Sausage and Tortellini Soup

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By now, you know I love an easy one-pot dinner, and my Sausage and Tortellini Soup is the perfect one-pot recipe that can be made in under 20 minutes! It’s a creamy tomato- based soup loaded with Italian sausage, spinach, white cheddar and tortellini. This recipe is warm and comforting, and the perfect go-to weeknight dinner when you need to get something quick and delicious on the dinner table.

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Sausage and Tortellini Soup at a glance

Taste: hearty, filling and incredibly flavourful.
Time: the prep work takes about 10 minutes and this soup cooks in about 7 minutes. This entire dinner can be made in under 20 minutes, and we LOVE that.
Effort: very minimal effort for this one, and it’s made in one-pot to make clean up incredibly easy.

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Here is a quick overview of the ingredients you’ll need to make my Sausage and Tortellini Soup. For the exact detailed measurements and ingredients, scroll to the bottom of this page to review my recipe card.

  • tortellini 
  • Italian sausage
  • yellow onion 
  • garlic cloves 
  • spinach 
  • white cheddar
  • tomato sauce 
  • chicken broth 
  • heavy cream
  • dried basil
  • dried oregano
  • salt
  • pepper

Substitutions & FAQ’s

How can I make this soup dairy free?
Instead of using a cheese filled tortellini, use a smaller pasta such as penne or rigatoni. In addition, use a dairy free creamer such as coconut milk or almond milk, and remove the added shredded cheese. The overall texture may not be as thick and creamy, but it will still be really delicious.

Can I use a different type of pasta if I don’t use tortellini?
You bet! This recipe can be made using any type of smaller pasta. You will just need to cook the pasta longer and I recommend stirring the pasta often to avoid it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Can I use vegetable stock in place of chicken stock?
You sure can, and it will still be really delicious.

Storing & reheating

Sausage and Tortellini Soup will keep fresh in the fridge for up to 4 days in an airtight container. Simply add the leftovers to a pot with a splash of water or chicken stock and cook until heated throughout. 

Curious if you can freeze this recipe? I don’t recommend freezing this soup. The tortellini doesn’t freeze well in the creamy broth and it changes the overall texture of the soup once thawed. This soup is really easy to make so I recommend making it from scratch when you want a bowl.

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5 from 7 votes

Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Sausage and Tortellini Soup is the perfect one-pot recipe that can be made in under 20 minutes. It's a creamy tomato- based soup loaded with Italian sausage, spinach, white cheddar and tortellini. This recipe is warm and comforting, and the perfect go-to weeknight dinner when you need to get something quick and delicious on the table! I hope you love this recipe as much as we all do.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • 1 package tortellini (500 gram pack), I use 3 cheese
  • 1 package italian sausage (500 grams or 5 links), chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 handfuls spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • cup tomato sauce (or 796mL), I use Multi Passata
  • 3 cups chicken broth, low sodium
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup parmesan, optional for garnish


  • Begin by removing the casing from the Italian sausage and chopping it into small pieces. Set aside.
  • Next, chop your onion, garlic and spinach. Set aside.
    Shred your white cheddar cheese and set aside.
  • Bring a large, deep pan to medium/high heat and add your Italian sausage.
    Using a large spoon break down the sausage into smaller pieces and cook for 2-3 minutes, until the sausage begins to brown.
  • Add your onion and garlic and sauté for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Add your tomato sauce, tortellini, chicken broth, heavy cream, and seasionings. Mix to combine. Cover and let simmer on low for 5 minutes.
    Tip: be sure to add a generous splash of water to the tomato jar once you've added it to the pan, and give it a shake to ensure all sauce comes out of the jar.
  • Once the tortellini is nearly cooked, add your cheese and spinach.
    Cover and let simmer on low/medium heat for another 1-2 minutes, or until the tortellini is fully cooked and the cheese has melted.
    Tip: if you want a thinner soup, add 1/2 cup of broth to thin it out.
  • Taste for any additional seasonings.
  • Dish up, top with parmesan cheese, chilli flakes and a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: lunch, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people

About Sammy Montgoms

I am so glad you are here. I am a BIG foodie gal. I am one of those people who lives to eat, rather than eats to live. I love to create nostalgic Italian dishes (especially pasta), but I also love to whip up simple and quick recipes for my family. Hopefully, my page inspires you to do the same. Thank you for being here, and happy eating!

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  1. 5 stars
    Made this tonight, and it was a perfect hearty, but quick, meal. My husband and 18-20 yo boys liked it; I liked it; it did not make a huge mess; and it used ingredients I usually have in the pantry and freezer. (I used bulk sausage and cooked it thoroughly first because that is what I have in the freezer.) It will definitely move into the regular rotation.

    1. Hi Terri! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I so appreciate it, and I am so glad your family enjoyed this easy recipe.

  2. We made this for dinner tonight in snowy Chicago – even my picky kiddo had 2 bowls. This is definitely going into our family dinner rotation! Thank you for a delicious and easy recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    3rd recipe I’ve made by Sammy, my 4th is currently in the oven as I type this. I live and breathe from these recipes. This soup was amazingggg, perfect blend of cheeses, sauces, and meats. If I could live off this meal, I certainly would. Super easy and heats very well days to follow! Thank you as always! Xo

  4. 5 stars
    Making tonight for the second time. Loved it. Flavorful and simple. Both husband and kids loved it. Can’t ask for more. Now when I make something new they ask if it’s from Sammy! Thank you so much.

  5. 5 stars
    This is SO delicious! Easy to follow directions and cooks in one pan. This is definitely a great recipe and I will use it often.

  6. 5 stars
    This recipe is delicious and easy to make even for a novice. It’s definitely a meal that I will include often into my meal plans.