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Tortellini soup with sausage in a Dutch oven.

Tortellini Soup with Sausage

This Tortellini Soup with Sausage is creamy, full of flavor, and packed with cheese-filled pasta. Made in one pot in under 30 minutes, this soup is filling and nutritious!
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword tortellini soup with sausage
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 477kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 lb Italian sausage I used mild
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 5 cups water
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 8 oz tortellini I used cheese filled
  • ½ cup heavy cream optional
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • spinach or kale optional


  • Heat up a large pot over medium heat. I used a 5 qt Dutch oven.
  • Add sausage and break it apart with a spatula. Cook until nicely browned, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Once browned, remove sausage into a bowl and set aside.
  • Add onion, garlic, and carrots to the pot and cook until softened.
  • Add seasoning, bouillon cube, and stir in. This helps to activate the dry herbs and increase flavor of the bouillon cube. Stir it well, while cooking. Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add water and tomato sauce. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add sausage and tortellini and cook for about 8 minutes OR until the tortellini is cooked.
  • Remove from heat and let it stand for 10 minutes.
  • Add spinach or kale, if desired, and heavy cream if you want to make the soup creamy.
  • Season with salt and pepper before serving.


  • If you plan on freezing this soup, do not add the cream as the last step. Freeze the soup in freezer-safe containers for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge. Add cream just before serving.
  • Any leftovers should be stored in a container with a lid, in the fridge, for up to 5 days. Reheat the soup in a pot on the stove or in the microwave.
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.


Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 1106mg | Potassium: 435mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3858IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 3mg