Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup

As the weather cools off, a nice hearty soup makes a great dinner. This one pan sausage and tortellini soup will keep your family warm.

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, 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 soup was delicious! We had a few things that we had to tweak here and there, but overall, this was definitely a winner!

Step by Step

If you want to do this in just one pan, use a large stock pot or dutch oven. The first time we made this I browned to sausage in a different pan, but 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.

Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup Recipe

Once the sausage is cooked through, remove it from them pan and 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.

Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup Recipe

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.

Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup Recipe

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 zucchini and parsley and simmer covered for another 20 minutes.

Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup Recipe

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.

Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup Recipe

Sprinkle the soup with the parmesan cheese and serve warm. A slice of fresh bread goes really well with this soup!

Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup Recipe

Recipe

Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup Recipe

Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup

As the weather cools off, a nice hearty soup makes a great dinner. This one pan sausage and tortellini soup will keep your family warm.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sausage, soup, tortellini, vegetable
Servings: 8 servings
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1 1/2 cups zucchini (sliced)
  • 3 tbsp parsley
  • 8 oz tortellini
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • 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 zucchini and parsley
  • Simmer covered for 20 minutes
  • Add tortellini and cook another 10 minutes or until tortellini is cooked
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese
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Nutrition Facts
Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 377 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 1498mg 62%
Potassium 860mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 8g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 73%
Vitamin C 25.8%
Calcium 13%
Iron 18.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup Recipe

14 thoughts on “Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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