Tortellini and Sausage Soup


Today we have a Recipe Redo and it is one of my favorite all time recipes. Tortellini and Sausage Soup.  It is probably the recipe I have had the most requests for.

Everytime I have made it someone or multiple someones ask me for the recipe.  Yes, it is that good.  For years it was our family’s “traditional” Halloween Night meal.  So I thought I would update it and add photos (yes, another post that had no photos)  just in case you wanted to try it out for your pre-trick or treat meal this Halloween.
Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Especially if it is a cold trick or treat night this will warm up the little goblins tummies before they head out.
Sausage and Tortellini Soup

I got this recipe from my friend Vickie Maloney.  I will be forever grateful to her for sharing this recipe with me.  It is also a favorite I take to new mommies or sick friends and they always love it!

Sausage and Tortellini Soup

I usually use a sweet Italian sausage but a spicy one would be yummy too. In addition to the tortellini it has carrots, tomatoes and zucchini.  I often top it off with some shredded Parmesan cheese too but forgot to add it for these photos.
Sausage and Tortellini Soup
What do you usually have for dinner before heading out to trick or treat or while you are waiting for the trick or treaters to show up?

Nothing goes better with a pot of homemade soup than some homemade bread.  One we love to make is Herbed Oatmeal Pan Bread.

Tortellini and Sausage Soup
  • 1 lb. sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 cup carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ tsp. dried basil
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp. oregano
  • 5 cups beef or chicken broth
  • 1 - 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 29 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1½ cups sliced zucchini
  • 8 oz. fresh meat or cheese tortellini (I use cheese)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Brown sausage, remove from pan and drain.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Saute onions and garlic until tender.
  4. Add water,broth, carrots, tomatoes, basil, oregano, tomato sauce and sausage.
  5. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about 20 minutes.
  6. Skim off any fat and stir in zucchini and tortellini.
  7. Simmer for an additional 20 minutes or until tortellini and zucchini are tender.
  8. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.

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Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Robyn Neville says

    That soup sounds fabulus. Especially with the nights and mornings being cooler. I’ll have to convert it to points in WW, but I bet it would work great! THANKS for sharing!


  2. says

    I think I have made that bread before. I got the recipe in one of those little cookbooks you buy at the grocery store, the ones by the checkout. I took them to work once and was accused of buying them, so I took them with the book the next time. The women raved over how they looked like the photo in the book. I have made the almond bark covered popcorn, too. I use lightly salted dry roasted peanuts and the small M&M’s in there. The mix is really great at Christmas with the colored M&Ms. I love this blog, thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Cyndi says

    I was wondering what the quantities were for the candy corn popcorn. I know Walmart sells Almond bark (I think 1 1/2 pounds) but I want to ensure I am doing the right quantities. Also, you indicated a large bag of popcorn. I can certainly eyeball the candy corn but the other two are important so it isn’t too sweet. Thanks!!!

  4. nicole says


    Love your site. I was wondering the same thing as the above comment. Can you be a bit more specific on quantity so I can make plans to make the popcorn?


  5. Nancy Jean says

    Would you be able to tell me exactly what Almond Bark is. Someone mentioned they have it at Wal-Mart–what section would it be in and is it called “Almond Bark”? It is something new to me and I just want to make sure I get the correct ingredient.

    Thanks for your help.

  6. Susan says

    In the updated version it doesn’t show white wine that one of the older reviewers mentioned. Is this in the revised recipe the water. It looks delicious, going to try next week.

  7. says

    Disney on Ice sounds so fun! I can’t wait until my baby is a little older and gets the magic of the holidays…I think Christmas is going to be fun this year though. :) This soup looks amazing, I think it’s going on my menu plan for next week. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Mollie says

    I made this last night for my man-boys and they loved it! I love the local store in Vancouver, Chucks Produce! I picked up the fresh ingredients there and learned that Chucks does not sell pork products. Therefore, I tried the chicken italian sausage and it was awesome! Chucks is closed on Saturdays; however, I believe that for those in Portland a quick trip across the bridge to visit this store would be time well spent. Thanks for the great recipe Leigh Ann!

  9. Amy says

    Made this tonight with hot Italian sausage and my husband both agreed it was insanely delicious!!! This will be on the regular meal plan for sure :)

  10. Susan says

    Thanks Leigh Anne for a great recipe. Made it tonight and it was delicious, my husband had w big bowls. It tasted so good on a cold night.

  11. deb in sc says

    I’m never sure how to cook the Italian sausage…do you keep it in the casing while cooking, or remove from casing before cooking for the sausage/tortellini soup?

    • says

      I buy the bulk, ground up sausage so it doesn’t have a casing on it. But if I was using a sausage with a casing I would remove the casing and cook up the sausage like hamburger meat.

  12. Janette says

    Have you slightly changed the recipe? I thought originally there was white wine and a 29 oz. can of crushed tomatoes. Either way, it’s one of my favorite soup recipes.


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