Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup

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Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup is a thick and creamy soup base with chunks of cooked pork sausage, carrots, buttery kale and three cheese tortellini pasta cooked in a smooth and rich tomato sauce. This soup will become an instant favorite!

Winter soup is my favorite and this soup has all the flavors! If you love tortellini as much as I do try this Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup, Creamy Tuscan Garlic Tortellini Soup or Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup.

Creamy sausage tortellini soup in a pot

Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup

Thick, rich and smooth soup will warm you up this winter season.

The ground pork sausage is cooked ahead of time with the carrots and onions blending them together instantly.

Add in garlic and Italian seasoning for some extra flavoring.

Next make a roux and thicken up the sauce with a few ingredients that have flavor and a thick texture.

Lastly, add in heavy cream for a rich and smooth base with the three cheese tortellini.

This creamy sausage tortellini soup will be come an instant flavor.

It is loaded with all the flavors and continues to enhance in texture and flavor the longer it simmers.

Creamy sausage tortellini soup is a tried and true favorite and tastes AH-MAZING this winter season.

Comforting and savory soup that will warm you up through the winter months.

What you need to make Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup

Creamy sausage tortellini soup is simple to make and is loaded with flavor.

It has everything you need from meat, vegetables and a creamy tomato base with tortellini pasta.

The perfect combination!

As the sausage tortellini soup is cooking, the flavors continue to build and add so much to this soup.

So much flavor making this soup irresistible.

  • Ground pork sausage: cook ahead of time.
  • Carrots: chopped up and cooked with the pork sausage.
  • Onion: small and chopped
  • Garlic: minced
  • Italian seasoning: seasoning for all the flavoring.
  • Flour: this will thicken up your soup base.
  • Chicken broth: added flavoring and
  • Tomato paste: a flavorful thickener. 
  • Heavy cream: rich and creamy base.
  • Three cheese tortellini: pasta with a cheesy blend inside each bite.
  • Kale: chopped and adds a buttery smooth texture.
  • Salt and pepper: to taste!

How to make Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup

One of my favorite soups is this creamy sausage tortellini soup.

It is so simple to make and comes together simply and easily.

You can’t go wrong when making this creamy sausage tortellini soup on the stove top.

It is quick and only a few simple steps to get you the best tasting creamy sausage tortellini soup.

This will sure to please your family this winter season.

  • Cook meat and sauté vegetables: In a large pot over medium high heat add the sausage. Cook and crumble until brown, remove and set aside on a plate. Add the carrots and onion and sauté until tender. Add in garlic and Italian seasoning and sauté for a minute more.
  • Add in flour and remaining ingredients: Add in the flour to the vegetables and pour in chicken broth. Add in the tomato paste and stir. Add in heavy cream and tortellini and bring to a simmer for about 7 minutes until tortellini is cooked. Add in the kale right before serving and salt and pepper to taste.

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Variations of Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup

Creamy sausage tortellini soup is literally my favorite!

The rich, bold flavors in a creamy, rich tomato base with added vegetables, meat and pasta!

You can’t go wrong and the combination is out of the park, good!

Here are some variations to help make it your own.

  • Meat: change up your meat if you prefer turkey sausage, cubed chicken or ground beef if you do not have sausage.
  • Cream: heavy cream is best but if you are looking for a lighter side try half and half.
  • Vegetables: add in chunks of potatoes, mushrooms, zucchini or even bell peppers.
  • Tortellini: there are a few other flavors of tortellini or even ravioli will work great too.
  • Chicken broth: for other flavoring try beef broth or vegetable broth.
  • Tomato paste: a can of tomato sauce will also work to thicken and add that rich flavoring.
  • Kale: switch it out for spinach if you prefer.
  • Seasoning: if you don’t have Italian seasoning blend together rosemary, oregano, thyme and basil.
  • Dairy-free: trade the cheese tortellini for a regular pasta like bowtie or penne and use greek yogurt or almond milk for a thickener. It will not be the same thickness and the taste will change but this will lead to a dairy-free tortellini soup.
  • Gluten-free: omit tortellini pasta and substitute it with any gluten-free pasta and change the flour to a gluten-free flour.

Tips for making Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup

Add in some spice, use frozen ingredients or make this in a slow cooker.

These tips are simple to use and great ideas for creating a more delicious and complete sausage tortellini soup.

  • For a spicier soup, try using a hot Italian sausage or adding red pepper flakes (¼ teaspoon to start out with) to the soup.
  • Fresh or frozen tortellini will work in the soup. Fresh soup is best and will cook quicker. Add a little extra time simmering with frozen tortellini.
  • Make this soup ahead of time by preparing and cutting up the carrots and onions and cooking the sausage.
  • Use a slow cooker to cook and keep warm. Simply cook and sauté the ground sausage and vegetables. Add them all to the slow cooker leaving out the three cheese tortellini. When ready to serve, add in your tortellini until it is soft and tender, then serve.

Storing Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup

This sausage tortellini soup does so well made ahead and even frozen.

As the soup sits together in a ziplock bag or airtight container, the flavors continue to grow and add more flavor.

Creamy sausage tortellini soup is seriously the best of the best with loads of flavor.

Comforting and flavorful! It will be a real hit this winter season.

Simply follow the instructions below to learn to store your creamy sausage tortellini soup properly and the best way possible for what you are hoping for.

  • Making Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup ahead of time: Prepare and make the creamy sausage tortellini soup ahead of time leaving out the tortellini pasta. Leave the stove top on low stirring occasionally until ready to serve, then add in the tortellini pasta to cook until tender.
  • Storing in the refrigerator: Cook the creamy sausage tortellini soup leaving out the tortellini pasta if you are not serving it. Once completely cooled, add to a ziplock bag or airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.
  • Can you freeze Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup? This soup does great frozen. It is best to leave out the tortellini pasta if you know you are freezing it ahead of time. Tortellini can be frozen into the soup just know tortellini pasta will become softer. Completely cool the sausage tortellini soup and place in a ziplock bag. Lay it flat in the freezer for up to 1 month.
  • Warming up Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup: You can either thaw your sausage tortellini soup in the refrigerator over night or simply add your ziplock bag to a bowl of water letting it thaw that way. Once thawed or taken from the refrigerator simply add the soup to the stove top or slow cooker. If you left out the tortellini, this would be a great time to add that back in and let cook for a few minutes before serving.

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Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup

4.74 from 19 votes
Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup is a thick and creamy soup base with chunks of cooked pork sausage, carrots, buttery kale and three cheese tortellini pasta cooked in a smooth and rich tomato sauce. This soup will become an instant favorite!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground pork sausage
  • 1 cup carrots chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 9 ounce package three cheese tortellini
  • 3 cups kale chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot over medium high heat add the sausage. Cook and crumble until brown, remove and set aside on a plate. Add the carrots and onion and sauté until tender. Add in garlic and Italian seasoning and sauté for a minute more.
  • Add in the flour to the vegetables and pour in chicken broth. Add in the tomato paste and stir. Add in heavy cream and tortellini and bring to a simmer for about 7 minutes until tortellini is cooked. Add in the kale right before serving and salt and pepper to taste.

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Nutrition

Serves: 8

Calories456kcal (23%)Carbohydrates30g (10%)Protein18g (36%)Fat30g (46%)Saturated Fat13g (65%)Cholesterol95mg (32%)Sodium1388mg (58%)Potassium762mg (22%)Fiber3g (12%)Sugar5g (6%)Vitamin A6052IU (121%)Vitamin C51mg (62%)Calcium152mg (15%)Iron3mg (17%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American, Italian, Italian American
Keyword sausage, tortellini
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 4 stars
    Soup was great! Loved it with a spicy sausage.

    Just a note for the blog – Greek yogurt is not dairy free!! I made this with oat milk and coconut milk yogurt, perfect combo with spicy sausage.

  2. 5 stars
    So good! I love a dish that I can do alot of variation with! I used gluten free gnocchi instead of tortellini and added diced bell peppers.

  3. 4 stars
    So good! I used diced tomatoes instead of carrots because i just don’t think carrots belong in this soup (personal choice) and instead cooked the sausage and onion together never having to remove the sausage from the pot.

  4. 5 stars
    Spinach is a safer bet, but step out of the comfort zone for this one. For this recipe, the kale is on point. It really isn’t that bitter after it is cooked and the texture has that “oomf” that spinach just doesn’t have. 10/10 will make this recipe again. I’m already grabbing a second helping.

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