This Sausage Tortellini Soup recipe is warm, comforting, and filling. It's fast enough to make for lunch, and easy to customize with your favorite vegetables, meat, pasta, and beans.
Cold weather and cold and flu season means it's time for more SOUP!
I love to make Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup to keep us all healthy (there are added immunity fighting ingredients like turmeric!). And this Wonton Noodle Soup recipe is a fave when we're craving take-out.
I LOVE this Sausage Tortellini Soup recipe so much, and make it often for my WFH (work from home) lunch. In fact, I made it for lunch the other day, then we all had leftovers for dinner that night, along with some homemade Garlic Parmesan Knots. Hubby approves, and he can be a bit particular when it comes to soups!
Sausage Tortellini Soup
There are times when a super hearty Instant Pot Chili is called for. But these days, I'm really digging this Sausage Tortellini Soup recipe.
I've been making different versions of Sausage Tortellini Soup over the years, but I've finally got it to a recipe that I can share with all of you.
Why I love this soup
This Sausage Tortellini Soup is tomato-based, which gives you an extra little kick of Vitamin C.
The mix of veggies, meat, beans, and pasta create a hearty, satisfying soup that can warm you up on the coldest of nights. It really fills you up!
Sausage Tortellini Soup Ingredients
This soup is made with items that you most likely already have in your pantry and refrigerator or freezer.
Tortellini - I have used both frozen cheese tortellini and fresh cheese tortellini from the deli aisle. Both are fantastic, and I've included cooking times for both in the recipe below.
Italian Sausage - Ground Italian sausage adds some nice depth of flavor to this soup.
Onions and Garlic - The flavor base of all good soups!
Celery - I like adding this for additional texture and vitamins and minerals.
Beans - This soup is absolutely delicious with pinto beans. But you can use almost any other can of beans you happen to have on hand!
Sausage Tortellini Soup Substitution Suggestions
This soup is also so easy to customize to suit your personal taste preferences.
For instance, I used pinto beans in my soup. You could easily substitute with cannelini beans or kidney beans.
Even though the soup is called Sausage Tortellini Soup, you could use ground turkey instead of Italian sausage.
For an extra hit of healthy vegetables, try adding some kale, spinach, or cut up zucchini to this soup.
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Sausage Tortellini Soup
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 large carrots, peeled and diced
- ½ cup diced celery
- ½ cup finely diced yellow onion
- 2 tsp finely minced garlic
- 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- ½ lb ground Italian sausage
- 2 cans chicken broth or vegetable broth (14.5 oz cans)
- 1 cup water
- 1 can tomato paste (6 oz)
- 2.5 - 3 cups tortellini, uncooked
- 1 can cannelini or pinto beans, drained
- 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
- Heat olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add diced carrots, celery, onions, and garlic, and sweat for 2-3 minutes until softened.
- Sprinkle oregano, salt, and pepper, and flour; stir vegetables until flour blends in. Add Italian sausage and break apart with a wooden spoon. Sauté until just cooked, about 4-5 minutes.
- Add chicken broth, water, and tomato paste. Stir and heat for 1-2 minutes until tomato paste is fully blended with other liquids.
- Stir in tortellini and beans. Heat soup over medium-high until tortellini is cooked: for frozen tortellini, about 7-8 minutes; for fresh tortellini, about 5-6 minutes.
- Serve immediately and garnish with chopped parsley.
Nutrition information is a general estimate. Actual nutrition details may vary depending on the exact foods & brands you use to make this recipe. It does not take into account any substitutions, toppings, or optional ingredients.
Truth be told, I could eat hot soup no matter what the weather. I just love that warm, soothing feeling that nourishing hot soup brings. But this Sausage Tortellini Soup is especially nourishing on these chilly winter days.