Soups & Salads | October 12, 2020

Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

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

Robust Italian sausage is combined with fresh veggies and hearty cheese tortellini for a delicious twist on minestrone.  We’ve simplified this recipe by making it in the pressure cooker for a cooked all day taste in minutes. This Italian sausage tortellini soup will be your favorite soup of the season.

Italian sausage tortellini soup in white bowls. Bowls are places atop a wooden cutting board. The soup is garnished with parmesan and basil.

What Is Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup?

This soup is a twist on classic minestrone. We’ve swapped the elbow macaroni for cheese tortellini and added hearty Italian sausage for a rich flavor.

An overhead shot of tortellini soup in a white bowl. There is a wooden cutting board to the side with sliced baguettes.

What Do I Need To Add To My Grocery List?

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

  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 15 oz stewed tomatoes, liquid included
  • 15oz kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 yellow squash, diced
  • 64 oz chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 19oz frozen cheese tortellini
  • handful for fresh spinach
  • parmesan cheese and fresh basil for garnish

Ingredients needed to make Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup = sausage, tomatoes, beans, spinach, zucchini, garlic, onion.

How to make Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

1. Set your pressure cooker to saute, and brown your sausage, onion and garlic together.

2. Add in kidney beans that have been rinsed and drained.

3. Pour in stewed tomatoes (liquid included).

4. Add diced zucchini and yellow squash.

How to make tortellini soup - brown sausage, add beans, tomatoes, and veggies.

5. Pour in chicken broth and add bay leaf.

6. Add frozen cheese tortellini. Seal lid and cook on manual high setting for 0 minutes. By choosing a 0 minute cook time, the pot will come to pressure and then beep before cooking further.  At this point you’ll use a quick release to release the pressure.

8. Stir in fresh spinach.

9. Serve immediately with fresh parmesan and basil.

How to make Italian sausage tortellini soup: add broth, tortellini, and spinach.

Tortellini Soup Q&A

What goes well with tortellini soup?

Tortellini soup is a great meal on it’s own, but you can pair it with some French bread and a salad if you’d like.

How long will tortellini soup last?

Store Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Can I Make this soup vegetarian?

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 soup!  If you are vegetarian, stick to a traditional minestrone but substitute tortellini for the elbow pasta.

Is ravioli the same as tortellini?

Ravioli, the plural being “raviolo,” translates to “little turnip” whereas tortellini’s diminutive, “tortello,” translates to “stuffed cake.” Ravioli is two layers of pasta that form a pillow-like shape whereas tortellini is folded into hat-like shapes akin to dumplings.

Can you recommend a brand of tortellini?

I really like Rosina.  There pastas are fresh frozen, and the taste is as close to homemade as you will get.

Italian sausage tortellini soup in white bowls. Both have black spoons sticking out. There is a small plate of basil to the side.

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Two bowls of tortellini soup on a wooden cutting board.

I don’t have a pressure cooker, can I make this on the stovetop?

Absolutely! I’ve included instructions for both methods in the recipe card below.

If you’re in the market for a pressure cooker, I recommend the Instant Pot Duo Nova.

Italian sausage tortellini soup in white bowls. Bowls are places atop a wooden cutting board. The soup is garnished with parmesan and basil.

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Italian sausage tortellini soup in white bowls. Bowls are places atop a wooden cutting board. The soup is garnished with parmesan and basil.
Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Robust Italian sausage is combined with fresh veggies and hearty cheese tortellini for a delicious twist on minestrone.  We've simplified this recipe by making it in the pressure cooker for a cooked all day taste in minutes. This Italian sausage tortellini soup will be your favorite soup of the season.

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: soup with sausage, Tortellini Minestrone Soup
Servings: 12
Calories: 341 kcal
Author: Aubrey
Ingredients
  • 19 oz frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 lb. ground mild Italian Sausage
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 Cloves garlic minced
  • 64 oz chicken broth
  • 1 zucchini cut into bit size pieces
  • 1 yellow squash cut into bite size pieces
  • 15 oz Italian stewed tomatoes canned, liquid included
  • 15 oz kidney beans canned, rinsed and drained
  • 2 bay leaves
  • handful of spinach
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Basil chiffonade
Instructions
Stovetop Instructions
  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.
Pressure Cooker Instructions
  1. Set your pressure cooker to saute, and brown your sausage, onion and garlic together.

  2. Add in kidney beans that have been rinsed and drained.

  3. Pour in stewed tomatoes (liquid included).

  4. Add diced zucchini and yellow squash.

  5. Pour in chicken broth and add bay leaf.

  6. Add frozen cheese tortellini.

  7. Seal lid and cook on manual high setting for 0 minutes. By choosing a 0 minute cook time, the pot will come to pressure and then beep before cooking further.  At this point you'll use a quick release to release the pressure.

  8. Stir in fresh spinach.

  9. Serve immediately with fresh parmesan and basil.

Recipe Notes

Tortellini Soup Q&A

What goes well with tortellini soup?

Tortellini soup is a great meal on it's own, but you can pair it with some French bread and a salad if you'd like.

How long will tortellini soup last?

Store Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Can I Make this soup vegetarian?

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 soup!  If you are vegetarian, stick to a traditional minestrone but substitute tortellini for the elbow pasta.

Is ravioli the same as tortellini?

Ravioli, the plural being “raviolo,” translates to “little turnip” whereas tortellini's diminutive, “tortello,” translates to “stuffed cake.” Ravioli is two layers of pasta that form a pillow-like shape whereas tortellini is folded into hat-like shapes akin to dumplings.

Can you recommend a brand of tortellini?

I really like Rosina.  There pastas are fresh frozen, and the taste is as close to homemade as you will get.

Nutrition Facts
Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 1105mg48%
Potassium 527mg15%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 126IU3%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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