Soups & Pastas

Creamy Tortellini Soup with Sausage

4 servings


5 minutes

active time

35 minutes

total time


400 g/14 oz fresh cheese tortellini

450 g/1 pound mild Italian sausage, no casings

1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp unsalted butter

2 shallots, finely chopped

2 tbsp tomato paste

4 garlic cloves, minced

250 ml/1 cup puréed tomatoes

1 L/4 cups chicken broth

250 ml/1 cup heavy cream

30 g/1 oz grated Parmesan

fresh thyme, for serving

1 tsp each: dried oregano, dried sage, smoked paprika, black pepper

¼ tsp red pepper flakes, more for serving

¼ tsp ground nutmeg

salt, to taste


Get all the prep done before you start cooking: mince the garlic, finely chop the shallots and thinly slice the bell pepper. Remove the casings from your sausage.

Heat oil and butter in a large pot over medium. Add bell pepper, sauté for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time. Add shallots and garlic, cook for 2 minutes.

Add sausage and spices, break up the meat into small pieces with a wooden spoon, and cook until browned and no longer pink, 5 minutes. Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add tomato paste and puréed tomatoes, cook for 15 minutes.

Add tortellini, cook for 2 minutes. Then pour in cream and add Parmesan. Stir to combine, simmer for 1 minute. Taste and adjust salt.

Finish off with some extra red pepper flakes, black pepper and fresh thyme. Enjoy!


Serving Size




Total Fat

41 g

Saturated Fat

21 g

Unsaturated Fat

19 g

Trans Fat

1 g


107 mg


1503 mg

Total Carbohydrate

16 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars

9 g


14 g

4 servings


5 minutes

active time

35 minutes

total time
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