This cozy Sausage Tortellini Soup is delicious and takes less than 15 minutes to make in an Instant Pot. A bowl of creamy tomato-based broth, sausage, cheesy soft tortellini, and a generous sprinkle of parmesan is filling and flavourful.
Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup is hearty and delicious. Made with flavourful Italian Sausage, tortellini pasta, Garlic, Onion, and Tomato, this soup has a light, hearty broth. This soup is a meal, so you don't have to worry about making a side, or maybe a simple leafy green salad is just enough. Best of all, it is made in an Instant Pot in just 15 minutes.
Winter is slowly setting in, and soups are frequently appearing on our dinner table. So definitely, you will see more and more soup recipes here on the blog for the next couple of months.
Our new favourite soup
Tomato-based soup is one of our favorites at home. Love the refreshingly sweet and tangy taste that tomato gives. If you are a regular reader, then I am sure you might have tried ONE POT ITALIAN SAUSAGE ORZO SOUP or this simple TOMATO BISQUE.
Using Tortellini pasta in a soup instead of regular Pasta makes the soup special. The bonus is you can use your favorite filled tortellini. The broth is slightly flavourful and refreshing. It is not overly creamy. The pasta absorbs all the flavors and becomes pillowy and soft.
You can also look at another tortellini soup that is a reader favorite - Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup.
Add a handful of kale or spinach to make it a filling meal. Sneak in veggies like carrots, or add some canned white beans if you wish.
I prefer mild Italian Sausage but go ahead and substitute it with Sweet Sausage, Smokey sausages, or Spicy Italian Sausage instead. Play with different flavors; I am sure it would be delicious every time.
How to make
I have made this recipe in an Instant pot because you know the cool kitchen gadget everyone is raving about. But nothing changes if you make it in a slow cooker or stovetop.
To make in a Slow Cooker
There is nothing like a house filled with the aroma of soup cooking slowly in a slow cooker. So if you want the soup to be slowly cooking in the crockpot the whole day and ready by dinner time, then here is how you will make it.
Heat oil in a pan. Saute chopped onion and garlic for a while until softens, about 1-2 minutes. Add Sausage and cook until it no longer looks pink.
Then shift the sausage mixture to the pan, and add the rest of the ingredients except tortellini and cream. Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 4-5 hours. Add dried tortellini and cream to the slow cooker and cook for another 30 minutes.
To make on the Stovetop.
Making this soup on the stovetop is pretty straightforward.
Start with sauteing onion and garlic in hot oil until it has softened and the raw smell has disappeared. Then add crumbled sausages and cook for 1-2 minutes. Then add Crushed Tomatoes, Tomato paste, seasoning, and Stock.
Mix well and let it come to a boil, then lower the heat. Let the stock cook on low for 10 minutes. Then add dried tortellini.
Let it cook until it is tender. Add more stock if required, followed by half and half. Mix everything well and switch off the flame.
This soup is not ideal for freezing. Tortellini pasta, when left for too long in broth, will soak the liquid and swell up. So I wouldn't freeze this soup with the tortellini in it.
Freeze the soup without adding the tortellini. Cook the soup and let it cool. Store the soup along with the tortellini but in separate containers or zip-lock.
If there is any leftover and you end up freezing it, then while reheating, loosen the soup by adding more stock to it until the desired consistency.
You can refrigerate the soup for up to four days without the tortellini.
This salad with tortellini and veggies is fulfilling and a meal by itself if you want to take it lightly. You can also go with salads, bread, or other sides.
Salads - Serve with a fresh salad like this Asian Cucumber Salad or any salad with a lemon or vinaigrette base.
Meat - meatballs go well with this creamy salad, like this Chicken Meatball in Plum Sauce. Also, you may pair it with grilled recipes like Easy Grilled Chicken with Buttermilk Marinade, Grilled Rosemary Chicken Kebabs, or Grilled Shrimp.
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Sausage Tortellini Soup
- 250 grams Dried Cheese Tortellini
- 200 grams Italian Sausage
- 2 teaspoon Olive Oil
- 1 medium Onion
- 1 tablespoon Garlic minced
- 1 can Crushed Tomato (14.5 oz )
- 2 tablespoon Tomato Paste
- 2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- ½ teaspoon chilli flakes
- salt to taste
- 4 cups Chicken Stock
- ½ cup Half & Half increase up to 1 cup for a more creamier soup
- Grated parmesan and chopped fresh parsley for serving
- Set the Instant Pot to saute mode. When hot add oil.
- Stir in chopped onion and garlic. Saute for a minute for the onion to soften and raw garlic smell has disappeared.
- Add crumbled sausage to the pan. Brown it for 2 minutes.
- Add crushed tomatoes, Tomato paste, Italian seasoning, chilli flakes, salt and 2 cups stock( reserve the rest to add later). Mix everything well (Scarp bottom of the pan to release any stuck brown bits)
- Stir in dried tortellini.
- Switch to Manual mode. Cover the lid. Set for 4 minutes on high pressure.
- It will take around 5 minutes to come to full pressure and the timer to start.
- When 4 minute ends, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes. Release rest of the pressure manually.
- Once all the pressure is released, carefully open the lid.
- Switch to sautee mode again. Add rest of the stock and half & half. Stir gently.
- Let it cook for another 30 seconds or so. Switch off the pot.
- Serve with grated parmesan and chopped parsley sprinkled on top.
- Don't add all the stock at once. If there is too much f liquid, then it might come from the nozzle while releasing the pressure manually.
- The Soup might look bit on the thinner side initially, but the tortellini will absorb quite a bit of liquid even after you switch off the pot.
- Adjsut the amount of salt towards the end. Sausage and the stock both contains some amount to salt.