Tortellini Soup with Sausage and Spinach is the ultimate tomato soup dish! There is no need for grilled cheese. Because the tortellini soup is loaded with spinach and turkey sausage, it makes a great one dish dinner. Ditch the grilled cheese and let’s find out how to make dinner in under 30 minutes without buttering bread.
So let’s talk dinner on a budget. I refer to this meal as a pantry friendly meal. Even if you are missing the tortellini, is isn’t a foreign pasta that isn’t easy to find. You can pick it up in any grocery store. Do you keep a can or 2 of tomato soup in your cupboards? What about chicken stock and milk? Items that seem to be kept on hand. So, let’s dive into this recipe and get dinner on the table.
How To Make Tortellini Soup with Sausage and Spinach
- Tomato Soup
- Chicken Stock
- Milk or Original Almond Milk
- Minced Garlic
- Turkey Sausage
Cooking Notes: This can be made a one pot dish or you can cook the turkey sausage and spinach separate before combining. I used 2 separate pans.
First, in a heated cast iron pan add the sliced turkey sausage. I used butterball turkey sausage because that is my favorite. Lightly brown sausage, then add chopped onions, minced garlic, and spinach. Toss continuously until spinach has cooked down.
Second, in a soup pot combine together tomato soup can, basil, milk, and chicken stock stirring continuously till almost boiling. At this point, add tortellini. Tortellini is a delicate pasta that takes 3-5 minutes to cook. Tortellini float when they are fully cooked. Lastly, add the turkey sausage and spinach into the soup pot. Serve and enjoy!
A recipe that is delicious yet flexible is important when allergies are a concern. Tortellini is traditionally stuffed with a ricotta cheese. A dairy free alternative would be a meet stuffed ravioli. The texture would be similar and would not compromise the flavor of the soup.
Additionally, if you are not a fan of turkey sausage it can be substituted with ground beef or a smoked keilbosa. Both delicious alternatives that would still make a delicious one pot soup dish.
Adding additionally vegetables isn’t quite considered a substitution however, feel free to add stewed tomatoes. This will make a more heart chunky soup.
Leftovers for Lunch
Do you need lunch for the next day? Tortellini doesn’t hold up too well in a broth soup. It will become mushy. Just a heads up! You can still take the leftovers for lunch. Ways to avoid: Cook tortellini separate. Store in a separate dry container. This will uphold the tortellini’s integrity and then can be easily added at lunch time!
Tortellini Soup with Sausage and Spinach
- 1 tbsp Basil
- 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
- 1 small onion
- 2 cans Tomato Soup (10.75 ounces)
- 1 1/4 cup Chicken Stock
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups Torttelli
- 1 package Turkey Sausage
- 2 cups Spinach (cooked)
- Combine first 6 ingredients in soup pan and simmer until onions are tender
- In a separate pan cook turkey sausage and spinach together. Turkey Sausage is typically pre-cooked so light brown then add the spinach
- While the sausage and spinach cook, add the Tortellini to the soup pot and cook till tortellini is tender and/or floats.
- Add the sausage and spinach to soup bowl to finish