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Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup

Creamy sausage and tortellini soup is a bowl full of comfort! It’s loaded with veggies, sausage and cheese tortellini – plus it comes together in just 45 minutes!

We love soup at our home, and this tortellini soup is so hearty and delicious! We love tortellini in our soups so much that we also included it in our Italian chicken noodle soup and creamy tortellini tomato spinach soup!

Creamy Sausage and Tortellini Soup in bowl

Sausage + Tortellini = WIN!

I love soup, and my kids are finally coming around to liking it too. For those of you who are new here, my kids aren’t picky eaters, in fact, they’re quite the opposite. There’s just something about soup they haven’t always loved, but I’m so happy they are making a turn! They especially love our chili recipes, chicken & noodles, and this creamy sausage and tortellini soup.

They ate an entire bowl and then some. The combination of sausage and tortellini was a winner for the whole family!

It’s creamy without being heavy, full of veggies, and loaded with pillowy cheese tortellini. It’s hard not to love this delicious soup. 😉

Tortellini in packaging

How to Make Sausage Tortellini Soup

This recipe is super simple and it comes together in 45 minutes. You probably have half of the ingredients on hand, and the others are really easy to find. It tastes amazing the day it’s made, and delicious the day after. Did I mention it requires only 1 pot?! 

MEAT. To start you’ll brown 1 pound of Italian sausage in your stockpot. Transfer it to a paper towel lined plate. Using the remaining grease (about 1 tablespoon or so), sauté the onion (onion powder works too for picky eaters), shallot and carrots, sauté for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables are nice and soft.

ROUX. Add the garlic and sauté for an additional 2 minutes, or until fragrant. Whisk in ¼ cup of all-purpose flour and cook for 1 minute (creating a roux that helps thicken the soup). Gradually add in the chicken stock, whisk to combine. Continue cooking until the mixture reaches a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 6 minutes.

TORTELLINI + VEGGIES. Pat as much grease as possible off of the sausage (that way you wont have excess grease on the top of the soup) , then add it along with the tortellini, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, chopped spinach, and half & half.

SIMMER. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until the tortellini is fully cooked.

Tortellini soup with sausage

More Notes + Tips

This soup is perfect as is, but it can be changed up by preference. In fact, many sausage tortellini soups are tomato-based, and if you like that, we suggest cutting the chicken broth in half and add 1 can of tomato sauce and a few cans of diced tomatoes. It’s delicious too!

If you’re not a fan of sausage, that can be omitted too, but trust us – it’s good!

If STORED properly in an air-tight container this soup can last for up to 3 days in the fridge. If you want to FREEZE this soup, we recommend doing it without the tortellini because it doesn’t freeze as well in soups. 😉

Reheat on the stove or in the microwave until heated through.

For some of our favorite sides with this soup, check out:

Sausage Tortellini soup recipe in stock pot

Ladle it into serving bowls and garnish with freshly grated parmesan. We served ours with some crusty bread and a side salad, and like I mentioned above, it was gone in seconds!

For more creamy soup recipes, check out:

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Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup Recipe

Creamy sausage and tortellini soup is a bowl full of comfort! It's loaded with veggies, sausage and cheese tortellini- plus it comes together in just 45 minutes!
4.81 from 218 votes
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 630kcal
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  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 1 small yellow onion - diced
  • 1 small shallot - diced
  • 2 large carrots - peeled and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 cup chicken broth
  • 14 oz refrigerated cheese tortellini*
  • 1 tsp kosher sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 6 oz fresh spinach - chopped
  • 2 cup half and half - or heavy cream


  • In a large stockpot set over medium-high, cook the sausage until browned. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cooked sausage to a paper towel lined plate; set aside.
  • Add onion, shallot and carrot, sauté for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are soft. Add the garlic and sauté for an additional 2 minutes, or until fragrant, stirring occasionally to prevent it from burning.
  • Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Gradually add in the chicken broth, whisk to combine. Continue cooking until the mixture reaches a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 6 minutes.
  • Pat as much grease as possible off of the sausage, then add it along with the tortellini, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, spinach, and half & half. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until the tortellini is fully cooked.
  • Serve immediately with freshly grated parmesan, if desired.



-I used regular Italian sausage, NOT hot Italian sausage. You can also use plain pork sausage and season with an additional 1 tsp. Italian seasoning.
*You can use whatever stuffed tortellini you prefer.
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Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup Recipe
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6 serving
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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      1. So good! I’ve been making this for a few years now. Making it tonight actually! I suggest it to anyone looking for a good soup recipe.

    1. 5 stars
      Just more accolades 😉 I simply do not enjoy tomato based soups, so I tried this one. Turns out to be an excellent *dependable* recipe I’ve now made many times and even doubled it to donate/serve @ my fav volunteer homeless spot. Creamy base or the pasta sausage combo? Can’t say what’s best about but can declare you’ve shared a NON tomato winner, and I’m grateful! 🤗

  1. I just made this and it is absolutely delicious. I doubled the recipe because I knew it was going to be good. I make a copycat Olive Garden chicken gnocchi which has the same broth and veggies. That was my favorite but now this is. The Italian sausage and tortellini have excellent flavor. Thank you for the recipe.

  2. This looks amazing and I’m going to try it tonight. Quick question though: the recipe says chicken broth, but the instructions say chicken stock. Which is preferred or does it matter?

      1. I used a 14 oz  Jar of Alfredo sauce instead of  heavy cream  and  12 frozen Italian meatballs cut in half instead of sausage it was very good family loved it 

  3. Hello! Looks amazing! Are the tortellini bloated the next day from sitting in the soup? If so, would it matter if I cooked then added the tortellini to each bowl instead of the whole soup?

    1. They do get a little bigger, but because the liquid is slightly thicker they don’t get overly bloated. You can definitely serve them separate if you’re worried 🙂

    1. I haven’t tried freezing this soup yet. I would probably recommend reserving the tortellini, freezing that separately and adding it in when reheated.

      1. I make this ahead of time, put it in single-serve storage containers, and stick in the freezer. That way, I can grab one on my way out the door when I head to work on those days that I’m running late. I leave it sitting on the window sill in my office, and the sun defrosts it enough that I can put it in the microwave, click “reheat” and it turns out fantastic!

        I sometimes add in sliced baby portabella mushrooms. This is my favorite soup recipe!

  4. My husband and I own and operate a soup and salad bar in our little town. I added this soup to our offerings last week and it sold out in hours! I made very little in the way of tweaks (mostly I just adjusted for a large quantity.) It is one of the best soups we’ve offered – and our soup is very popular! Thanks for the great recipe, we’ll be enjoying it often!

    1. Angie, I’d love to know how you & your husband started your soup/salad cafe, how you determined your menu offerings, etc. I’m a soup lover & I also make a lot of soup, a couple of which have won soup cook-offs in my community. I’ve often wondered how 1) I could package & market my soup and/or 2) how I would go about forming a small soup & salad or sandwich cafe or carry-out bar. Any thoughts you’d care to share?

    2. Yes. I know this an older post. We do our chicken, duck and goose.. all cooked way ahead of time…

      Vacuum pack bags in 3 oz servings. Then the gravy, sauce… Packed likewise..

      Don’t worry about cream, heavy cream, in the freezer. Vacuum machine takes that out of the equation.. No air..

      Next we do the potatoes, or rice, or pasta. Same thing and into the vacuum pack..

      Time for a meal… Easy… Throw whatever each person wants into boiling water… Do some laundry… Relax… Cut each portion open and dump in a plate…

      Vacuum packing removes all those problems of cream.. egg.. cheese

      You can cook, once or twice a weekend, and have a ton of different menu items ready to go.. for MONTHS

      Tip… Always use fresh veggies if you can..

      Duck fat should replace olive oil, unless of course you are going veggie free.. Duck fat will NEVER keep any taste… ie… Fish to french fries.. Duck fat rules… Found that one out living in Europe.. for 27yrs

  5. Great recipe! The family loved it, even the 2-yr-old. Will be part of our cold weather rotation. Thank you so much. Danni

  6. Excellent! Used mixed greens (mustards, collards and turnips), instead of spinach, as I had on hand.

    Cannot wait for leftovers tomorrow. Is soup for breakfast wrong?


  7. I ordered regular Italian sausage but they delivered hot Italian sausage… do you think it will still come out okay??

    1. Update! I made this tonight with hot Italian chicken sausage and it was out of this world. Hands down the best soup I’ve ever had. The chicken keeps it lighter, and the heat is the perfect amount for fighting off a cold or winter. I don’t typically like spicy foods, and this was the right amount of heat for me. Thank you for sharing!!

      1. 5 stars
        Hot Italian Sausage is the way to go for this recipe. Adds just the perfect amount of heat. So delicious thank you for the recipe!!!

  8. Made this exactly as written and my kids are still thanking me! Served it with bread sticks. Thanks for your great recipe!

  9. We LOVED this recipe! The broth is so rich and delicious! My only suggestion would be to take the veggies out of the pan before whisking in the flour so the flour doesn’t stick to the veggies when making the roux. I may try adding thinly sliced potatoes next time (like a zuppa), but this was wonderful! We served it with thick, crusty French bread. Yum!

      1. Can I make this recipe vegetarian by using vegetable broth and vegetarian sausage? I’m worried the veggie sausage won’t bind the soup together as well as meat does with other recipes. 

  10. I want to try this recipe, it looks delicious!  Only question is, what’s with the * by the tortellini?  I can’t find anything that explains that.

    1. Hi Wendy, it indicates that you can use any type of stuffed tortellini you like. Cheese, spinach, butternut squash etc.

      1. Thank You!  I closed the ad at the bottom of the screen & that note was there.  ?  Looking forward to trying this tonight!

  11. Great recipe! I put some gnocchi in there as well that I found in the fresh pasta area at the store. Whole family loves it!!!! Thank you 

  12. I’ve seen a slow cooker recipe that’s similar to this, and it calls for beef broth. Would it be ok to sub beef broth/stock in place of the chicken? Thanks- I’m making this tonight!

  13. This recipe calls for onion and shallots ??? This must be a typo. Onion , celery and carrot is what the ingredients should be. 
    Onion and shallots are basically the same thing. Making this soup like any other soup usually starts with making Mire Piox. Onion, celery, carrot. 

      1. You Go Girl. Shallots gives a great little background flavor that

        Good palates recognize. One of the best newer comfort

        soups I’ve had lately.

        Thanks solo much for sharing.
        Barbara Grubb/Tennessee

  14. Found this recipe on Pinterest. I made this with mild italian sausage, “homemade” cheese tortellini shells found at my local grocery store instead of the dried ones in the pasta aisle, used heavy cream, and baked a crusty french bread to go with it. It was hardly any work at all and so, so, so delicious. My husband went back for thirds. This is officially going into our roster of monthly meals.

  15. I made this the other night n oh my it was awesome!! Will def be making it once a month if not more!! Only thing difficult did was i added mushrooms. Thank you for such an amazing recipe!

    1. Brown the sausage, drain it, toss flour in and cook for 1-2 minutes. Then add the sausage + all of the other ingredients except for the tortellini and the spinach to the crock pot. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 6. Add the tortellini and cook on high for 45 minutes, then add the spinach during the last 15 minutes of the tortellini cooking. Hope that helps!

  16. I am not a soup person. For whatever reason, this intrigued me and I gave it a shot. Sweet Jesus, this might be one of the most deliocious dinners I have ever made. Thank you for sharing this recipe and reminding me to get outside of my comfort zone!!!!

  17. Found this recipe this morning and made it for dinner tonight. Wow was it good and full of flavor!  My wife told me it was better than her famous cream of broccoli soup which I thought was untouchable.   Thanks for making me look good in the kitchen!

    Kevin in Grand Rapids MI

  18. I used blanched collard greens instead of spinach, milk and butter instead of half and half and frozen tortellini because it’s what I had. It turned out delicious!

    I don’t make soup from scratch often but I am happy I did. This weather is begging for it!

  19. My husband normally isn’t a soup fan, but LOVES this and has even asked when I’m making it again! It’s so delicious!

  20. I have made this 2 times now but used vegetarian sausage and my husband LOVES it! He is having me make it again today.

  21. Delicious soup! Thank you for the recipe! Will be great to warm up with during Wisconsin winters! I Made tonight with (thawed) frozen chopped spinach … otherwise followed exactly. *Saving!!!* 

  22. Made this tonight. Went with the half and half option vs. heavy cream and this recipe is amazing! So much flavor. I cooked the chopped veggies at the same time as the sausage just to be sure the veggies were soft enough for hubby’s taste. This is a keeper recipe for sure!!

  23. This is AMAZING. I used Mild Italian Sausage, and I substituted the pasta for potatoes, it was so good! Definitely my favorite dinner now!

  24. I made this last week and we loved it. It makes a big batch for the two of us but it microwaves really well and we happily ate leftovers for a couple of days. We will definitely make this again, but I think I will use breakfast sausage instead of the Italian sausage because we prefer that flavor. Thanks for a great recipe!

  25. Made this tonight. SOOOOO GOOD! I read through the reviews and knew it would be a hit with my two boys, even though they were skeptical of the spinach at first. The only issue I encountered is that the sausage didn’t release enough fat to make a proper roux with the flour. I just added butter until it was the right consistency. I also used 2% milk to save some calories. It was still rich and luscious. Served with a rustic ciabatta bread. Seriously – don’t wait. Make this!! You won’t regret it. 

  26. This was seriously amazing! I could only find a 20oz package of tortellini so I just increased the broth+cream a bit to compensate for the extra pasta. I also added some red pepper flakes. My husband couldn’t stop raving about it! Thank you!

  27. Made this today with small changes. Grated the carrot and onion, did not have shallots so i put in sliced thin celery and used heavy cream. Oh, and tri colored totellini. Very yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

  28. This is amazing! I didn’t use any onion/shallot since my husband doesn’t like either one so I added some extra Italian seasoning to bump up the flavor. I also used corn starch as a thickener since I didn’t have enough oil left from sausage to make a roux. Delicious!

  29. Cold here in Georgia with all the frigid winds and cold rains, found this recipe and I am so thrilled that I did. The warmth of the creamy broth tickles and comforts my tummy!! The hearty,  nutritious chunks of love just solidifies the goodness!
    Thanks for posting

  30. This is the best soup I have ever made! My husband DEVOURS it. Everyone at work is jealous when they see my leftovers 🙂 I’ve shared this recipe many times. 

  31. It was very delicious, but I had to add more oil to the pot before the flour because it was so dry. I also added more chicken broth because it was overloaded with spinach. I know it cooks down but it was more like creamed spinach than soup. I checked my spinach ounces a couple times to make sure I wasnt crazy lol. I also dont usually have shallots, but I do have Penzey’s Sunny Paris seasoning which I added and gave it that delicious rich shallot flavor. It was incredibly delicious! The family loved it…score!

  32. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this recipe!  Have made it 4times in a short time. Giving it as a supper to friends, who also loved it and I’ve shared the recipe with!

  33. Just made this recipe in my instant pot! Let’s hope it comes out just as good! I’ll Later, as it’s just now coming to pressure. Thanks for the receipe! 

    1. Good question! I currently cannot do dairy as well. I would try skipping the cream/cheese completely OR using your favorite dairy-free substitutes. To be honest, I haven’t found one I like in savory recipes!

  34. Hands down this is an amazing dish. The first time I followed the recipe to the letter and it was great but I have to admit I like a little more salt so I just added a 1/2 tsp more and wow this was orgasmic lol.

  35. this is my go to soup recipie it is so so so so good i could eat it everyday lol. i use mild ground italian sausage i also add celery and red pepper. but this soup is so darn good youre a fool if you dont try it!!

  36. Just made this so easy.  So amazing, my family is devouring during football right now.  Only thin I did different was  I used kale (the farmers market had yesterday for a dollar ). 

  37. Our church group rotates making soup for Sunday lunch together, and I have made it for about 30 people. It is a huge hit with everyone. I do 5 times the recipe, so I use 3lbs iof regular sausage and 2 lbs of hot sausage – perfect!  
    Thank you for the great recipe!

  38. I am making this tonight a work soup competition tomorrow. I am going to add the tortellini tomorrow about an hour before as I am warming it up so they do not get too soggy. Do you recommend me doing the same with the spinach? I am also doubling the recipe, so I hope it all works out!

    1. Hi Kristina, are you warming it in a slow cooker or over the stovetop. Really the tortellini and spinach only need 5 minutes max to cook. Anything longer (unless it’s in a slow cooker at a lower heat) will make it too soggy by the time you plan on serving it. I hope that makes sense!

  39. I used hot Italian sausage, and it turned out fantastic. My husband requests this soup. He is not a fan of carrots so this time I am using zucchini instead. Love this recipe!!

  40. This is my new favorite soup!! I had 3rds…very delicious. 

    Odd question, but do you have the estimated nutritional information for this recipe?


    1. I love hearing that!!

      I don’t have the estimated nutrition information. One of the main reasons why I don’t add it to my recipes is because everyone uses different brands and sometimes I have options for lower-fat ingredients (milk, or half & half instead of cream for example) which means it can vary a lot! Feel free to plug it into an online calculator 🙂

  41. I made this recipe on Saturday and all I can say is: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! The only things that I did differently were I used regular bulk sausage with additional Italian seasonings (as that is what i had) and I added fresh mushrooms along with sweet and white potatoes. It was DELICIOUS! i will certainly make this again! Bon Apetit!

  42. Made this tonight and it was amazing! I added a few baby Bellas. I subbed 8 oz of gnocchi for the tortellini bc my family seems to have a vendetta against tortellini for some reason. It was so good that we could not stop eating. Next time, I will put a little aside for myself and add tortellini. Thanks for this delicious meal. 

  43. My husband is usually the cook. I decided to make this for him after he had a long day. I used the hot Italian sausage (we like things on the spicier side). He absolutely LOVED it and told me not to lose the recipe. I have a feeling it’s going to be a popular dish this winter. 

  44. I made this soup and absolutely loved it! I was hoping to turn it into a pasta to be served family style at a party. Would you recommend just cutting back on the amount of broth? Open to suggestions!

  45. I substituted carrots for corn. I also used 3 additional sausage links sliced maybe a quarter inch round. Sauteed them and added at the end. I poured a small amount over brown rice to reduce calorie intake. All sausage was chicken based and used less cream with fat free milk. Delicious. Will make again for sure.

  46. I simply LOVE this soup. I’ve made it several times and just can’t stop eating it all up. It’s not too hard to make and I also add extra spinach. I used plain sausage so I added a little more Italian spice. Glad I came across this recipe, thank you.

  47. Made this tonight, first time I ever tried anything like this. It was delicious! Used hot sausage added cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes as my bf loves spicy food. It was even more amazing. His Mother is full blooddd sicilian!! So I hope it’s close to his Mothers’ famous soup. Serving with italian bread!!! Thank you for this recipe!!! 🙂

  48. Natalie:
    Let me start off by saying I HATE to cook.  I’m a busy mom of three and just need yummy food that’s fast.   I have tried so many new recipes that I have lost count and every single one has been an epic fail. This soup was absolutely incredible. So flavorful! And only one pot?!?  I followed it exactly and opted for heavy cream because it’s winter in Chicago and soup with heavy cream makes winter more tolerable. Haha. Just wanted to reach out and thank you for posting. I’m going to share your recipe with all my friends and family!  Will definitely be a frequent flyer on your site. Happy New Year!! 

  49. YUM!!! Sent this to my husband and he made it tonight. It’s amazing. Anybody every calculate the nutrition? Lol 

  50. I cant find the answer to this in the comments……I don’t have refrigerator tortellini….only the dried kind….how can I use this so they cook the right way?

  51. I absolutely love this soup. I’ve been telling my friends at work about it as well. Any idea how to figure out a calorie count per serving?

  52. Made this tonight for a warming comfort meal…. it’s currently 10 degrees out there! Absolutely delicious, and it’s going to replace my previous Zuppa Toscana recipe that I’ve used for a few years. I used 1 cup of heavy cream that I had to use up and 1 cup of half and half, so that cut down on the fat a tiny bit! Both my husband and my (incredibly picky) daughter went back for seconds – thank you for a great recipe!

    1. 5 stars
      Commenting on my own review – made it tonight with half cream and half fat-free evaporated milk. Still great!

  53. Incredible!! It’s 10 degrees in Michigan today and perfect to try out this recipe! Tempting to eat 2 bowls, but sure was difficult to keep on my diet! I’ve added a quart of 1/2 n 1/2, and I also added sliced mushrooms at the beginning with the carrots, onions, etc. Delicious. Just a note: my refrigerated tortellini happened to be in 20 oz sizes, so I added all of them, instead of placing 6 oz in the fridge and not using them up anyway! It was a thicker, hearty soup that I will place in my rotation of meals! Thanks for your expertise in the kitchen. Blessings.

  54. First time I ever Commented on a recipe. I think It’s the best soup I’ve ever had or made and I’ve made a lot. Only change I really made are leeks instead of a shallot and added some red pepper flakes. Great recipe!

  55. Wow! This soup was incredible. Will make it again for sure! I used hot Italian sausage because that is what I had on hand. It was great. Will try with mild next time.

  56. I can’t stop making this soup! So so good. I double the recipe every time. It’s definitely in heavy rotation here. Making some tonight ?

  57. i made this for my family, who is not big on soups at all, but they liked it. might have to tweak a little bit for their tastes though. however, over all a great dish. thank you for sharing.

  58. This is delicious! Thank you for the recipe. I omitted the shallot and it was still great. I would like to try a batch making a few healthy substitutes so I can enjoy it more often. 

  59. I made this last night for the first time and it was amazing and so very quick and easy! I left my spices out thinking I was going to need to add more to taste because of how little the recipe calls for but it was perfect. I served it was garlic bread which was so yummy dipped in the flavorful soup. This will definitely be added to my recipe rotation. 

  60. Just made this soup and it was so delicious!! I served it with Rustic Italian Bread hot out of the oven! Definitely going to make this again!! Thank you for sharing this recipe!! 

  61. 5 stars
    We have a soup cook off every year at work I would like to make it ahead of time and use dried tort the next day and turn on hi for a few hours.

  62. 5 stars
    My boyfriend made this last night and OH MY GOD it’s so good! Super easy recipe too. We didn’t have a shallot so we just added more onion. We also doubled the amount of italian seasoning because we weren’t paying attention lol. Thank you for this recipe, it’s absolutely a favorite of ours now.

  63. 5 stars
    This soup is so rich & delicious! I made it exactly like the recipe except that I used one can of evaporated milk in lieu of the 2 cups of heavy cream. I used frozen cheese tortellini that I thawed out before adding to soup. Easy to make but also impressive enough to serve to guests! I cant say enough about how good this is!

  64. My husband is not a soup fan and he loves this. I absolutely love this. I could eat it every day! I use venison Italian sausage, so there isn’t enough grease, but I add a little butter and it works fine. It isn’t enough to make a roux, but the flour mixed in with the veggies works just fine. I’m thinking about just leaving the flour out next time and see how it does. I also tried only 1 cup of half n half instead of two. it was thinner, but worked fine. Seems like you can’t go wrong no matter how you fix this! Thanks for this recipe!

      1. 5 stars
        Our church Life Group enjoyed this on January 23. I mean ENJOYED it! We Minnesotans need hot soup in January to sustain us. I’ll be looking at more of your recipes, Natalie. Thanks for this one. I’ve shared your website with all the members including those who could not be there.

  65. 5 stars
    Without a doubt, one of the most delicious soups I’ve ever had. My family couldn’t get enough. Served it with a warm crusty baguette and Amish butter. This is the ultimate cold weather comfort food.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe!c

  66. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight. My husband said better than restaurant dishes.  He can’t keep raving about it!  Definitely a make again meal with crusty Italian bread. 

  67. 5 stars
    Awesome soup! We’re currently in quarantine and decided to whip this together. Great taste, light and very, very tasty!

    1. Awe, I am so glad you loved it, as much as we do! Thank you for giving this soup a try!

  68. 5 stars
    Wow!! This is so good and really came together quickly, which was so nice for our busy evening. My 3yo loved it which is a huge deal and my husband had two bowls, that’s a good sign! Will definitely be making this a lot. I used frozen spinach from our garden, added more chicken broth (homemade), and used frozen cheese tortellini. Delicious recipe.

  69. 5 stars
    This is probably my new favorite soup!! It was not too difficult to make (I used normal sausage and added italian seasoning). It turned out great and will definitely be added to my list of favorite recipes!!

    1. If you want to FREEZE this soup, we recommend doing it without the tortellini because it doesn’t freeze as well in soups.

  70. 5 stars
    Oh my, sooo tasty! My husband is picky and he came back for 2nds! we currently have an onion recall in the area so I had to forgo those, but still tasted amazing! I want to add potatos in it eventually. But definitly a great soup recipe.

  71. This soup sounds amazing.  Do you know if you can substitute light half and half instead of regular half and half?  Also, could you do half cauliflower, half tortellini to make a little healthier?

  72. 5 stars
    If I could give this recipe a million stars I would! So comforting, definitely a crowd pleaser! We make it every other week and it just gets better and better. I wouldn’t change a thing. Simply delicious.

  73. 5 stars
    I love this soup! I didn’t have Italian sausage so I used hot pork breakfast sausage. Didn’t have spinach used frozen Kale. It does freeze great! I make extra and take my elderly mother containers for her freezer. 

  74. 5 stars
    So very delicious! I used hot Italian sausage, some added marjoram and extra oregano. Can’t wait to make it again!

  75. 5 stars
    This soup is a regular in the rotation. It’s begged for. I always follow a recipe to the letter the first time I make it and then change it up to my taste… Nope not this time! Wait I lied. Didn’t have sausage, used chicken once it’s now replaced the sausage as the meat. Everything else still exact! Yum yum yummmmmmm! Thanks!

  76. 5 stars
    This was so easy.  I made a few changes because I didn’t have enough chicken broth. I used 4 cups and then just added enough half and half to my liking. I never added the flour because I liked it more soupy than thickened.  Was so delicious. except for decreasing the broth. 

  77. 5 stars
    Made my own sausage and eliminated salt also in soup. Usually most dish are lacking without salt,. BUT not so with your soup. It was delicious.

  78. 5 stars
    This soup is absolutely delicious! I make it with tri-color tortellini and add a can of italian style petite diced tomatoes for a very colorful lovely looking dish.

  79. 5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe. My husband requested a venison sausage soup with tortellini so I gave this recipe a try and substituted venison for beef. It’s now a favorite for both of us.

  80. 5 stars
    The broth alone is delicious!! If I wanted more of it could I just double the half and half and the chicken broth? Would that work?

  81. 5 stars
    I’ve made this soup several times now, and each time I’ve gone for a ‘less fat’ version… finally ending up with ALL evaporated milk last night. It worked beautifully! I do use kale rather than spinach, and added celery to the veggies at the beginning. With all the chopping prep work, this takes me MUCH longer than 45 minutes, but it’s worth it.

  82. 5 stars
    Love this soup
    Make it often , family loves it
    Gave half of todays batch to my daughter
    And grandaughter! Well my daughter said she’s eating it all not giving any to my grandaughter! Too funny huh
    If u love creamy soups this one is for you!

  83. 5 stars
    Ok, I have made this several times and it’s exceptional every time. However I do have a “foot in mouth” apology to my beautiful wife, she went to the store and got Ravioli by mistake. I had a head cold and felt bad and gave her the “how can you get the two mixed up ” treatment. I decided to use the Ravioli. Amazing!!!!! As good if not better. So first and foremost, my love I apologize and second try it with Ravioli for a change up. You’ll love it!

  84. Love this recipe! Just curious if I’m doing something wrong because I often have trouble getting it to thicken a bit. The next day it usually does get a little thicker though. Thoughts?

    1. Make sure you are giving the flour time to cook in the sausage fat to create a roux. That is what thickens the soup. You could always try using just a little bit more flour as well.

  85. 5 stars
    This recipe is EXCELLENT!!! I have made this multiple times!!!

    If I wanted to add some tomato paste for a creamy tomato flavor, how much should I add based on the recipe? Do I have to change the amount of heavy cream??

  86. 5 stars
    My family LOVES this soup. Great Recipe! Just made it for a work luncheon and it was a major hit..Ended up sharing your recipe with them all. Thanks!

  87. 5 stars
    My aunt made this soup last year at a fall party. I don’t like soups but HOLY COW!!! This soup is AMAZING!!
    I’ve made it several times since and I get sooo many compliments. Today I was told this is a restaurant level soup!
    Well done on making the best soup ever!

  88. 5 stars
    I served the Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup recipe for Christmas and all fifteen-guests loved the soup and requested copies of recipe. Seriously a good soup!

  89. 5 stars
    I absolutely LOVE this soup! So simple to make and my family loves it! The only tweek I made to it is I added mushrooms and that just took the whole thing up a notch! Thank you so very much for sharing this…it’s a WINNER from my kitchen! (SMILE)

  90. 5 stars
    I’ve made this so many times, it’s such an easy and delicious dinner recipe! I used the Hot Italian sausage for the first time last night since that’s all I could find in the store, and we actually preferred it. I brought leftovers for lunch at work today and everyone was telling me it smelled so good.

    1. Hi Bree, thanks for sharing the tip about the Hot Italian Sausage! Glad you love this recipe like we do!

  91. 5 stars
    So easy to make and so tasty. Even my very picky husband liked it. I cut the half and half in half and substituted milk.

  92. 5 stars
    Very easy and so yummy! Just made it tonight. I used heavy cream instead of half and half. Making it creamier. And cooked the tortellini separate as not to have the pasta soak up all the broth.

  93. 5 stars
    I have made this soup a couple of times and it is delicious! You will not go wrong when you serve this one up to the family as they will clean their bowls!!

  94. 5 stars
    This is, without a a doubt, the best soup ever! All the flavors compliment each other perfectly. It is very filling as well!

  95. 5 stars
    First time ever leaving a receipt review, but this was AMAZING! It was a very forgiving recipe and was a pleasure to make.

  96. NFL opening day! Steelers v Bengals! Here We Go! Nothing like a pot of soup and a loaf of crusty Mancini’s Italian Twist bread! Love this recipe, kicks off Sunday football.🖤💛🏈

  97. 5 stars
    Great recipes, taste delicious, come’s together easy. Whole family loved it, served with some crusty bread to dip in the yummy soup.

  98. 5 stars
    Such a great recipe. This is a staple for dinner! I love to add whatever vegetables I have available like zucchini and celery. I have also subbed almond milk and it still tastes good. Turns out great every time!

  99. 5 stars
    This soup — OH. MY. GOSH! My brother and his wife made it as a side to deep dish pizza at a party and it was so good I skipped the pizza all together! Made it for myself this week and it is so delicious and full of flavor. Made it with hot Italian sausage and it was yummy as heck! Thank you for sharing this with us! I look forward to stalking your website =)

  100. 5 stars
    With a storm coming, I wanted a yummy, comforting soup. I made this today and it hit the spot!! So good, I had 3 bowls of it and had to put it in the fridge so I’ll have some left for tomorrow!! It was really easy and came together very quickly. Thank you!

  101. 5 stars
    An amazing soup! My whole family loves it. A go to for when we host extended family. We also love adding 1 red bell pepper when we want to add some additional flavor and veggies!

  102. 5 stars
    Great recipe. Restaurant quality. The family loved it! Thanks so much. Adding this to my regular dinner lineup.