Honestly.  It would make me so happy if you all made Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup this weekend.  Also, snap a photo of it and send it to me!  Facebook: or Insta: @the_gourmet_RD!  Send me some luv, friends!

And enjoy some warm and comforting soup with cheesy tortellini and dip some crusty bread in there, too.


Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup

Tortellini soup in a white pot

Fresh tortellini with Italian sausage, spinach and cannellini beans in a flavorful oregano broth.

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 5-10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10-15 mins
  • Total Time: 15-25 mins
  • Yield: Serves 8 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stove-Top


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-pound ground hot or mild Italian sausage
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 45 cups baby spinach
  • 15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (32-ounce) containers unsalted chicken stock
  • 12-ounce bag fresh cheese tortellini
  • Freshly shaved Parmesan cheese, for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven or stock pot to medium heat. Add sausage and cook 4-5 minutes, until browned, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
  2. Stir in the garlic and spinach and saute until spinach is wilted, about 2 minutes. Add cannellini beans, oregano, salt and pepper.
  3. Add the stock to pot and bring to a simmer. Add tortellini and reduce heat to medium and allow to simmer, about 7-8 minutes, until tortellini is cooked. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
  4. Serve in bowls and garnish with Parmesan cheese.


Cooking Tip: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes for extra heat.


  • Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories: 366
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 632mg
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 14g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Cholesterol: 63mg

Keywords: soup, tortellini soup, tortellini, italian sausage, soups

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