Soups & Salads | September 13, 2018

Tortellini Minestrone Soup

Prep: 10 min | Cook: 12 min | Yield: 12

Tortellini + salty season sausage + all the veggie minestrone = possibly the best fall soup you will make this year. Of course I love this soup for all its flavors, its fresh veggies but I especially love how simple and fast it is to whip up this tortellini minestrone!!

bowl of tortellini minestrone soup

What you need to make  this tortellini minestrone soup you’ll need a few different things!

  1. Fresh tortellini
  2. fresh veggies
  3. a few canned items- beans, tomatoes and broth!

tortellini, sausage, and other ingredients for soup

How to make tortellini minestrone

In a large stock pot brown your sausage, onion and garlic together.

ground sausage, onion and garlic in stock pot

Once the sausage is brown add your veggies (but not the spinach!!), beans and tomatoes!

zucchini, tomatoes, beans, bay leaf in stock pot

Follow with adding your broth. Bring it to a bowl and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.

broth added to stock pot

Add in the tortellini and let it boil for the amount of time the package directions call for. Usually about 7 minutes.

fresh tortellini added to the stock pot with broth and veggies

When pasta is done stir in spinach. It will cook very quickly. Your soup will be ready to serve!

fresh spinach added to the stock pot with rest of ingredients

Garnish with lots of fresh parmesan cheese!

two bowls full of tortellini and vegetables

Minestrone With or Without Meat

Traditionally minestrone is a soup served sans meat. The sausage in this soup is pretty essential because sausage is made with many extra herbs and spices that adds a whole other dimension to this tortellini minestrone soup!  If you are vegetarian or want to choose to stick to a traditional minestrone with the tortellini you can skip the sausage and just saute the onion and garlic. Make sure you add extra salt for flavor.

stock pot of tortellini minestrone soup

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two bowls full of tortellini and vegetables
Tortellini Minestrone Soup with Sausage
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Warm tortillini minestrone soup with fresh healthy vegetables, salty herb sausage. Perfect fall family soup. 

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: soup with sausage, Tortellini Minestrone Soup
Servings: 12
Calories: 148 kcal
Author: Aubrey
  • 1 container of 3 Cheese Tortellini refrigerated pasta
  • 1 lb. ground mild Italian Sausage
  • 1 small Onion diced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 32 oz. Boxes of Chicken Broth
  • 1 Zucchini cut into bit size pieces
  • 1 Yellow Squash. cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 can Italian Stewed Tomatoes
  • 1 can Kidney Beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • Handful of Spinach
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • Basil chiffonade
  1. In a large stockpot, sauté sausage, onion, and garlic until sausage is cooked through.
  2. Add in Broth, water, tomatoes, zucchini, squash, beans and bay leaves.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and allow to simmer for 5-8 minutes.
  4. When zucchini is starting to soften add in Tortellini.
  5. Cook pasta according to directions, if the pasta requires more than 3-5 minutes of cooking, add in earlier.
  6. When pasta is cooked, add in spinach and stir. Spinach will cook quickly.
  7. Serve warm garnished with parmesan cheese and fresh basil.
Recipe Notes

Be careful not to let the tortellini over cook. After the tortellini has cooked for it's time (about 7 minutes) stir in the spinach and remove from heat. 

Nutrition Facts
Tortellini Minestrone Soup with Sausage
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 355mg15%
Potassium 260mg7%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 9.7mg12%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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