Italian Sausage and spinach tortellini soup

Italian Sausage and Spinach Tortellini

This soup is perfect for these cold, cold days. Tomato base, a bit of spice from the sausage, tortellini and the hearty spinach all come together to make this yummy, super yummy, soup.

Italian Sausage and spinach tortellini soup

Prep time: 10 min  |  Cook time: 30 min  |  Total: 40 min plus simmer time



1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 pound ground Italian Sausage

1/2 cup diced onion about 1/2 medium sized onion

1 tablespoon minced garlic

128 oz can crushed tomatoes

132. oz. box of vegetable or chicken broth

2 tablespoons chopped basil

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 9- ounce package refrigerated tortellini

2 cups packed fresh spinach

Shredded/Grated parmesan for topping


  1. Heat a large, heavy bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Heat vegetable oil and add diced onion. Saute until onions are soft.
  2. Crumble Italian Sausage and garlic with the onion. Cook until sausage is no longer pink.
  3. Stir in crushed tomatoes, vegetable (or chicken) broth, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cover. Let soup simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Add tortellini and spinach and simmer for about ten minutes, until pasta is tender. Serve with shredded Parmesan.


Be sure not to add the pasta or spinach until shortly before serving or they will get mushy.