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Tortellini Soup: the easy recipe for a warming, comforting soup

Total time: 30 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist


Olive oil
1 tbsp
Italian sausage
1 pound
Garlic, minced
3 to 4 cloves
onion, diced
Italian seasoning
2 tsp
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
All-purpose flour
2 tbsp
Chicken broth
4 cups
Tomato sauce
1 8-ounce can
three cheese tortellini
1 9-ounce package
kale, stems removed
1/2 bunch
Heavy Cream
1/3 cup
fresh basil, chopped

Creamy, cozy, tortellini soup is the perfect recipe to cook up on cold winter nights. With its creamy texture and a hearty mixture of Italian sausages, tortellini, and vegetables, this easy tortellini soup is sure to become a favorite in your household.

It only takes about 30 minutes to make this mouthwatering tortellini soup, making it ideal for busy nights when you want a delicious meal to warm you from the inside out. It's also super easy to customize – you can add extra veggies or mix up the type of tortellini you use.

Serve your hearty tortellini soup with some freshly baked crust bread and a green salad to make it to a complete, nutritious meal that will nourish your soup.

Tortellini Soup Ingredients


Tortellini soup is packed with all sorts of flavorful ingredients.

Onions, garlic, Italian seasoning, and tomato sauce all add loads of flavor to a chicken broth base.

Heavy cream gives the soup its rich texture while Italian sausage and tortellini star as the main ingredients and help bulk it out.

Kale helps make tortellini soup nutritious and healthy, and a sprinkling of basil at the end gives it a bright herby flavor. Delicious!

How to Make Tortellini Soup

The beauty of this amazing homemade tortellini soup is how quick and easy it is to make. Within half an hour, you'll be eating! Start by sauteing the sausages until they get nice and brown. Add in the garlic, onions, and seasoning and cook until the onions become translucent.

Mix in the flour, then pour in the chicken broth and tomato sauce. Let the soup thicken for 10 minutes at a gentle simmer, then add in the tortellini and cook them until al dente. Mix in the kale, and let it wilt, then stir in the heavy cream and basil. Add some extra salt and pepper, then serve with thick slices of buttered crust and enjoy!

Tips for the Best Tortellini Soup

Depending on what you prefer, you can use sweet or spicy Italian sausage to make your soup.

Make this delicious tortellini soup even heartier and healthier by adding vegetables like carrots, bell peppers, or broccoli.

To make a vegetarian tortellini soup, use vegetarian sausages, or leave the sausages out altogether. Substitute vegetable broth for the chicken stock.

While this recipe calls for three cheese tortellini, you can use any flavor of tortellini you like.

Don't have tortellini on hand? Swap it out for ravioli, gnocchi, or mezzelune. Any stuffed pasta will work.

If you want an even creamier soup, add in cream cheese.

What to Serve With Easy Tortellini Soup


This hearty tortellini soup is fantastic with green salads, dinner rolls, garlic bread, sourdough, or steamed or roasted vegetables.

Enjoy it as a meal or as a generous appetizer for lighter lunches or dinners.

How to Store Tortellini Soup

For best results, store your tortellini soup without the tortellini – it'll only get mushy in the fridge.

Without the tortellini, this tasty soup will last 3 to 4 days in the fridge.

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Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Crumble the sausage into the pot and saute for 3 to 5 minutes, until browned.

Add in garlic, onion, and Italian seasoning. Stir occasionally and saute until onions become translucent. Add salt and pepper, and stir.

Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute.

Pour in chicken broth and tomato sauce. Let the mixture come to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the liquid reduces slightly and thickens up.

Add in the tortellini. Place the lid on the pot and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.

Add in the kale and cook 1 to 2 minutes, until wilted. Add in basil and heavy cream and cook soup 1 minute, or until heated through. Serve immediately.


Use low-sodium chicken broth to lessen the saltiness of this dish.

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