Italian Tortellini Soup

Italian Tortellini Soup Recipe - Family Fresh Meals

Well, it’s that time of year again. The kids are back in school, the leaves are starting to turn, and store shelves are filling up with Halloween candy. It all adds up to one thing – fall is here at last.

Fall weather is soup weather, so to get myself in the mood, I’ve been dusting off some of my favorite soup recipes. And when I ran across my classic Crockpot Sausage and Tortellini Stew, I thought, hey, wouldn’t this be even better with spinach in it?

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So I started tweaking and tinkering, and I came up with new version of this soup that’s just as easy, hearty, and flavorful as the original. And since tortellini cook fast, you don’t even need to haul out the Crockpot – it comes together in 20 minutes right on the stove. Nine minutes to cook your sausage with onion, garlic, and carrots; ten more to simmer the tortellini in broth until it’s tender; and just one minute to stir in the spinach and let it wilt. And presto – dinner, Italian style!

So if the start of a new school year has left you a little pressed for time, try whipping up this Italian Tortellini Soup the next time you’re in a hurry. It’s quick, satisfying, and perfect for a nippy fall evening.

Italian Tortellini Soup - Soup cooking in dutch oven

Italian Tortellini Soup

1 lb bulk mild Italian sausage
1/2 cup onion, diced
2 large carrots, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
32 oz chicken broth
1 package (12 oz) refrigerated fresh cheese tortellini
2 cups fresh packed spinach
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. In 5-quart Dutch oven or large pot, cook sausage, onion, carrots and garlic over medium heat, for about 8 minutes, stirring, until sausage is thoroughly cooked. Drain off any access fat.
Italian Tortellini Soup Recipe - Sausage, carrots, onion and garlic cooking in dutch oven

2.  Stir in broth and heat to boiling over medium-high heat.
Italian Tortellini Soup Recipe - Broth being poured into dutch oven

3. Next, add in your tortellini. Reduce heat to low and cook 10 to 12 minutes or until tortellini are tender.
Italian Tortellini Soup Recipe - Tortellini being stirred in to soup

4. Stir in spinach and cook 1 to 2 minutes more until spinach is wilted. Serve!
Italian Tortellini Soup Recipe - Stirring in spinach into the soup

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Italian Tortellini Soup

Author Corey Valley
So if the start of a new school year has left you a little pressed for time, try whipping up this Italian Tortellini Soup recipe!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 LB mild Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 2 large carrots chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 1 package 12 oz refrigerated fresh cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In 5-quart Dutch oven or large pot, cook sausage, onion, carrots and garlic over medium heat, for about 8 minutes, stirring, until sausage is thoroughly cooked. Drain off any access fat.
  • Stir in broth and heat to boiling over medium-high heat.
  • Next, add in your tortellini. Reduce heat to low and cook 10 to 12 minutes or until tortellini are tender.
  • Stir in spinach and cook 1 to 2 minutes more until spinach is wilted. Serve!

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Nutrition

Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 1121mg | Potassium: 413mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3395IU | Vitamin C: 14.8mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.3mg

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28 Comments

  1. This recipe is great, however 32 oz of broth wasn’t enough. The tortellini soaked it all right up 🙁 I will definitely make again though.

  2. How would it be made in a slow cooker?

  3. Carol Maynard says:

    Half of my family have trouble with creamy type soups. This recipe lets me stop with a perfect, delicious soup. I add the cream to bowls of us that love the creamy flavor. It’s a WIN WIN, and I only have to cook one meal. Yay for me.

    1. That is a great idea Carol!

  4. 5 stars
    So yummy! Made this after mouth surgery.

    Used sweet Italian sausage and a package of spinach. Probably could have used one more carrot.

    Boiled my frozen tortellini separately for step 3 because I didn’t know if it would eat up all the broth.

    1. *used Sweet Italian turkey sausage so it’s a little healthier

      Thanks for this recipe!

  5. Cassandra says:

    This soup was delicious! I used chicken Italian sausage instead of pork. I’ll make it again.

  6. 5 stars
    This is my go to fall recipe. I have made this using turkey sausage, turns out just as delicious. I had to add about 2 more cups of broth as 32oz isn’t nearly enough. Also, look for the smallest tortellini you can get, the regular size is just too big once cooked. I’ve added mushrooms and more spinach to make it super hearty and more filling. I have shared this recipe with lots of friends and family.

    1. Yum! I am going to try the mushrooms next time!

  7. This a staple in my kitchen! Love this soup. So flavourful. Quick and easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I make this all the time!!! Definitely a crowd pleaser and everyone always asks me for the recipe.