Friday Food : Sausage and Tortellini Soup

As we all know I am on a slow cooker/easy making recipe kick.Over the weekend, I found a few soup ideas I liked and combined them to make this hearty soup. If tortellini is too much for you, try using a simpler pasta such as mini bow-ties, elbows or dilanti.

Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Sausage and Tortellini Soup

What you need:

  • 8 oz turkey sausage (or other ground sausage)
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 15 oz (1 can) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 14 oz (1 can) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 6 oz baby spinach leaves
  • 9 oz whole wheat tortellini


  1. Prepare sausage according to package instructions
  2. In a large skillet or saucepan combine broth, beans, tomatoes, and spices
  3. Bring to boil, reduce heat and allow to simmer 10 minutes
  4. Next, add the spinach and pasta, and return to boil
  5. Reduce heat and cover and simmer 10 minutes or until pasta is tender
  6. Mix in the prepared sausage, serve and enjoy!


The sausage I used was actually spicy breakfast sausage (yum), but feel free to use regular ground beef, or even slices of Italian sausage.

BTW there is plenty of liquid in this soup, I purposely served it this way to really highlight all the beautiful ingredients.

I always consider a recipe a winner when I eat it nearly every day, don’t have to freeze any of it, and everyone who crosses its path says “OHMYGOD I’m gonna steal your food”.

Are you a fan of soup? Is it OK to eat soup even as the weather gets warmer?

3 thoughts on “Friday Food : Sausage and Tortellini Soup

  1. Love this! Tried it with ground beef a few weeks ago, now currently cooking it with breakfast sausage. Can’t wait to see how it turns out. Thank you for posting!

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