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Tortellini Soup

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 (2 quarts)


  • 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


  • In a 3-qt. saucepan, brown sausage; drain and cut into bite-size pieces. Return to pan; stir in the next nine ingredients.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 117 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 449mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Kasha
    Jul 24, 2013

    quick easy used up some leftover tortellini from the freezer

  • SKMurray
    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!

  • ponijean
    Dec 10, 2009

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

  • billie63
    Oct 14, 2009

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