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Spicy Sausage Soup with Tortellini

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

8 servings (3 quarts)

This soup is such a family treasure, both my daughters asked for the recipe when they moved out on their own. I cook the tortellini separately, but you can let it plump up in the soup broth, too. —Cynthia Krakowiak, Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Spicy Sausage Soup with Tortellini Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cartons (32 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 pound bulk hot or mild Italian sausage
  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) fire-roasted or Italian diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3 cups fresh spinach, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. In a 6-qt. stockpot, bring broth to a boil. Carefully drop sausage by heaping teaspoonfuls into boiling broth. Add tortellini, tomatoes and Italian seasoning; return to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 8-10 minutes or until sausage is cooked through and pasta is tender. Stir in spinach until wilted.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add a little broth if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 304 calories, 19g fat (6g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 1696mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein.

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