Sausage and Tortellini Soup

This easy Sausage and Tortellini Soup is a quick, hearty, and delicious meal for your whole family! Made with flavorful broth, ground sausage, tomatoes, fresh spinach and cheese tortellini, it’s a budget-friendly, satisfying dinner recipe that you’ll make again and again!

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A Wintertime Staple: Sausage & Tortellini Soup

Soup, it’s what’s for dinner! In the cold winter months, it’s already dark before we sit down to eat dinner. These days, there’s just something comforting about a steaming hot bowl of soup. This Sausage and Tortellini Soup is everything I want this time of year.

Hearty, flavorful, and most importantly, easy! Store-bought tortellini from Giovanni Rana, fresh baby spinach, plus ground sausage and a few pantry staples make this whole dish come together in a snap!

Looking for more easy winter soups?
Check out my Whole30, Low Carb, and Gluten Free Turkey Meatball and Zucchini Noodle Soup.

A dutch oven fulled with sausage and tortellini soup.

Giovanni Rana Tortellini

When I visited Verona, Italy, I took a tour of the Giovanni Rana headquarters. Sorry, no photos were allowed, but let me describe it a bit for you! I didn’t expect to be so impressed by a factory, but man, it was impressive!

There were giant refrigerated rooms filled to the brim with the freshest produce you could imagine. We could smell the basil room before we could see it! They had two dedicated staff members whose only job was to taste test the cheese that came in, to make sure every single batch of Rana pasta would meet their high standards.

A photo of Mr. Rana with his arm around my shoulder!
Here I am, a bit starstruck when I met Mr. Rana!

Seeing such care taken to making food on this scale was really refreshing. It’s the reason that really the only store-bought pasta I ever buy is Giovanni Rana. If you haven’t tried their tortellini or ravioli before, you should. It’s authentically Italian and we really like it!

I used their 5 Cheese Tortellini to make this Sausage and Tortellini Soup, but feel free to substitute any tortellini you have. It’ll still be absolutely delicious!!

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Sausage Tortellini Soup in a large stock pot with a ladel spooning out a large serving.
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Sausage & Tortellini Soup

Easy, healthy, and totally comforting, this Sausage and Tortellini soup is everything you want for dinner on a cold day!

Course Dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 535 kcal


  • 1 lb italian sausage
  • 48 oz. chicken broth
  • 1 20 oz. Giovanni Rana 5 Cheese Tortellini
  • 1 8 oz. can stewed tomatoes
  • 6-8 oz. baby spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ onion
  • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • crushed red pepper to taste, optional


Brown the Sausage

  1. In a large, heavy-bottomed stock pot, cook the sausage over medium heat until browned. Drain the excess grease (optional, but I prefer a less greasy broth).

  2. Finely chop the onion and garlic and stir them into the cooking sausage. Cook 3-4 minutes, stirring occasinoally, until fragrant. Pour in the broth and tomatoes and bring to a simmer.

  3. Just before you're ready to serve, stir in the tortellini and cook together for about 3 minutes minutes (Rana tortellini only takes about 4 minutes to cook!).

  4. Stir in the baby spinach and cook together just until it's gently wilted.

  5. Season to taste with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper, if using. Divide the soup into bowls and sprinkle with fresh parsley.

Recipe Notes

We love to use spicy Italian sausage in this recipe, but when we make it for the whole family, we choose a milder sausage. 

Nutrition Facts
Sausage & Tortellini Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 535
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.