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Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup

Sometimes a hot bowl of soup is like a hug from a loved one. This creamy sausage tortellini soup is like a hug, a cozy sweater, and a roaring fireplace—and it's ready in 30 minutes.

This is a picture of two bowls of creamy tortellini soup. There are green and cream bowls filled with soup. The soup has tortellini noods, spinach, sausage, red tomatoes, yellow peppers, and onions. There's a light red sauce as well. The soup is topped with parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes. One bowl is being held up and there is also a big pot of the soup in the back.

Creamy tortellini soup

You know tortellini? Like, the pasta? If you don't, you should.

Good tortellini brings you the satisfaction of a past + protein dish where the cheese and/or meat is built right into each little pasta-dumpling thing.

It's delicious, it's filling, it's magic.

What if I told you that it also makes a killer ingredient in a soup? Would you trust me?

Well, you should trust me. Tortellini, which is perfectly capable of standing up on its own, absolutely knocks it out of the PARK in the context of a creamy soup.

Creamy tortellini soup with sausage and spinach

This creamy sausage tortellini soup is exactly the context I'm mentioning. This dish has everything it needs for success BEFORE the tortellini comes in and takes it all the way to flavor city.

Each bite makes you feel like you're eating a full meal, and you're sure to be satisfied after a bowl (or two!) of this goodness.

This is a picture of two bowls of creamy tortellini soup. There are green and cream bowls filled with soup. The soup has tortellini noods, spinach, sausage, red tomatoes, yellow peppers, and onions. There's a light red sauce as well. The soup is topped with parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.

What is creamy sausage tortellini soup made of?

Here's what's involved in making this creamy sausage tortellini soup:

  • turkey sausage
  • three-cheese tortellini (or other kind)
  • bell pepper
  • onion
  • diced tomatoes
  • spinach
  • chicken broth
  • cream cheese
  • garlic
  • salt & pepper

Not too bad, right? And because it's a soup, you know it's all going into a big pot together to make the magic happen.

The soup magic.

This is the ingredients for creamy sausage tortellini soup. There is garlic, yellow bell pepper, turkey sausage, a block of cream cheese, tortellini noodles, a bag of spinach, a can of diced tomatoes, an onion, and a box of chicken brothh.

How to make creamy tortellini soup

Here's how you go about making this dish:

  • Place a large dutch oven on a burner on the stovetop. Turn on medium heat and let the dutch oven heat up.
  • Spray the dutch oven with cooking grease.
  • Add the turkey sausage to the dutch oven. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to break up the turkey as it cooks. Cook for about 5 minutes or until there's no pink and it's cooked through.
  • After the meat is finished cooking, scoop the meat out of the dutch oven. Place in a bowl on the side until needed. **When scooping out the meat, leave the excess liquid in the dutch oven! Don't drain. You'll use this for the next steps**
  • Add the chopped pepper, onion, and garlic to the dutch oven. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, as desired. Use a spoon to stir frequently.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables start to get soft.
  • Add the block of cream cheese to the dutch oven. Use a spoon to crush the cream cheese and help the melting process. Stir around until creamy and melted, about 2 minutes.
  • Pour the can of tomatoes, chicken broth, and meat into the dutch oven. Cook for about 10 minutes. Make sure the mixture is hot and heated all the way through!
  • Add the tortellini noodles into the mixture. Cook for about 5 minutes, until tortellini noodles are soft and cooked through.
  • Cut the heat to low and add in the full bag of spinach. Mix completely and let cook for bout 2 minutes, until the spinach leaves start to wilt.
  • Scoop the soup into bowls. Top with parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes for some extra flavor!
  • Enjoy!

See? Nothing you can't handle!

This is a big dutch oven filled with the tortellini soup. There are tortellini noodles, browned sausage, red tomatoes, yellow peppers, green spinach, parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes, all inside a light red liquid. There is a wooden spoon inside the dutch oven.

How to store sausage tortellini soup

This keeps just fine in the dutch oven you cooked it in! But if you'd like you can transfer it to tupperware containers, and it keeps well in there, too.

Can you freeze creamy tortellini soup?

I think soup is one of the most freezer-friendly dishes in there. To be honest, I haven't frozen this dish at the time of writing. I'd be curious to see how the tortellini holds up—that would be my only question.

Because the tortellini is that almost-cooked stuff from the fridge section, if I were planning to freeze, I'd make the rest of the soup, and then add some tortellini in after thawing. You do you, though, and let me know how it goes!

This is a big dutch oven filled with the tortellini soup. There are tortellini noodles, browned sausage, red tomatoes, yellow peppers, green spinach, parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes, all inside a light red liquid.

What goes good with tortellini soup?

I think this soup would pair nicely with a hearty baguette, if you want even more of that warm-hug vibe going. Maybe a nice brussels sprouts dish, or some other yummy greens, or... or... I'm daydreaming now!

How do you make soup more flavorful?

As I recommend in this recipe, don't forget about the old stand-by pair of salt & pepper! They work wonders for soups. This dish also benefits from crushed red peppers and some delicious parmesan cheese.

Have any other ideas for ways to take this up a notch? Let me know!

Can I have the recipe?

You can find the whole recipe below! If you like it, please give it a good rating and share it with your friends and family. It really helps me out!

While you're at it, consider trying one of these other Jordo's World staples:

This is a picture of two bowls of creamy tortellini soup. There are green and cream bowls filled with soup. The soup has tortellini noods, spinach, sausage, red tomatoes, yellow peppers, and onions. There's a light red sauce as well.
This is a picture of two bowls of creamy tortellini soup. There are green and cream bowls filled with soup. The soup has tortellini noods, spinach, sausage, red tomatoes, yellow peppers, and onions. There's a light red sauce as well. The soup is topped with parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes. One bowl is being held up and there is also a big pot of the soup in the back.
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5 from 25 votes

Creamy Sausage Tortelli Soup

Sometimes a hot bowl of soup is like a hug from a loved one. This creamy sausage tortellini soup is like a hug, a cozy sweater, and a roaring fireplace—and it's super easy, too.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: soup, tortellini soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 461kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Ingredients

  • 1 lb turkey sausage
  • 20 oz three cheese tortellini the fresh kind thats kept in the fridge & ready in 3 minutes!
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 8 oz bag spinach
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 8 oz low fat cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  • Place a large dutch oven on a burner on the stovetop. Turn on medium heat and let the dutch oven heat up.
  • Spray the dutch oven with cooking grease.
  • Add the turkey sausage to the dutch oven. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to break up the turkey as it cooks. Cook for about 5 minutes or until there's no pink and it's cooked through.
  • After the meat is finished cooking, scoop the meat out of the dutch oven. Place in a bowl on the side until needed. **When scooping out the meat, leave the excess liquid in the dutch oven! Don't drain. You'll use this for the next steps**
  • Add the chopped pepper, onion, and garlic to the dutch oven. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, as desired. Use a spoon to stir frequently.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables start to get soft.
  • Add the block of cream cheese to the dutch oven. Use a spoon to crush the cream cheese and help the melting process. Stir around until creamy and melted, about 2 minutes.
  • Pour the can of tomatoes, chicken broth, and meat into the dutch oven. Cook for about 10 minutes. Make sure the mixture is hot and heated all the way through!
  • Add the tortellini noodles into the mixture. Cook for about 5 minutes, until tortellini noodles are soft and cooked through.
  • Cut the heat to low and add in the full bag of spinach. Mix completely and let cook for bout 2 minutes, until the spinach leaves start to wilt.
  • Scoop the soup into bowls. Top with parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes for some extra flavor!
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 20g
Recipe Rating




Sarah Oxford

Tuesday 7th of December 2021

LOVED!! My store was out of regular ground turkey sausage so I used hot. It was so good! I can’t wait to share this recipe with family and friends.

Erin Walters

Monday 6th of December 2021

Holy moly. This recipe is so flipping delicious! My kids loved it too. Definitely will be making this again and again

Alanna

Sunday 5th of December 2021

Delicious! It is also super easy to make and very filling. This kind of soup is exactly what I was looking for tonight - tons of veggies and comfort food! I used chicken sausage since I could not find turkey sausage. I also used chicken bone broth to up the protein. Turned out perfectly and my family enjoyed it. Thanks Jordo!

Emily

Sunday 5th of December 2021

This was so yummy. I switched it up a little because of what I had on hand. I used chopped, cooked chicken instead of Turkey sausage and chicken cilantro dumplings instead of tortellini. I topped with cilantro, shredded carrots, and shredded radishes.

Mindy Kremer

Saturday 4th of December 2021

This was the PERFECT fall soup! Super easy, flavorful and a generous serving 🙌