This Italian Sausage Soup with Cheese Tortellini is a warm and cozy soup for those cold winter months. This hearty dinner is super filling!

 Italian Sausage Soup with Cheese Tortellini


Feast or Famine. Half the year my husband is really busy with work and gone a lot and the other half he has a lot more leisure time to spend with us. Thank goodness because I was pretty fried there for a while. It takes about a week for us all to adjust to him being home more. It’s not that I don’t love my husband but I have my own schedule of things that I do everyday and it’s just a matter of saying, “Hey, are you coming with me to the gym? Whatcha doing today?” He’s been helping me a ton with the kids and we have been working out together which is why I can barely move today. But the one thing about having him home more is that I am cooking a LOT more than normal. Is that even possible?

Here’s a super hearty soup filled with sausage, cheese filled tortellini, and a ton of veggies. I know you probably all think I’m obsessed with sausage but my husband just happens to love it. I would be interested to see what it would taste like with chicken. 

ground sausage

Start by browning the sausage and onions.

tomatoes with herbs on top

Simmer for 20 minutes.

 Italian Sausage Soup with Cheese Tortellini


I often use the prechopped veggies in the produce section when I know I don’t have time to dice and chop all my veggies. For this soup I used prediced carrots and onion.


Italian Sausage Soup with Cheese Tortellini

Italian Sausage Soup with Cheese Tortellini

4.41 from 10 votes
This Italian Sausage Soup with Cheese Tortellini is a warm and cozy soup for those cold winter months.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 pound Italian sausage, (I usually use Jimmy Dean bulk sausage so I don't have to deal with removing the casing)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 2 (14.5 ounce cans) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (8 ounce can) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup thinly sliced or diced carrots
  • 1/2 tablespoon packed fresh basil leaves, (or 3/4 teaspoon dried basil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, (or 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh oregano)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh green beans, trimmed, (or sliced zucchini)
  • 8 ounces fresh cheese tortellini pasta, (can be found by the cheese...I used Buitoni)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, (or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley)


  • In a large pot, brown sausage and onions. Drain. Add the garlic and sautee for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in beef broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, carrots, basil, and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 20-25 minutes.
  • Stir in beans, tortellini, and parsley. Bring to a boil and cook for 10-12 minutes or until beans and tortellini are tender. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese on top of each serving. Serve with warm garlic bread.
  • *Just be aware that if you save this soup for leftovers the pasta tends to drink up the broth so the result is a really thick soup if you eat it the next day.


Source: adapted from Allrecipes
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Soup
 Italian Sausage Soup with Cheese Tortellini