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Tortellini soup with sausage and spinach in a white bowl by a striped napkin.

Italian Tortellini Soup

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


A hearty and comforting soup packed with sausage, spinach and cheese tortellini.



  • 1 pound mild sausage
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 (32 ounce) container chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 (9 ounce) package refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 (5 ounce) package baby spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place sausage and onions in a dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat. Cook until sausage is browned and no longer pink, crumbling sausage with a wooden spoon while cooking.
  2. Drain off any excess fat.
  3. Add garlic and cook an additional minute. Add chicken broth, water, diced tomatoes and bay leaf. Bring to a boil.
  4. 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, Italian seasoning and pepper. Stir well to combine. Cook an additional 3 minutes, or until spinach is wilted and tortellini are tender.
  5. Remove and discard bay leaf before serving.

  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Boil
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: italian tortellini soup