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Sausage Tortellini Soup

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.
  • Makes
    10 servings (2-1/2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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

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  • Jill
    Aug 14, 2017

    Delicious! My husband thought it was something you would get at a nice restaurant. I added balsamic vinegar. It gave it a little bit of zing.

  • Jaclync
    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
    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
    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
    Jan 3, 2014

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

  • rickswife
    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
    Jun 11, 2013

    Loved it super easy to make and very tasty!

  • STE01001
    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.

  • reynoldki
    Jan 7, 2013

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  • needsomezzzs
    Nov 13, 2012

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