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Joe's Mom's Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"Spicy and delicious! This is an excellent one dish meal that has always satisfied during the cold winter months. Tastes great on its own or with fresh hot bread and topped with Asiago cheese."
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2 h 10 m servings 307
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in the sausage, onion, and garlic. Cook and stir until the sausage is crumbly and lightly browned. Drain and discard any excess grease. Stir in the red wine, beef broth, and 1 cup of water. Add tomato, carrots, tomato sauce, basil, oregano, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Stir in the zucchini, bell pepper, and parsley. Continue simmering for 45 minutes more. Pour in the remaining 1 cup of water. Increase heat to medium-high, and bring to a boil. Stir in the tortellini. Cook until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Discard bay leaf before serving.


  • Cook's Note
  • Crock Pot instructions- brown sausage and onion, add all ingredients (except 1 cup water, zucchini and tortellini) to crock pot then cook on high 4 hours or low 6-8 hours. Add zucchini about 1 hour prior to serving. Partially cook tortellini and add to crock pot about 30 min before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 307 calories; 15.6 24.6 15.6 47 1322 Full nutrition

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Happy to be the first reviewer to say mmmm, great soup! It smells wonderful and tastes even better! I didn't have carrots and am not crazy about them anyway, so I omitted them and tossed in a ca...

I used link sausage and cooked in the broth before removing and thinly slicing. Used smoked mozzarella ravioli instead of tortellini. Not a fan of green peppers but added some thinly sliced mu...

This was delicious and my husband loved it! We used spicy sausage and knowing that my husband was eating lots of veggies was great!

5+ stars from my family and I. My 13 yr old said it was the best soup I ever made! I used Italian chicken sausage instead of pork and fat free low sodium beef broth. The red wine really makes th...

Very good! I left out the carrots, but didn't miss it. We loved the spicy kick of this soup!

Good stuff! Used turkey sausage and a can of tomatoes because I didn't have any fresh. Also omitted the green peppers, not a fan. Found that I didn't need the last cup of water when I added t...

Really good soup! I used half chicken and half beef stock for this. I didn't have a red pepper so I left it out and added fresh chopped spinach. I put in a chicken and proscuitto tortellini f...

Awesome soup!

I made this for my family and they loved it. I used spinach and cheddar tortellini.