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Ang’s Creamy Tortellini Soup

130 reviews / 4.9 average

Creamy Tortellini Soup that is comforting, cozy, and so yummy! Rich and creamy tomato broth, cheesy tortellini, fresh spinach, and Italian sausage.

Dear creamy tortellini soup, with sausage, and spinach, and that rich and creamy tomato broth: ILYSB!

If there is just *one* soup you make this month, absolutely make it this one.

I’m not going to beat around the bush with you. Is it the healthiest: no.

Is it the most delicious, the most memorable, the most cozy, and the most compelling for bringing friends together around a table? Yes.

There’s something a little magical about savory sausage coming together with a sauté trio of onion, carrot, and celery, a generous bit of garlic, fresh spinach, and cheese tortellini, all of it enveloped in a rich and creamy base that is just tangy and tomatoey enough to cut the richness. Magical, I guess, or you could also just say alarmingly easy to eat bowl after bowl after bowl.

A tray of bacon, tortellini, and other foods.

It’s one of those meals that you make and then you can’t stop thinking about the next day which is what happened to us, when our friend Ang was casually like, “hey come over for soup,” and we left 100% changed human beings, and then I asked her if I could please put this recipe on POY immediately because I COULDN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT IT.

She also made us a loaf of no-knead cheese bread for dunking, sopping, and generally soup-scooping, which is definitely what I’d recommend with this particular tortellini soup situation.

Tortellini soup in a pot with a ladle.

Alright. You are ready. Tonight it’s just you, your coziest sweater (okay be real, sweatpants) and a deep bowl of creamy tortellini soup. ♡ A BIG WINNING MOMENT.

A large bowl of tortellini soup.

If you’re into all the cozy vibes going on here, here are a few more ways to make it happen:

Check Out Our Video For How To Make Creamy Tortellini Soup:

Whew! Looks like a lot of veggies to chop. Any tips to speed this up?

Speedy tip coming your way! You can buy pre-chopped veggies or just chop all your veggies up in the food processor! (affiliate link) Less precise, but super fast and easy. You can also save time on onion prep with this guide on How to Cut an Onion.

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Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage and Kale in a bowl with a spoon dipping in.

Ang’s Creamy Tortellini Soup


  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 68 servings 1x

Description

Creamy Tortellini Soup that is comforting, cozy, and so yummy! Rich and creamy tomato broth, cheesy tortellini, fresh spinach, and Italian sausage.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed or chopped
  • one 6-oz. can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 67 cups chicken broth
  • 14 oz. refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups half and half or heavy cream
  • 1 handful chopped fresh spinach

Instructions

  1. In a large stockpot set over medium-high, cook the sausage, breaking up into little pieces. When sausage is mostly browned, add onion, celery and carrot, sauté for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are soft. 

  2. Add the garlic, spices, and tomato paste; sauté for an additional 3-5 minutes, or until fragrant, stirring occasionally to prevent it from burning.

  3. Add wine and let it cook out for a few minutes. Stir the flour into the sausage and cook for 1 minute. It’ll be sticky and dry. Gradually add in the chicken broth, stir to combine. Continue cooking until the mixture reaches a simmer, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.

  4. Add the cream, then bring it to a low simmer. Add the tortellini and spinach. Cook just until tortellini is al dente, per package directions. Serve with fresh parsley and Parmesan and dunk with cheese bread! Oh my goodness. This is living.

Equipment

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: tortellini soup, creamy tortellini soup, tortellini, sausage tortellini soup

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    Ashley Varghese

    SO good, so creamy, so hearty! Loved by adults and kiddos alike! Even better as a leftover!






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    Andi

    Perfect cozy winter soup. Left out fennel because we didn’t have any. Even my picky kiddo loved it

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    Megan

    Wonderful! I left out two things: the fennel and the spinach due to my picky eaters. Really delicious recipe!






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    Libby

    This was fantastic! I was worried it would feel too heavy, but I enjoyed every bite. My oldest said we need to add it to our regular rotation. I might scale back the fennel seeds just a bit next time, but otherwise, I’ll make it as written again soon!






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    Katie Beckman

    Incredible flavor and easy to make on a week night! It’s filling, comforting, and such a crowd pleaser. This recipe will be on repeat this winter in my house!

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    Heather Post Ibbs

    Hands down one of the best soups for cold weather! My family begs for this. I substitute the sausage with meatless and it’s still uh-May-zing. Plus it freezes well so I usually make a double batch.






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    Autumn

    I absolutely love this soup. I make it with plant based sausage and it still comes out phenomenal. On one occasion I used spicy sausage in error, and it turned into a happy mistake. Two of my 3 kids also like this which is also a win! I love that I have so many leftovers to enjoy for lunch at work all week long! This is definitely on repeat in our home!






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    Kelsey

    So fantastic and delicious! I made this last night to warm up on a chilly night. Crusty bread for dipping is a must. I used sweet Italian pork sausage and half&half. For the broth, I used 4 cups of full-sodium chicken broth and 2 cups of low-sodium chicken broth, but I would add the extra cup of broth to thin it out some next time. Yum, thank you!






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    Sara

    The perfect comfort food and easy enough for a week night dinner. I can never find the 14oz tortellini, so always use 20oz with closer to 7 cups broth and it’s perfect. The left overs are also amazing. Don’t skip the cheese bread for dipping!!






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    Olivia Filicetti

    This soup is so comforting and delicious! I recommend kale if you have it on hand.






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    Sarah - The Home Cook

    I’m not a soup person and I loved this soup. Like most soups, it gets better as it sits, becoming more like a stew as the tortellini absorbed the liquid. We fought over the leftovers.






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    Shanna Flanagan

    My true measure of success is asking my family if we should make this again. This was a resounding YES!!! Living in ND we are a big fall/winter soup family. We have soup or chili on a weekly basis….but have had NOTHING like this! Delicious, cozy….it will be in our regular rotation!!!






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    Melissa Egan

    Oops, forgot to rate in my last comment. 5 stars indeed!

    YUM! A new family favorite for sure. Our 5yo declared it his favorite soup I’ve ever made. Thank you, and Ang, for the delicious recipe!






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    Melissa Egan

    YUM! A new family favorite for sure. Our 5yo declared it his favorite soup I’ve ever made. Thank you, and Ang, for the delicious recipe!

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    Jessica

    Second time I’ve made this recipe and it was even better than I remember it! So cozy and delicious!






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    Natalie

    LOVE this soup. I actually made a vegetarian version too and just skipped the sausage, and it still came out great. I brought this to my family to try and they loved it so much they constantly beg me to make it!






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    Danny Naylor

    Delicious! I am not usually the biggest soup fan but this is somewhere between soup and pasta so I thought it was great.






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    Hailey Arrowood

    The soup is perfect for a cold winter’s night! I added extra spinach and it was delicious. My family was raving!






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    Mar

    This is the most perfect cozy soup. I did leave the fennel out and didn’t have wine (added more broth per recipe) and turned out perfect!






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    Lauren N

    I used ground beef instead and still delicious!! We love this recipe. I’ve made it 4 times in the last month.