Italian Sausage, Kale and Tortellini Soup

October 31, 2015

Sausage Kale and Tortellini Soup is such a hearty and flavorful soup! It’s packed with cheesy tortellini, nutritious kale, and tasty bits of herbed Italian sausage. A great dinner to cozy up to after a long cold day!

Italian Sausage, Kale and Tortellini Soup

Tortellini Soup with Sausage and Kale

That time of year has come too quickly – the time where I’ve had this cold for two weeks and the only thing I want to eat is soup. Speaking of I need some breakfast soups in my life. Are those a thing? They should be.

So about this soup, it is similar to some of the other tortellini soups I’ve made, like this Spinach Tomato and Garlic Tortellini Soup and this Tuscan Tortellini Soup, but of course this one has plenty of meat. And my husband is not complaining!

This soup is a breeze to make and it’s a soup you’ll want to make again and again. I mean it has tortellini, how could it go wrong? I could live on tortellini, I absolutely love the stuff and it makes for some of the best soups!

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If you happen to have some fresh Italian herbs on hand like basil, thyme, marjoram, oregano or rosemary you can use some of those in place of some of the italian blend to add more fresh flavor. But since it’s fall I decided to just go with the dried herbs because that’s likely what most of you have on hand right now.

And using the Italian herb blend worked perfectly for this soup rather than listing out 5 or 6 different herbs to add to the soup.

This hearty soup is just the comfort food I needed today and I can’t wait to make it again! I hope you enjoy it too!

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Italian Sausage, Kale and Tortellini Soup

4.62 from 13 votes

This Sausage Kale and Tortellini soup is such a hearty and flavorful soup! It's packed with cheesy tortellini, nutritious kale, and tasty bits of herbed Italian sausage. A great dinner to cozy up to after a long cold day!

Servings: 6
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 oz mild or hot italian sausage (pork or turkey), removed from casings
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion (1 medium)
  • 1 1/3 cups chopped carrots (3 medium)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 9 oz refrigerated three cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups packed chopped kale (thick ribs removed)
  • Finely shredded parmesan cheese , for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Crumble sausage into pot and brown, stirring and breaking up sausage occasionally, until cooked through. 
  2. Drain sausage onto a plate lined with several layers of paper towels while reserving 1 Tbsp rendered fat in pot (if there's not a tbsp just add 1 more tbsp olive oil to pot). 
  3. Add onions and carrots and saute 3 minutes then add garlic and saute 1 minute longer. 
  4. Stir in beef broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning and season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  5. Bring to a light boil, return sausage to pot, cover pot and reduce heat to medium-low and allow to simmer until carrots are nearly tender, about 15 minutes. 
  6. Stir in tortellini and kale then cover and cook 7 - 9 minutes longer. Serve warm with parmesan cheese if desired (note that as the soup rests the tortellini will absorb more broth so you can add more broth or water to thin as desired).
Nutrition Facts
Italian Sausage, Kale and Tortellini Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 502 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 1521mg66%
Potassium 1242mg35%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 7315IU146%
Vitamin C 48.5mg59%
Calcium 189mg19%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Soup, Tortellini Soup
Author: Jaclyn