Thursday, November 14, 2013

Spicy Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup with Spinach

            I've been making this soup for years. Sometimes, I add different vegetables and
            at times I use sweet sausage, you can mix it up to your taste. Add vegetable -
                broth or chicken...Literally, this is so simple, hearty and very comforting.

                 Wouldn't you love a bowl of this on a chilly night? Don't forget some crusty
                                         bread for dunking. You won't regret it.

                               Spicy Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup with Spinach

                                           1 package cheese tortellini ( I used bertolli )
                                           4 hot Italian sausage links, casings removed
                                           1 onion, diced
                                           1 green bell pepper, diced
                                           4 garlic cloves, minced
                                           2 ( 26 ounce ) containers beef stock
                                           1 cup water   
                                           2  ( 15 ounce )cans diced tomatoes
                                           1 ( 15 ounce ) can tomato sauce
                                           3 carrots, sliced
                                           1 zucchini, diced
                                           1 bag fresh baby spinach
                                           1 1/2 teaspoons italian seasoning
                                           garlic powder and pepper
                                           fresh parmesan cheese and parsley for topping

          1) In a large pot saute onions, peppers and carrots in olive oil for about 10 to 12
          minutes. Add Sausage and garlic and cook until done. Drain fat and put back in
         pot. Add your spices at this point and your broth, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes.
         Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer on low for 30 minutes.

         2) Add zucchini and tortellini and cook for 10 minutes. The last 5 minutes of cooking
                add your spinach and stir. Serve with parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.


  1. How yummy is tortellini? Its total comfort and is amazing in soup. This looks delicious. Perfect for a cold day

  2. The perfect recipe for this time of year, and probably would taste even better in those cute bowls ;)

  3. ummm...great minds must think alike because I made this exact soup (minus the sausage) on Monday!

  4. What a beautiful soup! I love spicy Italian sausage, and this looks like it would really hit the spot. Yum!

  5. Oh my goodness! I am literally drooling all over my keyboard right now. Looks so good! (And it's dinnertime!)

  6. I love me some Tortellini. Must be the Italian in me. Great recipe Val!!!!

  7. This is my favorite soup ever-- and yours look delicious! The perfect comfort food :)

  8. Wow! Talk about the best looking soup ever! I want some!!

  9. Yum! I have been on such a soup kick lately! This sounds delish!

  10. hello darling, u do a great job here with your blog, would u like to follow each other on facebook, gfc and bloglovin??? I always follow back

  11. I've been looking for a recipe JUST LIKE THIS. It's like you write these posts for me. Thanks :)

  12. This looks so yummy and tasty for a cool fall evening!

  13. Any chace I could get precise measurements for the following?? It would be really helpful to know what size containers you're referring to. Thanks so much! This sounds delicious!

    2 containers beef stock
    2 cans diced tomatoes
    1 can tomato sauce

  14. Thank you SO much for the measurements. I took your ingredients list to the grocery store with me this weekend but only bought one 8 ounce can of sauce!! So when I saw you updated with more specifics I panicked cause I didn't have enough. Thankfully I had another 8 ounce can hanging out in the back of one of my cabinets! YAHOO!

    Made the soup last night and it was DELICIOUS! Definitely making this one again!

  15. Hey Sarah, I'm so glad you enjoyed it. It is delicious. I must have wrote the recipe in a hurry and forgot to put down sizes. Thank you.

  16. mmm comfort food! Can't wait to try this recipe, Val. I love those bowls. Where are they from?

  17. Hey Cindee, they are from Anthropologie and I believe they still sell them =)

  18. I made this for my family and they raved about it! Thank you!


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