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Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Sausage and Tortellini Soup

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
The Kitchen at Johnsonville Sausage

The Kitchen at Johnsonville Sausage

This phenomenal soup recipe gives your mouth an exquisite variety of textures and flavors. Cheese tortellini is added to a delicate beef consommé. A blend of veggies, herbs and spices only add to the mouth-watering appeal of this dish. Once you add the Johnsonville Smoked Sausage, this soup goes from heavenly to absolutely divine.

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  • Calories:
  • 480 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 26.4 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.2g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 24.8 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 1839 mg
  • 74%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. On a cutting board, cut sausage links lengthwise into fourths, and then dice; set aside.
  2. In a soup kettle or Dutch oven, saute onions, carrots and garlic in oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Add sausage, cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, consomme, water, parsley, basil and bay leaf. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add zucchini and tortellini; simmer 10 minutes longer or until pasta is tender.
  3. Discard bay leaf. Ladle into serving bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
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Good fall soup! I used Johnsonville Smoked Sausage, and I feel that using the Italian flavored sausage would be a better choice, flavor-wise. The smoked sausage has a meaty taste in the soup, but it doesn't add a flavor "kick" like a different selection would. I omitted the olive oil, because heating the sausage in the pan released more than enough drippings to saute the veggies, as I suspected it might. As a matter of fact, it was just a bit oily tasting, even, with no added oil. Other than that, I found the cooking times to be accurate, and it filled my 6 quart pot, so there are lefties for lunch! My only change was to use Italian style diced tomatoes. There is no need for any added salt, in my opinion, because the canned items have quite enough, and then some, for the veggies. This is a hearty soup that comes together quickly, once the prep is done.

Soup Loving Nicole

Soup Loving Nicole


I made this recipe exactly as written and it was delicious! I have made similar soups in the past but using the Johnsonville smoked sausage made this one stand apart. You could taste the richness and depth of flavor in every single bite. If I had one critique it would be that the it was a bit oily. The next time I make this I will saute the onions, carrots, and garlic with the sausage which should yield enough grease without having to add the olive oil. This soup was packed full of flavor and left a lasting impression!




This was a great soup! I used a spinach and chicken ravioli instead of the tortellini and I forgot to put in the zucchini. Oops! We will definitely be making this one again. Next time we'll just cut the sausage pieces in half instead of quarters, I wanted bigger pieces in my bites. We served this with a fresh salad and a crusty bread. Delish!

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