Auntie Kathy's Sausage Tortellini Soup

Kim Cleaves


My aunt gave me this recipe...and as always, I tweaked it a bit. Great with freshly baked bread sticks.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


  • 1 lb
    italian sausage, hot
  • 1 c
    onion, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, peeled and minced
  • 28 oz
    can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 c
    carrots, chopped
  • 1 c
    green beans, fresh or zucchini (i think green beans have more flavor)
  • 1
    green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 c
    cheese filled tortellini (from the pasta aisle, not frozen. better flavor than frozen)
  • 6 c
    beef stock
  • 8 oz
    tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1 pinch
    crushed red pepper
  • ·
    grated parmesan cheese, if desired
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste

How to Make Auntie Kathy's Sausage Tortellini Soup


  1. In 5 qt stockpot, brown sausage, remove from heat and drain (I also rinse to remove some of the fat). Sauté onion and garlic until tender. Add all ingredients except for the tortellini and parmesan cheese. Bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer. Simmer uncovered for 60 minutes or until carrots are tender. Add tortellini and simmer uncovered until the tortellini is done (about 10 minutes). Season with salt & pepper to taste. Grate parmesan cheese and add to bowl if desired.

    Note: you can use broth instead of stock but stock has a richer flavor and about half the sodium.

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About Auntie Kathy's Sausage Tortellini Soup

Course/Dish: Soups Pasta Other Soups
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #sausage

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