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Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage

This easy Tortellini Soup recipe is loaded with Italian sausage, veggies, and cheese tortellini in a rich, savory tomato basil broth. It's the cure for your cold-weather and what's-for-dinner blues!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 -8 Servings
Calories: 651kcal
Author: Amy Nash


  • 1 pound Italian sausage removed from casings
  • 1 medium onion choppped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup matchstick or sliced carrots
  • ½ cup diced green pepper
  • ½ cup diced zucchini
  • 14.5 ounces fire roasted tomatoes
  • 14.5 ounces crushed Italian seasoned tomatoes
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 5 cups beef broth
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup white grape juice
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 20 ounces refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for serving


  • In a large pot or dutch oven, cook the sausage, onion, and garlic over medium-high heat until the sausage starts to brown.
  • Add the carrots, green pepper, and zucchini, stirring and cooking for another 2-3 minutes until the sausage is no longer pink.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef broth, water, grape juice, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer for 20-30 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  • Add the tortellini and simmer for 5-10 minutes, until the pasta is tender.
  • Sprinkle the fresh parsley over the soup and taste and adjust seasoning. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.


  • You might be tempted to skip the white grape juice, which is what I did the first time I tested this recipe at home myself, but it actually really does make a difference in the flavor!
  • I often buy the large packages of tortellini at Costco and use only one side, then freeze the other for another use later.


Calories: 651kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 2359mg | Potassium: 792mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 4194IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 6mg