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Tortellini Soup Recipe
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Tortellini Soup Recipe

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This rich and spicy soup brings a little Italian flair to your table. It's a nice recipe I invented after trying a similar version in a local restaurant.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 packages (7 ounces each) pork breakfast sausage links
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 cup refrigerated tortellini

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 117 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 449 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In a 3-qt. saucepan, brown sausage; drain and cut into bite-size pieces. Return to pan; stir in the next nine ingredients.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Add tortellini. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until pasta is tender. Discard bay leaf. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Tortellini Soup in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p105

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Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

"quick easy used up some leftover tortellini from the freezer"

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"This recipe was excellent. I ended up doubling the recipe but didn't have enough stewed tomatoes. I added a can of tomato soup instead as well as some beef bullion cubes. Excellent! I will definitely make this again!"

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"This soup is absolutely delicious and so very easy. A very warm soup for winter time dinners."

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2009

"Awesome, I substitued pork sauage instead of the breakfast sauage, and was wonderful, will make again"

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