Easy Tortellini Soup Recipe with Sausage and Spinach

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!

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.

I love to follow food bloggers and cooking connoisseur accounts because they inspire me to make new recipes.

Recently, I came across a few versions of tortellini soup. And when I saw a photo of one with sausage in the soup? I knew I had to make it.

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.

Wait until you see how simple and delicious this soup recipe is!

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How to Make Tortellini Soup Recipe with Sausage and Spinach

This tortellini soup recipe could not be easier!

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.

chopped carrots and celery on wood cutting board with knife -best recipe for homemade chicken soup

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
sauteeing carrots in dutch oven on stovetop to make soup recipe
adding diced celery to carrots to saute to make soup recipe
sauteeing diced celery, carrots and onions in dutch oven with wood spoon -recipe for chicken soup homemade

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.

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.

Pouring chicken stock into vegetables on the stovetop to make the Best recipe for chicken soup homemade
adding water to dutch oven with soup base to make soup recipe

Add uncooked sausage back to pot, then add chicken stock, water and tomatoes. Cook for 20 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!

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And the best part?

We had some leftovers that tasted even better the next day.

close up of tortellini soup recipe with sausage and spinach tortellini soup

Easy Tortellini Soup Recipe with Sausage and Spinach

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!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 912 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Dutch Oven
  • 1 Sharp Knife
  • 1 Cutting Board

Ingredients
  

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 cup baby carrots, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces fresh spinach
  • 8 links sweet Italian sausage
  • 48 ounces chicken stock
  • 16 ounces water
  • 1 pound cheese tortellini, fresh
  • 30 ounces diced canned tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbps extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • 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!

Nutrition

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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