Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage and Spinach
Tortellini Soup with Italian sausage, spinach and cheese tortellini is a simple and hearty soup sure to become a family favorite. If you love tasty and easy soup recipes, this one-pot meal is ready in 30 minutes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large stock pot or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add the chopped onions, carrots and garlic and cook stirring frequently, for about 3 minutes or until the onions become translucent.
Add the Italian sausage (casings removed) and cook stirring frequently, braking up any big chunks into marble-sized pieces. Cook until the sausage is no longer pink.
Add the tomatoes and the chicken or vegetable stock. Season with the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered for 20 - 25 minutes.
Stir in the spinach and tortellini and cook for about 5 - 7 minutes or until the pasta is tender.
Stir in the heavy cream (if using), Parmesan cheese, fresh basil and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper, if needed. Serve topped with some extra Parmesan cheese.
- You can use pork, turkey or chicken Italian sausage.
- You can use half and half instead of heavy cream or skip that ingredient altogether.
- Nutrition facts are an estimate and will vary depending on the brand of ingredients used.
Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 1565mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4870IU | Vitamin C: 6.6mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1.2mg