It’s Still Chilly Out Soup

Sausage Tortellini Soup Recipe

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 pound bulk Piemonte Colazione sausage
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 can (14-1/2 oz) Italian stewed tomatoes, undrained and cut up
  • 1 can (14-1/2 oz) beef broth
  • 1 can (10-1/2 oz) condensed French onion soup
  • 1 package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large saucepan, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the water, cabbage, tomatoes, broth and soup. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8 minutes. Stir in tortellini; cook 7-9 minutes longer or until pasta is tender. Sprinkle with cheese.
    Freeze option: Before adding cheese, freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth, water or milk if necessary. Serve with cheese.
      (2-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 199 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 912mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.

Originally published as Sausage Tortellini Soup in Simple & Delicious March/April 2009, p37