Sausage Tortellini Soup is a hearty and delicious meal that is cooked in one pot and ready in under 30 minutes! This comforting soup features Italian sausage, tomatoes, cheese tortellini, and spinach. If you are in the mood for soups, make sure to try our creamy kielbasa bean soup too!

A bowl of sausage tortellini soup

Ingredients & Substitutions

Italian Sausage: Opt for mild or spice things up with spicy Italian sausage, ground pork, turkey, chicken, or ground beef.
Tomatoes: Enhance the tomato taste with diced tomatoes and tomato paste. For a kick, try diced tomatoes with green chilis.
Chicken Broth: Use chicken stock for a richer flavor.
Tortellini: Experiment with cheese, meat-filled, or vegetable tortellini. If using frozen, add it in the final minutes or pre-boil.
Spinach: Fresh or frozen spinach works. Adjust quantities accordingly.

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Can I Make This Soup in a Slow Cooker?

Yes, you can make Sausage Tortellini soup in a slow cooker, but you will have to brown the sausage first. After that, follow the directions as listed and let the slow cooker work for you. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Add the spinach and tortellini to the crockpot and cook for an additional 7-8 minutes, or until everything is heated through.

Storage Tips

Store the soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Freezing & Reheating: Prepare ahead by freezing the soup for up to 3 months. After cooling, transfer to freezer-safe containers, leaving room for expansion. Thaw in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours and reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.

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Sausage Tortellini Soup

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Sausage Tortellini Soup is comfort in a bowl! Loaded with Italian sausage, tomatoes, cheese tortellini, and spinach this soup is sure to impress!


  • 1 pound ground mild Italian sausage
  • ½ medium yellow onion, diced (approximately ½ cup)
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 cups (720 g) chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 20 oz bag refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup (238 g) heavy cream
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen spinach
  • parmesan cheese, grated, for garnish


  • In a large pot over medium heat, add the ground sausage. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 8-10 minutes, or until the meat is no longer pink. Drain excess grease and set aside.
  • Add onions to the pot and cook until softened (about 3-5 minutes).
  • Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken broth, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir and bring to a simmer.
  • Add tortellini, heavy cream, and spinach. Stir to combine.
  • Simmer until the tortellini is soft and the spinach is wilted (about 8-10 minutes).
  • Garnish with parmesan.

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