Charlotte's Tortellini Soup

Charlotte's Tortellini Soup

63 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    1 h 15 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 35 m
Recipe by  Charlotte

“This is a hearty and spicy soup that goes with a crusty Italian bread and a side salad.”

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Original recipe yields 6 + servings



  1. Brown sausage in pot; drain off fat. Add onions and saute until tender. Add carrots, celery, beef broth, red wine, tomatoes, ketchup, Italian seasoning, and garlic. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Skim away the fat from the soup.
  2. Stir in the zucchini, tortellini, red bell pepper, and parsley. (If you use fresh tortellini, cook them according to package directions.) Simmer, covered, for about 25-30 minutes or till the tortellini are tender. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with cheese right before serving.

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This was very good. I would definitely cut back on the ketchup in the future as it was a little too "sweet" tasting for me. Oh and I will add more liquid as the pasta absorbed a lot. Thanks for a great recipe!

The Glitter Girl

The Glitter Girl

This was the first and by far the finest recipe I have made off of this site. Whenever I've served it to my family or dinner guests it is always extremely well received. In fact, my Grandfather literally cries if he finds out I made it and didn't invite him over. The base is so good and versatile, I've tried it with all kinds of different vegetables, stuff I had leftover in the fridge, etc... and it's still marvelous. The only changes I make consistently now - I like the sweet Italian turkey sausage in it, it's not so greasy, I usually do a mix of half beef broth and half vegetable broth and I always cook my tortellini before adding it at the end. And, for the people who can't seem to add the ketchup- try really hard to overcome your fear, you're missing out on one of the keys that adds a certain "richness" to this recipe and (in my opinion) makes it so exceptional. Thank you Charlotte!!!



Great recipe, great soup. Hubs and I both loved it. Super simple to make with most ingredients right at hand. I didn't measure precisely, just kind of threw everything together, but I did use more garlic and less ketchup. I used dried spinach tortellini, cooking it separately and adding it at the last. I wasn't sure I would like the red pepper, something I'm not familiar with in soup, but I did find it a different taste twist I really enjoyed. As for hubs, he enjoyed this soup so much he asked me to send him to work with it for his lunch--for the next two days!

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 450 cal
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 25.3 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs
  • 36.6 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 18.2 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 1664 mg
  • 67%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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