This Sausage Tortellini Soup is a delicious and comforting one pot dinner! Spicy and warm, rich and hearty, it’s the perfect soup for a chilly evening.
This Sausage Tortellini Soup is the ultimate comfort food. With a rich tomato base, spicy sausage and tender tortellini it has something for everyone. You can throw all the ingredients together in the early afternoon, let it simmer and allow the yummy fragrance permeate your home until it’s time to eat. I love serving this soup with my Three Ingredient Beer Bread. It’s so easy, you can pop it in just before you start the soup and it will be all ready to go with your dinner. If you’re struggling to get through an endless winter season, this supper might just be a warm light at the end of a dark tunnel for you and your family!
Are you completely OVER winter yet? Me too! What are some of your go to comfort meals? I would love to hear your suggestions in the comments below.
SUGGESTIONS FOR SAUSAGE TORTELLINI SOUP
- I love using a hot, spicy Italian sausage with the casings removed and crumbled. But if you have little ones you can easily swap it out for a more mild Italian sausage or even a sweet sausage.
- Much of the heat in this soup lives in the red pepper flakes. I like it nice and hot so I use a quarter of a teaspoon, but you could just toss in a pinch if you want to keep the heat low.
- There are so many types of frozen tortellini that you can add to this soup! Cheese filled, mushroom filled, meat filled, you can use any kind you have on hand.
- I love using chopped carrots and garlic for added bulk and flavor in this soup. The beauty of most soup recipes is that you can add pretty much any ingredient you like. Do you have extra baby spinach in the fridge? Throw it in! Need to use up that last zucchini? Dice it up and toss it into the soup as well. Sliced mushrooms, green peppers, onion, peas or diced tomatoes would all be delicious in tortellini soup.
- Top the sausage tortellini soup with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, torn basil leaves or extra red pepper flakes.
CAN YOU FREEZE SAUSAGE TORTELLINI SOUP?
Here’s the thing about freezing soup with pasta: when you thaw out the soup and re-heat, the pasta can turn into mush. So I suggest that you make this soup base with everything except the tortellini. The rest of the soup will freeze beautifully and store for up to three months. Once you thaw it out, just add in the tortellini at the end and you’ll have a delicious dinner in no time!
MORE SAVORY SOUP RECIPES
Looking for more hearty soup recipes to see you through the endless winter season? Try some of these delicious bowls of goodness:
- Turkey Noodle Soup
- Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
- Instant Pot Chicken Taco Soup
- Jambalaya Soup
- Meatball Beef Stroganoff Soup
This sausage tortellini soup is your answer to cold, dreary nights! Serve warm bowls of this yummy soup alongside some simple bread and a side salad and you’ll have a comforting meal that everyone will love. Please leave me a comment below and let me know how you like this dinner. Enjoy!
Spicy Sausage and Tortellini Soup
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- 3 medium carrots peeled and diced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1.25 pounds spicy Italian sausage I used Jennie-O Hot Italian turkey sausages, casings removed
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes optional
- 1/2 TBSP dried basil
- 1/2 TBSP dried oregano
- 28 oz crushed tomatoes
- 4 cups chicken stock
- Parmesan cheese optional
- 1 lb frozen tortellini
- In a large soup pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the carrots and the garlic until the carrots are soft.
- Add the sausage to the pan, and break up into bit size pieces. Continue cooking until no longer pink.
- Add the red pepper flakes, basil, and oregano. Stir to combine.
- Add the tomatoes and the chicken stock. Bring to a boil and then add the tortellini, cooking according to the instructions on the bag.
- Serve with parmesan cheese and enjoy.