Menus and recipes are new and improving! Learn what's happening with OAMM

Swap Ready

Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

In college I was dating someone (not my husband, sorry babe) and I wanted to impress him so I called my Mom and asked her for a few meals that I could make and freeze to take over to their house. This recipe was the top of the list and one of the biggest hits next to the Mexican Verde Casserole. It’s a wonderful recipe for the start of fall and to use up the very last bit of your garden vegetables while they last. Because here in Colorado the snow is coming! You could easily make this a vegetarian recipe by adding your favorite “fake meat” or even just without.

Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup


Kelly @


  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 5 cups beef stock

    Organic beef base, ready made stock when you need it

  • 2 cups tomatoes, chopped
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 2 cups zucchini, sliced
  • 1/2 cup carrot, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1 Tablespoons basil, dried
  • 1 Tablespoons oregano, dired
  • 10 ounces tortellini, cheese, fresh
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded


Sauté Italian sausage in heavy Dutch oven over medium-high heat until cooked through, crumbling with back of spoon, about 10 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer sausage to large bowl. Pour off all but 1 Tbls drippings from Dutch oven. Add onion and garlic to Dutch oven and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Return sausage to Dutch oven. Add stock, tomatoes, tomato sauce, zucchini, carrot, bell pepper, wine, basil and oregano. Simmer until veggies are tender, about 40 minutes. Add tortellini to boiling soup and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Shred parmesan on top and serve.

Freezing Directions:

Let cool. Divide among freezer bags. Place tortellini in pint bag and place with soup in freezer until ready to serve.TO SERVE: Thaw and heat on stovetop. Add tortellini to boiling soup and cook until tender, about 8 minutes.

Servings: 6

This Post will be linked at:

17 Responses to “Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup”

  1. Caroline Gilson says:

    Hey Kelly, sounds great….what’s the beef stock measurement?

  2. Mandi says:

    This sounds amazing, I’m definitely making it! That 5 beef stock, is that tbsp? Thanks. :)Visiting from the Friday Potluck. I would love it if you stopped by my blog to day hello! I’m featuring Cocoa Pancakes today!

    Mandi at

  3. Christi says:

    Either I’m blind or the Italian sausage measurements are missing. My husband wouldn’t mind me erring on the side of too much, though! I can’t wait to make this with the delicious italian sausage that we bought at Costco. Mmmm…

  4. Kristin says:

    I am getting ready to make this recipe, it sounds delicious! The only problem…your recipe states to “saute the onion and garlic” in the drippings. But there isn’t any onion or garlic listed in your ingredients. Could you tell me the measurements please? Thank you!

  5. [...] missed the first three dousings. With the chill, I’ve been inspired already this week to make Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup (using our own heirloom tomatoes that finally came up around the beginning of the month!) and baked [...]

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Tried this soup last night! It was very tasty and my husband ate it right up! One thing I noticed is that it came out a bit greasy, I assume because of the sausage drippings. Does yours come out this way, too?

  7. [...] Tortellini Soup – sub meatballs for sausage [...]

  8. Dawn says:

    This was SOOOO good. I made it last night and my husband raved over it, and he usually isn’t a fan of soup for dinner. My picky 7yo and 4yo girls even liked it and had seconds. I made it exactly as shown and used fre red wine, which is alcohol free. I don’t have a dutch oven, so I used a fry pan and then transfered to a stock pot and it worked fine. I put in ’4 people’ and it will be plenty for two meals and leftovers for my lunch the day after. Thank you!

  9. Amanda says:

    This was delish! My 13 month old LOVED it! Awesome way to get her to eat some veggies. I used veggie stock instead of the wine, so good!

Leave a Reply

After hitting submit your comment will await moderation.