Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini


This tortellini soup with sausage embodies all the wonders of Italian cooking: Italian sausage, garlic, tomatoes, and red wine. Serve with hot bread and salad for a delicious meal. Garnish each serving with Parmesan cheese.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
Italian sausage tortellini soup

Dotdash Meredith Food Studios


  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 5 cups beef broth

  • 4 large tomatoes - peeled, seeded and chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ cup red wine

  • ½ tablespoon packed fresh basil leaves

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 ½ cups sliced zucchini

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 8 ounces fresh tortellini pasta


  1. Cook sausage in a 5-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat until browned and crumbly, 8 to 10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer sausage to a paper towel-lined plate. Drain grease, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in the pot.

    sauteed Italian sausage in pot

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  2. Sauté onions and garlic in drippings over medium heat until onions are translucent, 3 to 4 minutes.

    sauteed onion in pot

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  3. Stir in beef broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, carrots, water, wine, basil, oregano, and sausage. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.

  4. Skim fat from soup. Stir in zucchini and parsley. Simmer covered for 30 minutes

    zucchini and parsley in soup

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  5. Add tortellini during the last 10 minutes.

    Italian sausage tortellini soup

    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

324 Calories
20g Fat
19g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 324
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 1145mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 23mg 116%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 704mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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