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Dec 02

Sausage and Tortellini Tomato Soup

Sausage and Tortellini Tomato Soup

Stop looking for your next favorite soup recipe because I think I’ve found it in this Sausage and Tortellini Tomato Soup! This soup is what dreams are made of: spicy sausage, healthy spinach, a seasoned, flavorful tomato broth that’s slightly creamy and comforting pockets of cheese-filled pasta. I love one-pot meals and winter is totally soup season for me, so this was right up my alley. Plus each 1 1/3 cup serving is just 269 calories or 6 Weight Watchers SmartPoints! This is a soup recipe that eats like a meal and one the whole family will love.

If you have leftovers of this soup, the tortellini *might* absorb some of the broth while in the fridge. The difference in mine was negligible, I didn’t even really notice except the broth seemed a bit thicker. If this happens, don’t fret! You can definitely thin it back out again by adding additional broth before reheating. It could make it a little tricky to determine the serving size for your leftovers (since a bit of the broth disappeared), but there are several ways to work it out. You can measure the leftovers in cups once you pull them back out again and then divide by the number of remaining servings to figure out how much to take (this would work great!). You can also cook and store your tortellini separately and then add a portion of it to each serving of the soup as it’s served. Or you can just eyeball it. Your call!

Sausage and Tortellini Tomato Soup

Looking for more tasty, hearty soup recipes? Check out my Butternut Squash Soup, Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, Zuppa Toscana, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup, Italian Wedding Soup, Cheeseburger Soup, Spaghetti and Meatball Soup, Buffalo Chicken Soup, Chicken Tortilla Soup and more in the soup section of my recipe index!

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Sausage and Tortellini Tomato Soup

Yield: 8 (1 1/3 cups) servings


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb raw hot Italian poultry sausage, casings removed (I used Wegmans poultry sausage, you can use turkey or chicken sausage)
  • 32 oz fat free low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (28 oz) can unseasoned crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 12 oz refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 2 cup torn fresh spinach


  1. Pour the olive oil into a soup pot or Dutch oven and bring over medium-high heat. Add the onions and stir to coat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for a few minutes until the onions are softened. Add the minced garlic, stir together and cook for another 30-60 seconds. Add the sausage and stir together. Cook, breaking the meat up into small pieces, until the sausage is cooked through and fully broken up.
  2. Add the broth, crushed tomatoes, basil, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes, increase the heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Uncover the pot and add the cream cheese. Whisk the cream cheese in while simmering until the cheese is dissolved. Add the tortellini and spinach and stir together. Cover the pot and simmer for 10 minutes until pasta is cooked.

Weight Watchers SmartPoints:
6 per (1 1/3 cup) serving* (SP calculated using the recipe builder on

*if you want a bigger serving you can also do six (1 ¾ cup) servings for 8 SPs each

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
7 per (1 1/3 cup) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below)

Nutrition Information:
269 calories, 30 g carbs, 2 g sugars, 9 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 18 g protein, 3 g fiber (from

Adapted from Yellow Bliss Road


23 Responses to “Sausage and Tortellini Tomato Soup”

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    Becky — December 2, 2016 @ 10:10 am

    This looks delish!! What brand of tortellini did you use? All the brands at my local grocery store are really huge – yours look so cute and tiny.

    • Emily Bites replied: — December 2nd, 2016 @ 10:49 am

      I used Wegmans brand, but I think they are normal tortellini size! Haha. I hope you make this and love it 🙂

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    Margaret — December 2, 2016 @ 12:19 pm

    I have made a similar recipe for many years and it’s a big favorite of all who eat it. I don’t add the cream cheese so it’s more of a basic tomato base soup. But everything else is the same ingredients. So fast and simple to make and taste great. Can’t go wrong!

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    Cathy — December 2, 2016 @ 12:34 pm

    I add in a cup of cubed zucchini which bulks the soup up a bit with no extra points.

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    Kelly — December 4, 2016 @ 4:41 pm

    This was delicious! Wouldn’t change a thing – will definitely make again. Thanks, Emily!

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    Carol — December 5, 2016 @ 4:17 pm

    Made this last night and it was awesome

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    Leah — December 5, 2016 @ 4:21 pm

    Do you know if this can be made in a crockpot? Looks delicious!

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    Stephanie — December 6, 2016 @ 3:04 pm

    What size Dutch oven do you recommend? I’ve been wanting to get one for awhile now and this recipe solidified that I need one!

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    Brooke — December 9, 2016 @ 1:17 pm

    WOW!! The taste was amazing after it was ready for dinner, but upon clean up an hour later – out of this world! This is a keeper for sure, keep on keepin on Emily!!! We are all so indebted to you!

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    ANONYMOUS — December 9, 2016 @ 1:31 pm


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    HD — December 13, 2016 @ 11:43 am

    So I made this soup and it is AMAZING! Hubby says its one of the best things I have ever made. Once strange thing, my tortellini tripled in size and the soup became very thick, not liquidy like the picture. Its almost like the tortellini absorbed all of the soup (not a bad thing as this is sooo delicious) Not sure how or why this happened, any idea?

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    Brandy — December 16, 2016 @ 9:17 am

    My husband and I loved this soup! He actually looked forward to leftovers. I left out the spinach by his request, but I’m putting it in next time. Thanks for another great recipe, Emily!

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    Laura — December 16, 2016 @ 12:19 pm

    This is really good and flavorful. I added a little Penzey’s Frozen Pizza Seasoning for an extra kick of flavor.

    • Emily Bites replied: — December 16th, 2016 @ 12:21 pm

      Ooh, sounds yummy!

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    Molly — December 19, 2016 @ 7:33 pm

    This soup is a must try! Delicious, comforting, and filling! My husband also loved it – thank you for sharing!

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    Jill — December 19, 2016 @ 9:21 pm

    Just had this for dinner tonight. It was amazing! Thanks for another great recipe!

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    Star — December 30, 2016 @ 10:27 pm

    One of my new year’s resolutions is to start trying recipes that aren’t my own again. THIS is quite literally on the top of my list. Sounds so perfect for a cold winter night.

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    Sara — December 31, 2016 @ 5:32 pm

    Wow – the flavor in this soup is incredible!! What a delicious recipe. Thanks, Emily!!

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    Lisa — January 1, 2017 @ 5:28 pm

    Made this just as the recipe said and it is amazing!

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    Laura — January 2, 2017 @ 7:55 pm

    I made this tonight and couldn’t wait to eat it. Very good, soup is one of my favorite meals and this hit the spot! I used frozen tortellini I bought a while ago to make your tortellini skillet meal and didn’t get to it, but I was glad to have these on hands to make this tonight.

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    Joy — January 3, 2017 @ 10:13 pm

    Emily, just wanted to let you know that this is our new favorite recipe!!! It’s absolutely delicious and so warm, hearty, and spicy — perfect for winter. Hubby and I love it and are recommending it to everyone we know!

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    Bruce Kulgowski — January 11, 2017 @ 11:50 pm

    I love this soup, especially on cold winter evenings. Thank You !

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    Sandra — January 14, 2017 @ 6:27 pm

    Do you think you could freeze left overs?

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