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Sausage Tortellini Soup Recipe

Sausage Tortellini Soup Recipe

Always searching for new and different soup recipes, I came across a similar one in an old church cookbook and changed a few ingredients to suit my family's tastes. Now it's one of our favorites and I always get requests for the recipe. —Heather Persch, Hudsonville, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian stewed tomatoes, undrained and cut up
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed French onion soup
  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the water, cabbage, tomatoes, broth and soup. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8 minutes. Stir in tortellini; cook 7-9 minutes longer or until pasta is tender. Sprinkle with cheese.
    Freeze option: Before adding cheese, freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth, water or milk if necessary. Serve with cheese. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 199 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 912mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.

Reviews for Sausage Tortellini Soup

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Jaclync User ID: 8259024 220532
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"This is a delicious soup. I did add more seasoning and salt. I used onion and garlic powder and doubled the beef broth, and a splash of red wine."

mabelle2681 User ID: 6954844 122152
Reviewed May. 9, 2014

"Made this for dinner tonight. I didn't have a can of french onion soup so I used a can of consomme and sliced an onion and a carrot, and cooked those in a little butter before adding everything else. Next time I make it, I will make sure and have an extra can of broth, there wasn't a whole lot of liquid when it was done, or maybe that's just my own personal preference."

Grammy Debbie User ID: 30612 143634
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2014

"Delicious and easy soup! I laid everything out and my dear husband made it for us for supper (he gets home earlier than I do). It had a wonderful rich flavor and the only thing we added was a side of garlic bread. Warmed our tummies with a hearty meal on a cold and damp night. We used a package of frozen cheese tortellini instead of the refrigerated verion, a can of the French onion soup starter sauce that is out now and a quart jar of our home-canned tomatoes. This recipe is a definite keeper--thanks for sharing it!"

Tipsymcstagger User ID: 7467398 98650
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"Fantastic recipe!!! It's quick, easy and a real crowd pleaser.....even my picky girlfriend asked for seconds!!!!"

rickswife User ID: 2207719 183328
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

"Yummy soup! I used Italian Sausage tortellini so I omitted the sausage. I'm sure I used more than 2 cups of cabbage also. Next time I will add more broth since I didn't have much "soup". Also added 1 diced zucchini. Looking forward to making again!"

NYcountryQT User ID: 7299584 183326
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2013

"Loved it super easy to make and very tasty!"

STE01001 User ID: 946810 163077
Reviewed May. 18, 2013

"Super yummy! I made it a while ago, but I probably subbed beef consume for the french onion since I don't like onions."

needsomezzzs User ID: 4392298 122148
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"very good the whole family enjoyed. Used leftover Italian sausages! Definately a fantatic fall/winter soup!"

netta68 User ID: 6454323 180965
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2012

"We loved this soup -- child age 6 to adult!

I am currently nursing so i substituted spinach for the cabbage and added the whole package of totellini (could only find a 20 oz package). It was fantastic like this as well! Have made this again and again!"

KelliDC User ID: 6458485 97802
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"My new favorite soup!! Simple, quick, and absolutely declicious!! I forgot to get the canned French onion soup for this, so instead I sauteed half an onion (sliced) in 2 tablespoons of olive oil until soft. I then added 2 cups of beef broth. I also used a 16 ounce package of frozen tortellini. My 5 year old and I could not stop raving about it, and my picky husband even ate two bowls! We are making it again this week, as we can't think of a better way to use the other half head of cabbage. Yummy!"

amberfowles User ID: 1168807 98649
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"Sooooo good!"

jalawrence08 User ID: 5425170 97801
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

"We have this on a regular basis! I have never been a fan of cooked cabbage, but this changed all that. I use the Chirizo sausage to give it another layer of flavor. Big hit, even with the kids!"

Jencooks4family User ID: 5853922 98648
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

"I made this for dinner tonight and it was ok. It had a good flavor, but something was off with it, like either the beef broth or onion soup. Not sure. The men of the house raved and said I could make it again. I just wasn't that excited about it."

jalawrence08 User ID: 5425170 183325
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011

"Ive never liked cooked cabbage but after this, I'm a huge fan! This was so good, can't wait to make it again!"

jm_robertson User ID: 5692565 210632
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"My kids even had seconds! This will become a regular meal at my house."

mints98 User ID: 5585150 122147
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"I loved loved loved this! My 18 year old "picky" daughter enjoyed this as well!! Husband wants us to make this again! A+ flavor!"

ldybugkiss User ID: 1281338 104699
Reviewed May. 19, 2010

"This is the simplest, most delicious, filling, flavorful, comforting soup! My son loves it so much that he requested THIS SOUP for his birthday.... and THEN remembered he also wanted a transformer toy. Everyone requests the recipe when they see I "threw it together" in a matter of minutes."

toni_jones User ID: 4951189 97800
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2010

"This was fast and easy to make and overall good. I was not that crazy about the taste of the canned French onion soup. Next time I might use a dry mix (Lipton or Watkins) and then sauté onions to give it a better taste. I also added a little extra tortellini and sliced mushrooms. Since I already had Hillshire's Italian Summer Sausage so I used this instead of bulk sausage."

pammyfaye User ID: 4415047 104695
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2010

"This recipe rocks!!! Talk about a satisfying soup that is good to the very last drop! The flavor is absolutely delicious. Compliments came easy on this on....will make often."

ponijean User ID: 1469045 113695
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"This is a regular at my house. I have made it several times. I love it! I added a seeded jalapeno for some kick. Thank you."

kyle1987 User ID: 1583898 111868
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2009

"I DO NOT LIKE cooked cabbage. But this soup is sooooo good. Really tasty....a keeper!"

Mo-mom User ID: 4436841 143633
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2009

"Great Recipe! Easy to make and everyone loved it..what more could you ask for."

krislein User ID: 1457381 165094
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

"So good! We will definitely be making this often this fall/winter...Unfortunately, we didn't even have any leftovers it was such a hit! Will definitely double it next time :)"

brenda526 User ID: 4078548 98647
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2009

"This recipe is easy and oh-so-good! It's much better on the 2nd or 3rd day as the flavors have time to set in. Hubby raved about it."

LANONNA42 User ID: 1802040 179229
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2009

"This recipe of Tortellni Soup is great I am always looking for good recipe for tortellini. Thanks for sharing"

lee907 User ID: 4434401 104694
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2009

"I tried this soup & both me & my hubby really enjoyed it.

Thanks for sharing the recipe."

psippey User ID: 1285846 180959
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2009

"This soup is delicious and so easy to prepare. After the first time I tried it I just had to make it again right away. I can't recommend it enough."

lindseydomenico User ID: 3545585 97787
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2009

"Amazing dish, husband wants me to make it every single cold day now. I would even add some more spicy to it besides the spicy italian sausage. I used about a tablespoon of crushed red pepper to add a little extra zing!"

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