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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 Freestyle 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


82 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!

  5. #
    Carol — December 5, 2016 @ 4:17 pm

    Made this last night and it was awesome

  6. #
    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!

  12. #
    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!

  13. #
    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!

  14. #
    Jill — December 19, 2016 @ 9:21 pm

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

  15. #
    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.

  16. #
    Sara — December 31, 2016 @ 5:32 pm

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

  17. #
    Lisa — January 1, 2017 @ 5:28 pm

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

  18. #
    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!

  20. #
    Bruce Kulgowski — January 11, 2017 @ 11:50 pm

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

    • Emily Bites replied: — January 30th, 2017 @ 12:09 pm


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    Sandra — January 14, 2017 @ 6:27 pm

    Do you think you could freeze left overs?

    • Emily Bites replied: — January 30th, 2017 @ 12:05 pm

      Hi Sandra,
      I almost never freeze anything so I am the worst at answering this question. Sorry! If you do try freezing it please report back!

  22. #
    Elizabeth — January 16, 2017 @ 3:59 pm

    I made this and it smells and tatstes delicious! I typed your nutrition info into the WW calculator and it says it’s 8 SP not 6 like stated. Can you please verify? Thanks!

    • Emily Bites replied: — January 30th, 2017 @ 12:02 pm

      Hi Elizabeth, this answer from my FAQs should help!

      I ran the nutrition information you posted through my points calculator and it doesn’t match the SmartPoints value you listed for the recipe – which one is right?
      One of the changes Weight Watchers made in the switch to SmartPoints is that the recipe builder no longer counts the values of 0 SP fruits and vegetables when determining the final SP value for a recipe. Therefore, the SPs you get from the recipe builder may not match the SPs you get from running the nutrition information through the Weight Watchers SP calculator, because the nutrition information will contain the calories, etc from the fruits and vegetables.

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    Joanna — January 17, 2017 @ 9:14 pm

    Hi Emily. I made this soup last night and I have to say, this is one of the best soups I have ever had. Thank you for sharing all of your great recipes, it makes following the WW program so much easier.

    • Emily Bites replied: — January 30th, 2017 @ 11:55 am

      I’m so happy you loved it, thanks for letting me know!

  24. #
    Lainie — January 21, 2017 @ 4:03 pm

    Cooking this now… smells amazing! But just FYI to everyone check points; I put the ingredients in the WW recipe builder and mine came out to 8SP a serving.

    • Emily Bites replied: — January 30th, 2017 @ 11:48 am

      Hi Lainie, different brands can have different nutrition info and points so while I posted the results using the brands and ingredients I used, yours may turn out different. I hope you love the soup!

  25. #
    Mindy — January 21, 2017 @ 6:14 pm

    I made this soup today and it was amazing!

    • Emily Bites replied: — January 30th, 2017 @ 11:46 am


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    Jessica — January 22, 2017 @ 7:14 pm

    Made this tonight. Unbelievably delicious!!! I was not prepared for how tasty it was really going to be. Another one of your dishes to be added to my pile to be made again. Thank you!!!

    • Emily Bites replied: — January 30th, 2017 @ 11:44 am

      I’m so thrilled that you loved it! 🙂

  27. #
    Amy — January 25, 2017 @ 3:58 pm

    This soup is AMAZING! This is my second time making in in the past two weeks. It is such a perfect meal for my lunch everyday. I LOVE it! Bonus: easy to make! Thank you!!

    • Emily Bites replied: — January 30th, 2017 @ 11:36 am

      Yay, I’m thrilled that you love it so much! Thanks for letting me know 🙂

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    Alyssa — January 25, 2017 @ 5:04 pm

    I just made this tonight and my hubby told me it’s his favorite dinner I’ve made yet! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Emily Bites replied: — January 30th, 2017 @ 11:35 am

      I’m so glad he loved it!

  29. #
    Amanda — January 28, 2017 @ 6:10 pm

    I also got 8SP when I plugged it into my recipe builder, but mine made one less serving so it went up to 10! 🙁 not sure why that happened because I measured everything. It is still delicious and worth every point!!

    • Emily Bites replied: — January 30th, 2017 @ 11:08 am

      Hi Amanda, different brands can definitely alter the nutrition info or points of a recipe. I post based on the brands and ingredients I used but feel free to run it through using exactly what you’re using 🙂

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    Sarah — January 28, 2017 @ 11:31 pm

    Made this for dinner tonight. Was a complete hit with not only me, but the hubby as well! Perfect tomato, spice, and pasta dish! ALL of your meals are wonderful! I have yet to be disappointed! Keep up the great work Emily! Thank you for all you do.

    • Emily Bites replied: — January 30th, 2017 @ 11:07 am

      Yay! I’m so happy to hear it was a hit, thanks for letting me know and thanks for the love! <3

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    ROSANNE — January 29, 2017 @ 10:54 pm

    Made this again tonight and it’s just as good the first time!!! Thank you!!!!!

    • Emily Bites replied: — January 30th, 2017 @ 11:03 am

      I’m so glad you love it!

  32. #
    Katy — February 4, 2017 @ 9:37 pm

    Hi Emily,

    Do you think I could just sub ground beef for the sausage? I am not a huge sausage fan, but wanted to try this! It looks amazing! Thanks! 🙂

    • Emily Bites replied: — February 4th, 2017 @ 9:38 pm


  33. #
    Kristina — February 6, 2017 @ 11:14 pm

    I’m a new reader and this is the first recipe I’ve tried from your website. It was delicious and I am eager to try more of your recipes. Thank you.

  34. #
    Darby Hunt — February 11, 2017 @ 7:41 pm

    This soup was great similar to Rustic Italian tortellini soup by Taste of Home. I added 2 extra cans of broth 14.5 oz. each and 1 can Italian stewed tomatoes 14.5 oz. and it worked out beautifully.

  35. #
    Chris — February 13, 2017 @ 8:01 am

    Awesome soup. This is the first time I have made soup that actually looked the same as the pic and tasted as good if not better. Wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you so much for this recipe.

  36. #
    Pam — February 13, 2017 @ 12:58 pm

    This soup is amazing!! I put the recipe out for my husband to make and he said it was easy to follow and the results were DELICIOUS! This is a must try for anyone who is on the fence. I appreciate the serving size is plentiful and smart points friendly. Thanks Emily, much appreciated!

  37. #
    Lesley — February 22, 2017 @ 6:51 pm

    This is so delicious, I wanted to lick the bowl! My husband agrees, and my young teenagers even enjoyed it, even though they’re usually not soup fans. I love how creamy the cream cheese makes the soup. Brilliant.

  38. #
    Jennette — February 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

    Hello- I am trying to share a recipe on Facebook and it isn’t working. It keeps saying that Safari can’t connect to the server. I’m not having trouble on any other website. Is down? Thanks 🙂

  39. #
    Michelle — March 2, 2017 @ 7:45 pm

    Had my eye on this one for a while and finally got to make it. Absolutely outta this world delicious! thanks so much! Can’t wait to try more of your stuff.

  40. #
    Angie — March 12, 2017 @ 2:18 pm

    Great soup! Thank you for all the work you do to create these recipe and make them available for free. It really helps make the WW plan so much easier. To have the points worked out for us is a tremendous amount of work and I thank you very much!

  41. #
    Andrea — March 14, 2017 @ 2:55 pm

    I’m eating this soup right now and it is BLOWING MY MIND!!! Thanks, Emily!!!

  42. #
    Peggy — March 14, 2017 @ 9:12 pm

    OMG. LOVE this soup! Soooo tasty and perfect after a snowstorm. I accidentally added too many tortellini so I gave the kids the heaping scoops of tortellini.

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    Angela — March 15, 2017 @ 12:50 pm

    The soup is delicious, how ever, I inserted the recipe in the recipe builder on WW and 10sp!!!!!! why

    • Emily Bites replied: — March 15th, 2017 @ 1:16 pm

      Different brands and products can have varying nutrition information, so perhaps the sausage and tortellini you used were higher in points than the ones I used?

  44. #
    Terri — March 16, 2017 @ 11:45 am

    This soup was delicious!! Helps to stay on WW easier. Thanks so much Emily!

  45. #
    Amanda — March 17, 2017 @ 7:39 pm

    I made this earlier this week and am still enjoying there leftovers tonight. This might be my new favorite recipe!! Thank you so much for all of the incredible recipes – you make it so much easier to stick to weight watchers and be the weight I want to be.

  46. #
    Donna — April 5, 2017 @ 7:22 pm

    So so so so good! I used just plain ground turkey breast and it is D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S! Thank you for all your awesome recipes!!!! Makes following WW so much easier!

  47. #
    Susan — April 12, 2017 @ 10:36 pm

    Oh my Goodness!!!! This soup is the . So full of flavor. No one would ever know this is a WW soup! Thanks for such a great recipe .

  48. #
    Kim — May 7, 2017 @ 10:54 pm

    This is the first recipe I’ve made from your site. I’ve made it twice now and it is sooooo good. Thanks!

  49. #
    Jessie — June 5, 2017 @ 3:26 pm

    I have been having the BEST time trying your recipes, I swear after everything I say “this is my favorite”. This soup is outrageous and I’m hooked. I will be eating soup all year round because of it 🙂 Thank you !

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    Rochelle Shugre — June 14, 2017 @ 5:04 pm

    Just tried this today and it was delicious. Pretty much did everything in my pressure cooker. Thank you so much for also including calories with all your meals as I count those instead of points. Keeps me at a nice 126 lbs.

  51. #
    Sasha — June 15, 2017 @ 8:22 pm

    This is our family favorite!! I always keep ingredients on hand. Made stovetop or crockpot we can’t get enough.

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    Bailey — July 31, 2017 @ 1:18 pm

    I made this after several Weight Watcher accounts I follow on Instagram just ranted on about it. I was very surprised at how good it is! While I am a Louisiana gal and can take the heat of most foods I have acid reflux. I was a little worried over the hot Italian sausage and tomato so tried out a mild sausage instead. It’s still got a little punch that’s not settling too well with me at the moment so I will definitely try out a chicken sausage next time as suggested! Other than that, it’s pretty delish and I’ve got it dished to have every day for lunch this week. Love it! Thank you.

  53. #
    Laura Miller — September 5, 2017 @ 8:38 pm

    Oh my goodness made this for dinner tonight it was excellent, just delicious, thank you!

  54. #
    Kelly — October 9, 2017 @ 8:19 pm

    We love your soup, and I wanted to let you know (and the other person about who asked about freezing) that it’s great even after freezing. I made this probably a few months ago and divided the leftovers into indidual serving size containers and froze them. I just reheated one tonight, and it was just as delicious!! Thank you for this wonderful recipe!!! Now I need to make some more because that was the last of it 🙁

    • Emily Bites replied: — October 18th, 2017 @ 4:13 pm

      Thank you so much for reporting back about freezing!

  55. #
    Terrie — November 8, 2017 @ 7:34 pm

    Absolutely delicious!! My husband who is not a soup guy loved this soup!! It was easy and so good!! Definitely a keeper!!

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    Nikki — November 13, 2017 @ 2:48 pm

    Any thoughts on making this in a crockpot!? I love this soup so much and want to share it at our school pot luck tomorrow, just worried about the tortellini getting too done.


    • Emily Bites replied: — November 13th, 2017 @ 2:51 pm

      Hi Nikki,
      I’ve never tried to make this in the slow cooker so I can’t give any instructions on that, I’m sorry! You could try cooking the tortellini separately and bringing it with you to add before serving. Hope it works out!

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    jasa layanan kebersihan — November 28, 2017 @ 1:19 am

    uh that is yummy

  58. #
    Amanda — January 3, 2018 @ 3:05 pm

    I made this soup last night and loved it. The only problem I ran into was the fact that my kids and mom don’t like sausage all that much and the soup definitely has a stronger sausage flavor than I anticipated. Silly me, I thought it would be tomato soup with some sausage in it. Like I said, I loved it and will definitely make it again, but make sure your eaters like sausage!

    • Emily Bites replied: — January 8th, 2018 @ 10:29 am

      Oh man, I love sausage, haha. You could definitely try making it with a different meat for the sausage haters in your family! I’m glad you loved it, Amanda!

  59. #
    Jean A — January 11, 2018 @ 10:37 pm

    Made this tonight and my husband and I LOVED it!!! So good !

  60. #
    Bernadette — January 14, 2018 @ 3:48 pm

    amazing soup, however I thought it was a bit too salty for my taste. Next time I will omit the salt.
    Thank you Emily!

  61. #
    Mimi — January 22, 2018 @ 1:07 pm

    I never ever write comments on recipes, but I had to for this one! This soup was absolutely delicious! And only 6 Sp???!!!! My entire family loved it so that makes this a winner in my book. I will definitely be adding this to my frequently used recipes! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    Stacy — February 12, 2018 @ 8:30 pm

    I’m like Mimi, I don’t comment often, but had to on this recipe! This was the best soup I’ve had in a very long time! I could eat this everyday. Thank you so much! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes.

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    Nicole — February 15, 2018 @ 4:47 pm

    Very yummy! Added 2 packets of splenda because it had no sweetness. Made a world of different for my family 🙂

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