This tortellini soup with sausage is a complete meal in one pot that’s ready in less than 30 minutes! It’s full of sausage, beans, veggies and cheese tortellini, all cooked in a savory tomato broth. 

I make soup at least once a week, it’s quick, easy and my family loves it. Some of our favorites include Italian wedding soup, cheeseburger soup and this tortellini soup.

A pot of tortellini soup with tomato broth, Italian sausage, spinach and carrots.

With school in session, I am ALL about the quick and easy dinner ideas. Our after school activity schedule can be crazy sometimes, and after a long day the last thing I want to do is spend hours in the kitchen! This tortellini soup with sausage is a simple one pot meal that’s got it all: veggies, beans, plenty of sausage and tender cheese ravioli. It’s a complete dinner that’s ready in no time. And best of all, my kids adore it!

Tortellini Soup Ingredients

To make this tortellini soup with sausage you will need olive oil, white onion, celery, carrots, mild Italian sausage, chicken broth, canned crushed tomatoes, a can of white beans, cheese tortellini, baby spinach, parsley, salt and black pepper.

Sausage, carrots, onion and celery in a pot.

How Do You Make Tortellini Soup?

This tortellini soup with sausage recipe starts with cooking veggies – onion, carrot and celery to be exact. Heat some olive oil in a large pot then cook your onion carrots and celery for a few minutes. Season the veggies with salt and pepper. Next add mild Italian sausage. Break the sausage up and cook it through. Next pour in chicken broth and crushed tomatoes. Bring everything to a simmer and add canned white beans, fresh spinach and cheese tortellini. After the tortellini cook, add a little salt, pepper and parsley for a hearty and satisfying soup that will please the whole family.

A pot with ingredients like spinach leaves and white beans.

Tips For The PeRfect Tortellini Soup

  • Sweet Italian sausage or mild Italian sausage both work for this recipe.
  • Make sure you cut your vegetables bite sized so they sit on a spoon.
  • To get this tortellini soup with sausage on the table even faster, I often chop my vegetables earlier in the day or the night before.
  • If you have frozen tortellini add a little more time for the tortellini to heat through.
  • You can use turkey, pork or even chicken sausage in this recipe.
  • You can make this soup ahead of time – simply omit the tortellini and stir them in when you reheat the soup.  The soup will keep for 3 days in the refrigerator or up to 2 months in the freezer.

Quick Tip

Cut your veggies to about the same size so that they take the same amount of time to cook.

A ladle serving up a portion of tortellini soup.

Recipe FAQs

How long does tortellini soup last?

Tortellini soup with sausage stays good in an airtight container in a refrigerator for 3 days.

What to eat with tortellini soup?

Tortellini soup goes well with bread, breadsticks and appetizers like garlic knots and fried ravioli. This soup would also be perfect with a fresh Italian salad.

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A bowl of tortellini soup with sausage and vegetables.

Slow Cooker Tortellini Soup

This tortellini soup is a great candidate for the slow cooker! Brown your veggies and sausage on the stovetop, then add all the ingredients to the crockpot with the exception of the tortellini and parsley. Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours. Stir in the tortellini during the last 15 minutes of the cook time. Sprinkle with parsley, then serve.

Tortellini Soup Variations

There are so many different ways to customize tortellini soup with sausage to your taste preferences!

  • Meat: Try cubed chicken or ground beef instead of sausage.
  • Tortellini: Use a different flavor of tortellini or use small ravioli instead.
  • Vegetables: You can add other veggies to the mix such as mushrooms, zucchini, kale, bell peppers or potatoes.
  • Beans: While I typically use white cannellini beans, red kidney beans or chickpeas are also great choices.
  • Spicy: Try hot Italian sausage or add some crushed red pepper flakes into your soup.
  • Flavor: Try cooking two teaspoons minced garlic with your sausage. Add some Italian seasoning, oregano or thyme leaves for extra flavor.
  • Creamy: For a creamy version of this soup, add a half cup of heavy cream when you add the spinach.
  • Cheese: Serve this soup topped with grated parmesan cheese or mozzarella cheese.

Once you try this soup, you’ll find yourself making it on a regular basis! It’s so simple to make, yet hearty enough for the biggest appetites, and kids love it too!

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Tortellini Soup

AuthorSara Welch
A pot of tortellini soup with tomato broth, Italian sausage, spinach and carrots.
This tortellini soup is a complete meal in one pot that’s ready in less than 30 minutes! It’s full of sausage, beans, veggies and tortellini, all cooked in a savory tomato broth.
Time
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Serves 6

Ingredients 

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup white onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery thinly sliced
  • 2 medium carrots peeled, halved and sliced
  • 1 19 ounce package Italian sausage casings removed
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 15 ounce can white beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 9 ounce package refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, celery and carrots to the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes or until just softened. Season the vegetables with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the sausage to the pan; cook for 5 minutes, using a spoon to break up the sausage into smaller pieces.
  • Add the chicken broth and crushed tomatoes to the pot, then bring to a simmer.
  • Add the tortellini, spinach and white beans to the pot, cook for 5 minutes.
  • Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the parsley and serve.

Notes

  1. Sweet Italian sausage or mild Italian sausage both work for this recipe.
  2. Cut your veggies to about the same size so that they take the same amount of time to cook.
  3. Make sure you cut your vegetables bite sized so they sit on a spoon.

Nutrition

Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 734mg | Potassium: 591mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4865IU | Vitamin C: 25.2mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 3mg

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  1. Made this at the firehouse. Crew loved it. I doubled the recipe and used hot Italian sausage seasoned with Italian seasoning.

  2. I made it tonight with the addition of some red chilli flakes, garlic, dried basil and a splash of red wine. My family said it was a definite “do-over”!

  3. Hello,

    This soup looks delicious. If I were to make it ahead of time and freeze it, once defrosted, would the tortellini still be firm?

    Thanks,

    Donna

    1. The tortellini will soften when frozen. You can freeze the soup without the tortellini, then add the tortellini when you reheat it.

  4. 5 stars
    Sausage and tortellini is a winning combination so this soup sounds like my idea of heaven!

    1. 5 stars
      Sara this soup is excellent. I am on my 2nd pot this month, only this pot is doubled. Everyone loves it including me.I have to freeze a few containers to save for my son when he comes over, so he can take some home with him. Thank you for the recipe.

  5. 5 stars
    Yummy tortellini soup is so comforting and a complete meal too¡ I love that you added mini meatballs and veggies too. Need a bowl of this soup now.

  6. It was good but kind of bland. I used johnsonville hot Italian sausage and added 1 tsp of Italian seasoning. That helped. Maybe would make again

      1. All of the packages at my grocery store are so big, it made me unsure! Thank you so much for your quick reply. Making this for dinner!

  7. 5 stars
    Made this tonite! Delicious!! EASY/Fast which I like, filling & way more than 6 servings!! I added a dash of red pepper! I will definitely be putting this dish into my fall/winter menu planning!

  8. How much is considered a serving? I made this tonight and it was delicious. My husband is counting his calories and we weren’t sure what you consider a serving size.

  9. 5 stars
    Most excellent, but I never cook pasta in the pot…I cook it separately and add into the bowl as I serve it…It keeps the pasta from being mushy in the leftovers. I added a bit of crushed red chile and sauteed with the sausage and vegetables. Delicious!

  10. 5 stars
    This makes my mouth water! My family really enjoys the one pot meals like this. I would probably make a double recipe and freeze some of it.

  11. 5 stars
    Perfect fall recipe!! Love the savory pot with all the yummy items and sausage! Meal in a pot and these always taste good for a few days