Italian Sausage and Tortellini soup with spinach is a quick, easy, and satisfying one pot meal. It’s prepared in just 30 minutes and bursting with flavor!
I’m welcoming the arrival of soup season with open arms and celebrating with a big bowl of this cozy tortellini soup. This recipe is about as stress-free as it gets when it comes to getting a homemade dinner on the table quickly.
This delicious soup is full of cheese tortellini, sausage and spinach in a savory broth with diced tomatoes. You will LOVE it!
- Italian sausage – I typically use mild or sweet in this recipe, but feel free to use hot sausage if that’s what you prefer.
- Tortellini – This recipe calls for refrigerated cheese tortellini.
- Spinach – A five ounce package is the perfect amount for this soup!
- Yellow onion
- Chicken broth
- Canned diced tomatoes
- Bay leaf
- Italian seasoning – feel free to adjust the amount to your personal preference.
- Black pepper
- Parmesan cheese – optional garnish (but I highly recommend it!).
How to make Sausage Tortellini Soup
Following is a brief overview – please see the recipe card for full detailed instructions.
- Cook sausage, onion and garlic in a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium high heat. Drain off fat.
- Add chicken broth, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, pepper and bay leaf. Bring to a boil.
- Add tortellini and return to a boil. Cook until tortellini is almost tender, stirring occasionally.
- Reduce heat, add spinach and stir to combine. Cook for an additional 2 minutes, or until spinach is wilted and tortellini is tender.
Number of Servings
This recipe yields about nine cups of soup, so I’d say this is four to six servings (totally dependent upon your family’s appetite!).
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Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup
- 1 pound Italian sausage hot, mild or sweet
- 1 ½ cups chopped yellow onion
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
- 1 (32 ounce) container chicken broth 4 cups
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes undrained
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 (9 ounce) package refrigerated cheese tortellini
- 1 (5 ounce) package fresh baby spinach
- ¼ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese optional garnish
- Cook sausage and onions in a 6 quart Dutch oven or soup pot over medium high heat, crumbling sausage with a wooden spoon while it is cooking. Cook until sausage is browned, no longer pink and fully cooked.
- Add garlic and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds), stirring constantly.
- Drain off excess fat.
- Add chicken broth, diced tomatoes with juices, Italian seasoning, black pepper and bay leaf. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.
- Add tortellini and return to a boil. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes, or until tortellini is almost tender, stirring occasionally.
- Reduce heat to medium low and add spinach. Stir to combine. Cook an additional 2 minutes, or until spinach is wilted and tortellini is tender.
- Remove and discard bay leaf.
- Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese when serving, if desired.
If provided, nutritional info is a courtesy, is not guaranteed and should only be considered as a guideline.
I just made this recipe tonight. It tastes better than anything I’ve had from a restaurant, and it’s so easy to make. Definitely recommend it and I’ll be making it again!
Thank you Allen, I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
In the winter, I make this frequently as it goes together quickly and is very flavorful. It is one of my ‘go-to’ soups.
Wonderful. To my raw Italian sausage I added some crushed red pepper and fennel the night before and put in the refrigerator until morning. I used tomatoes from my garden and put in a 1/4 cup of dried tomatoes I had in the freezer. This is my favorite soup.
This soup is the best!
Thank you for sharing!
Amy @ The Blond Cook
Thank you so much, Mona! 🙂
I’ve made this soup several times and is a winner everytime. This soup is an easy two thumbs up 5 stars recipe.
Making it again tonight!
Made this last night and it was great!!! I used bulk sausage (think breakfast), but figure Italian sausage would work equally well. Having it again tonight, it’s that good! Thanks for sharing.
Amy @ The Blond Cook
Thanks so much, Betty… I’m so glad you enjoyed it! This soup freezes well, too!
YUM! I love tortellini soups… they just add the right amount of heartiness to a soup that makes it perfect for fall and winter dinners. I’ve gotta try this recipe!
Amy @ The Blond Cook
Thanks so much, Karly! This is my new favorite soup! 🙂