Turkey Italian Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup

Since it was a cold and rainy day today I decided to make a big pot of soup. The Italian sausage really gave the soup a nice flavor and made the broth extra rich and delicious. I loved the combination of flavors and textures in this soup. I think this may be one of my new favorite soups… it was so good!

Turkey Italian Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
 
  • 1-2 tsp olive oil
  • 5 turkey Italian sausages, removed from casing and formed into small balls
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4 stalks of celery, diced
  • 4-5 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 9 oz package of cheese tortellini
  • 8 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped

Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Remove the turkey Italian sausage from casings and pinch off little pieces and roll into small balls. Repeat with the remaining sausage. Place the balls into the Dutch oven and cook, stirring often to prevent sticking, for 1-2 minutes. Remove the balls to a bowl, set aside. Add a bit more olive oil to the Dutch oven if needed then add the onion, celery, and carrots. Cook, stirring often, making sure to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan, for 3-4 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the chicken broth and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the turkey Italian sausage balls and their juices to the soup as well as the cheese tortellini. Cook for 10 minutes then add the spinach and basil. Taste and re-season if needed. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

 

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - For the Love of Cooking.net



GIVEAWAY WINNER:


The winner of the 8″ pro series chef knife with hollow ground edge by Ergo Chef is number 72:


Michelle said…

 

The recipe looks amazing…can’t wait to try it! The giveaway is just as amazing! Absolutely love your blog…it’s my favorite!

 

 

May 20, 2011 4:59 AM

 

Congratulations Michelle! Please e-mail me with your full name and address so Ergo Chef can send your knife to you.

 

 

 

 

  Pin It

35 Responses to “Turkey Italian Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup”

  1. 1

    Barefeet In The Kitchen — May 23, 2011 @ 3:54 am

    The soup looks great. I've never used tortellini before; I just might need to pick some up now. Thanks!

    [Reply]

  2. 2

    mARTy — May 23, 2011 @ 4:17 am

    I never thought about using them in a soup neither- have to try it. Thanks for the hint;)

    [Reply]

  3. 3

    Lenia — May 23, 2011 @ 4:26 am

    Never used tortellini in a soup!Thanx for the idea!It looks amazing!Have a lovely day,dear!

    [Reply]

  4. 4

    Hari Chandana — May 23, 2011 @ 4:33 am

    Very new to me. looks gr8 !!
    Indian Cuisine

    [Reply]

  5. 5

    Chelsea — May 23, 2011 @ 5:33 am

    My mom makes a very similar soup that I love! I'll have to try your recipe for comparison :)

    [Reply]

  6. 6

    PeggyR — May 23, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    Oh that looks so good! Though it was 84 degrees here yesterday.

    [Reply]

  7. 7

    Yasmin — May 23, 2011 @ 10:53 am

    mmmm, this looks delicious, i have always wanted to go to italy to eat their food, this will be my substitute!!!

    Cheers,
    Yas

    [Reply]

  8. 8

    The Blonde Duck — May 23, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    Bookmarking this for fall!

    [Reply]

  9. 9

    Chad @ thebreakupnote — May 23, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

    Amazing looking recipe – love tortellini, love soup… all is good!

    [Reply]

  10. 10

    Anonymous — May 23, 2011 @ 1:07 pm

    The soup looks amazing, and congrats to the knife winner!

    Kim in MD

    [Reply]

  11. 11

    Jenn — May 23, 2011 @ 1:12 pm

    Love tortellini soups…yours looks wonderful!! Congrats to Michelle for winning the knife!!

    [Reply]

  12. 12

    Cathy — May 23, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

    What a delicious soup, Pam. Love that you added tortellini.

    Congrats to Michelle. What a lucky girl.

    [Reply]

  13. 13

    Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook — May 23, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    The soup looks amazing. So perfect for the cool, rainy day we are having here, I'd love a big bowl!

    [Reply]

  14. 14

    Darla — May 23, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

    Looks yummy! Congrats to Michelle!! I KNEW I wasn't going to win when the word verification letters for my entry were "nonife" LOL!!!

    [Reply]

  15. 15

    Inside a British Mum's Kitchen — May 23, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

    This looks delicous – great to have ideas for turkey ! thanks for another great recipe
    Mary

    [Reply]

  16. 16

    Mandy — May 23, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

    Its raining again here all this week so soup is definitely in order. I'm printing this recipe out now!

    [Reply]

  17. 17

    Erin — May 23, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

    Great hearty soup, for a rainy day – perfect! All you need is some bread on the side :)

    [Reply]

  18. 18

    Cheryl — May 23, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

    Great looking soup Pam, wish I had some leftovers in my fridge for lunch!

    [Reply]

  19. 19

    Maranda — May 23, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

    I love tortellini. What a delicious and easy meal to throw together. Thanks for sharing!

    [Reply]

  20. 20

    teresa — May 23, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

    oh YUM! i need to save this, i have tortellini that needs to be used up!

    [Reply]

  21. 21

    Jeffery Dilegge — May 23, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

    OMG my mouth is deffinitely watering now. I have got to try this!

    [Reply]

  22. 22

    Christine's Pantry — May 23, 2011 @ 6:33 pm

    Soup looks great.

    Congrats to Michelle.

    [Reply]

  23. 23

    Andrea@WellnessNotes — May 23, 2011 @ 7:50 pm

    I love soups with tortellini. It's been too long. Thanks for the reminder! :)

    [Reply]

  24. 24

    Marjie — May 23, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    If "tortellini" wasn't enough recommendation for this soup, "sausage" certainly is!

    I wonder when spring will arrive here, as well!

    [Reply]

  25. 25

    Maria — May 23, 2011 @ 8:38 pm

    I am always in the mood for tortellini soup. Looks great!

    [Reply]

  26. 26

    SomethingDifferentForDinner — May 23, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

    Looks so tasty. It's been cold here lately too. Where is summer??
    Thanks for sharing!!!!

    [Reply]

  27. 27

    Victor — May 24, 2011 @ 1:45 am

    The soup looks so hearty. This is definitely my kind of soup.

    [Reply]

  28. 28

    Kate — May 24, 2011 @ 2:57 am

    Delicious soup. I love that you used turkey! Congratulations, Michelle!!

    [Reply]

  29. 29

    Jennifurla — May 24, 2011 @ 3:03 am

    great idea! very comforting, filling & tasty soup.

    [Reply]

  30. 30

    Hazel — May 24, 2011 @ 7:35 am

    Pasta or soup? Why choose?! Looks delicious!

    [Reply]

  31. 31

    Cooking Creation — May 24, 2011 @ 11:54 am

    Congrats to the winner! This soup would be perfect for this rainy day. It looks so yummy!

    [Reply]

  32. 32

    poker chip sets — May 25, 2011 @ 7:03 am

    It is best dish for breakfast and easy to prepare in quick time. I am planning to prepare in on my breakfast dish.

    [Reply]

  33. 33

    Betty — May 25, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

    Seems as you maded a hit wiyh you
    tortelinei soup. I know I am going
    to try it. Good job!

    [Reply]

  34. 34

    Chris — May 27, 2011 @ 2:26 am

    Lovely recipe and the colors jump out at you. This is a great one, Pam.

    [Reply]

  35. 35

    Cheese Tortellini Soup with Turkey Italian Sausage and Kale | My Best Cookbook — February 28, 2013 @ 10:30 pm

    [...] with pasta and turkey Italian sausage… they pair so nicely together. I have a recipe for a soup that I have made often that always tastes really good. This time I wanted a different variation of [...]

Leave a Comment