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Three bowls of tortellini soup with sausage and fresh basil

Tortellini Soup with Sausage Recipe

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Italian


This tortellini soup with sausage recipe is comfort food in a bowl! Made with basic ingredients + a simple technique, it’s a family favorite!


  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 carrots 
  • 4 cloves garlic 
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 8 oz. Italian sausage
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 6 cups chicken broth 
  • 28 oz. crushed tomatoes
  • 20 oz. tortellini (refrigerated)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  • red pepper flakes
  • fresh basil 


  1. Prep ingredients: 
    Dice onion. 
    Dice celery. 
    Dice carrots. 
    Mince garlic. 
  2. Heat olive oil in a 6 qt. Dutch oven over medium heat. Add sausage to pan and brown for about 4-5 minutes, breaking up with a wooden spoon. 
  3. Add onion, celery, and carrots to pot and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 4-5 minutes, until veggies have softened. 
  4. Push the sausage and veggies to the side and add garlic and tomato paste to the center of the pot. Let sizzle and cook for about a minute, or until fragrant and then stir into the veggies and sausage and cook another minute to caramelize flavors a bit. 
  5. Sprinkle flour over sausage and veggies and stir to combine. Pour broth and crushed tomatoes into pot, mix well and bring to a boil. Lower heat, and simmer for about 10-15 minutes, until thickened. 
  6. Add tortellini to the soup mixture and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, until cooked through. Stir in heavy cream and season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  7. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, and fresh basil ribbons. 


  • Serving size: 2 cups. Makes 12 cups total. 
  • Nutrition facts do not include toppings. 

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