Sausage Tortellini Soup is a mouthwatering, indulgent soup that tastes like a toasty blanket warming you up on the coldest of nights. In 30 minutes, seared Italian sausage is simmered in a pot of creamy tomato broth before fresh tortellini and spinach are added to flawlessly top it all off. Whether you’ve seen this one pot tortellini soup recipe on TikTok, or you’re just craving a comforting soup, this recipe is for you!
Reasons You’ll Love This
Flavor Packed – Seriously the flavors in this soup are ridiculously good. It’s a little bit zesty, super creamy, slightly tangy, and has a dash of spice!
So Easy – One pot, easy ingredients, and 30 minutes of your time is all you need to make this dreamy, delicious Sausage Tortellini Soup!
Hearty and Comforting – Just looking at this soup will warm you up right away!
Viral Recipe – Need more than a 30 second video to explain how to make this TikTok spinach tortellini soup? Keep reading, and you’ll have everything you need to know.
Seconds and Thirds – Your family and friends will be scraping the bottom of the pot to get every last drop of this, mark my words.
The groundhog popped out and saw 6 more weeks of soup weather. Thankfully this creamy tortellini soup fits the bill perfectly. This simple soup recipe will have you shocked that something so silky and decadent can be made in 30 minutes using only one pot.
Let’s discuss how to make this Sausage Tortellini Soup recipe, as well as the ingredients that are needed. Please take note that below you will find discussion, expert tips, and answers to frequently asked questions about this recipe to help you recreate it in your kitchen. If you *just* want the recipe itself, scroll down. The full printable recipe itself, with exact measurements and instructions, is found at the bottom of this page.
- Tortellini – You can use either fresh or frozen tortellini for this recipe. If you use frozen tortellini, just make sure that it’s thawed out before you add it to the soup. Tortellini is traditionally filled with cheeses, but if you find some filled with meat, or have a homemade tortellini recipe you enjoy, use that instead!
- Sausage – Ground Italian sausage adds some wonderful flavors to this recipe, but feel free to use any ground sausage you prefer like breakfast sausage. You can also use ground beef or turkey if you don’t like sausage.
- Crushed Tomatoes – Canned crushed tomatoes are the best type of canned tomatoes to use for soups like this.
- Cream – This recipe calls for heavy cream which is interchangeable with heavy whipping cream. You can also use half and half if you don’t want the cream to be as thick.
- Spinach – About 2-4 cups of baby spinach is needed for this recipe, but you can really use as much or as little as you like. If you don’t like spinach, you can omit this completely or substitute it with some kale.
- Chicken Stock – Chicken stock or chicken broth is the ideal soup base for this recipe. You can use vegetable broth, but the flavor may turn out a bit different.
- Red Pepper Flakes – This is optional if you’re not big on spice, but it adds a wonderful kick to the broth if you like spicy soups.
- Onion – Diced yellow onion, or white onion will both suffice depending on what you have on hand.
- Parmesan – Totally optional, but freshly grated parmesan is ideal for this recipe. You can use pre-shredded parmesan if you prefer. If you can’t find or don’t like parmesan, some good substitutes are pecorino cheese, asiago, mozzarella, or Romano cheese.
- Garlic Powder – You can use fresh garlic, but if you want to keep it as easy as possible, garlic powder does the trick.
Step By Step Instructions
- Begin by heating a large dutch oven or soup pot on the stove over medium heat. To the pot, add your ground sausage, and break it up. Add the diced onion and garlic powder. Stir this together until combined. Let the sausage cook with the aromatics until fragrant. When the sausage has browned fully and there’s no more pink meat left, drain any excess grease. This should take about 5 minutes.
- To the browned beef, add the chicken stock.
- Next add the crushed tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir this all together until combined. Turn the heat down and let the broth come to a low boil. Continue to stir occasionally for about 15 minutes.
- After 15 minutes, add in the tortellini pasta.
- Add the cream to the pot. Stir the mixture around until combined.
- Finally add your spinach and sea salt, and stir the spinach into the soup so it can break down. Continue to stir and let the tortellini soup simmer for about 3-5 minutes, or until the spinach is tender and cooked. Once it’s all combined, serve and garnish with freshly grated parmesan, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Enjoy!
Tips and Advice
Storage – If you have leftovers, you can store them in the fridge in an airtight container for about 3-5 days. You can also freeze the soup for 3-4 months.
Leftover Soup Hack – If you think you will have leftover soup, I recommend not adding the tortellini to the broth so it doesn’t get mushy when it sits in the fridge. Instead, cook the tortellini separately and add it to each soup serving. To cook tortellini, boil a pot of water and add the pasta. Cook for about 3 minutes or until they float in the water. Drain, and add the cooked tortellini to each serving bowl, then pour the soup over the noodles. Store the extra tortellini separate from the soup.
Equipment – For this recipe you’ll need a dutch oven or large soup pot and something to stir with.
Tortellini is a type of filled pasta, like ravioli but shaped differently. It is usually filled with things like cheese, meat, tomato sauce, or vegetables. You can use any kind of tortellini that you prefer for this recipe.
No, there is no need to boil the tortellini noodles if you are going to add it to the entire soup. However, if you are choosing to cook the noodles separately from the broth to avoid the tortellini getting soggy in the leftovers, then yes you will need to boil the tortellini noodles.
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What To Serve With Tortellini Soup
Serve this piping hot bowl of sausage tortellini soup with a glass of wine and a side of garlic knots, or some homemade dinner rolls. Make it a meal and add a side salad, or some other type of vegetable like air fryer Brussel sprouts.
More Delicious Dinner Recipes
Get in as many soup recipes as possible before the weather warms up! Here are some more yummy similar recipes that you’ll love as much as this one.
- Lasagna Soup
- Sausage Potato Soup
- Crockpot Potato Soup
- Pot Pie Soup
- Chicken and Dumplings with Tortillas
- Easy Crockpot White Chicken Chili
Sausage Tortellini Soup
- 1 pound sausage Italian sausage or breakfast sausage both work well
- 1 yellow onion diced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 quart chicken stock chicken broth can also be used
- 14 ounces crushed tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2-4 cups baby spinach you can really use as little or as much as you like.
- 1 cup heavy cream or heavy whipping cream
- 10 ounces fresh tortellini or frozen tortellini – thawed
- freshly grated parmesan for topping optional
- red pepper flakes for topping optional
- salt & pepper when serving to taste
- Heat a large Dutch oven or stock pot to medium high heat. Add ground sausage, diced onions and garlic powder. Cook and stir until meat is fully browned with no pink remaining. This usually takes about 5 minutes. If there is excess grease in the pain, it can be drained off.
- Pour in the chicken stock, crushed tomatoes and tomato paste and stir until well combined. Bring to a low boil, then simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- After the 15 minutes, stir in tortellini, cream, spinach and salt. Cook until spinach is tender, which happens quickly, usually about 3-5 minutes.
- Serve with freshly grated parmesan, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.