Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage and Tortellini Soup


Italian chicken sausage is simmered with wine, broth, tomatoes, spinach and tortellini for this hearty, Italian-inspired favorite.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
12 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package al fresco® All Natural Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage

  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 5 cloves garlic

  • ½ cup white wine

  • 3 (14 ounce) cans low fat, low sodium chicken broth

  • 18 ounces refrigerated cheese tortellini

  • 1 ¼ cups fresh red tomatoes, chopped

  • 6 ounces baby spinach leaves

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


  1. Heat Dutch oven with 1/2 tsp of oil to coat and saute chicken sausage until browned and internal heat is 165 degrees. Remove from pan and slice into small pieces and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, finely mince the garlic cloves.

  3. Heat remaining oil in pan, add garlic and saute for 30 seconds, stir in wine and broth and bring to a boil. Cook for about 2 minutes then add tortellini. Cook for another 5 minutes and then stir in spinach and tomato. Cook until the spinach wilts, 2 minutes.

  4. Return sauteed sausage pieces to the soup, cook for an additional 5 minutes add the butter and serve when butter is melted.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

232 Calories
9g Fat
22g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 232
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 532mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 14mg 68%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 214mg 5%

* 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.