Chicken Tortellini & Sausage Soup

Chicken Tortellini & Sausage Soup

Can you believe another year has come and gone?! For most of us, the hardest part of starting a new year is changing that #7 to an 8 in 2018!  Now I don’t know about you, but personally it’ll be more like Feb/March before I get that straight!  One thing that never changes though, is that the first few days of January are actually cold here.  To keep warm, a hearty soup like this Chicken Tortellini & Sausage Soup hits the spot.  It’s easy, delicious and loaded with good stuff that’ll keep your belly nice and satisfied on a cold night.

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Chicken Tortellini is something that my family loves to eat as a pasta dish.  This time, I thought I’d change things up a bit for dinner.  I had an extra package of the tortellini in the freezer and decided to put it to good use, only in a different way.  Canned beans and tomatoes were already in my pantry along with most of the other ingredients.   So this dish basically pulled itself together for me.  Don’t you just love when that happens?!

Chicken Tortellini & Sausage Soup

Making the Soup

The soup makes a fairly large amount and that’s perfect because in this house, we LOVE leftovers. Hello…lunch!  But, if you do not need as big a batch, adjust ingredient quantities to make a smaller amount.  Some grocery stores sell smaller packages of tortellini but if you can’t find them, no worry.  You can always wrap the remaining unused portions of tortellini/sausage and freeze for later use.

What makes a soup a “soup”?  Simply put, LIQUID.  In this Chicken Tortellini & Sausage Soup, I used a sizable amount of liquid…enough to allow the ingredients to “swim” around comfortably.  I can almost say with certainty, it’s what pulls everything together because it’s full of flavor and slurp-able if I dare say that out loud!

The Chicken Herb Tortellini has a creamy, garlic flavor and I love the brand.  It can be found in the refrigerated section of most grocery stores.  For the meat, I prefer to use this Mild Italian Sausage which can be found in the meat section of your local store.

Want to go meatless?  Go right ahead!  Omit the sausage, add an extra can of beans and use an all cheese tortellini…ta-da!  But, might I suggest that you do not forego the tortellini as it makes for such a tasty addition to this soup!

Chicken Tortellini & Sausage Soup

Chicken Tortellini & Sausage Soup
Servings: 8
Author: Cori
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 White Onion, chopped
  • 1 cup Matchstick Carrots, chopped
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Sage
  • 1/2 tsp Basil
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 19 oz Italian Sausage, casing removed (I used Mild)
  • 2 cans Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes (14.5 oz each)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Ground Pepper
  • 3 cubes Chicken Bouillon
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 6-7 cups Water
  • 2 cans Great Northern Beans (15.8 oz each), drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups Fresh Spinach
  • 20 oz Chicken Tortellini
  • Parmesan or Mozzarella Cheese for topping, if desired
  1. Measure out ingredients, prepare veggies, remove casings from sausage links, drain and rinse beans.  Set aside. 

  2. Add olive oil to heated stockpot then add onions and carrots.  Saute for 5 minutes.  Add garlic and continue cooking another 3 minutes.  Add sage, basil, oregano and sausage.  Crumble sausage as it cooks, approximately 7-10 minutes.

  3. Add diced tomatoes, salt, pepper, tomato paste, bouillon cubes, bay leaf and 6 cups of water.  Simmer over medium heat for approximately 20 minutes.

  4. Add beans and tortellini (carefully) along with last cup of water if needed/desired.  When it begins to simmer again, remove bay leaf, add spinach and cook 10 minutes more or until tortellini is done and spinach wilted.  Serve and top with Parmesan or mozzarella cheese...or both! 


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25 responses to “Chicken Tortellini & Sausage Soup”

  1. This sounds great! A good new soup to try during this cold spell. Since I like smoky flavors, I thoink I’ll add a bit of smoked paprika and maybe some cumin.

  2. Patricia G. says:

    Your recipes sound so amazing! The pic alone of the result of what you made, made my mouth water! You have quite a talent for cooking, and for photography! I would love to make this someday (provided I have a lot of the ingredients!).

  3. Emily says:

    This looks so yummy! Perfect for a cold night!

  4. Tiffany says:

    Now this sounds FANTASTIC, I think I may just have to make it for dinner tonight 🙂

  5. Dee Jackson says:

    Definitely pinning this delicious recipe for later use.

  6. Ophelia T says:

    This soup looks and sounds so delicious. I love filling soup that warms my stomach. Thanks for sharing.

  7. This looks amazing! I love tortellini in soup!

  8. This soup looks so delicious. I am definitely going to try making this – it seems perfect for the cold weather!

  9. This soup looks delicious – perfect for this super cold weather we are having.

  10. Emily Fata says:

    Oh, myyyyyy! This looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try this out this weekend! I bet it’s going to be amazing.

  11. lucicoo says:

    Oh my this looks so delicious. This soup will be before right about now because of the cold temperatures. Plus I love tortellini.

  12. This soup looks yummy and I pinned it to one of my boards.

  13. oyibougbo says:

    This look appetizing but strange to me, our soup over here looks so different, but will love to have a taste of that.

  14. tanviidotcom says:

    I am usually more of a clear soup person (also I am a vegetarian!) – but soups are such a good meal option for wintertime.

    ❥ tanvii.com

  15. OMG this soup looks and sounds amazing! Definitely going to have to try to make it!

  16. This looks so yummy! I need something hot and delicious right now.

  17. Carolann says:

    We are huge soup fans here and I can’t wait to try this recipe! Everything you make always looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing this.

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