Craving comfort on a budget? This easy one-pot sausage tortellini soup hits the mark in less than 30 minutes.

There’s nothing quite like a steaming bowl of tortellini soup to warm your soul on a chilly weeknight. This easy one-pot version is packed with flavor, thanks to savory Italian sausage, tender cheese tortellini, and fresh baby spinach.

But the best part? It’s incredibly affordable and comes together in under 30 minutes – perfect for busy schedules!

This recipe features juicy Italian sausage (feel free to use mild or spicy sausage depending on your preference), plump cheese tortellini, and a flavorful broth simmered with vegetables and seasonings. Wait until you try this recipe of sausage tortellini soup!

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How to Make This Spinach Tortellini Soup Recipe

Most of you know, that I gravitate to recipes that are quick, easy, and pack a lot of flavors. Soups fit this bill perfectly because they are easy to make, adaptable, and satisfying on a cool winter day.

Since I love to make soups, I typically start with the same base of sautéed onions, celery, and carrots in extra virgin olive oil. From this base, you can make a lot of different types of soups.

With that said, feel free to substitute, add or remove ingredients based on your preferences in this soup recipe with sausage and spinach.

This tortellini soup recipe could not be easier! Wait until you see how simple and delicious this soup recipe is!

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Ingredients for Tortellini Soup with Sausage and Spinach

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 cup baby carrots, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 pkg fresh spinach
  • 8 links of sweet Italian sausage (for a healthier version, try turkey or chicken sausage)
  • 48 oz can chicken stock
  • (2) 15 oz cans of petite diced cut tomatoes
  • 1 pkg fresh tortellini (I like Buitoni)
  • 1/2 tbsp red pepper flakes (add a little more if you prefer dishes with more heat)
  • salt and pepper to taste
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Directions to Make Tortellini Soup Recipe with Sausage and Spinach

  • Slice uncooked sausage into bite sizes slices, then saute over medium high heat in a few drizzles of extra virgin olive oil. While you can cook the sausage directly in the soup, I think it tastes a little better if you brown it first in the same stock pot you plan to cook in.
  • After about 3-5 minutes when sausage is browned, remove sausage from heat but keep sausage juices in dutch oven.
  • Sautée onions, celery and carrots in leftover oil and sausage drippings for about 7-8 minutes until softened. If there is not enough leftover oil, add another drizzle of EVOO. Stir often so vegetables cook evenly.
  • When vegetables are softened, add garlic and red pepper flakes and mix in. Cook another minute or two.
  • Add uncooked sausage back to pot, then add chicken stock, water and tomatoes. Cook for 8-10 minutes over med-high heat.
  • Add fresh tortellini, then mix in fresh spinach until it wilts. Soup is done when tortellini is cooked.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with shaved parmesan. Enjoy!

But the best part to making this sausage tortellini soup? The leftovers! Cause it tastes even better the next day!

Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage Tips

  • To save even more time, use pre-cooked Italian sausage. Simply crumble it into the pot and cook until heated through.
  • This recipe can easily be customized to your preferences! Add a can of white beans for extra protein or swap the spinach for kale.
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Sausage Tortellini Soup FAQs

Can I use a different type of sausage? 

Absolutely! You can substitute ground turkey sausage, chicken sausage, or even veggie sausage for a vegetarian option. This recipe for tortellini soup is incredibly forgiving so choose whatever type of sausage you prefer.

What kind of broth should I use? 

Chicken or vegetable broth will both work well. However, choose whichever best suits your dietary preferences or the overall flavor profile you desire.

What can I add to make this soup more filling? 

Adding a can of white beans, chickpeas, or lentils will boost the protein and fiber content in this soup recipe. You can also serve it with crusty bread for dipping. I’m a huge fan of serving it with a size of skinny Italian or French bread.

How can I spice up this soup? 

If you prefer a spicier soup, use spicy or hot Italian sausage or add a pinch of red pepper flakes when you are cooking down the vegetables. You can also serve the soup with a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes on the table if you’d like.

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Can I freeze leftover sausage tortellini soup? 

Yes! Let the soup cool completely, then store it in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat on the stovetop over medium heat until warmed through.

How long will leftover sausage tortellini soup last in the refrigerator?

If you are storing leftover sausage tortellini soup, I would use it within 2 days of making it for both food safety and freshness.

Can I substitute the ingredients when making sausage tortellini soup?

  • Don’t have tortellini? Wontons, ravioli, or even small pasta like elbow macaroni or orzo can be used as a substitute.
  • No fresh spinach? Frozen spinach can be used instead. Thaw and drain the spinach before adding it to the soup in step 5. You may need to adjust the cooking time slightly, as frozen spinach will release more moisture.
  • Out of tomatoes? No problem! You can skip the diced tomatoes or substitute a tomato paste diluted with a little water.
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How can I make this recipe ahead of time? 

Prepare the soup according to the recipe up to step 4. Let it cool completely, then store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat on the stovetop over medium heat, then add the tortellini and spinach in step 5 and continue following the recipe instructions.

What can I serve with this soup? 

A side salad, crusty bread, or a simple green salad would all be delicious accompaniments to this soup.


This easy one-pot sausage tortellini soup is a delicious and budget-friendly meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights. In less than 30 minutes, you can have a comforting and flavorful soup on the table. Give this recipe a try and let me know in the comments below how you customize it!

Thank you so much for following along! If you decide to make this recipe, let me know how you like it in the comments below. And if you tweak it, let me know what changes you made – I’d love to try it!

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Easy One-Pot Sausage Tortellini Soup (Budget-Friendly & Perfect for Weeknights!)

Stacy Ling
Looking for a hearty, tasty soup recipe that is quick and easy to make? Wait until you try this tortellini soup recipe with sausage and spinach soup!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 912 kcal



  • Cut sausage into eights
  • Drizzle extra virgin olive oil in dutch oven over medium high heat
  • Saute sausage until browned 3-5 minutes
  • While sausage is browning, chop vegetables.
  • Remove sausage and set aside.
  • Saute carrots, onion and celery in sausage juice and extra virgin olive oil. If it's a little dry, add more extra virgin olive oil.
  • Cook over medium high heat until softened, about 7 minutes.
  • Toss in spinach and cook down for about 3 minutes.
  • Add red pepper flakes and garlic and cook for 30 seconds while mixing well.
  • Next add chicken stock, tomatoes, and water, then bring to boil
  • Add tortellini and cook according to package directions.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immedately. Enjoy!


Calories: 912kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 41gFat: 59gSaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 149mgSodium: 2036mgPotassium: 1255mgFiber: 7gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 7145IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 250mgIron: 7mg
Keyword Soup Recipe, Tortellini Soup
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