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Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup Recipe

Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup Recipe

This is my favorite soup recipe. It's quick to fix on a busy night and full of healthy, tasty ingredients. It originally called for spicy sausage links, but I've found that turkey sausage, or even ground turkey breast, is just as good. —Tracy Fasnacht, Irwin, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 3/4 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional


  • 1. Crumble sausage into a Dutch oven; add onion. Cook and stir over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the broth, water and tomatoes. Bring to a boil.
  • 2. Add tortellini; return to a boil. Cook for 5-8 minutes or until almost tender, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; add the spinach, basil, pepper and pepper flakes. Cook 2-3 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted and tortellini are tender. Serve with cheese if desired.
    Freeze option: Place individual portions of cooled soup in freezer containers and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth if necessary. Yield: 6 servings (2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 203 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 878mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein.

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Sonya User ID: 9205062 268394
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2017

"Everyone in my family loves this soup, even the kids who are picky eaters. The first time I made this I only had ground turkey sausage on hand, so I used that. I also use all chicken broth instead of adding water."

Nick User ID: 9202990 268254
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2017

"I absolutely love this recipe, it has fantastic flavor, and it's very appealing to look at! Two changes I made from the original recipe, is to use plain ground pork over sausage, and I add some cubed butternut squash. Also not bad if you happen to not have the tortellini (because you ran out of the store without grabbing it) to use some other type of pasta, like farfalle."

Nick User ID: 9202990 268253
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2017

"I absolutely love this soup! Like many, I made a couple of changes to the recipe. I used plain ground pork in place of the sausage, and often like to add some cubed butternut squash. It's great!

Edit: I have no idea why I made two posts."

robbiejackson User ID: 4907377 267861
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2017

"Loved this! I used spicy turkey sausage which was really good in this. Then just added some Italian seasoning. quick and easy too!"

kst8mom User ID: 8206319 263861
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2017

"A friend recommended this recipe. Made the soup for the first time. My husband is asking for it again within a few days. Loved it!"

gastonia User ID: 8214490 260496
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2017

"easy and filling, served with garlic/cheese sticks. Only change I made was to use turkey meat balls. Will definitely make again."

carmomtammy User ID: 139522 259455
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2017

"Family favourite. I use 5c prepared chicken broth in place of the canned broth and water and spicy Italian sausage (3 or 4 links removed from casing and crumbled)"

[email protected] User ID: 2965971 259274
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2017

"I too made my own adjustments. I had cooked 1/2 chicken breast in crock , then used frozen spinach. So darn good & easy!!"

amidi User ID: 6104444 259211
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2017

"This is definitely a family favorite. I've been making it for over a year, but I, too, have made a few minor changes to it. I use a one-pound package of regular pork sausage instead of the turkey sausage links. Then, to make up for the lack of Italian flavor, I added 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning. And to save time, I also threw in a few handfuls of frozen spinach instead of dealing with fresh spinach. Like most soups, it gets even better after it sits overnight--assuming that it lasts that long!"

ldowns79 User ID: 6085681 258409
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2016

"Super quick, easy, and delicious! I will definitely make this again. (Even my picky 6-year old liked it!)"

Elizabeth User ID: 8991371 258364
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2016

"This is a hearty and wonderfully flavored soup! I used spicy Italian sausage, added 1 chopped green pepper, a couple chopped carrots, and a cup of corn and some extra broth. Delish!"

sdipiazza User ID: 2106899 255772
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2016

"turkey Italian sausage is very bland so I added some fennel seed, anise seed and oregano. Very good, especially with my husband's homemade Italian bread. I think next time I will use regular Italian sausage for better flavor."

ebohuch User ID: 8820941 255196
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2016

"I used hot italian sausage and added half a cup of heavy cream at the end and it was fantastic. Got rave reviews from my family."

kayjayc User ID: 4277199 254933
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2016

"This is a full-bodied soup that makes a great meal, with a side of crusty bread. I used the hot Italian turkey sausage because we like spicy food. There was mild, not overpowering heat. The preparation was quick and easy. The result is a delicious homemade soup."

bianchidiva User ID: 2664963 254762
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2016

"I've made this soup several times as well but with hot Italian sausage. Great flavor and so easy to make. It is amazing! Definitely a keeper!!"

ch29920138 User ID: 8422125 253581
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2016

"Fantastic recipe. I made it and the family loved it. It's a regular on the menu now."

schamberlain User ID: 8299832 249703
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2016

"I've made this soup several times, it is amazing. So much flavor. I only make one change, i use hot Italian sausage."

SipSoupromo User ID: 8764818 248315
Reviewed May. 17, 2016

"i made this for a dinner party and served it in sip 'n style bowls I ordered on amazon.

It was perfect."

BeverlyAlexander User ID: 7961486 245745
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2016

"I made this recipe and everyone raved over it!! It was absolutely delicious. Everyone wanted recipe. That's how you really know if they like it or are just being nice. My daughter in-law loved it and she hates soup! I, however, went with the original version and used spicy italian sausage rather than turkey sausage or ground turkey, but I'm sure they would also be fine."

cindyb925 User ID: 1313663 243830
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2016

"On this icy cold Michigan winter day this hot soup was AWESOME! I used Italian chicken sausage cut into chucks, in addition to the actual recipe I added some fresh sliced mushrooms, fresh sugar snap peas that were in the fridge and about a tablespoon of chicken soup base. I posted a picture of my masterpiece online, it looked fabulous. I only wish some of my friends were closer so they could have tasted the yummyiness too."

Hvshortstuff User ID: 8714681 242538
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2016

"I made this soup last night and it was so amazing I am sharing it with everyone I know. I made a few changes due to lack of reading the recipe fully. I used pork Italian sausage instead of turkey and let it brown really well. I omitted both peppers, red pepper because my little tongue doesn't do well with spice and black because I failed to see it when I read the recipe. I used dried basil because my market was out of fresh. Other than that I made it exactly as the recipe reads, even with the water, which did not dilute the flavor at all. I will make this over and over again, I cannot express how good it was."

emi4522 User ID: 3413505 241967
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"Super easy and delicious! My daughter keep asking me to make this one again :D"

erutledge17 User ID: 8648110 241866
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2016

"I loved this soup! Great flavor combination and only gets better the next day. The addition of sausage makes it a hearty meal all by itself. Grate some fresh Parmesan over the top and it is heaven. Would definitely make this one again."

LIJO User ID: 5654766 241122
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"Made a huge pot of this soup for Christmas Bunco with the girls. At someone's suggestion, I cooked it a day ahead to let the flavors blend overnight. I used Italian sausage (like hamburger) from the meat department. I too omitted the water and added extra chicken broth. I'm not fan of spinach so I used escarole lettuce instead. It turned bright green and with the ITALIAN tomatoes I used, the soup had colors of red and green and really looked festive. Oh and I used whole wheat tortellini. I served it with the Onion Swiss Cheese bread Ring and that heavenly Marinated Olive and Cheese Ring. Everyone raved about the meal! We had Christmas cookies for dessert."

an1nette User ID: 8534480 240786
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2016

"Husband and I loved this. I used Johnsonville Hot'n Spicy Bratwurst (19 oz), forgot the water and chose not to use the Parmesan cheese. It was absolutely delicious and filling with just the right amount of kick...keeps you coming back for more."

caglaser User ID: 3870171 238944
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2015

"Great for the holidays"

Sunshinebakerpa User ID: 7360500 238935
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2015

"I used mild Italian sausage as I can't get turkey sausage where we live. We found it salty and lacking flavour."

pols005 User ID: 2996794 237201
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2015

"Fantastic satisfying weeknight meal. I made it vegetarian using vegetable broth and Tofurkey sun dried tomato and basil Italian "sausage". Delicious!"

Lawler67 User ID: 7440221 237198
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2015

"Perfect! There is a reason so many people have given this recipe 5 stars."

berrydenise User ID: 5639793 236378
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

"A favorite for sure. Made it 3 times so far, used tomatoes out of my garden but otherwise followed the recipe. Delicious!"

bhshook User ID: 6245767 236341
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

"I love this soup!!! I cook the tortellini before adding it to the soup at the end."

kathy0903 User ID: 6071449 235646
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2015

"loved it - used hot italian sausage."

krtoo User ID: 3768207 235129
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2015

"I only give a 3 star because Italian food should not be HOT!!!

Eliminated the red pepper flakes, thank you very much. Otherwise, simple, easy and good. Oh ya, used home grown tomatoes, cooked down."

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 234078
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"I scrolled past this recipe on the TOH site and saw all the great reviews. Decided to try and WOW! Wonderful flavor, easy to throw together and a satisfying meal. We used a "hot" turkey sausage and loved the kick. I can see this being a regular recipe in our fall/winter lineup."

Garciawitz64 User ID: 8558810 234059
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"Delish! Substitutions made. Used sweet italian sausage, fresh chicken stock, chopped tomatoes w/basil, sweet Italian sausage tortellini, creole seasoning (instead of pepper). Added spice and flavor!"

coconutpatty User ID: 3240781 233935
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2015

"My husband said this is his new favorite! I used two 32 oz cartons of chicken broth and omitted the water, Johnsonville mild Italian sausage, frozen spinach thawed and squeezed dry, and diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings. Really nice flavor. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!"

lberry222 User ID: 4948624 233883
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2015


[email protected] User ID: 5774466 233684
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2015

"Outstanding!! need I say more......"

tmerten User ID: 1299968 233610
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2015

"I made this soup yesterday and LOVED it! It was really quick and easy to make. I am sitting at work wishing I would have brought some for lunch."

raboyd User ID: 8013034 233531
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2015

"Outstanding flavour! My whole family loved this soup. They told me it's a 'keeper', which in my family means it becomes part of our regular rotation of meals."

Ambergris User ID: 2845310 233138
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2015

"Very good...But forget the turkey sausage and use real pork.. I also add a little more tortellini. Just my preference...And I used stewed tomatoes in place of diced...Other than that, excellent..."

lavendergramma User ID: 8012988 232063
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2015

"We love this soup. Very filling and delicious."

cindihartline User ID: 6608007 229811
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2015

"This is so easy and tasty, actually better the next day."

Deester User ID: 119142 226548
Reviewed May. 18, 2015

"One of our favorite soups! So good!"

qalady01 User ID: 5774249 223648
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2015

"Excellent! I like to use kale instead of spinach sometimes."

Grace1018 User ID: 7559734 221789
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"This was fabulous!"

[email protected] User ID: 3896618 220234
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

"My family loved this!"

PRBakingQueen User ID: 5825227 219786
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

"This soup was awesome! Great flavor and it took me 30 minutes to make and tasted like it simmered for three hours. I used only 1 cup of water (more chicken broth), used diced tomatoes with oregano and onion, and fat-free/reduced sodium chicken broth to reduce the calories further. I also had frozen tortellini so I used those as I think they hold up better than fresh."

ljseneb User ID: 6507986 217744
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2015

"5 stars!!!

Love the flavor! I used garlic with olive oil diced tomatoes and chicken stock instead of water."

Elijah54594 User ID: 8208890 217638
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2015

"I sauteed shredded kale with no stems with the onion and added carrots, add garlic after. I generally find adding garlic and other potentially harsher arromatics later so they don't burn is the right call. I then added a teaspoon of sweet paprika, a bay leaf, and two thyme sprigs right before the broth and tomatoes (replace water with all broth). Turned out fantastic. For the finer palate, a cup of gruyere added really is awesome in lieu of parmesan. Should note I doubled the recipe as well so all measures reflect that. Dankness."

dorothydaiute User ID: 8196977 217190
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"Very good ......I subtititued escarole for spinach...excellent"

JLB917 User ID: 8195684 216699
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015

"Love this recipe! I did make a couple changes, I added carrots when cooking the onions, and I used canned tomatoes seasoned with garlic and onion ( included the juices) I also included a bag of frozen green beans before adding the spinach and tortellini. My husband does not care for soups generally, however he LOVES this soup!!! Definitely a keeper!!!!"

suejjj User ID: 5304276 215091
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

"This is wonderful!! Made a few changes based solely on family preferences. Halved the garlic, used all chicken broth, and 1/4 t. Dried basil, then very low simmer (covered) for 30 minutes. My family likes tri color penne , so actually boiled that separately, and set up a "soup bar" where you could assemble this any way you like. pasta, spinach, ladle soup over , cheese. A huge keeper. Thank you!"

Riverheights User ID: 7637306 213951
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"The best soup ever!"

gretchenmaugustine User ID: 8098431 106195
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2014

"This soup was amazing! Even if you are not into this type of soup, it is a MUST try. I used red onion, spicy sausage instead of the turkey sausage; chicken broth instead of water (added extra), and a carton of fresh Cherub cherry tomatoes instead of a can of diced tomatoes. Enjoy!"

Juliad0514 User ID: 6926260 106190
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

"Best soup I've ever had."

kpioch User ID: 1575245 107801
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2014

"Loved it"

elaine210 User ID: 3558448 115763
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"This turned out well."

kymckenna User ID: 1672904 175444
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

"easy & yummy! My husband LOVES this soup! I've changed it up on occasion by substituting fresh green beans for spinach (or add both), use pre-cooked thawed italian meatballs cut into quarters, or roasted cherry tomatoes to add."

lgsh User ID: 7869461 107797
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

"made with meat tortelli 2nd time and was very good as well/ instead of sausage"

cdugdell User ID: 5127261 177030
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2014

"My husband loves this soup. I add more broth so that it is not so thick."

xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 177028
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2014

"This was very easy to make. If you like it "soupier", add a little more broth. I made everything as is and the family wants me to cook it again!"

meliss.beyer User ID: 7101887 163729
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2014

"I made a few changes to this soup to accommodate what I had on hand. It was super easy and delicious! I'm not a fan of sausage so I omitted that. I added sweet peppers to the onion. And used vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. I also didn't have fresh spinach so I thawed some frozen spinach, squeezed it and crumbled that in. I would definitely make this again. The red pepper flakes gave it a hint of spice and the parmesan cheese on top was a nice finishing touch."

Connie Foreman User ID: 2079082 210134
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2014 Edited Feb. 14, 2015

"This is the most excellent soup that you can make. It is quick and easy. Our family loves it."

Lor207 User ID: 978905 158496
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

"Yum! Will make again."

cccosey User ID: 5810783 210133
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

"This is a family favorite! I use spicy regular Italian Sausage."

vacicero User ID: 6589965 142090
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2014

"Absolutely delicious!! The parmesan cheese added while the soup is served adds to the flavor. The only change I made was to add more chicken broth ...6-7 cups of broth and omitted the water. Since the tortellini absorbs some of the liquid, not enough liquid is left for leftovers if more broth is not added at the start."

Michaelsgreatchef User ID: 2391587 106187
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2014

"bland...I think jimmy dean original sausage would have been better. probably won't cook again."

Kaerrie User ID: 2133254 102197
Reviewed May. 14, 2014

"No wonder this recipe is a contest winner. It was delicious - very flavorful - and hearty. I used a total of two 32 oz Swanson chicken broth boxes because I thought it needed more broth to match the tortellini and because of other reviewers saying the same thing... I was glad I did. I did not use the water because of what other reviewers said about replacing it with broth, which my bigger boxes of broth took care of. I skipped the can of diced tomatoes because I'm not a fan but I can see how they would add to the soup for others. The recipe calls for turkey sausage but I used regular Italian sausage and it calls for 12 oz but I had 16 oz so I used the whole thing. For the refrigerated tortellini, I used the tiny cheese raviolettis that Buitoni offers. I used fresh spinach from one of the 9 oz "salad" bags (probably used about 7 oz of it and didn't chop it up) and I did two tablespoons of the fresh basil because I love it. I used more than a dash of red pepper... did a couple of shakes. We did put shredded parmesan on top and I highly recommend. I served the soup with really good five grain bread and butter and, as I write this, I wish I was having the meal again tonight because it was AMAZING."

[email protected] User ID: 2731069 142084
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"Hot italian sausage is the way 2 go and the soup pot was empty. A definate keeper!"

sherria330 User ID: 5283095 173772
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2014

"Great recipe! Fast and delicious. My 6 year old loves it and he is a tough critic. Btw I used both sweet and spicy sausage."

cathycooking User ID: 3735084 102147
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2014

"Made it with hot Italian sausage. Loved it! It was very tasty and colorful. Was as good or better than soups served in restaurants."

ekprice User ID: 4632834 142083
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

"didn't like it"

[email protected] User ID: 269392 179699
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2014

"This is the best, easiest soup I've ever made. No changes are necessary."

lindsay8582 User ID: 5752325 91018
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

"I used hot sausage and added more sausage/pasta than it called for and it turned out GREAT! My husband loved it and I love it!"

mwkov User ID: 6965396 163728
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

"This soup is quick, easy, and delicious all in one!!! I've made this many times and my fiance loves it!!!!!!"

denyce56 User ID: 7639463 179698
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

"Made this over the weekend and it was deicious!"

murrell006 User ID: 2357453 210132
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2014

"This was good. I substituted what I had on hand. Used a box of frozen spinach and substituted 8 oz of a bagged tortellini. Used a roasted diced tomato which had some additional seasoning. My picky son liked it. so I'd say it was a hit.."

mikibunny31 User ID: 7066772 106186
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"this is one of my favorite soups now. used fresh tomatoes and spinach from farmers market when making it the first time and it was delicious. Tastes just as good maybe better second day"

LoriDQueenBee User ID: 7419998 158494
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"This recipe has become one of my Family Favorites! It makes a great Meatless Monday dinner ... I just omit the sausage and add a package of cream cheese (cut into cubes) 5 minutes before serving. Allow the cream cheese to melt and stir into the soup for added richness."

sddeck User ID: 7279512 175285
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2014

"Delicious!!! Used sweet basil sausage & Italian seasoned tomatoes."

krucook User ID: 517980 177026
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

"Absolutely fabulous. This has been in my recipe box for some time. Finally, got to try it tonight. It was enjoyed by all. Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous recipe."

glitterchatter User ID: 2651232 210131
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2014

"Fabulous! (I have meat-eaters in the family, so I cooked the hot Italian turkey sausage with a pound of ground turkey. When I make this again, I'll add some bite-sized chicken to the turkey as well. I used crushed Italian tomatoes instead of the diced variety. Next time I will also add the tortellini to each bowl because the leftovers soaked up too much of the liquid.) You gotta try this recipe!"

keysgetaway User ID: 7547858 94691
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"A really awesome soup. I love how I can get different flavors from every spoonful. I made it with regular sausage because I couldn't find turkey sausage nor did I care for it that much. Came out wonderful, but I was a little spicy."

Keyonna80 User ID: 7579615 163726
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"Love Love loved it! Did I mention that I loved it. I had been looking for a soup that wasn't so full of salt, healthy YET delicious! This was wonderful, tasty, hearty and VERY fulfilling. The only thing I did differently was add stewed tomatoes instead of diced. I like the chunky tomatoes, plus it adds more veggies to your meal. Its cold here now so I am excited to get off and head to the grocery store so that I can make a pot tonight! Yummy! p.s. if you sprinkle a little Parmesan shredded cheese on top its gives it an even better flavor!"

cimgraph User ID: 4094097 163723
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"Very filling soup. Great for a cold winter night. I used all chicken stock and eliminated the water. Also added chopped celery and carrots. I made mine in the crockpot and let it simmer while at work. Just cooked the tortellini and added it and the basil and spinach before serving. It tastes great the next day."

Realtytrainer User ID: 2723253 90986
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"Everytime I serve this to guests they want the recipe! I bet we have this once a month for dinner. I use Italian style chopped tomatoes and it gives it even more flavor. Great recipe."

jackie.baker User ID: 3555282 102145
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"Really enjoyed this soup, quick and easy to make too! I used spicy sausages to give it some extra spice."

SunnyD312 User ID: 6351200 94678
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2013

"This is the only soup my entire family (including kids age 7 & 3) loves! I use a pound of ground turkey sausage and season it with a mixture I found at I also use all chicken broth (no water), and I double the tortellini. Very filling, easy, and delicious!"

SMA88 User ID: 5615381 175284
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

"I have made this soup several times and we enjoy it more each time! I use bulk Italian sausage instead which saves time. It is so easy to make and perfect on a cold night with crusty Italian bread!!! I also add mushrooms, and red and green peppers on top of everything it already calls for and it's always amazing!!!"

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 175283
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"Used Johnsonville hot Italian sausage and closer to 9 oz. spinach. All three of my kids said they'd have liked it to have had more tortellini. Overall, very good though."

ejshellabarger User ID: 3870843 94676
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

"easy and tasty"

ziffi User ID: 4986371 177023
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

"Every one in family absolutely loves it!"

ebtisam User ID: 3074255 102143
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"amazing soup"

Punkyjoe81 User ID: 3773046 160814
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2013

"My whole family enjoyed this recipe - I substituted spinach for mushrooms because that's what I had on hand, and I added a less water than is called for in the recipe. This was a quick and easy weeknight meal!"

zippee-0415 User ID: 6353988 175222
Reviewed May. 1, 2013

"Love it! I made two pots of soup using this recipe yesterday for a family dinner. One pot was exactly as written and it was wonderful, will definitely make again and again. The other pot of soup was for vegetarians, so it was meatless; I used vegetable broth in place of the chicken broth and, for variety, butternut squash ravioli in place of the tortellini. What was leftover went for lunch today so it was very good also."

OlgaLynn User ID: 479917 107795
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

"Excellent. A new family favorite!"

valoutlaw User ID: 7224844 163709
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2013

"Everyone LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this! Definitely a keeper!"

Callie_R87 User ID: 7212065 158490
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2013

"<p>This recipe is truly excellent. But I suggest a couple alterations for finicky eaters. I used CRUSHED tomatoes instead of diced tomatoes, it gives the broth a wonderful red color, plus you get the flavor of tomatoes without the texture. Second, I add about 3 medium petitley diced carrots and saute them with the onions and sausage. You get an extra veggie serving in there and it adds a pop of color, almost too pretty to eat! It's a real hit with everyone, I've started tripling the recipe and freezing it so I always have some on hand."

mglahti User ID: 5556768 177022
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2013

"4 1/2 stars, very good and easy to fix"

susannday User ID: 831071 106185
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013 Edited Sep. 29, 2016

"I made this soup substituting vegetarian sausage for the italian sausage and vegetable broth for the chicken broth and the vegetarians and meat lovers at my house all loved it."

DawnLockhart User ID: 3466471 158476
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

"Amazing - one of the best soups I've ever made!"

dianeve User ID: 643652 175220
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2013

"Great recipe. I followed it exactly and my family said they would like it often."

arander1 User ID: 5660532 106184
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

"This recipe is so easy and fast. My husband has asked for it several times!"

rostein User ID: 7114261 90980
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

"The best soup ever. I made it for a family gathering and everyone raved about it. I added a can of Rotel to zip it up a bit!"

michaels99 User ID: 4810512 106183
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2013

"This was so good. Even my picky family loved it and asked for seconds. I used a large chicken broth and decreased the water to only a cup. Next time I will omit the water and use more broth"

aspear User ID: 1898268 107749
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

"This recipe was marvelous. Even my vegetable shy daughter ate it- spinach and all! We're definitely making this one again."

sheena_groves User ID: 6055511 173770
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

"This is one of the easiest recipes I've ever made. But instead of using turkey sausage, I used Johnsonville Three Cheese Italian Style chicken Sausages."

shiny0torchic User ID: 6958458 173726
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

"I only edited one major thing in this recipe, and that was the onions. My fiance doesn't like regular onions but will eat green onions if I put them in soup, so I used a stalk of green onions chopped in exchange for an onion. I also nearly tripled the amount of tortellini, and I used three cans of chicken broth instead of the one can chicken broth + water. I ended up buying a 16 ounce package of Italian Sausage instead of of taking a part 3 4-ounce sausages. So, other than changing the amount I put in of certain ingredients, lol, I nearly followed the recipe, and it was fantastic! I'll be keeping this recipe for years to come!"

monicakat User ID: 6451931 115762
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2012

"This is super easy to make, ready in no time and delicious. Everyone I've ever served it to has loved it. Paired with some crusty bread, this is a mega-pleasing lunch or dinner!"

maryspat User ID: 2859122 107748
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"I doubled this recipe, used tri-colored tortellinis and ground turkey instead of sausage. To add some spicy flavor I used one can of diced tomatoes and one can of diced tomatoes w/chiles. I also added a can of white beans (drained/rinsed). This is such a hearty, delicious soup!"

sherrilynk User ID: 6956333 160811
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

"Wasn't sure about the recipe when I started out with the first few ingredients but LOVED the end result! I used whole grain tortellini and added some fresh tomato. I let the first 6 ingredients simmer for about 1 hour before I added the rest."

Cguinn09 User ID: 6832556 106182
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2012

"My family LOVES this! My sister in law even wanted the recipe. Its a quick, easy, family pleasing meal!"

Heatherlynn08 User ID: 6926934 142082
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"My husband and I made this recipe together...It was amazing!!! Thank you for the post, I will definitely be making this recipe again!!! :)"

Linda Ruthig User ID: 1283392 179697
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2012

"First time to rate a recipe after many years of enjoying Taste of Home, Simple and delcious and healthy Cooking! This is awesome! My Italian husband wasn't sure with the addition of spinach, but loved it and rated as a "keeper""

Linda Ruthig User ID: 1283392 102142
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2012

"Firsttime to rate a recipe after many years of enjoying Taste of Home, Simple and delcious and healthy Cooking! This is awesome! My Italian husband wasn't sure with the addition of spinach, but loved it and rated as a "keeper""

mkaskela User ID: 6061564 177021
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2012

"I doubled the amount of tortellini to make it thicker and it was still amazing:)"

Grammys8 User ID: 6903752 142081
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"quick and easy meal on a cold night. Wonderful flavor along with a loaf of hot baked bread makes for a complete comfort meal. A favorite recipe now."

ksabey User ID: 6548973 102140
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2012

"Wow this is good! We like lots of flavor and this has it. Very filling w/some crusty garlic bread. Don't skimp on the garlic."

Amy the Midwife User ID: 2816815 107747
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2012

"The day I made it I wasn't terribly impressed, but it was better the next day. It gave the flavors time to "marry"."

mom_of_boys_81 User ID: 2990682 106177
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2012

"I substituted Italian pork Sausage & Frozen Tortellini. easy to make and really yummy!!"

lutherallie User ID: 2823623 210130
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2012

"This was absolutely wonderful....I just substituted turkey for the turkey sausage...I hate sausage..WONDERFUL!"

kredhead User ID: 710648 163708
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2012

"I have been looking for a good tasting & easy restaurant quality tortellini soup-this recipe is a keeper. I doubled it, used frozen tortellini & frozen spinach. I also used hot turkey sausage and homemade chicken stock. Very filling, but also light, tasty, no added salt and good for you. I love the ease that this comes together-one pot, chop an onion & garlic and toss everything else in. It was finished so quickly too..a little parmesan adds salt and creaminess that makes it just perfect. Yummo."

yumz User ID: 6605183 177018
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2012

"Very yummy! Doubled this and used home canned tomatoes and thawed swiss chard instead of spinach. Next day the tortellini's started falling apart and absorbed a lot of the liquid still very tasty but better the first day."

Penny4U User ID: 6134659 142080
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

"I used precooked turkey sausage breakfast patties chopped instead of the links. It was absolutely wonderful!! It freezes very well, tastes just as fresh as the day it's made. I added a dash of cayan pepper instead of the red pepper flakes, and doubled up on the tomatoes."

roguenun User ID: 6642704 158474
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2012

"I just made this tonight. It was a hit! Great taste, easy and healthy!"

monicarat5 User ID: 2719639 107743
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2012

"Didn't have spinach on hand so I used some green peppers. We loved it!"

chef of food User ID: 4344880 210129
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2012

"So yummy! Even my mom, who swore she'd never like italian sausage, liked this soup."

mellybean User ID: 4958675 163706
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

"I added a tsp of salt, and substituted the crushed red pepper flakes for 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper because that what was in the pantry! Every delicious..I just ate 3 bowls!!"

JessicaHernandez576 User ID: 3364228 179696
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2012

"Me and my family love this soup. I have made it at least every other week since I found the recipe."

grafixgirl75 User ID: 5113660 175443
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2012

"This was very good. It tasted even better to me heated up the next day for lunch. definitly making this again."

Debc333 User ID: 6546859 94663
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"This soup is delicious and easy to make. I,ve made it several times and everyone loves it. You can substitute the tortellini with Bowtie pasta and it's still fabulous! This recipe ia a keeper!"

recipehound54 User ID: 4246730 160806
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"Simple, fast, tasty. Add some crusty french bread and you have a great meal. I used frozen tortellini and it didn't seem to make any difference. I also used a can of diced Italian tomatoes instead of regular diced tomatoes and it gave the soup a little more flavor. Another keeper recipe!"

laurenph31 User ID: 3890672 90979
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2012

"Heck yes, I would make this again! This soup is absolutely delicious...may have just become the favorite."

robbinthornton User ID: 3362574 177017
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2012

"This family favorite is requested often. I usually follow the recipe as written, but have substituted bulk sausage, frozen tortellini or frozen spinach based on what I have on hand"

robbinthornton User ID: 3362574 90974
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2012

"This family favorite is requested often - I usually follow the recipe as written, but have substituted bulk sausage, frozen tortellini or frozen spinach based on what I have on hand"

christinem0616 User ID: 5343692 160803
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2012

"My whole family loved this! Fantastic flavor!"

slbros User ID: 6183881 173717
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"Wonderful recipe! The whole family loved it."

jkoletsos User ID: 2723539 160802
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"I make this soup at least once a month. My family loves it. I have shared this with my "recipe club" at work and everybody who has made it loves it."

katieleigh3508 User ID: 4885329 158473
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"I made this soup for dinner tonight, and it is awesome!! I subbed kale for the spinach (personal taste) with delicious results. Definitely recommend this recipe to others."

sajcjlc User ID: 4729356 90972
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"This soup was delicious just as written. I did not make any changes. It had great flavor our whole family liked"

asheaa User ID: 1007570 179695
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"The soup has become a family favorite- I have introduced it to many family & co-workers who all have returned with rave reviews!"

Elaine Fallat User ID: 5778910 158471
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012


Colnight User ID: 41759 210128
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"This soup was fantastic. Got a lot of request for this recipe when I made it for a function I went too."

chand002 User ID: 3610678 163705
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"I have made this recipe many, many times. My family loves it!"

sd20 User ID: 5560294 163699
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"I just made this soup for dinner and it was very good! Was fast and easy to make. I didn't use the whole bag of spinach because my family just prefers a little less. :)"

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 177016
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"This got top ratings from my family, particularly my husband. I didn't have any spinach so I used red pepper."

rhonda1 User ID: 1537009 175441
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

"I really like the flavors of this soup. This is the ideal soup to pair with a salad and breadsticks."

kimberlyreagan User ID: 6276398 175191
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

"The best soup I have ever tasted!!!"

sylvb User ID: 3127675 160798
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2011

"Doubled this recipe and brought to work, should have tripled..gone in a flash! Everyone really enjoyed. Great soup and hearty, too! Yum!"

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 175183
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"I just did not think it had much flavor."

vjoheyob User ID: 6296714 179694
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"I tried this soup for the first time last week. It was delicious. I used a seeded jalapino pepper in place of pepper flakes as I had some from my garden. I also just used bulk Italian sausage. I have already shared this recipe with my daughters."

DSKHutch User ID: 6320926 179693
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"I have now made this yummy soup several times. My family and coworkers all agree it's a "keeper!""

rmorse154 User ID: 4573500 107732
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"A bit too much spinach for my husband and me. I think I will substitute some zucchini next time. Other than that, it was easy to prepare and tasty to eat. Leftovers were even better."

bmbadgley User ID: 3904867 163698
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011


naomiblue User ID: 5562529 179692
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"Great flavor and easy to make. I didn't have any Italian sausage so I used country sausage and added Italian seasoning and some fennel. Otherwise I pretty much made it as written and served it with small sandwiches. Great meal for the Fall."

[email protected] User ID: 1883251 142079
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

"Awesome! I made this for the first time when I got my magazine in the mail...and make it probably once a month through the fall and winter. Everyone that tastes it raves! Simple and very delicious."

MamaBearDenise User ID: 5605401 90967
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2011

"I made this recipe as written and it was delicious!!! My husband loved it too and it will definitely be a repeat in my house."

Belfast54 User ID: 2837443 179691
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"My mom gave me this recipe a few years ago, she used zucchini instead of spinach. I've used either one, or green beans! Delcious!"

tkinsey01 User ID: 6136644 142078
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2011

"added left over chicken, cilantro, celery and sundried tomatoes - DELICIOUS... no one knew they were eating leftovers. I kept the sausages also but used chicken/apple sausages."

cdnvr User ID: 6095627 142077
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"Awesome! We used 4 regular italian sausage links, rather than the 3 italian turkey sausage links suggested. Also, I kept the casings on the sausage - much easier."

theresa23 User ID: 3892699 102138
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2011

"I make this all the time, light, healthy and delicious!"

10sChick User ID: 4943196 210127
Reviewed May. 18, 2011

"This soup is fantastic!! Major raves reviews and seconds by all made this pot disappear quickly."

chris and jenn User ID: 4471881 102137
Reviewed May. 16, 2011

"I love this recipe!!! I have used ground beef or regular Italian sausage."

PB2 User ID: 5845824 102136
Reviewed May. 6, 2011

"Everyone enjoyed the soup along with slices of Garlic bread. I used 1 lb. of ground Italian pork Sausage instead of links. Otherwise, I followed the recipe as is. Very, Very, Good!"

tramar User ID: 1227142 163696
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"I actually prepared this recipe with a 28 ounce can of Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, a 32oz. carton of beef Broth and a 19 oz. bag of frozen Cheese Totellini,defrosted. I added a dash of Tabasco instead of the red pepper flakes and used the sweet turkey links as well. I am one of those cooks who believes in improvising with ingredients on hand and recipes always seems turned out well for me. Be Creative!"

AmyADavidson User ID: 2405284 179690
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2011

"Made this for guinea pig guests. Excellent, easy and quick. This is going in the permanent file."

hvlauner User ID: 809885 106176
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2011

"This is the BEST soup! For the italian sausage, I use one half Johnsonville Italian Hot and one half Johnsonville Italian Sweet. It's a nice blend and gives the soup a little bite. I also add sliced fresh mushrooms. Took it to a soup and sandwich at church and received several requests for the recipe. Heidi Launer, Alamogordo, NM"

hscheurich User ID: 1021631 210126
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

"This is my husband's favorite soup."

Army_Mom User ID: 5834863 175440
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"I forgot to mention that I used 2- 28 oz cans of Hunt's diced tomatoes for my double batch."

Army_Mom User ID: 5834863 142076
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"My husband and I loved this very much, though I admit to making a few changes to suit our tastes.

I doubled the recipe for a bigger batch and used 10 links of Johnsonville spicy italian pork sausage (my man likes meat) instead of 6 turkey sausage links. I sliced the sausage into pieces and added the garlic with the onions and meat from the start instead of waiting. I added the dried basil, black pepper, and red pepper flakes when I added the broth and tomatoes (I did not add any water) so it would cook longer in the soup and pull more flavors out. (I used more seasoning than recipe called for and used 2 heaping tsps of dried basil, 1 tsp of black pepper, and added 3/4 tsp red pepper to suit our need for heat)
I also added 3 tbs of chicken bouillon and 1 heaping tsp of onion powder because we like our flavors stronger and the tomatoes were a bit too dominant. The rest I just followed the recipe and voila! Going to make this over and over again. :)"

[email protected] User ID: 3299411 160776
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2011

"Loved the soup,! I will cut back on the water next time, just for more flavor. I added sliced fresh mushrooms to mine. I may try to add pasta next time instead of the tortellini jut to see how it taste ....."

Sylvia F. User ID: 4913059 106175
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

"Everyone ate it and that is a big deal in my house. Usually, half will like, half won't (3 children, 5 adults). Didn't have tortellini or ravioli, so made due with rotini pasta. Also, omitted red pepper flakes cuz of the kids. Doubled the recipe of course and served with shredded mozarella (didn't have parm). Added garlic bread and viola! Yummy for all!"

JillAndLea User ID: 1675407 142075
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"Tasted delicious , looked beautiful, and was easy to make. The perfect recipe!"

Realtytrainer User ID: 2723253 173714
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

"Everytime I make this recipe for friends and co-workers I am asked for the recipe. This recipe rates 6 GOLD STARS!!!!"

Creature User ID: 4390760 158469
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"This has become a family favorite! easy, quick and delicious!"

tararchy User ID: 2597642 177015
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010

"Very good soup. Not a huge sausage fan. Tastes best the first day. More sausagey aroma after flavors meld."

danarenee User ID: 1388814 142074
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2010

"Such a easy, quick, delicious soup. Didn't have any tortellini, so I used cheese ravioli. My husband loved it!"

star10st User ID: 2664213 102134
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2010

"This is a great soup to impress. It is very easy and so delicious. Great with a side of crusty bread. Be sure to just barely cook the tortellini as they can overcook very quickly."

dianeve User ID: 643652 94661
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2010

"This recipe was so quick to fix and really delicious. My family said it's a keeper."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 115723
Reviewed May. 30, 2010

"This is one of the best soup recipes I have. Simple to make and packed full of flavor."

star10st User ID: 2664213 175180
Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"This soup is very delicious and very low fat and low calorie."

aKelsey User ID: 3254685 106174
Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"This soup is a snap to make, and it received heaps of praise from my mother-in-law when I made it for her! The soup is full of scrumptious flavors with just the right amount of heat."

kshoward User ID: 1980609 175437
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2010

"The flavor of this is incredible for such few and simple ingredients. I will make this many times. I used fresh basil and my local grocery only had sweet italian turkey so I was sure to give it a few shakes of red pepper flakes. The only thing I changed was I omitted the water. We like ours a little thicker and I like to avoid the carbs in the crackers that I typically use for that purpose. Two thumbs up. Oh and my eight yr old ate 3 bowls so your kids will like it too. :)"

phyllie2 User ID: 482876 106173
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2010

"This was so good and healthy and easy. It was a little spicy so I left out the papper & red pepper and used a little less turkey Italian sausage. The flavor was intense and the parmesan was a nice added touch. I will surely make this again."

vanherwijnen User ID: 2495608 179683
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2010

"Great recipe.I used pork Italian sausage,frozen spinach and frozen tortellini because that is what I had on hand and it worked just as well.I definitely will keep making this"

alyscally User ID: 4877729 158462
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"Fast and delicious!"

slrican User ID: 4906367 106167
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2010

"Absolutely fabulous! I used "hot" turkey sausage - I loved the pep this soup had."

kkdreessen User ID: 4836754 179680
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2010

"I made 3 different soups for Super Bowl and this was the favority by far!! Husband said it was the best soup he ever had!"

d2check User ID: 2092246 94660
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

"This soup is delicious! I will definitely make it again. I used loose hot, italian sausage that was surprisingly lean, because my husband loves spicy food, and I left out the pepper flakes. Next time I will try it with a different sausage just for a change, but this recipe is a keeper!"

Ambular0212 User ID: 4401925 179668
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"I LOVE this recipe! To add a little flair to it by adding 4oz of fat free cream cheese and a cap full of Mrs. Dash HOT seasoning"

dolcevita User ID: 3080010 142073
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2009

"This recipe is so simple and absolutely deliciouos. My family loved it. I will definitely be adding it to my regular recipe rotation."

EagerToLearn User ID: 4434644 102118
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2009

"This is the first time, I've written a review...but it is also the first time I've felt compelled to! This is very tasty, for the amount of time and effort that is put into making the recipe. Very easy to make!!!

I don't even like spinach...but this soup is soooo good!!
I used sausage mince, in place of the Italian turkey sausage links, as this is what I had on hand.
This was excellent and I will definitely be making this again!! Well done!"

MARY BEARD User ID: 1917489 179664
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"My husband and I both agree this was delicious. Next time I will make a double batch so I can share it with family. Thank you MMB"

kaysrice User ID: 3215774 94556
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2009

"I made this last night and doubled the recipe, hoping to have leftovers. No such luck! My family loved this soup and said it's a keeper!"

Cindrak User ID: 2731459 173711
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2009

"I used some bulk pork sausage that I had on hand, but I think I will try it with some bulk turkey Italian seasoned sausage to get the benefit of the lower calories. We really enjoyed the soup, and yes, I'll make it again! I served it with my home made Artisan bread with rosemary seasoning. Yum!"

Brendat4 User ID: 3173845 142072
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2009

"This is one of our favorite soups! My husband and I fight over the leftovers and the kids love the tortellini and they even eat some of the spinach--I love that it is good for us too!"

starvingmusician User ID: 4464287 102115
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2009

"Wow... so easy, so flavorful. It's on my list to repeat soon.

Omitted the pepper flakes and used hot Italian sausage instead, like a couple of other posters did."

lorisumner User ID: 2050619 177013
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2009

"I Love this soup. It will be one that I will make again and again."

triciac71 User ID: 1938120 142071
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2009

"This is a great soup! I used hot Italian sausage and omitted the pepper flakes. It was so good I sent the recipe to my son who owns a bistro so he could try it too."

cnelso03 User ID: 2247425 158460
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2009

"I love this soup. I didn't use the sausage, but added some left over shredded chicken instead. I didn't pre-cook the tortellini, I just let the soup simmer. Thank you for a great recipe!!"

olson1627 User ID: 1228222 90965
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2008

"I love to make soup; this one has become one of my family's favorite."

mperso User ID: 1468349 90957
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2008

"I didn't change anything except that I buy bulk Italian sausage (it's cheaper than links) and it has become my family's absolutely favorite soup. I love it because I can make it after work and know it will be a hit. I've also brought it to friends who need a meal. Great recipe!"

FoodieWife User ID: 1578596 115720
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2008

"I liked this soup. I made a couple of small changes. I did not add the water, and I'm glad that I did. I used a low-sodium organic chicken broth. I also added about 1 Tbsp of tomato paste. I used HOT turkey sausage, so I didn't need the red pepper. I love basil, but I chose thyme and oregano as my seasoning.

This recipe came together fast, and it is very good. Thanks!"

KWhitehead User ID: 956468 210125
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2008

"Amazing flavor for a quick soup."

counselor4 User ID: 3020356 107728
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2008

"This recipe was enjoyed even by my picky hubby! I added a can of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained, and it was terrific."

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