One-Pot Wonders

Creamy Tortellini Soup with Sausage

October 22, 2021
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Photo by Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings
Author Notes

An ultra creamy tortellini soup with sausage and bell pepper. A comforting soup you can make time and time again. Loaded with Italian sausage, cheese tortellini and tender sautéed bell pepper, all tossed with an Italian seasoning and swimming in a rich tomatoey broth. Jazzed up with Parmesan and a touch of heavy cream for good measure. It’s a 30 minute meal of your dreams, you won’t believe how flavorful this pot of soup is until you try it. Be sure to serve this with a side of garlic bread for a mouthwatering result. —Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings

  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • 14 ounces fresh cheese tortellini
  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage, no casings
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup puréed tomatoes or crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • fresh thyme, for serving
  • 1 teaspoon each: dried oregano, dried sage, smoked paprika, black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, more for serving
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • salt, to taste
In This Recipe
  1. Heat a large pot over medium. Add bell pepper, sauté for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time. Add onion and garlic, cook for 2 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!

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