Italian Tortellini Soup

Tortellini, sausage, tomatoes, spinach, basil and more! This Italian Tortellini Soup recipe is so hearty and delicious, and full of healthy, tasty ingredients!! Best of all, it’s ready in less than 20 minutes!

Sausage Tortellini Soup

Spinach and Sausage Tortellini Soup

Have you ever had a Tortellini Soup?! If not, I’m telling you right now to drop everything you’re doing and add it to your weekly menu plan. It is seriously so stinkin’ delicious and with the weather cooling down, it will be the most satisfying soup recipe you try. I absolutely LOVE soup season and am so excited for cooler weather and the holidays. We make soup as least once a week in my home during the season, and I can’t wait to share another recipe with y’all today.

Today’s Italian Tortellini Soup is a lot like our Sausage Soup. They definitely have their differences though in taste and ingredients. This recipe has chopped spinach and basil. The other recipe has carrots and zucchini. Both taste amazing, but since my whole family loves soup so much I figured it didn’t hurt to try another delicious recipe using tortellini. ;D

Spinach Tortellini Soup

How to Make Tortellini Soup

I always use Sausage Crumbles (Jimmy Dean makes them, but I’m sure there are other brands) in this recipe because they’re already fully cooked and it saves me at least 5-7 minutes. It’s so nice to be able to whip up this recipe in a crunch because it seriously takes less than 20 minutes. But you can definitely substitute the sausage crumbles for fresh sausage if you like! Just cook until it is no longer pink, and then add the garlic for step number 1.

  1. Add sausage crumbles and garlic to a large pot and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Stir in broth, water and tomatoes and bring to a boil.
  3. Add tortellini and cook for 6-7 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to low and add spinach, basil, salt and pepper. Cook for a few more minutes and serve warm.

Can you leave out the sausage? Of course! We know some of you may be vegetarians, so just omit the sausage and cook the garlic for a minute before adding the broth, water and tomatoes.

Can this be made in the slow cooker? Yes. Just add all your ingredients (MINUS THE SPINACH) to the slow cooker and cook on low for 3 hours or on HIGH for 1 hour. Add the spinach for the last hour for either cook time and setting.

Cheese Tortellini Soup

How to change up this Tortellini Soup

We like to try the different tortellinis or even different sausages to change up and/or enhance the flavor of this soup. Use a sweet sausage or even a spicy sausage to add more flavor. Or try and use a different tortellini. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Three Cheese Tortellini
  • Mixed Cheese Tortellini
  • Spinach & Cheese Tortellini
  • Sweet Italian Sausage Tortelloni

If you’re anything like me and are constantly looking for FAST and EASY recipes for crazy weeknights, trust me, you’ll want to try this one! Even my kids liked it, which was great, because there’s a handful of veggies in each serving.

Finish this recipe off with some fresh, shredded Parmesan cheese on top and I promise it’ll be another keeper recipe!

For more tortellini soup recipes, check out:

Sausage and Tortellini Soup Recipe

4.87 from 15 votes
Italian Tortellini Soup - a delicious recipe filled with tortellini, sausage, tomatoes, spinach, basil and more! So hearty and delicious!
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 294 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 9.6 oz Sausage Crumbles (1 bag)
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 29 oz chicken broth (2 14.5 oz cans)
  • 9 oz package refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 14.5 oz diced tomatoes (1 can)
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach chopped
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • pepper
  • shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Add sausage crumbles and garlic to a large pot and cook for 1 minute.

  2. Stir in broth, water and tomatoes and bring to a boil.
  3. Add tortellini and cook for 6-7 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to low and add spinach, basil, salt and pepper. Cook for a few more minutes and serve warm with shredded Parmesan cheese on top.

Recipe Notes

I prefer using the fully cooked Sausage Crumbles (Jimmy Dean makes them, but I'm sure there are other brands) for the sake of time and convenience! If you'd rather use fresh sausage, just cook until no longer pink before adding in the garlic and cooking for 1 minute.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home

Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

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Kristyn Merkley

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  1. I made this soup today, I couldn’t find sausage crumbles so I used a roll of Italian sausage and I must say this soup was as good if not better tnan I’ve had at restaurants! This recipe is a for sure keeper. Thanks for sharing

  2. Making this recipe today. I was hoping to put it in the Crock-Pot to avoid the chaos of dinnertime with littles. I’m using fresh sausage that I’ve cooked already and dry tortellini instead of refrigerated. Do you have any tips for Crock-Pot? Like should I just put it all in at once or wait until 30min prior to dinner to add tortellini and spinach? I’m not confident enough in the kitchen to make the call myself.

    1. I haven’t personally made it in the crockpot. I would just add it all in, since the tortellini is not cooked. Hope it comes out well!! Let me know what you think! Thank you!!

  3. Hello!

    This soup looks amazing, I am going to make it this weekend but I would like to pair it with a side of some kind, like a bread or something crunchy….do you have any suggestions?

  4. I have made this delicious soup in the past, but I have always thought I was missing something, there are many different kinds of tomatoes in a can, In your opinion which can tomato taste the best.

  5. The Tortellini Soup looks like another winner. I hope I can find them at my grocery store. I will use the cheese ones and mild Italian sausage, and I think I will add some chopped onion to the soup.

  6. I made this soup for dinner last night and it was delicious! I added chopped carrots and celery, but otherwise prepared just as listed above. Quick and tasty! Perfect for a cold, rainy October night.

  7. This recipe has become a staple in my
    Family! My brothers family always requests it when they come over for dinner! Thank you for the recipe!

  8. my family loved everything about this soup. it had so much flavor & we love tortellini. I had never added it to soup & I will be from now on! It was hearty & so filling!