Easy Sausage and Tortellini Soup with Spinach

Easy Sausage and Tortellini Soup with Spinach from Very Culinary

by Amy Flanigan on January 2, 2014 · 25 comments

Happy New Year, friends, and welcome to 2014! Ready to start a whole new delicious ride with me? I hope so!

There’s really only a small respite after the New Year when a food blogger can post something, anything, irrelevant before the next “event.” This break lasts about two minutes. Lol.

Superbowl is right around the corner now, followed by Valentine’s Day, so basically finger food and chocolate. Not that there’s anything wrong with that – two of my favorite things!

But for my two minutes…it’s all about this soup. 

Sausage and Tortellini Soup with Spinach | Very Culinary

I made this soup through the entire month of December and have been dying to share it with you.

It’s so simple, and yet is layered with flavor. Perfect for a wintery day. I’m in-love.

Sausage and Tortellini Soup with Spinach | Very Culinary

I think this is a great indication of what the next 12 months have in store, and I am super excited. Let’s do this!

Easy Sausage and Tortellini Soup with Spinach
Serves 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

• 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
• 1 pound sweet Italian sausage links
• 1 sweet medium onion, diced fine
• 3 garlic cloves, minced
• 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
• 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
• 1/8 teaspoon cracked red pepper flakes or to taste
• 1 (9 ounce) package refrigerated cheese tortellini
• 3 cups baby spinach
• salt and pepper

Heat oil over medium-high in a Dutch oven. Add sausages and cook, rolling occasionally, until browned all over, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from the pot.

Add onion to the pot and cook over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes, scraping up any browned bits. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. Stir in broth and seasonings, and bring to a boil.

Slice sausage 1/2 inch thick and add back to the pot. Stir in the tortellini and simmer gently until pasta is tender, about 6 minutes. Stir in spinach and cook until just wilted. Season with a little salt and pepper to taste.

Ladle into bowls and serve.

(adapted from America’s Test Kitchen)

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Cheryl January 20, 2014 at 9:54 am

Made this over the weekend – it was fabulous. I invited my mother and brother over for dinner and they both loved it. My brother and my husband had 2 servings each – so I may double the recipe next time so we can have leftovers. Served with some crusty bread… perfecto! Will defiantly be making this again very soon. :)


Amy @Very Culinary January 20, 2014 at 10:13 am

Awesome! I’ve been doubling the recipe as well, since there’s never any left over and that causes much sadness throughout the house. HA.


Trish - Mom On Timeout January 9, 2014 at 4:59 pm

I love how hearty this soup is! Even my husband would go for it :) So easy too! Pinned!


Amy @Very Culinary January 9, 2014 at 9:26 pm

Thank you for sharing, Trish!


CakePants January 8, 2014 at 8:57 pm

This looks so simple yet hearty! Perfect for this polar vortex weather!


Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen January 6, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Oh I so wish I had a bowl of this soup right now! It looks so warm and comforting and on a day with negative 45 degree windchill I need warm and comforting! ;) Pinning this one for sure!


Amy @Very Culinary January 6, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Thanks, Christina!! I’m seriously so in love with this soup, I’ll probably still make it in the summertime <3


Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen January 3, 2014 at 7:28 am

This looks so comforting. I can’t wait to try it. Happy New Year Amy!!


Amy @Very Culinary January 3, 2014 at 9:30 am

Thanks, Milisa! Happy New Year to you, too! <3


Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon January 3, 2014 at 7:09 am

I love soup – especially this time of year. You can share as many soups as you want as far as I’m concerned. Love them :) Pinning now.


Amy @Very Culinary January 3, 2014 at 9:30 am

Thanks, Lisa! With all the FB status updates showing -15 degrees, I’m guessing most of the country wouldn’t mind either!


Joanne January 2, 2014 at 7:28 pm

I would totally serve this at a superbowl party. I mean, maybe no one would eat it because it has green stuff in it. But more for me.


Amy @Very Culinary January 3, 2014 at 9:29 am

Haha. Ya, my kids picked out the spinach. As I continue to pick my battles… ;-)


Liz @ The Lemon Bowl January 2, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Or you could just be like me and ignore all holidays and simply post soups all year – lol. LOVE THIS! We are having bean soup tonight with sausage and spinach!


Amy @Very Culinary January 2, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Lol. You’re such a rebel! With this and your 5 Minute Wonton Soup, we could rule the world, Liz!


Stephanie January 2, 2014 at 12:32 pm

I love soups that incorporate tortellini, and this one looks fantastic! I love the combo of sausage, tortellini, and spinach. So much flavor with such little effort. Love!


Amy @Very Culinary January 2, 2014 at 2:09 pm

This was the first time I had made a tortellini soap – I was immediately sold!


Jodi @ Garlic Girl January 2, 2014 at 10:15 am

Looks delicious and easy – just how I like food! :) I’m sharing on my Best Blogger Soups Pinterest board. Happy New Year!


Amy @Very Culinary January 2, 2014 at 10:19 am

Awesome, thanks Jodi!


Lisa @ Wine and Glue January 2, 2014 at 8:52 am

Amy! This soup looks amazing! It is right up my alley! There is probably no dinner that I love more than soup. And I needed something new for the family’s dinner rotation. Pinned!


Amy @Very Culinary January 2, 2014 at 9:03 am

Thanks, Lisa! I’m so happy to be done with holiday food, so I can go back to some of my standards and enjoy soups like this – it’s so simple and delicious!


Sandi January 2, 2014 at 8:19 am

I couldn’t print this fast enough!! We’re soup addicts !! I love finding new recipes!! This is right up our alley!! Thank you, Amy!!!!


Amy @Very Culinary January 2, 2014 at 8:26 am

Yay!! What’s funny is, up until a few years ago I wasn’t into soup AT ALL. But now, I can’t get enough of it. I make it 1-2 times a week. This one is a new favorite! Enjoy!


Julie January 2, 2014 at 6:04 am

Can I just come over there and have a bowl? ‘Cause, see…it’s freezing butt cold here and supposed to get colder and I’m tired of it already. Although, a nice bowl of soup might help me face -15 degrees F. Nah. Nice thought, though. I’ll just sip my soup and feel sorry for myself that I’m not in a warmer climate like some people. Bitter, party of one.


Amy @Very Culinary January 2, 2014 at 7:49 am

My Minneapolis friends said it was -24 yesterday. At a certain point, cold is just cold. Like for me, 40 degrees. Lol. I’m such a baby. How did I ever make it through 15 years there? *shudders* This soup will definitely help. Also? There’s a house for sale on our street. Just sayin’…


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