Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

Cook Time 1 hr Prep Time
Preparation 15 minsCook Time
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins Total Time
Serves 6     adjust servings


  • 1 lb. ground hot Italian sausage
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup red wine (or you can substitute additional broth
  • 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 14 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 4 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 small zucchini, sliced
  • 8 ounces frozen cheese tortellini
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


In a large heavy bottomed pot, cook sausage over medium heat or until no pink remains. Drain all but 1 Tablespoon of fat. Add onion and garlic to the pan and saute 2 minutes, or until fragrant.

Add broth, water, wine, chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce, carrots, basil, and oregano to pot. Bring to a boil over medium high heat then reduce heat and simmer uncovered 30 minutes.

Stir in zucchini and parsley and simmer for 10 minutes. Add tortellini and simmer an additional 10 minutes. Serve hot with Parmesan cheese.


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