Two bowls of Itallian sausage soup with tortellini, fresh basil, and a dutch oven full of soup.

Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini

This Italian Sausage soup with tortellini is by far one of my most favorite recipes that I have. It crosses the boundaries of all seasons making it great year round. It’s not too heavy but definitely feels like a comfort food. It’s pretty and delicious enough to make for company but easy enough to make for a busy Monday night. This like the soup of all soups.

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It wasn’t always this way though. I would say that our Italian sausage and tortellini soup recipe has changed every year over the past 8 years. Until this year. It was finally ready to share as we felt it had the perfect balance of everything.

A large part of the success has to be given the addition of the homemade Italian Sausage that I used in the recipe. That sausage has so much more flavor and spice than it’s store bought counterpart.

Now, in no way am I saying that homemade Italian sausage is a necessity but it certainly does kick it up a notch. Plus, with the right equipment like a stand mixer with meat grinder, it’s extremely easy.

Either way, I hope this Italian Sausage soup with Tortellini should becomes a go-to for you and your family like is has for me and mine.

With that being said…


two bowls and a cast iron enameled dutch oven full of italian sausage and tortellini soup with a loaf of rosemary bread

In a 6.75qt Dutch Oven begin by browning the Italian sausage. Once that’s cooked through add the onions, sautéing until translucent. Next, mix in the garlic and cook until that becomes fragrant.

Now, add the red wine and rosemary stirring to combine and fully cover the Italian sausage mixture. Next add the broth and mushrooms then bring the pot to a boil.

Add the cream cheese and tortellini stirring to combine and cook for 6-7 minutes. Toss in the spinach, cover, reduce the heat and until spinach is wilted.

Lastly, dish up the bowls, garnish with freshly shredded parmesan, crushed red pepper, and salt to taste.

Serve with warm crusty bread and butter on the side for dipping.

Homemade Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup

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Recipe by Chicken Fried Kitchen Course: MainCuisine: American, ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2 lbs Italian Sausage

  • 1 Cup Red Wine

  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream

  • 10 Cups Chicken Broth

  • 1 Sprig Fresh Rosemary

  • 2 Tbsp Minced Garlic

  • 4 Oz Cream Cheese

  • 24 Oz Cheese Tortellini

  • 8 Oz Fresh Baby Spinach

  • 20 Oz Fresh Sliced White Mushrooms


  • Brown Italian Sausage.
  • Add Onions & Cook until translucent.
  • Add Garlic and mix in until fragrant.
  • Add Wine and Rosemary stirring to cover the sausage and onion.
  • Add Broth and Mushrooms and bring to a boil.
  • Add Cream Cheese & Tortellini Stirring to combine and cook for about 6-7 minutes.
  • Add Spinach, cover, reduce heat, and simmer until spinach is wilted.
  • Serve garnished with freshly shredded parmesan, crushed red pepper, and hot buttered crusty bread.
  • ENJOY!

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In Conclusion:

This recipe is by far one of my families favorites. While it’s perfect during a cool fall day its fantastic all year round. It truly amazes me how such a simple recipe can also be a huge crowd pleaser when you have company over.

I hope this becomes the staple for your family that has been for ours.

Enjoy and Happy Cooking,


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