Use real ingredients to make this one-pan sausage and tortellini soup that will keep your family warm as the weather cools down.Jump to Recipe
Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup is a great recipe for when the weather starts to cool down a bit. The soup is a warm, hearty, filling dinner that doesn’t take all day to make and can be done in just one pan! So easy to make, easy to clean up, a perfect recipe!!
I don’t remember how we came up with this one, but I was looking for a good soup to make one fall to go with the cooler weather that had moved in. We had some leftover sausage from making sausage biscuits and gravy one day so decided to use that for something. I also really enjoy tortellini, because I love cheese and pasta. Then from there, we tried to start putting things together. I looked up some soups online and found some common ingredients in soups like this, and we just winged it.
Surprisingly, the Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup was delicious! We had a few things that we had to tweak here and there, but overall, this was definitely a winner!
If you want to do this in just one pan, use a large stockpot or dutch oven. The first time we made this I browned to sausage in a different pan. I realized it could be done all in one so less mess. There are different ways to cook sausage, and some people cook it in the casing, some take it out. I always squeeze the sausage out of the casing and break it up when I put it in the pan. This makes it easier to brown because it’s already in smaller pieces.
Step by Step
In a large stockpot, brown the sausage.
Once the sausage is cooked through, remove it from the pan. Saute the onion and garlic in the drippings left from cooking the sausage. Do this for just a few minutes, until the onions start to soften.
Stir in the beef broth, water, wine, tomatoes, carrots, basil, oregano, tomato paste, and put the sausage back in the pot. Once this is all mixed together, bring it to a boil.
Reduce the heat to medium-high and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Skim the fat off the top of the soup as much as possible. Then stir in the parsley and simmer covered for another 20 minutes.
Skim the fat off the top of the soup again, then add the frozen tortellini to the soup. Let this boil for about 10 minutes, or until the tortellini is cooked through.
Sprinkle the soup with the parmesan cheese and serve warm. A slice of fresh bread goes really well with this soup!
Originally Published On: January 27, 2018
Last Updated On: November 11, 2019
Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup
- 1 lb italian sausage
- 1 cup onion (chopped)
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 5 cups beef broth
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 1 tomato (diced)
- 1 cup carrots (chopped or shredded)
- 1/2 tbsp basil
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 12 oz tomato paste
- 3 tbsp parsley
- 8 oz tortellini
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- In a large stock pot or dutch oven, brown sausage
- Remove sausage and set aside
- Saute onions and garlic in drippings
- Stir in beef broth, water, wine, tomatoes, carrots, basil, oregano, tomato paste, and sausage and bring to a boil
- Reduce heat, simmer uncovered for 30 minutes
- Skim fat from the soup
- Stir in parsley
- Simmer covered for 20 minutes
- Add tortellini and cook another 10 minutes or until tortellini is cooked
- Sprinkle with parmesan cheese
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
41 thoughts on “Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup”
This recipe reminds me of one that my grandmother made when I was a child. I will be trying it out soon and I’m sure it will bring back lots of wonderful memories!
I love when food brings up such wonderful memories like that!
Tortellini soup is one of our very favorites. I can taste the pasta and different goodies all cooked together. So yummy.
I’ve only tried tortellini in soup a few times, but I love how it tastes in soups!
I always enjoy a nice and warm bowl of soup. I always feel fancy when I start my dinner with soup. I will try to make this recipe. Thanks for sharing.
This soup could be your full dinner! I don’t think I would have room for more after eating this!
This is a standard soup that we have at my dad’s house. My kids love it.
My boys aren’t so sure about soups yet, but my husband and I love this one!
Oh, this looks super yummy. I will definitely have to try this. I love trying new recipes!!
It’s a great soup, especially in the winter months as it’s so warm and filling.
This looks like very very yummy comfort food. Ideal for dinner of evening supper x
Definitely great comfort food on a cool night. It’s a full meal in itself for sure!
My husband loves tortellini and I think he would really like this. This may be a dish that he can cook on those nights I’m not at home.
I love tortellini, too, so have been experimenting with new ways to use it! I hope he enjoys the meal!
Everything here looks so incredibly yummy and delicious! Thanks for sharing it with us! Hugs and kisses
Happy to share! It’s a delicious soup that my husband and I really enjoy on cold nights, so I figure everyone else can, too!
YUMMY!!! This looks very very good!!!!!!
It’s such a great soup!
We love hearty soups like this. And since we always have Italian sausage on hand, this will definitely happen! Looks delicious.
Sounds like a plan! I always have tortellini on hand, so I try to find ways to use that in different recipes.
This sounds delicious!
I’ve never thought to skim the fat off, definitely something I’ll do!
Sometimes I don’t have to, it depends on how fatty the meat is that you’re working with. But skimming it off the top helps take some of it out of the soup which makes it better in my opinion.
I love Italian sausage and pasta. This soup would definitely go on our menu when we crave soup.
It’s a perfect soup to get both of those flavors in, especially in the cooler months!
I’ve never had tortellini in a soup before. And I love italian sausage so why not combine everything into one pot!
I’ve tried it in a few different types of soup now, and it works really well!
oh i love all things tortellini! this soup looks super hearty and delicious! will make it for our friends!
I love tortellini, too! It works so well with the sausage in this soup.
My husband loves Italian Sausaage so I know he would be so into this meal! We need some good fall meals to add to our menu!
This is a perfect warm and filling soup for the cooler months!
I’m a fan of any recipe with pasta, but tortellini is one of my favorites! I recently took a pasta making class and we folded our own! It’s not something I would do very often, but something nice to do for a special dinner.
Oh my gosh, I would love to take a class like that. It would be so much fun. I don’t think I would do it handmade very often, either, but it would be cool to say I did it!
I love sausage and I love tortellini!!! This looks like the perfect weeknight meal – pretty sure it’s going on next weeks menu!
Sounds like this is a great one for you then, since you already enjoy so many of the core ingredients! I hope you enjoy 🙂
I love Tortellini, it is one of my favorite types of pasta. I remember first eating it when the Swann guy (it was a guy who was selling a bunch of frozen goods to customers via a truck, I think it was mostly a Midwestern thing) sold it! I loved it then and I love it! I will try this recipe!
I’ve heard of the Swann thing before since my husband’s family is from the midwest. That’s such a fun memory!
Oooooo this looks like one tasty soup!! One of my favorite things to cook in the winter is soup! I will have to add tortellini to the list!!!
I really like this one because it is so warm and filling. It’s a great way to warm up on a cold day.
I am a huge fan of pastas and soups and this looks so hearty and yummy especially for the colder Seattle weather. I am taking a note of the recipe here and I am sure my husband will love it too.
My best friend just recently moved to Seattle so is there for her first winter and said it’s so much colder than we are used to since we grew up in South Florida!
Nice Comfort Food for Dinner…! my family loves pasta 🙂 we do not get the pasta mentioned have to make it myself 🙂 thanks for such a lovely recipe