Creamy Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup

A perfect weeknight meal because it comes together so quickly! I have also made this with shredded rotisserie chicken or diced chicken sausages.


1 lb Italian Sausage

1 med yellow onion, diced

6 garlic cloves, minced

1 qt vegetable stock

1 14oz can diced tomatoes

2 TBS tomato paste

1 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper

1 bunch kale, chopped

10 oz fresh tortellini

1 cup heavy cream

Parmesan cheese for serving



  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the sausage, onions, and garlic and cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until it is browned and the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Drain off any excessive fat.
  2. Whisk in the vegetable stock, diced tomatoes, and tomato paste until fully incorporated. Bring to a boil and add the salt and red pepper flakes, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until slightly reduced, about 15 minutes. Stir in the kale, tortellini, and cream. Cook until the kale is wilted and the pasta is tender, 3-5 minutes.
  3. Ladle the soup into bowls. Sprinkle with Parmesan, if desired, before serving.

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