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Creamy Tortellini Sausage Soup

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Creamy tortellini sausage soup ready in just 30 minutes! Sausage, vegetables, and tortellini in a creamy tomato-based soup!

This soup is the epitome of comfort food in a bowl.

Rich and creamy, it’s perfect for a weeknight meal.

making tortellini soup

The base of this soup starts with:

  • ground sausage
  • Onion + carrot + celery + garlic
  • basil + oregano + thyme
  • salt + pepper

Life Lesson #43: Starting with good, robust, flavorful ingredients is a surefire way to make the finished soup taste great! 😉

Cook ground sausage, carrots, celery and seasonings in a pan.

how to make creamy soup

Once the vegetables and sausage are slightly cooked, there are two steps to creating a creamy, rich tomato-based soup.

  1. Add tomato sauce and broth and simmer with vegetables and sausage for a few minutes
  2. Milk and a small amount of flour are blended and added to the soup to give it richness and creaminess.

The soup is simmered for a few minutes so that the flour dissolves in the milk and the flour tastes completely gone.

Instead, you get a delicious creamy soup without a ton of heavy cream.

Pour the milk and flour slurry into the pot with the tomato soup.

spinach and tortellini

The final step is to add the cheese tortellini and chopped fresh spinach.

Both of these ingredients require a very short cooking time!

The perfect tortellini for this soup is the cheese tortellini you find in the refrigerated section. It can be cooked in less than 3 minutes. So once you’ve added tortellini, don’t walk away and take the adventure of your life on your bucket list.

Stay close so the tortellini doesn’t overcook.

Add the tortellini and chopped spinach to the pot and serve with the soup.

Alternatives and Variations

  • This soup can easily be doubled or halved.
  • You can skip the sausage (and just cook the veggies in a little olive oil), or sub in the ground beef for the sausage.
  • Kale is a great substitute for spinach.
  • You can put a little cheese ravioli under the tortellini, or try another kind of unfilled pasta.

Feel free to play around with the recipes and see what you come up with!

Raise scoops of tortellini, creamy broth, spinach, carrots and celery into pan.

Weeknight Wonder

This soup is great and delicious enough for any night, including weekends, or when you’re entertaining!

But it’s also easy enough for a simple weekday dinner.

Leftovers taste great! Keep in mind that the tortellini will continue to soak up the broth a bit, so the leftover broth can be significantly thicker than it was right after you took it off the stove.

Served with crusty bread and a green salad, this soup makes an incredibly delicious meal!

A spoonful of cheese tortellini, spinach and sausage in a white bowl.

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A spoonful of tortellini and creamy tomato soup in a white bowl.

creamy tortellini sausage soup

  • 1 lb ground italian sausage
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves finely chopped garlic (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1 tea spoon salt
  • ½ tea spoon dry virgin
  • ¼ tea spoon dried oregano
  • ¼ tea spoon dried thyme
  • ¼ tea spoon black pepper
  • 16 ounce tomato sauce
  • Four cup Chicken bone soup (use reduced salt)
  • 2 cup milk
  • cup all purpose flour
  • 12-14 ounce chilled cheese tortellini
  • 2 cup (about 2 ounces) chopped fresh spinach
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese for serving
  • Place sausages, carrots, celery, onions, and garlic in a large pot. Cook over medium heat while breaking the sausage into small pieces. Cook until the sausage is no longer pink and the vegetables are beginning to soften. Drain excess grease.

  • Add salt, basil, oregano, thyme, and pepper. Mix tomato sauce and broth.

  • Bring the soup to a boil and simmer for 5-6 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Moderate heat if needed.

  • Mix milk and flour until smooth. Whisk into the soup and bring to a boil again. Cook, stirring often, until slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Add tortellini and spinach; Cook, stirring, until tortellini is tender, 2 to 3 minutes to prevent sticking. Add salt and pepper to taste, if desired.

  • If desired, sprinkle each serving with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and serve. The soup will thicken as it cools.

Alternatives/Variations: This soup can easily be doubled or halved. You can skip the sausage (and just cook the veggies in a little olive oil), or sub in the ground beef for the sausage. You can put a little cheese ravioli under the tortellini, or try another kind of unfilled pasta.

Serving: 1 serving, calorie: 298kcal, carbohydrate: 33g, protein: 15g, thick: 12g, saturated fat: Fourg, cholesterol: 40mg, sodium: 1440mg, fiber: Fourg, sugar: 8g

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