Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

Soup with Italian Sausage, cheese tortellini and vegetables sprinkled with Parmesan cheese

This Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup is my most favorite soup to make during the winter months. Packed with vegetables, Italian sausage and tortellini in a rich red wine and tomato broth, this tortellini soup with sausage is absolute comfort food!

This Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup is packed with vegetables simmered in wine and broth. It makes your house smell amazing!Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup for the Soul

When I’m sick, cold, tired, grumpy or just plain hungry, there’s nothing I find more gratifying than a hot bowl of soup and sliced bread.

Soup is an experience. From the calm, steady chopping of vegetables to the smells that waft through the house as the flavors simmer together on the stove top, soup engages all the senses.

I love how the steam rushes up from the bowl as the soup is ladled into it, and, my favorite, how those hunks of crusty, chewy bread soak up the last few drops of savory broth. Yup, soup and bread is about as satisfying as it gets.

 This Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup is one of my favorite meals to cook for company. It's hearty and satisfying and will make your house smell amazing!

My Favorite Tortellini Sausage Soup

Of all the soups I love to cook, smell, eat, and eat again, this Italian Tortellini Soup with Sausage is probably my favorite (although don’t tell Kale, Sausage, and Sweet Potato Soup I said that).
This soup has been a staple in our house since the early days of our marriage, and I still haven’t found a recipe that tops it. I love it so much that last week I ate it for dinner, lunch the next day, lunch the day after that, and…wait for it…lunch the day after that too. It’s just that good.

This soup is hearty and filling without being heavy. It’s loaded with vegetables, spicy Italian sausage, and cheesy tortellini in an herby tomato, beef, and wine broth. The flavors of the sausage and herbed broth together are truly something special. I hope this will become a favorite of yours as well!

There's nothing better than a bowl of hot Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup on a cold winter night! This recipe will knock your socks off!

Time Saving Tips for Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

This soup requires some time to simmer, but there are a lot of ways you can make this soup ahead of time.
  • The veggies can all be chopped in advance, so all you need to do is throw them in the pot come dinner time.
  • The vegetables and soup broth can all be cooked in advance then refrigerated until you’re ready to serve.
  • Tortellini Soup with Sausage can also be frozen. Simply prepare the broth and veggies, allow the soup to cool, then freeze for up to 3 months. The soup can be defrosted overnight in the fridge or placed in a bowl of cold water for 30 minutes.
  • I always recommend refrigerating or freezing this soup without the tortellini. Before serving, return the soup to a boil and add the tortellini. This keeps the tortellini from getting soggy!

Luckily,  most of the time for making Tortellini Soup is hands off, so you can do other things while the smell of garlic and wine and vegetables simmering together fills your home.

Hearty Italian Sausage Soup for a Crowd

This is one of my favorite soups to make for company. The recipe makes a large batch, and it is quite satisfying served alongside a hunk of crusty bread.
Besides being incredibly delicious, I find there’s something inherently welcoming, comforting, and familiar about soup and bread.
It beckons you to the table, promising warm bellies and good conversation. Serve up big ladlefuls of this soup, and top it with shaved Parmesan and a sprinkling of parsley. A nice crusty loaf of bread for dipping and sopping is the only other side you need.
This comforting, hearty Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup is the perfect soup for a cold winter night.

More of my favorite Sausage and Tortellini Soup recipes!

Sausage and tortellini are two of my favorite ingredients to add to soup. I love it in this simple weeknight Italian Sausage Stew with White Beans and in this Creamy Chicken Sausage Tortellini Soup.
Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Fragrant and satisfying, this Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup is full of rich and hearty flavors thanks to spicy Italian sausage, tortellini, and vegetables.


  • 1 lb. ground mild Italian sausage (or use hot if you prefer)
  • 1 sweet yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups low sodium 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
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 8 ounces frozen cheese tortellini
  • Parmesan cheese, for serving


  1. In a large heavy bottomed pot, cook sausage over medium heat 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Stir in zucchini and parsley and simmer for 10 minutes. Add tortellini and simmer an additional 5-8 minutes, or until tortellini is cooked through. Serve hot with Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of parsley.


See instructions for making ahead and freezing in the post text.

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Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 488Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 1430mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 5gSugar: 11gProtein: 22g

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  1. Good soup! I usually make this exactly as recipe calls for. Always a treat. Didn’t have Italian sausage so used ground beef instead. Added Italian seasoning to meat while cooking. Had to use dried seasoning ( basil, parsley…) so I didn’t have real high expectations. Still turned out wonderful.

  2. You are the master of soups! I would totally entertain with this soup, too, but love how simple it looks to make. My kids would go nuts for the tortellini ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing, Courtney!

  3. Courtney!! I just made this last night and it was amazing!! I’m following your blog now, and hoping to make more of these great recipes ๐Ÿ™‚ Miss you guys!!

    Abbey W.

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