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Chicken Sausage Tortellini Soup

This Tortellini Soup with Chicken Sausage is a crowd pleaser with easy prep and a ton of flavor! With easy ingredients like Chicken Sausage, Cheese Tortellini, Diced Tomatoes, and Fresh Spinach this meal comes together in just 30 minutes!

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Easy Chicken Sausage Tortellini Soup

A good tortellini soup is a good recipe to have for a busy cold night. Not a lot of prep, quick to cook, and a crowd pleaser!

This particular version was made to surpass some other recipes because it is packed with flavor. Not hating on other tortellini soups but some don’t seem to add enough seasonings for my taste. So we are using salt, garlic, Italian Seasoning, and pesto to give this soup all the flavor you can handle!

Then add in the healthier option of chicken sausage, not to mention it is precooked and basically ready to go!!

And let’s not forget the vegetables with onions, tomatoes, and spinach you are sure to get your vitamins!

All of this ready to be on the table in 30 minutes!

Tabletop with bowls of tortellini soup with chicken sausage and spinach surrounded by bread and spoons.

Ingredients

  • Onion – A small yellow onion diced up to start the base of the soup.
  • Olive Oil – As a base to cook the onions and garlic in, the olive oil will also help flavor this soup.
  • Garlic – You will want minced garlic, if you want to use the pre-minced jar for this recipe that’s okay!
  • Canned Diced Tomatoes – I like to use the no salt added variety, that way I can have full control over the saltiness of my soup but if you don’t have that on hand that is okay!
  • Italian Seasoning – I highly recommend hoping over to my Homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe and whipping up a batch to use for the soup. Also feel free to use an Italian Seasoning you already have or look down in the recipe card for a substitution.
  • Kosher Salt – Make sure to taste the soup at the end to see if you need more salt, add more if you think you do!
  • Pesto – Not gonna lie, the addition of a little pesto in this soup might be my favorite part! It definitely helps elevate the soup!
  • Chicken Broth – To Note: this is a packed soup where the ingredients are thick in the broth. If you like you soup to have more broth free to add more, I would recommend starting with 2 additional cups and tasting to see if you need more seasonings. 
  • Chicken Sausage – Slice up a package of your favorite chicken sausage to add to the soup.
  • Cheese Tortellini – I call for 20 ounces which is the family size found at most grocery stores. It is okay to use less in this recipe!
  • Baby Spinach – The amount of spinach is going to seem like way to much at first but I promise you it wilts down so much, it will be just the right amount.

For a complete detailed list of the ingredients continue towards the bottom of the page.

Ingredients needed to make tortellini soup laid out of a countertop.

Instructions

Heat a Dutch Oven or large Pot over medium-high heat. Add the oil, diced onion, & garlic. Sauté to sweat the onions 1-2 minutes. 

Add in the diced tomatoes (no need to drain), Italian seasoning, salt, pesto, sliced sausage, and chicken broth. Stir and cover. Cook 20 minutes. 

A collage of the first steps to making tortellini soup including dicing onions, add the seasonings, sausage, and broth.

Add the tortellini and cook 3 to 4 minutes (or to package instructions).

Next stir in the spinach until it becomes wilty and turn the heat off. Serve hot. 

A collage showing the steps to making tortellini soup showing cooked chicken sausage, adding cheese tortellini, and letting it cook.
Collage showing the steps of making tortellini soup showing adding the spinach and stirring it in so the soup is ready to serve.
White bowl with chicken sausage tortellini soup with tomatoes and spinach.

Tips, Tricks, and Questions

  • No Italian Seasoning or no time to make your own? In it’s place sub in ½ teaspoon dried basil, ½ dried oregano, and ½ teaspoon dried parsley. 
  • The Chicken Sausage dosn’t have to be exactly 11 ounces, it can generally be about that size, different brands might differ slighty.
  • The Chicken Sausage also can be the flavor you want, although I suggest a flavor the will blend well with the soup like Roasted Garlic, Italian, Spinach & Feta, or Sun Dried Tomato just to name a few options you might see. 
Overhead view of a few white bowls of chicken sausage tortellini soup with spinach and diced tomatoes.

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Chicken Sausage Tortellini Soup

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

The most flavorful Tortellini Soup you can make! With simple ingredients like diced tomatoes, pesto, chicken sausage, spinach, and tortellini you will have a perfect easy soup ready to feed a hungry family!

Ingredients

  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 15-ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning*
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon pesto
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 11 ounce chicken sausage, sliced (1 precooked pack)
  • 20 ounces cheese tortellini
  • 5 ounce bag baby spinach

Instructions

    1. Heat a Dutch Oven/Pot over medium-high heat. Add the oil, diced onion, & garlic. Saute to sweat the onions 1-2 minutes.
    2. Add in the diced tomatoes (no need to drain), Italian seasoning, salt, pesto, sliced sausage, and chicken broth. Stir and cover. Cook 20 minutes.
    3. Add the tortellini and cook 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the spinach until it becomes wilty and turn the heat off. Serve hot.

Notes

*No Italian Seasoning or no time to make your own? In it's place sub in ½ teaspoon dried basil, ½ dried oregano, and ½ teaspoon dried parsley.

The Chicken Sausage dosn't have to be exactly 11 ounces, it can generally be about that size, different brands might differ slighty.

The Chicken Sausage also can be the flavor you want, lthough i suggest a flavor the will blend well with the soup like Roasted Garlic, Italian, Spinach & Feta, or Sun Dried Tomato just to name a few options you might see.

Note that this is a packed soup where the ingredients are thick in the broth. If you like you soup to have more broth free to add more, I would recommend starting with 2 additional cups and tasting to see if you need more seasonings.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 510Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 1646mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 29g

Nutritional data is automated, final nutritional information will depend on ingredients used and any changes made.

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