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Turkey Italian Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup

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:


  • 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

Turkey Italian Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup

How to Make Turkey Italian Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup

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 them 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.

Turkey Italian Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup


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





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


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

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

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


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

    Congrats to Michelle. What a lucky girl.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    I wonder when spring will arrive here, as well!

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

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

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