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5 from 1 vote

Tortellini Soup

This creamy Tortellini Soup made with sausage is a simple, delicious and comforting meal. The best part? It's made all in one pot and takes only 30 minutes to throw together.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: italian sausage, tortellini, tortellini soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 491kcal
Author: Nicole Beaulieu


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb Italian sausage ground or casings removed
  • 1 small white onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 4 cups chicken broth or veggie broth
  • 8 oz fire roasted tomatoes 1 can
  • 9 oz tortellini 1 package, I used bacon cheddar
  • 1/2 bunch kale chopped with stems removed
  • 1/2 cup half and half 10-18% cream
  • fresh basil chopped, for garnish


  • Heat the oil in a soup pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and brown until fully cooked, then mix in the onion. Cook until the onion becomes translucent. Add the garlic and Italian seasoning then toast for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Add the broth and fire roasted tomatoes and stir everything together, scraping off the brown bits on the bottom of the pot. Let everything simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the tortellini, cover the pot, and cook until the tortellini is tender. About 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the kale and allow it to wilt for 1-2 minutes. Stir in the cream and garnish with fresh basil.


Storing leftovers: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat either in the microwave or on the stovetop. You can add a splash of broth to the leftover soup if too much has been absorbed by the pasta.
Freezing: Because of the pasta, this recipe is best enjoyed fresh. However, if you don't mind your tortellini a little softer, store sealed well in an airtight container in the freezer for 4-6 months.
To reheat, you can either use the microwave or the stovetop. I recommend letting the soup thaw overnight in the fridge if you plan on reheating it on the stove.
Nutrition: Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1382mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 26.4% | Vitamin C: 33.4% | Calcium: 15% | Iron: 16.4%