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This Tortellini Soup recipe has sweet Italian sausage, fresh cheese tortellini, and leafy green spinach in a rich tomato broth. Finished off with a crispy, cheesy crostini, this is definitely not your run-of-the-mill tomato soup!

My Sausage Tortellini Soup is a delicious meal on its own, but you can pair it with some garlic bread and a copycat Olive Garden Salad and add a few more guests to dinner.

Then try my 7 Can Soup recipe next!

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The Best Tortellini Soup Recipe

Everyone loves my tortellini soup! It’s like your favorite pasta and sauce in a delicious creamy soup. The spinach, tomatoes, sausage, and pasta are so delicious together and really make this soup a complete meal!

  • Rich flavors of tomato, sausage and cheese: I have always been a fan of tomato soup. I love the creaminess, rich tomato flavor, and brightness of the tomatoes. This creamy Tortellini soup with sausage highlights that tomato-y goodness while incorporating savory sausage and tender, cheesy pasta.
  • Hearty, filling main course: A lot of people like to serve soup as part of a meal, typically the first course. But here we savor soup as our main course. It’s got everything you need – meat, veggies, and this one even has yummy, cheesy pasta.
  • Simple and quick: It’s super simple to make in just a few steps and it’s ready in about 40 minutes. Of course, the longer you let it simmer, the better the flavor. Just make sure not to add the tortellini and spinach until just before you’re ready to eat, so they don’t overcook.
  • Instant upgrades: I love to sprinkle a little fresh grated Parmesan cheese on top for even more flavor. I love this soup as is, but if you love a creamier soup, stir a cup of heavy cream when you add the tortellini.
A ladle holding a scoop of tortellini tomato soup

What’s in Tortellini Soup?

ingredients for tortellini soup
  • Italian Sausage – You need a pound of ground sausage, which you can buy in a package like other ground meat, or as links and just remove from the casing. I like using a mild Italian sausage.
  • Onion – Chopped white onion adds a nice bite when cooked with the sausage.
  • Garlic – I like lots of garlic with my Italian dishes so I used a whole tablespoon of minced garlic, which is about 3-4 cloves garlic. Feel free to cut it back a little.
  • Crushed Tomatoes – San Marzano are the best tomatoes when it comes to canned varieties. If you don’t have crushed tomatoes, 3 ½ cups of tomato sauce would also work.
  • Vegetable Broth – Low sodium Chicken broth or beef broth works too, but will alter the flavor a little bit.
  • Basil – a handful of fresh basil adds a lovely flavor and aroma.
  • Salt and Pepper – to taste.
  • Cheese Tortellini – One small package of refrigerated tortellini. It’s usually found where the lunch meat and cheeses are found. Frozen or dried pasta will also work, you just may need to add cooking time.
  • Fresh Spinach – I used two cups of fresh baby spinach, but you can use as much as you like. Kale is a great substitution.

How To Make Tortellini Soup

See the recipe card below for full, detailed instructions

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I love when I can whip up a super hearty and delicious soup that requires very minimal effort and is ready in less than an hour. Makes me feel good about feeding my family something delicious and comforting, and that has some veggies too.

  1. Cook the Italian sausage. Heat some olive oil in a large stock pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Saute chopped onions for a few minutes, then add a pound of Italian Sausage and some minced garlic. I use mild, but you could use spicy if your family likes that. Cook until the sausage is no longer pink. Sometimes I’ll add some Italian seasoning, oregano, or a bay leaf for more flavor.
  2. Make the soup base. Add a large can of crushed tomatoes, vegetable or chicken stock, fresh basil, and a bit of salt. I like to add a pinch of sugar to combat the acidic tomatoes as well, but that’s a personal choice. Bring the soup to a boil, then cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for about 20-30 minutes.
  3. Cook the tortellini. Add tortellini to the pot and cook for a few minutes before adding the spinach. The pasta will cook fairly quickly, as will the spinach, so be careful not to overcook – it will become mushy.
  4. Add spinach. Add the spinach, cover and turn off the heat. Once the spinach is slightly wilted, serve the soup. I recommend adding the cheese crouton (described below).

Serving Suggestion

Top your soup with a cheesy, crispy crouton!

This step is completely optional, but it really adds a nice texture to your soup and makes a beautiful presentation.

  • Slice up a French baguette, butter it and grill in a hot skillet.
  • Top with parmesan cheese and as the bottom side cooks, the cheese will melt. If it’s not melting, cover with a lid for 30 seconds.
  • Transfer to a plate and add a piece to each bowl when serving, so it can soak up all the tomato goodness.

Cooking Variations

Can you double the recipe? Sure! You’ll want to make sure you have a 7-quart pot so it’s big enough to hold the soup.

Make it in a Slow Cooker: First, saute the sausage in a skillet on the stovetop with diced onion and garlic and drain the grease. Add the sausage, tomatoes, broth, and seasonings to the crockpot and cook on LOW for 3-4 hours. Add the tortellini, cover and cook for 30 minutes or until the tortellini is soft and tender. Add the spinach and cook for another 5-10 minutes.

Make it in an Instant Pot: Saute the sausage, onions and garlic. Deglaze the pot with some of the broth, then stir in the rest of the broth and the tomatoes. Press cancel, close and seal the lid, then pressure cook for 5 minutes. Natural release for 5 minutes, then do a quick release for the remaining pressure. Press “saute” to bring to a boil then add the tortellini and cook for 5 minutes, then add the spinach and mix until it wilts. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

An overhead shot of tomato tortellini soup with sausage

How To Store Leftovers

Storage: Store leftover soup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat on the stovetop over low heat. Keep in mind that the tortellini may continue to absorb the liquid and become slightly mushy when reheated.

If you plan to have a lot of leftovers, I recommend cooking the tortellini separately and just adding a little to each bowl. Store it in a separate container and reheat with the soup.

Freezing: Freeze the tomato soup with the sausage in a freezer bag or other freezer container for up to 3 months, then add fresh tortellini when you cook it. Thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat in a pot on the stove.

Reheating: For best results, reheat in a saucepan on the stove. You can also reheat in the microwave.

Expert Tips

  • Frozen or dried tortellini – You can use frozen or dried tortellini, but you will need to adjust the cooking time based on the package instructions.
  • We don’t like Italian sausage – That’s totally fine! You can use ground beef, ground chicken, or no meat at all.
  • We don’t like spinach – Leave it out! You do not need to add spinach to the soup if your family doesn’t like it. Likewise, if you love spinach, you could add as much as you like. Some will pour in a whole big bag from the produce department! You could also use kale.
  • Add some heat – For a spicier soup, use spicy Italian sausage and add half a teaspoon of red pepper flakes.
  • Add more veggies – When you saute the onions, add some carrots and celery too.
  • Balance the acidity – If the tomatoes are a little too acidic, you can balance that with a pinch of sugar.
Tortellini Soup with tomato broth, fresh parsley and a toasted crostini

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A bowl of soup with tomato broth, tortellini, spinach, cheese and parsley. A small piece on bread on top. Image created for social media.

Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage & Spinach

4.77 from 354 votes
Tortellini Soup recipe has Italian sausage, cheese tortellini and leafy green spinach in a tomato broth. It's a perfect cozy weeknight soup.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

Soup

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground Italian Sausage
  • 1/2 cup diced onion about ½ medium sized onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 28 ounces canned crushed tomatoes
  • 32 ounces vegetable broth chicken works too
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 9 ounces refrigerated tortellini
  • 2 cups packed fresh spinach

Crostini

  • 6 Baguette slices (about ⅓ of a baguette)
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Freshly shredded Parmesan Cheese
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Instructions
 

Soup

  • Heat a large, heavy bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Heat vegetable oil and add diced onion. Saute until onions are beginning to softed; 3-4 minutes
  • Crumble Italian Sausage and garlic with the onion. Cook until sausage is no longer pink; about 4-5 minutes. Drain any excess grease.
  • Stir in crushed tomatoes, vegetable (or chicken) broth, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Add tortellini and spinach and simmer for about 5-10 minutes, or until pasta is tender.
  • Garnish with shredded Parmesan and serve with a cheesy crostini crouton.

Crostini

  • Slice baguette into ½ inch thick slices. Butter one side and place butter side down in a hot skillet until golden brown. Flip bread slices over and sprinkle with Parmesan while the other side gets golden brown. Transfer to a plate and immediately cover loosely with foil if cheese has not completely melted.

Notes

For a creamier soup, add a half cup of Greek yogurt or sour cream.
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Nutrition

Calories: 534kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 22gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 1654mgPotassium: 669mgFiber: 5gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1651IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 165mgIron: 4mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of “Yellow Bliss Road” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Jen says:

    YUM! My family absolutely LOVES this amazing, filling soup! Thank you so much! I’ve made it for years and have also shared it with soooo many people! Just thought I’d share my honest review to you, Ms. Kristin and to people out there wondering about making this soup! DO IT!!!!! You and your tummy will be soooo happy you did! THANK YOU for the awesome recipes….they are all greatly appreciated!

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Jen! Thank you so much for sharing the love.

  2. Janeen Mitchell says:

    Really enjoyed this recipe. I did add a little less than one tbs of sugar to cut acidity of tomatoes.

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you Janeen! Love the feedback, thanks for stopping by.

  3. Patrice says:

    Fantastic recipe. It was delicious. I used San Marzano tomatoes and sausage from the meat counter at Whole Foods plus a pinch of sugar.

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Awesome feedback Patrice! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Penelope says:

    Hi Kristin. I am going to make this yummy soup today but there is one little tweek I would do and what do you think? I would cook the tortellini separate and add at the end.

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      Yes you could certainly cook it separately and add it at the end. Enjoy!

  5. Pam Kulm says:

    Love this recipe! I have been using your recipe for quite a while and usually I don’t change it. Today I added a few things, 1 heaping teaspoon each of Better than Bouillon Italian Herb and Better than Bouillon Roasted Garlic, and used 2 tablespoons of Kirkland Pesto instead of the Basil. Oh my gosh I truly didn’t think this soup could taste better than your original recipe but it was a bomb. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Pam! Thanks for the awesome feedback.

  6. Doris Stoddard says:

    We LOVE this soup! I don’t change a thing. It has become my “go to” soup when someone is sick and I sign up for a meal train. Add a salad, bread & it’s perfect. My daughter and son-in-law love it so much she asked me to make it for her for a function at school where all the teachers are bringing soup. Does anyone know if I make it the day before for her, can she reheat and keep heated (on low) in the crockpot? Not sure how else it would work for her that day. Anyhow, thank you for this wonderful recipe which is pretty easy too (which is another thing I love about it)!

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      Hi Doris, The tortellini would get mushy if made the day before. So would the spinach. If you could keep those ingredients separate and then add them the day of, that would probably work.

  7. Lauren H says:

    What kind of Italian sausage is the best to use? Sweet, Mild? Thanks.

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      It depends on your preference. Both are delicious!

  8. Jim B says:

    I just wanted to say thanks for the recipe. My spouse is out of town for work so me and my two sons made this. They are the harshest food critics, but this made for a fun activity for us to do together and they enjoyed the meal. So much the one that never eats asked for this meal again soon.

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Jim! Awesome feedback, thanks for stopping by.

  9. Col says:

    Thank you so much Will do a couple.

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Col!

  10. Deanna Werner says:

    I have made different versions of this soup but by far your recipe is the best! So easy. I followed the recipe exactly but added a little more spinach (3cups) and some extra tortellini. Came out perfect and so flavorful. My family loved it and will be a regular meal in our home!!

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Love your feedback Deanna, thanks for stopping by.

  11. Lori says:

    “What did you do to this soup?! Why is it so good?!” comments made during dinner lol.

    Very flavorful, very delicious soup! I didn’t have fresh basil or even dried basil so I used Italian seasoning instead. Still came out delicious! Make sure to have bread to dip in this scrumptious broth!

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      Yes bread is a must! Glad you enjoyed the soup – it’s a huge favorite!

  12. Bri says:

    I was introduced to this recipe in 2015 and still make it because I crave it so often.

    It’s such a satisfying soup that makes your belly so happy when you finish eating.

    Over the years, I found that after it’s been in the fridge overnight the soup is absorbed more by the tortellini so I always add an extra small can of crushed tomatoes and an extra bullion cube of broth. Plus, you get more to eat over a few days which I really like a lot. 🙂

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Awesome feedback Bri! Thanks for stopping by.

  13. Nikki says:

    I don’t usually take the time to review recipes, but this one is worth it. It was so yummy. I was making dinner for someone that requested pasta and I’m not a big fan of the traditional pasta dishes. My friend recommended this one and everyone was glad I listened and requested the recipe. I did add a splash of heavy cream and it added to the deliciousness.

    1. Kristin says:

      Fantastic feedback Nikki! Thanks for stopping by.

  14. Leticia Hernandez says:

    Thanks to you I have been making this recipe for years! It’s so delicious, every one in my family of 5 loves this soup. I have to double for the instructions call for!

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Leticia! Thanks for the awesome comment.

  15. Doug says:

    I love this. It’s so yummy & so easy

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you Doug!

  16. Dave S says:

    I didn’t think my wife would be pleased with only soup for dinner. Wow. Not only did she enjoy it, she requested that I make more and freeze in small portions so she can have it whenever she wants. Made it exactly following the recipe. I liked it too.

    1. Kristin says:

      Awesome feedback Dave! Thanks for stopping by to share.

      1. Suzanne says:

        I’ve made your soup quite a few times and love it. I’m thinking of making it for tomorrow night BUT I don’t have sausage and am suffering with a cold and am not well enough to go out. Would hamburger be alright to use and if not, what would you recommend? Honest opinion, because if that won’t work, I’ll wait a few days until I can go out. Thanks!

        1. Kristin Maxwell says:

          hi Suzanne, I think hamburger would be fine, or you could leave the meat out entirely. The flavor will be different, but I think it will still taste good – if you use spicy sausage, maybe add a little red pepper flakes to it. Hope you feel better soon!

  17. Barbara says:

    I added some frozen peas and corn. Shared pot with a family member. We loved loved loved it.

    1. Kristin says:

      That’s awesome Barbara! Thanks for stopping by.

  18. Christie says:

    This was absolutely delicious. I added some heavy cream at the end to make it creamy and everyone devoured it!

    1. Kristin says:

      Love the feedback Christie! Thanks for stopping by.

  19. Daisy04 says:

    Can you make this in a crock pot?

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      Yes, just add the tortellini for about 20-30 minutes at the end. The soup will take a few hours on high.

  20. ali says:

    this soup is so good. like… insanely good. I make it just as written and it’s AMAZING! I love ground hot italian sausage with it

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you ali!

  21. Krysta says:

    It’s soup season AGAIN!!! My 14 yr old came home from school and begged me to make this yesterday, I’ve been making this recipe since last fall and it’s the first soup he asked for lol. Great taste, hardy and packed with good stuff he doesn’t even realize he is eating!!! A big thank you from this frustrated mom of three picky teen boys.

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Krysta! Awesome feedback, thanks for stopping by.

  22. Lisa @ The Plain-Spoken Pen says:

    My family loves this soup! I make it just as written and serve it with crusty bread. It’s a hit every time. Thank you for sharing it!

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Lisa! Awesome feedback, thanks for stopping by.

  23. Lisa says:

    I made this tonight and it was delicious. I did add some Italian seasoning, black pepper, crushed red pepper, heavy whipping cream and Parmesan cheese on top.

    1. Kristin says:

      Awesome feedback Lisa! Thanks for stopping by.

  24. Christie MacAulay says:

    I really enjoyed the soup. I added half a cup Greek yogurt at the end and I am not a big fan. I think it’s better without the yogurt. However if I add some Italian herbs I think it’ll taste more the way it was originally. Overall excellent taste

    1. Kristin says:

      Awesome feedback Christie! Thanks for stopping by.

  25. Delena Gamez says:

    Family favorite!! We all love it.

    1. Kristin says:

      Awesome! Thanks for stopping by Delena.

  26. Papa says:

    I’ve made this several times. I’m making it again tonight. It is delicious, wholesome & very easy to make. Serve this to your family and they will love it.

    1. Kristin says:

      Awesome feedback Papa! Thanks for stopping by.

  27. Patricia Cygan says:

    Is there something you can substitute for Mimi marshmallows in most of the desserts made with cool whip – sour cream – fruit. My husband doesn’t like marshmallows. THANX

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      You can leave them or add more fruit, but generally, that’s a common ingredients in those types of desserts.

  28. Cyndi Young says:

    This was really good. Crustini were the perfect addition. Husband said to put it in the rotation. I did add the other half if my bag of tortellini to the leftovers.

    1. Kristin says:

      That’s awesome Cyndi! Thanks for stopping by.

  29. Amanda says:

    This was one of the first meals I made for my husband after we got married. Seven years later, it’s still in our regular rotation. So easy and so flavorful!

    1. Kristin says:

      Love the comment Amanda! Thanks for stopping by.

  30. Johan says:

    Great dish, the only thing I wasn’t sure of is in step 2, where you make the soup base. Do you do that in a separate pot or do you continue with the same pot as the sausage is cooked in. I used two pots and drained the sausage fat(bit more fat free), but I can only imagine how much more flavor that fat/grease will add would add to the soup base!

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      You can use the same pot, and feel free to drain off the grease or use it.

  31. kathi says:

    This is a staple for my family! It is simple and quick to make and tastes delicious every time. It’s so good I’ve shared it among family and friends!

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thank you for stopping by kathi.

  32. Doug S says:

    My personal opinion of this recipe. I loved it.

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for stopping by Doug.

  33. Amber says:

    One of our go to meals at least once or twice a month. So good!

    1. Kristin says:

      That’s awesome Amber! Thanks for stopping by.

  34. Teresa says:

    Hi! I’m curious when it says it makes 6 servings, how big your serving size is?

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      My own serving size is roughly 2 ladlefuls. It can vary a bit so I usually say it will serve 5-6.

  35. cwa says:

    OMG, so good and so quick. Would not have imagined that much flover with minimal simmering!

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you cwa! Love the feedback.

  36. John says:

    Went mostly by recipe….didn’t read close enough and used diced tomatoes instead of crushed so I added small can of tomatoes sauce….was delicious…my picky taster loved it to. Thanks will definitely make again

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome John! Love the feedback, thanks for stopping by.

  37. Sarah Koch says:

    My family loves this recipe! My husband and son have celiac so I boil their tortellini and the regular kind separately and add to each bowl so everyone has what they need.

    Does the nutrition info include the crostini or just the soup?

    Thank you!

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      So great that you were able to accommodate their food issues. Yes, the nutritional information includes the crostini.

  38. Lisa Byrum says:

    Thank you. Awesome soup…. I don’t even like sausage. I added some cream cheese, and wow! Thank you!

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Lisa! Thanks for stopping by.

  39. Mark says:

    Excellent soup! Made this twice and has become a favorite of mine and my wife’s. Highly recommend this one highly!

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you Mark! Love the feedback, thanks for stopping by to share.

  40. Loretta says:

    Made it today. Super soup!!!! The whole family loved it. Definitely will add this to my list of easy and delicious soup. Will make it often. Followed recipe with exception added some spicy sausage also.

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Awesome feedback Loretta! Thanks for stopping by.

  41. Brenda Manchester says:

    Awesome easy recipe. We used hot sausage! Very good!

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for stopping by Brenda.

  42. Cheryl says:

    Love this recipe! I make it often and sometimes use ground beef or spicy sausage. And I add whatever vegetables I have in the fridge to make it a more balanced meal (broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, zucchini, mushrooms, bell peppers, etc.) Thanks for sharing it! 🙂

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Cheryl! Thanks for stopping by.

  43. René says:

    I added 2 Big Tablespoons of Tomato Paste. It really added a rich flavor! We loved the soup and will make it again soon!!

    1. Kristin says:

      Love the feedback René! Thanks for stopping by.

  44. Kat says:

    I’ve been making this over the past two years and it’s always a hit! Quick, easy and cheap meal to feed the family. Even better during the cold months.

    1. Kristin says:

      Love the feedback Kat! Thanks for stopping by.

  45. Sharon Connely says:

    Made this today and it was easy and delicious my husband said it was something different that I should keep the recipe and make again in the future.

    1. Kristin says:

      That’s fantastic Sharon! Thanks for stopping by.

  46. Christie Fullilove says:

    Hello, my name is Christie and yesterday I made the tortellini soup with Italian sausage and “oh boy!” My son and daughter and granddaughter enjoyed just as much as I did.. I also made the crostini bread and garlic knots! We ate very well. It was so good… I will make this again…

    1. Kristin says:

      Love the feedback Christie, thank you so much for stopping by.

  47. Amanda Hendricks says:

    Thus was such a yummy meal on a cool night. I did however get my base done the night before so that my flavors could blend together better. Then I brought it to a boil and added my tortellini and spinach and heated for about 10 minutes! All 5 stars here!

    1. Kristin says:

      Love the feedback Amanda! Thanks for stopping by.

  48. Susan says:

    This soup is so easy to make and absolutely delicious. One of my favorite recipes. We love it.

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thank you so much for your feedback Susan.

  49. Sue says:

    What’s the per serving size in ounces. 12 16? I like to make 7 qts at a time.

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      This recipe will make approximately 2 quarts of soup and serves 5-6 people.

  50. Valarie says:

    I really enjoyed this soup! I used half chicken stock and half V-8 juice and cut-up country style chicken breakfast sausage links. I will be making this again!

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thank you for the feedback Valarie.

  51. Jewels says:

    Delicious! Full of flavor! I was tempted to add in the greek yogurt as it was suggested. I think i will with my leftovers! It really sounds good to try! I enjoyed the parmesan crostini perfect for dunking. With Fall upon us this was the best recipe to enjoy! It’s a keeper! Inexpensive and so simple! Not many dirty dishes. Pretty quick to make. No fresh tortellini in my town frozen worked just fine.

    1. Kristin says:

      Awesome feedback Jewels! Thank you so much for stopping by.

  52. Stephanie says:

    Favorite in my house in the colder months! I add some Italian seasoning, a can of diced tomatoes, and a splash of heavy whipping cream. Also extra spinach 🙂

    1. Kristin says:

      Love the feedback Stephanie! Thanks for stopping by.

  53. jeanne says:

    love love this recipe. My hubby and I love it year round. Question for you?? Do you think adding a Parmesan cheese rind would bump up the flavor a bit?
    Thanks
    Jeanne

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      Hi Jeanne, I think that’s a GREAT idea!

  54. Becky says:

    Can I substitute frozen spinach if so, what adjustments need to be made

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      You could use frozen spinach, but keep in mind that it would be condensed so you might not need as much. and I would thaw it and wring out the liquid first. It wouldn’t need any cooking eime rither, so just toss it in at then end, long enough to warm it up.

  55. Jim says:

    This Is my go tortellini recipe for years now I just made this for my brother and his wife and they loved It. Its simple but yet has a lot of flavor.

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you for the feedback Jim! Thanks for stopping by.

  56. Sharon Rush says:

    This is the best and most flavorful soup. I make it all the time in the cooler months. The fresh basil is a must. I get my tortellini’sat Aldi’s cause it’s my h cheaper also I get the tricolored ones.

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Awesome feedback Sharon! Thanks for stopping by.

  57. Chynna says:

    One of the best simple and delicious recipes online imo. A co-worker made this for a potluck once and I’ve been making it for probably 3 years now. I always use chicken stock and extra spinach. Thank you! 🙂

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Chynna! Thanks for sharing.

  58. Danny says:

    I’m sorry but I thought this was very bland. I’m not a good enough cook to know what it needed. I think the crushed tomato made it blah. I added grated parm, kosher salt, and crushed red pepper flakes but could not give it the flavor it needed. Next time no tomatoes and straight chicken broth or stock.

  59. Amy Flom says:

    This is my first food review. But I have to tell you that this recipe is a real favorite!!! My daughter who is in college asked me to send her this recipe. She makes it regularly…and she isn’t into cooking. It’s easy and wonderful for leftovers. It’s my go to recipe for taking to friends and neighbors when somebody needs a meal. (I add a can of white beans and some zucchini but it’s perfect on its own!)

    1. Kristin says:

      Love the feedback Amy! Thanks for stopping by.

  60. 🐟 Mom says:

    I do not know when this recipe was first posted but I made it for my two sons while they were in high school playing sports. They graduated in 2019 and 2021, respectively. This is their favorite home cooked meal. When they come home from college, this is first thing they ask to be on the menu. Thank you for posting all those years ago.

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Mom! So happy to here your boys love it. Thank you so much for the awesome comment!

  61. Trena Grindstaff says:

    This is the best soup ever! A friend served it at a luncheon and we all loved it. She gave out the recipe and I made it the next day and have been making it over and over!!!

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! We love when people share the love. Thank you so much for stopping by Trena.

  62. Sherri says:

    Excellent! I did add tomato paste because I like a more robust tomato presence. Also a splash of basalmic vinegar. So good!!!

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Love the feedback Sherri! Thanks for stopping by.

  63. Marcy says:

    Excellent recipe! Easy and quick to make!

    1. Kristin says:

      Love the feedback Marcy! Thanks for stopping by.

  64. Diana says:

    One of my favorite soups! I avoid dairy so I love that this is not a cream based soup. The only change I make is to cook the tortellini al dente separate from the soup. I allow everyone to decide how many tortellini to add to their hot soup, but more importantly, the leftovers are much better. I put the tortellini in a plastic bag in the fridge and they do not get soggy from sitting in the soup over the next few days after serving.

    1. Kristin says:

      Awesome feedback Diana! Thank you so much for stopping by.

  65. Cindy DeGraw says:

    This is an easy to fix, great recipe. We really enjoy it. I have made this several times, and am so glad to have discovered your site. Thank you for sending great uncomplicated recipes to me.

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Cindy! Thank you for the awesome feedback.

  66. Alyce Masters says:

    This soup is delicious! Very easy to make & leftovers keep well & freeze also. I only cook for one now so the fact it keeps well is great!
    Thank you!

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Alyce! Thanks for the awesome feedback.

  67. Brynli Nixon says:

    i have made this close to 20 times & everyone i make it for LOVES IT!

    i’m making it this week & accidentally got tortellini from the shelf instead of refrigerated tortellini… do i make the soup as normal? should i cook the pasta before hand?

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      You can still cook the tortellini in the soup, it just might take a little longer.

  68. Laurie says:

    I have made this soup a few times. So quick and easy to make. This time I used 1 14 oz crushed tomatoes & 1 14 oz fire roasted tomatoes. A little spicy but delish!!

    1. Kristin says:

      Love the feedback Laurie! Thanks for stopping by.

  69. Mary says:

    I made this soup last night and I LOVE IT! Everything is perfect about this recipe. The only modification that I made was that I used Chicken sweet Italian Sausage instead of pork. I highly recommend this soup! 2 thumbs up.

    1. Kristin says:

      Love the feedback Mary! Thanks for stopping by.

  70. Zeynep Carroll says:

    Perfect comfort recipe! Flavorful, filling, and so easy! I used spicy Italian sausage and it kicked up the flavor. I’ll definitely make this again m.

    1. Kristin says:

      Love the feedback! Thanks for stopping by,

  71. April D says:

    This recipe is delicious and always a favorite of mine! I use Italian and spicy sausage and an entire bag of spinach. Added some green onions this time and way more garlic (because I am a garlic addict) A definite go to I the winner her months!

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Love the feedback April! Thanks for stopping by.

  72. Brittany says:

    The BEST and MOST requested soup! So good.

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you Brittany! Thanks for stopping by.

  73. Alicia Dedman says:

    Family favorite! A great weeknight meal that’s easy to put together, hearty and warming on a cold night. We love it.

    1. Kristin says:

      Love the feedback Alicia! Thanks for stopping by.

  74. Nicole Jones says:

    Have yet to make, but attempting tonight! I was curious what the actual serving size is?

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      Hi Nicole, you should get 5-6 servings. I don’t usually say what the serving “size” is because all of the information offered here is approximate and depends on who is eating. But, when I make this, we usually do about a ladle and a half per person.

  75. Lori says:

    Been making for years. One of my sons favorites. I just dont add the crostini. I use hot sausage too, so yummy!

    1. Kristin says:

      Love the feedback Lori! Thanks for stopping by.
      K.

  76. Angela B says:

    I love this soup, but my husband doesn’t do soup for dinner due to the liquid content (too many overnight trips to the bathroom) so I figured out how to improvise. I added cubed zucchini and sliced mini sweet peppers and used a can of diced tomatoes and less broth. He loved it and he gets his on a plate with a fork and mine is in a bowl with a fork AND spoon. We both get what we want and enjoy the amazing flavor. Yummy

    1. Kristin says:

      Fantastic feedback Angela! Thanks for stopping by.
      K.

  77. Abigail says:

    I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve used this recipe. Whenever I mention I am going to cook this for dinner, my boyfriend does not hesistate to do the grocery shopping. I add in a whole bag of spinach for a larger serving of veggies, throw the crostinis under the broiler for a couple minutes to really get the cheese nice and melty. TIP: Ruffino Chianti is under $10 a bottle and pairs perfectly with this dish. Cheers 🙂

    1. Kristin says:

      Fantastic feedback Abigail! Thank you so much for stopping by.
      K.

  78. Lindsey says:

    I have been making this soup for years, and I am just now writing a review. It is our family’s favorite soup and a staple in our home. It is also my go-to recipe to bring friends & family in need of a meal. Absolutely wonderful and comforting.

    1. Kristin says:

      Love the feedback Lindsey! Thanks for stopping by.
      K.

  79. mw says:

    just making this for a cool rainy night. Lovely flavors

  80. Darla says:

    We absolutely love this soup, it is so easy and its even better the second day!

  81. AH says:

    Just came here to say I’ve been making this soup regularly for years. It’s one of our favorites, husband requests it monthly probably. So so good!

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for awesome comment AH.
      K.

  82. Chynna says:

    Someone brought this to a potluck at work years ago and it’s been a regular recipe for me ever since. So easy and INCREDIBLY delicious. Thank you!

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Chynna! Thanks for stopping by.

  83. Janet Bradley says:

    Love e erything in this recipe. But have a quick question, could I possibly use Orzo in this recipe?

    Thanks, Janet

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      Instead of the tortellini? Sure!

  84. Karen says:

    This soup is so delicious and easy to make. I had to make it 2 nights in a row the first time because my family loved it so much! What’s nice is you can personalize it with your sausage and tortellini but the mild Italian sausage is so sweet and good!

    1. Kristin says:

      Fantastic feedback Karen! Thank you so much for stopping by.

  85. Roberta says:

    I add some pepper flakes for a little heat

  86. Tina REDSTONE says:

    This is a favorite in my house, but I do add a block of cream cheese to it.

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for stopping by Tina.

  87. Danya Clarke says:

    I’ve made this multiple times for special events and each time it was a winner! And it looks as delicious as it tastes. Thank you so much for sharing it!! 🙂

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Danya! Thanks for stopping by.

  88. Rose says:

    This is my go to for Tortellini soup. It is the best!

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you Rose!

  89. Marguerite says:

    This soup has been one of my “go to” recipes. Its so good and easy preparation. We truly love it.

    1. Kristin says:

      Love the feedback Marguerite! Thanks for stopping by.

  90. Kristal says:

    I LOVE this soup and make it all year! I love doubling the recipe and using sweet and hot Italian sausage. I just might try adding in other veggies as seen in some of the other reviews.

    1. Kristin says:

      Hi Kristal, love the idea about doubling up on the sweet and hot Italian sausage. Thank you so much for stopping
      by.

  91. Chezz says:

    So delicious! I added more spinach and used some hot red pepper flakes since I used sweet sausage. Thank you! This will be a fave in our home!

    1. Kristin says:

      Love the feedback Chezz! Thanks for stopping by.

  92. Ginnie says:

    I meant to say I used Ro Tel Mild diced tomatoes and green chilies in place of the CRUSHED tomatoes. Thank you!

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you Ginnie!

  93. Ginnie says:

    This is an excellent soup! I didn’t have diced tomatoes so I used Ro Tel mild diced tomatoes and Green Chilies. Gave the soup a little bite. Also, I didn’t have tortellini so I used De Cecco Orecchiette. I soaked and drained the noodles 2xs to take a lot of the starch out and so the noodles didn’t make the soup thick. The next time I make it I will purchase the ingredients that are used exactly in the soup. Excellent! Thank you for sharing!!!!

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Ginnie! Awesome feedback! Thanks for stopping by.

  94. Jeanene says:

    I made this for the second time Saturday night and it has easily become a family favorite! I used spicy Italian sausage and the whole bag of spinach plus a zucchini and bell pepper. Gave some to my daughter last night to take to work for lunch. She said Ma, this soup is awesome and I love the kick! Thanks for a great recipe!

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Jeanene! Thank you for the awesome feedback.

  95. Angela B says:

    I love this recipe, my BFF in TX told me about this recipe. It’s a new favorite of mine. The icing on the cake so to speak is the simplicity of the recipe.

    1. Kristin says:

      Awesome feedback Angela! Thanks for stopping by.

  96. Connie says:

    I used a can of diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil, added a can of cannoli beans. A great tasting soup that you can make fast.

    1. Kristin says:

      Awesome feedback Connie! Thanks for stopping by.

    2. Cynthia R Young says:

      This needs to serve a large group AND have left overs! How does the recipe need to change to do so???

      1. Kristal says:

        I often double the recipe. It fed 12 with some left over.

        1. Nellie says:

          How big is a “serving”?
          Many times a suggested serving is a 8oz cup

          1. Kristin Maxwell says:

            A cup sounds kind of small to me. We usually do about 2 ladle fulls per person. Maybe a cup and a half.

  97. Dale Blankenship says:

    Cooked it for my wife today.
    I like giving her a break on a long day.
    The soup turned out really great.
    Another dish to add to my file.

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for stopping by Dale.

  98. Dale B says:

    Cooked it for my wife today.
    I like giving her a break on a long day.
    The soup turned out really great.
    Another dish to add to my file.

  99. Ann Russell says:

    This is our family’s favorite soup! We call it tortaweenie soup as our granddaughter couldn’t pronounce it and the name stuck. I just introduced my 91 year old mother to it and now you have another fan.

    1. Kristin says:

      Fantastic Ann! Thanks for sharing the love.

  100. Madeline says:

    I have made this dozens of times over the years. So easy and so good!

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for stopping by Madeline.

  101. Jen says:

    I forgot to buy spinach, but still made the soup anyways for dinner and it came out amazing!! This is a great soup for a cold January night!

    1. Kristin says:

      Awesome feedback Jen! Thanks for stopping by.

  102. Connie says:

    I am sooo glad I found this recipe. I used
    To fix it quite a bit but I lost my recipe. This is one of the best soups I have ever fixed and so easy! Thank you♥️

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Connie! Thanks for stopping by.

  103. Pauline Taylor says:

    I loved this soup, and will be making it for the second time. I couldn’t find fresh basil, so I used dried. I used chicken broth, and since I also love spinach, I used the whole bag. I make a lot of soups, and this one will definitely be in the rotation.

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for stopping by Pauline.

  104. Doris says:

    FANTASTIC! I don’t know why this soup is so good but it is. I added a little heavy cream.
    Can it b made in an instant pot? Cook how long?
    Thank you for your site.

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      Yes. Use the saute function to cook the sausage and onions. Add a small amount of the broth to deglaze then add the rest of the chicken broth and the tomatoes and seasonings and cook for 5-10 minutes. Release then bring to a boil and add the tortellini until cooked, then stir in the spinach.

    2. Joshua Fox says:

      Brown sausage in instant pot then season and throw in spinach, tomatoes, tortellini, and chicken stock then cook for 20 minutes. When done add heavy whipping cream and Parmigian cheese and enjoy

  105. Melissa says:

    Came out absolutely delicious! My husband and I both loved it! This will definitely become a regular of ours. I was wondering though, how would it be to maybe add a little heavy cream or milk to it to try a creamier version? Or would that be too much? Just curious on maybe switching it up a bit 🙂

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      You could add some heavy cream, maybe start with 1/2 cup, to get a creamier soup.

  106. Stephana says:

    My friend made this last night for dinner. I’ll be honest, I’m not a fan of pasta and tomato sauce. But this soup was phenomenal!! I plan on making this and I’m sure it will become a regular item on my family’s menu!

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for stopping by Stephana.

  107. Andrea Adams says:

    Can you substitute frozen spinach?

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      Yes you could use frozen spinach. Thaw and squeeze out as much water as possible.

  108. Jennifer Gray says:

    Hi does this delicious soup freeze well?

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      The pasta can get a little mushy, but it will freeze ok. If possible, freeze the soup without the tortellini, then add fresh when you reheat it.

      1. Jennifer Gray says:

        Thank you

        I am making this delicious soup for the 2nd time tonight.
        But I don’t have any chicken or vegetable broth. By any chance will it taste ok with beef broth?

        1. Kristin Maxwell says:

          Hi Jennifer, I haven’t made this with beef broth. While it wouldn’t be my first choice, I do think it would taste ok.

  109. LESLIE STECHER says:

    Really really really good soup. My co-workers comment all the time about how good the lunchroom smells when I heat it at work.

    1. Kristin says:

      Awesome feedback Leslie! Thanks for stopping by.

  110. Darla says:

    My husband and I loved this soup. I used chicken broth and it turned out great. I love tomato basil soup and this reminded me of it.

    1. Kristin says:

      That’s awesome Darla! Thanks for stopping by.

  111. Camille says:

    I have come back to this recipe over and over and over. My husband and I love it. It was time I finally left a review. 🙂 so so good.

    1. Kristin says:

      That’s awesome Camille! Thanks for stopping by.

  112. Lisa H. says:

    Made this soup for the first time tonight. So good! It’s a hit at my house, and I’ll definitely be making it again!

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for stopping by Lisa.

  113. Marysheldon Price says:

    We LOVE this soup. Make it all the time. It’s fast easy and so delicious! One of our favorite winter dishes.

    1. Kristin says:

      Awesome feedback Marysheldon! Thanks for stopping by.

  114. Camille Belolan says:

    This soup is incredibly delicious. It takes way less than an hour to prepare — Enough said!

    1. Kristin says:

      Awesome feedback Camille! Thanks for stopping by.

  115. Cathy T says:

    LOVE LOVE this soup! It’s so hearty and tasty! FRESH is the best! The flavor is amazing! Made again yesterday. I’ve made many times! It’s my favorite!

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for stopping by Cathy.

  116. April says:

    Love love this soup!! Made it many times!! So good! Having it tonight for dinner. Everyone I have made it for loves it!!

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for the awesome feedback April.

  117. Nancy says:

    yummy italian sausage spinach……

  118. J. Jackson says:

    I have made this soup many times and it is delicious! It is my go to soup when I have company, especially in the winter, and my family loves it too. I prefer it with vegetable broth and have made it with fresh tortellini and dry tortellini.

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you J. Jackson!

  119. gayle a alvey says:

    Have you ever used beef broth? And it that cheese tortelinni?

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      I have not tried with beef broth. I don’t think I’d like the strong taste with the tortellini.

      Yes, cheese tortellini.

  120. Hanna Kropkowska says:

    Thank you Kristin for this recipe!
    This delicious soup will permanently appear in my home menu.

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Hanna! Thanks for stopping by.

  121. Dawn Y. says:

    This soup was so easy and delicious. The only ingredient changed was I added a pound of loose hot sausage. Will be making again. Thanks!

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Dawn! Thanks for stopping by.

  122. Karen says:

    Absolutely delicious, added the sour cream at the end.

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you Karen!

  123. Rhonda says:

    This soup is easy and so delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Kristin says:

      Your so welcome Rhonda! Thanks for stopping by.

  124. Jackie A says:

    I love this soup! so flavourful and quick to make!

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you Jackie!

  125. Marguerite Miller says:

    I totally love this recipe. It has become one of my go to favorites and I make it at least once a month.

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice!Thanks for stopping by Marguerite.

  126. Ginger Goering says:

    Wonderful recipe- didn’t change a thing- I will make it again and again.

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you so much Ginger for stopping by.

  127. Dawn Honsberger says:

    Thank you for such a lovely recipe. Served it up to my family at lunch with the parmesan toast and was thoroughly enjoyed!

  128. Trish M says:

    This was good as-is but upon tasting the broth it needed more seasoning for us. I added 1t Italian seasoning and 1t dried basil along with 3T sugar, salt and a good shake of red pepper flake. I also added a medium pour of heavy cream after it was off the heat. I took the advice and cooked the tortellini separately and put it all together in the bowl. Topped with parm and fresh basil. Fantastic! Thanks for the idea!!!

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Trish, thanks for stopping by.

  129. Stacy says:

    This recipe is fantastic! Super easy to make, and gave me some leftovers I’m actually looking forward to eating.

  130. Syd says:

    This recipe is the bomb!!!! So so good, loved everything about it. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Syd! Thanks for stopping by.

  131. Jim P says:

    Great recipe, great taste ! Thanks ?!

  132. Christine Greene says:

    At what step do you add the sour cream?

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      Let the sour cream sit out while you make the soup so it’s not really cold when you mix it in with the hot soup. You would add that at the end.

  133. Marlene Lieber says:

    My son’s mother in law introduced me to this soup and I liked it so much I looked for a recipe. This one sounded like what I wanted and it surpassed all expectations.

    It is now our favorite soup.

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for stopping by Marlene.

  134. Sandra says:

    It serves 6. Is that 1 cup per serving?
    Thank you

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      Probably closer to a cup and a half.

  135. Dev Sanchez says:

    I’m so glad I stumbled upon this recipe! I cooked it for my family and extended family–all 12 of us loved it!! I paired it with a nice spinach salad and french bread. The flavor was amazing and felt like I was dining at a nice Italian restaurant. Definitely will be adding to our “family faves” list.
    🙂

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! It’s definitely a honor to make that list, thanks for stopping by Dev.

  136. JILL says:

    Hey Kristin! This is going to be my husbands birthday meal! Can canned or frozen bag spinach be used? Thank you!

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      If you thaw it and squeeze out all the liquid, yes it could. However, fresh will provide the best texture.

  137. Jeanette says:

    This is delicious! Everyone loved it! The day after I made it, my husband asked me how I made the broth and was surprised how simple it was. Definitely adding to my favourites!

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for sharing your feedback Jeanette.

  138. Joanna Hicks says:

    Family loves this recipe! I have to double it every time I make it.

    1. Kristin says:

      That’s awesome Joanna! Thanks for stopping by.

  139. joe kuronya says:

    the greatest soup we ever had. the hot sausage is the must be,

    1. Kristin says:

      That’s awesome Joe! Thanks for stopping by.

  140. J. Bland says:

    Made this on Christmas eve to go along with my Rustic Italian dinner. Everyone raved about it! Very good soup!

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you J.

  141. Bill says:

    We’ve made this several times; super easy, super good. We’ve used beef tortellini as well as cheese, both were great. Don’t skip the fresh basil!

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for sharing your feedback Bill.

  142. Julie says:

    Made this tonight and it was easy and tasted fantastic! I had frozen spinach and frozen tortellini and it worked perfect. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Julie, thank you so much for taking the time to leave some positive feedback.

  143. Jennifer says:

    Fantastic recipe! The only change I made is instead of crushed tomatoes I used one 14oz can of diced, fire roasted tomatoes and a 14 oz can of diced tomatoes with basil, oregano, and garlic.

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your feedback Jennifer.

  144. Heather says:

    Wonderful soup. I used hot sausage (makes very spicy) and changed broth to beef broth. It was to die for. I’m making again this week and splitting mild and spicy Sausage so my daughter will enjoy. The cheesy bread and the finishing touch to an excellent recipe.

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you Heather for stopping by and sharing your experience.

  145. Christy says:

    This was a hit! So easy and very flavorful! The whole family asked for seconds. 🙂

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for stopping by Christy.

  146. Jennifer S Hoelscher says:

    Kristin our family loves this soup! It is easy enough for my daughters to make in their college apartment kitchens and wow their friends. My husband and I have made it for guests and it it beautiful and a crowd pleasr. Thank you!

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Jennifer! Thanks for stopping by.

  147. Marion says:

    Absolutely delicious
    I used 1/2 hot sausage 1/2 breakfast sausage
    Can you freeze after tortellinis are added?

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      You can, however I caution against it because the pasta tends to get mushy.

  148. Clarita Boyer says:

    loves easy to cook delicious recipes, please continue telling us these goodies… thanks so much!

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Clarita! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave some positive feedback.

  149. Lisa says:

    My hubby doesn’t like tomato chunks. What can I use in place of canned tomatoes? Purée or sauce?

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      Mine doesn’t either! In this case the best option is to puree the canned tomatoes before adding to the soup. Tomato sauce is different and doesn’t have that same fresh taste that the crushed tomatoes will, but you could go that route for simplicity

  150. Phyllis Eshelman says:

    Love this soup, excellent!

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for stopping by Phyllis.

    2. Jeannie says:

      Absolutely a hit with my family!! Love this recipe. Thank you!!

  151. Linda says:

    Can the dried tortellini be used in place of the refrigerated version? If so do any changes need to be made? This sounds delicious!

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      Yes, just adjust the cooking. They still won’t take that long.

  152. Gwen says:

    So easy to fix and delicious. I used mild ground Italian sausage and cheese filled tortellini. Good the first day and even better the next.

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for stopping by Gwen.

  153. Tammy says:

    What kind of tortellini? Meat or cheese ?
    Thank you

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      It’s up to you – I usually use cheese but a tortellini with meat would be ok as well.

  154. Pamela says:

    Very tasty. Loved it

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you Pamela! Thanks for sharing.

  155. Lisa says:

    Made this tonight and added green pepper and mushrooms …. wow, I love it !!!

    1. Kristin says:

      That’s awesome Lisa! Thank you so much for your feedback.

  156. Maggie says:

    Oh my! This was so delicious. I did not and will not ever change a thing.

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for stopping by Maggie.

  157. Patty TIGER says:

    My family loved this! I doubled so we can do leftovers tomorrow. I think the added sour cream is a must. Used whole, organic for a creamy finish.

    1. Kristin says:

      Hi Patty, So happy that you and your family loved this recipe! Thanks for stopping by.

  158. Derek says:

    Hi

    Sounds good
    Can you use frozen tortellini and jyst cook a little longer?

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      Frozen tortellini probably wouldn’t need much more time.

  159. Melissa says:

    We love this soup! It is so hearty and delicious! I’m wondering about canning this without the tortellini. I’d love to hear if anyone has tried that. It’s already very easy to make but love the idea for food storage. Thanks. 🙂

  160. Mandi says:

    Are used kielbasa sausage and also added a jar of pesto in place of the basil. Great recipe

  161. Autumn says:

    Have been making this recipe for over a year! We love it! I have perfected it for my family. We love lots of sausage and tortellini and added mushrooms. Yum. Wanted to finally leave a comment and rating. 🙂

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thank you so much for stopping by Autumn.

  162. Amber N. says:

    Wish I could post an image of my beautiful bread! This is the second time I made it, and this time I made a double loaf because it was gone so fast last time! And I have NEVER attempted homemade bread before. This is so easy! Next time I might roast some garlic and mix it into the dough. The possibilities are endless! Also, if you make a double loaf, you don’t need to extend the baking time, surprisingly. I watched it to make sure but nope, I did 30 min with the lid on and 15 with it off. Turned out amazing!

    1. Kristin says:

      That’s so awesome Amber! Thank you so much for sharing your experience and feedback.

  163. rccola says:

    made this for dinner tonight and it was excellent. Will definitely make again.

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for stopping by rccola.

  164. Cameron says:

    I freaking love this soup. I’ve been making this for years. I made it when my sister had her baby almost four years ago and a few times when I was on maternity leave myself. A perfect comfort food. And so easy! Love love love. Every sing time. ❤️

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! It’s one of my family’s favorite. Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience Cameron.

  165. Debra Baker says:

    This is an easy and delicious recipe! I made garlic Parmesan herb toast with the bread. It was most delicious and colorful! My family loved it!Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe with us.?

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Debra, thank you so much for taking the time to leave some positive feedback.

  166. Debbie says:

    I made this recipe last night & it was delicious! My husband hates when I make soup for dinner, but he liked this so much that he asked to take the leftovers for lunch today!!! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! Thanks for sharing your experience Debbie.

  167. Don H. says:

    This soup is amazing, absolutely one of my first go-to soups when the weather starts to get cool!! I always add carrots, celery, and sometimes, asparagus and/or peppers. I’m a complete glutton and burn my mouth every time because I just CANT WAIT for it to cool!! I use hot Italian sausage and it’s seasoned so good that I don’t add any other spices!! Thank you!!! Don

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Don, thank you so much for taking the time to leave some positive feedback.

  168. Samantha says:

    This was AMAZING! Made this for my husband and son, substituted 2 cans Rotel instead of the tomatoes and this was one of the best recipes I’ve made! Will definitely be added to our dinner rotation! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Samantha, thank you so much for taking the time to leave some positive feedback.

  169. Joanne says:

    A friend served me this soup and I loved it! She gave me the recipe and now it’s a family favorite!
    So easy and delicious! Thank you.

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Joanne, thanks for stopping by.

  170. Brittany says:

    Soooo easy and delicious!! Definitely going to be making this several times this fall

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you Brittany! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing.

  171. Lori Kepple says:

    My daughter in law made this when I came to visit and it was so good. She gave me the recipe and I am making it today. I love it. Thanks for sharing it.

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Lori, thank you so much for taking the time to leave some positive feedback.

  172. Corinne says:

    Love this recipe! Perfect for fall evenings! Just curious, does the nutritional info include the cheese baguette or just soup? And what is considered a serving size. Thanks so much!!

    1. Kristin says:

      I usually consider 1-2 ladlefuls a servings, but it’s really a personal preference. The nutritional information is based on getting the pot divided by 6 servings. Yes, the crostini is included in the nutritional information.

  173. Connie Wilson says:

    This has become one of my favorite soups! It is hearty and delicious.

    1. Kristin says:

      That’s awesome Connie! Thanks for stopping by.

  174. Belinda says:

    This recipe is so quick and delicious. I love soups and enjoy finding quick meals, such as this. I used a whole bag of spinach and it’s perfect. Thank you for sharing your creativity in the kitchen ??

    1. Kristin says:

      The more spinach, the better I say!

  175. Sandi says:

    Only have pork sausage not Italian…..do you think that will work in this awesome recipe…..

    1. Kristin says:

      The flavor profile is different. You might want to add a little more italian seasoning and some red pepper flakes, and some fennel seeds if you have it. But it could work.

  176. Sandy says:

    I absolutely love this recipe! I’ve made it many times, especially when I have last minute company. Everyone loves it when I make it. The kids in my boyfriends family are extremely picky yet they tear this up and easily clean their bowels. I totally recommend this!

    1. Kristin says:

      Sounds like a win win Sandy! thank you so much for stopping by!

      1. Jennifer says:

        This is so good and I’ve made it several times. I simply use the entire bag of fresh spinach.

  177. Karen Smith says:

    I make this soup probably once a month. We absolutely love it. Does anyone out there have any insight on how I could make this in my instant pot?

    1. Kristin says:

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