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Sausage, Spinach, Tomato, and Tortellini Soup

Servings: 4 to 6

Here’s a satisfying soup for chilly nights. Hearty and chock full of flavor, it comes together in no time. Serve it with crusty bread to sop up every last bit.


  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 8 oz. sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 6 cups lower-salt chicken broth
  • 1 14.5-oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 10- to 12-oz. package fresh or frozen cheese tortellini
  • 5 to 6 oz. baby spinach (about 6 lightly packed cups)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or Grana Padano, for serving
  • Crusty bread (optional)


  • Heat the oil in large pot over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and onion, and cook, stirring occasionally and breaking the sausage into small pieces, until the sausage is cooked through and starting to brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic and oregano, and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the broth and tomatoes, raise the heat to high, and bring to a boil. Add the tortellini, lower the heat to a simmer, and cook according to package directions until the pasta is tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the spinach, and cook just until wilted. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve with the cheese and crusty bread, if you like.


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Reviews (2 reviews)

  • AMKroeger | 11/12/2019

    So yummy! Big hit with my family and so simple to make. Cozy and filling. Will make again soon!

  • user-6280640 | 01/23/2019

    so easy and delicious. Be sure to use Italian crushed tomatoes..ie san marzano.

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