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Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup. A quick and easy 6-ingredient popular Creamy Sausage Tortellini Pasta Soup. A family favorite soup recipe! www.modernhoney.com #soup #souprecipe #sausagetortellinisoup #slowcooker #bestsoups

Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup

A creamy, rich soup made with only 6 ingredients (plus garnishes) that can be made on the stovetop or in a slow cooker. 

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Sausage (Italian Pork Ground Sausage links, Chicken Sausage or Italian Turkey Sausage)
  • (2) 14.5-ounce cans Chicken Broth
  • (1) 28-ounce can Crushed Tomatoes
  • (1) 8-ounce pkg. Cream Cheese
  • (1) 18-20-ounce pkg. Refrigerated Cheese Tortellini (such a Buittoni or Rana)
  • 6-8 ounces Baby Spinach (may chop into small pieces)

Optional:

  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt and Pepper

Garnish:

  • 3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • Fresh Basil Ribbons

Instructions

To make on Stove-Top:

  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, add sausage. Use a wooden spoon to break into bite-size pieces. You can add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil if it is sticking to the bottom of the pan. Cook for 7-8 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink. 

  2. Stir in chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, and cream cheese. Cook until cream cheese is completely dissolved, stirring often. May use a whisk to incorporate the cream cheese. 

  3. Stir in cheese tortellini and baby spinach and cook according to package instructions. If using refrigerated tortellini, it will be about 5 minutes. 

  4. Optional: stir in garlic powder and salt, to taste. 

  5. Garnish with parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

To cook in Slow Cooker:

  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, add sausage. Use a wooden spoon to break into bite-size pieces. You can add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil if it is sticking to the bottom of the pan. Cook for 7-8 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink.
  2. Add sausage, chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, and cream cheese to slow cooker and cook on low for 2 hours. 

  3. Add tortellini and spinach and cook for 1 hour longer, for a total of 3 hours.  Optional: stir in garlic powder and salt, to taste. Garnish with parmesan cheese and fresh basil.