Quick and Easy Creamy Tortellini Soup 2023



  • 1 pound ground sausage or chicken/turkey sausage
  • 1 package (about 20 oz) frozen cheese tortellini
  • 4 cups fresh spinach, washed and chopped
  • 1 can (14 oz) Italian-style diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 block (8 oz) cream cheese, cubed
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
  • Fresh basil, chopped, for garnish (optional)


  1. Brown the Sausage:
    • In a large pot over medium heat, brown the ground sausage until fully cooked. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Add Ingredients to Pot:
    • To the pot with the browned sausage, add the frozen cheese tortellini, chopped fresh spinach, drained Italian-style diced tomatoes, and cubed cream cheese.
  3. Pour in Chicken Broth:
    • Pour in the chicken broth, ensuring that all ingredients are well-submerged.
  4. Simmer the Soup:
    • Bring the soup to a gentle simmer over medium heat. Allow it to cook for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the tortellini is cooked through, and the flavors meld together.
  5. Check Tortellini:
    • Keep an eye on the tortellini; it may cook faster than the other ingredients. Check for doneness about 10-15 minutes into the simmering. The tortellini is done when it’s tender but still slightly firm.
  6. Chunk Up Cream Cheese:
    • Use a spoon or spatula to chunk up the cream cheese into the soup, stirring until it’s fully melted and the soup becomes creamy.
  7. Season to Taste:
    • Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the seasoning as needed.
  8. Serve:
    • Ladle the creamy tortellini soup into bowls. Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh basil if desired.
  9. Enjoy:
    • Serve the soup hot and enjoy a quick and hearty meal with the comforting flavors of creamy tortellini, savory sausage, and vibrant spinach.

Optional Tips:

  • Add a dash of Italian seasoning or dried basil for extra flavor.
  • If you prefer a thinner soup, you can add more chicken broth.
  • Customize with your favorite veggies like diced bell peppers or mushrooms.
  • Serve with crusty bread or a side salad for a complete meal.

This quick and easy Creamy Tortellini Soup is perfect for a delicious and satisfying dinner in just 30 minutes. Enjoy!


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