An ultra creamy tortellini soup with sausage and bell pepper. A comforting soup you can make time and time again. Loaded with Italian sausage, cheese tortellini and tender sautéed bell pepper, all tossed with an Italian seasoning and swimming in a rich tomatoey broth. Jazzed up with Parmesan and a touch of heavy cream for good measure. It’s a 30 minute meal of your dreams, you won’t believe how flavorful this pot of soup is until you try it. Be sure to serve this with a side of garlic bread for a mouthwatering result.
You’ll love this tortellini soup, because it’s one of the easiest and most flavorful dishes to make. The tomatoey broth is complex yet so hearty and comforting, and the cheesy tortellini add a brilliant touch and a chewy bite. This truly is a one pot wonder, just make a double batch or you’ll be sorry.
Let me guide you through the recipe with this step-by-step VIDEO.
This is how we make it
We start by sautéing the bell pepper in oil and butter, then add the shallots and garlic. Next we add the sausages together with a mix of my favorite Italian spices… dried oregano, sage and smoked paprika. They add so much flavor and are KEY here.
Then add tomato paste, puréed tomatoes and chicken broth. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
Once the soup has finished cooking, we stir in cream, parmesan cheese, and the cheese tortellini. Cook another few minutes and then that’s it.
Super easy, but yet so delicious.
You’re going to love how versatile this soup is!
- the mild Italian sausage is the component that brings some great flavor here. You can, of course, use ground pork, beef or chicken. Or skip the meat to create a vegetarian dish, it will still taste incredible
- add more veggies, like carrots, zucchini, spinach, kale or Swiss chard
- swap heavy cream for half-and-half or soy cream
- instead of pureed tomatoes, you could use canned pumpkin puree for a change, or sweet potato puree
- as for the tortellini, for that perfect al dente toothsome texture, it’s best to add them just a few minutes before serving, as you don’t want them getting overcooked or falling apart
- if you’re planning on eating leftovers or meal prepping this soup, it’s best to cook the tortellini separately and add them to the soup whenever you’re ready to eat
- instead of tortellini, add pasta like fusilli, campanelle, casarecce, gemelli or farfalle
- serve with a side of garlic bread or some crusty bread
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Calories Per Serving: 446 kcal
Creamy Tortellini Soup with Sausage
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Calories Per Serving: 446 kcal
Absolutely incredible!! I could eat this all week long (and I will since I made a big batch!) My husband called it “fancy restaurant soup” and said “I’d pay $30 a bowl for this.” That’s high praise! I did add spinach as suggested and didn’t use the full amount of cream. Delicious!
fantastic! that’s so nice to hear. Thanks so much for making this recipe, I’m delighted that it was enjoyed!
Absolutely delicious!! 😋😋😋 . My daughter and I love it. We have leftovers for lunch today. 😁. Thank you for your great recipes. I follow you and you make my cooking life easier. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾. All the best to you and yours.
Thank you so much, I’m delighted to hear this! Thanks again for following along. Happy cooking, Anna
What kind of chicken broth do you use? It looked like powder mixed with water?
Hi, I used store-bought chicken broth. Hope you love the recipe!
Oh my goodness this was delicious! Quick, easy, and easily my new favorite soup! I added spinach at the end to wilt in. Thanks for another great recipe Anna!
Hi Laura, I’m so thrilled that you enjoyed this recipe, thanks a lot for giving it a try!
This is a huge hit with my family!! Everytime I visit home, they request I make this for them. I’ve probably made it 4 or 5 times so far and there are never leftovers because they keep going back for second helpings!! Super tasty and awesome recipe thank you!
yay! that’s so nice to hear. I’m really glad that you’re enjoying this recipe! Happy cooking!
My husband loved this! Wants it put in the permanent rotation. TBH added more chicken broth because mine seemed a bit too thick. But it’s a winner.
Must say you’ve gotten to be my go to for one pot recipes. This must be the 4th or 5th recipes I’ve tried and all are great. I am spreading the word!
Fantastic, I am so happy you’re enjoying the recipes! Thank you so much for your kind comment, happy cooking!
I pulled a fresh bulb of garlic from the garden and was a little worried it would be too strong for this soup. But it was absolutely scrumptious! I will add spinach next time. Thanks!
Hi Eileen, so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for giving it a try!
This is one of our absolute favorite recipes!! I was wondering if you have ever made it in a slow cooker or if you have any suggestions as to doing so?
Hi, I’m so happy you’re enjoying this recipe! I haven’t made it in a slow cooker, but you can try to cook it for 7-8 on low or 4-5 hours on high. About 30 minutes prior to serving, add in the tortellini, cream and Parmesan. Happy cooking!