Italian Sausage Soup with Cheese Tortellini

This Italian Sausage Soup with Cheese Tortellini is a warm and cozy soup for those cold winter months.

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? Italian Sausage Soup with Cheese Tortellini -

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. The nutritional info says that it’s 323 calories per serving (8 servings in the recipe) but I’m not sure if I’m buying it. It’s just too good and too filling.

Short on time? 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
Prep Time
22 hrs 14 mins
Cook Time
22 hrs 14 mins
Author: Christy Denney
  • 1 pound Italian sausage (I usually use Jimmy Dean so I don't have to deal with removing the casing)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 5 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup red cooking wine
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans Italian diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup thinly sliced or diced carrots
  • 1/2 tablespoon packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups green beans or sliced zucchini
  • 8 ounces fresh tortellini pasta (can be found by the cheese...I used Buitoni)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  1. In a large pot, brown sausage. Remove sausage and drain.
  2. Saute onions and garlic in drippings. Stir in beef broth, water, wine, tomatoes, carrots, basil, oregano, tomato sauce, and sausage. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
  3. Skim fat from the soup. Stir in beans and parsley. Simmer covered for 30 minutes. Add tortellini during the last 10 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese on top of each serving. Serve with warm garlic bread.
  4. *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.
Recipe Notes

Source: adapted from Allrecipes


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  1. That soups sounds delish, my hubby would love it! Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. This soup sounds very yummy!!

    Kelli @

  3. This is a tasty soup! I recognized the recipe as soon as I saw it 🙂

    I made it for a quiet New Years dinner the year before last. Posted here:

    Fun stopping by t visit with you!
    Kindly, Lorraine

  4. Looks yummy. I just printed it out and will attempt to make it this weekend!

  5. This looks so good! We just had Zupa Tuscana last night (a take on the Italian Garden recipe). I like the idea of the tortillini in it.

  6. This looks fantastic! I always think of tortellini as being paired with pasta sauce. I love the idea of using it in a soup!

  7. Great soup!

  8. This is a hearty soup filled with wonderful taste and textures. The presentation is also wonderful! Well done.

  9. School starts up again next for me, on top of me running my childcare. The nights that I go to school I like to make soup or a one pot meal for dinner.This looks both delicious and perfect .I already have all the ingredients on hand.

  10. Mmm, yummy! This looks so hearty and filling!

  11. This sounds delicious. Do you think I could use dried cheese tortellini instead of fresh?

  12. @jenn,
    I think dried would work but I love fresh! Let me know how it goes…

  13. Looks delish!! Good luck with the adjustment..I understand 😉

  14. Ooooh! This soup look right up my alley! Yum! I think I will have to give it a try!

  15. Oh, this looks divine! Thanks for sharing!!

  16. we loooooooove tortellini in our house

  17. Christy…you are my HERO!! LOVE your blog! Love your cute posts and most of all I LOVE ALL of your YUMMY YUMMMMMMMMY recipes! A girl after my own heart!! 🙂 Happy days!

  18. What a perfect comforting soup! We love tortellini in this house and it’s just wonderful in a soup mixed with sausage! A true meal in a bowl!

    Nice blog!

  19. We just finished eating this! Delightful! Thank you so much for posting. I bought the dried tortellini not even thinking about fresh, and they were good. And the best part was, that even my four very picky boys even ate it, and a lot at that.
    Thank you! And keep them coming, you are my go to girl for recipes.

  20. I made this tonight and shared it with 3 other couples (who all said they love it). It was amazing!! Half way through preparing it, after dumping in tons of random ingredients, I decided it was going to be disgusting and almost dumped it, but I persisted and it was delicious! The only reason I continued making it is because I knew who the recipe was coming from. The Girl Who Ate Everything NEVER lets me down!! 🙂

  21. I definitely tend to cook more when my husband is home. He works late on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and I have a hard time making dinner those nights! This sounds fantastic!

  22. this looks amazing! and simple enough for me to try…even better! 😉 have fun in hawaii

  23. Made this today for dinner…it was fabulous! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  24. I made this for dinner tonite. Yumm-O!

  25. found your website through Pinterest. my husband loves italian sausage & tortellini so THANK YOU for this recipe idea!

  26. This soup is wonderful!!! So much flavor and so easy to make.

  27. I found the same recipe on years ago and have been making it since. Love the stuff!!! Better the day after if there’s any left haha! A great hearty soup for those cold winter days. Only thing I did different was add spinach 🙂

  28. Could you add spinach and peppers….?

  29. I’ve made this soup 3 times now and shared it with 2 friends. EVERYONE loves it!! Thank you!!

  30. We love you so much that we might be dedicating Thursday Facebook posts to The Girl Who Ate Everything recipes!

    Keep up the fabulous recipes!

    Lexi and PicTricks team!

  31. When I plugged everything into myfitnesspal to calculate calories, it’s giving a serving to be 370 calories (8 servings). Still not bad but not quite as low as I expected. 🙂 Can’t wait to try this tonight!

  32. I will definitely say this is Italian Wedding Soup with a twist certainly is a TWIST!. There is nothing here that even resembles the original soup. Call it an Anniversary soup for godsake.. Or Welcome home. Should not deceive people!!!

  33. This soup is the most fantastic soup EVER! Pinned it. Keep up marvelous work at introducing us to delicious food, and making us become competent in the kitchen!

  34. Made this tonight and it was one of the best soups I have ever had. I used green beans because that is what I had. I used low sodium beef base with water instead of beef broth and put a little extra water and base in instead of wine because I had none. I also used frozen tortellini that I put in frozen and let it cook with everything. Served it with parmesan cheese and some rustic bread. It was delicious. I get so tired of the same old thing. This was a nice change in the cold winter months. My husband who likes the basics even raved about it. Will be making this again. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.

  35. Will be making this soup with my husband on Fridat night! Cant wait! Thankyou 🙂

  36. All I can say is WOW! This might be my favorite recipe on your blog and I’ve made many of them! I’ve made it twice in two weeks, once for company. I don’t know if it’s the wine mixed with the beef broth that puts it over the top but it’s incredibly delicious. Both times i’ve made it with the tortellini but you could easily sub in potatoes or white beans instead, for a little different version. Thanks for all your wonderful recipes and stories! This is my go to site whenever I need a new recipe. I’m making the blueberry lemon cheesecake bars this weekend to take to work on Easter. Can’t wait.