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Spicy Sausage Soup with Tortellini

This soup is such a family treasure, I cook the tortellini separately, but you can let it plump up in the soup broth too!

Prep Time

    •    Prep and cook time: 30 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 8


    •    1 tsp Italian seasoning
    •    3 cups fresh spinach, thinly sliced
    •    1 pound bulk hot or mild Italian sausage
    •    2 cartons (32 ounces each) chicken broth
    •    1 can fire-roasted or Italian diced tomatoes
    •    1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini


  1. In a 6-qt. stockpot, bring broth to a boil. Carefully drop sausage by heaping teaspoonfuls into boiling broth. Add tortellini, tomatoes and Italian seasoning; return to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 8-10 minutes or until sausage is cooked through and pasta is tender. Stir in spinach until wilted.

    Freeze Option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth if necessary.

This great family recipe is thanks to Taste-of-Home Recipes at


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