This Spinach Tortellini Soup is so comforting and delicious. It has delicious pillowy spinach & cheese tortellini, tender spinach, sausage, in a delicious creamy soup. You can cozy up on the couch with a comforting bowl of Spinach Tortellini Soup or you can make it a fancy meal.
Spinach Tortellini Soup was a huge hit at my house, even my kids kept asking for more. Some people may have or may have not had a second serving. We won’t tell. It’s hard to describe how delicious and comforting this dish is. It screams comfort food in every way.
I was inspired to create this Spinach Tortellini Soup when my sister told me she had Tortellini en Brodo. She told me it was delicious. I knew it was yummy based on her experience, but I wanted to make the recipe my own. I decided to use spinach and cheese tortellini, add spinach, and make it into a creamy soup, instead of a chicken clear broth.
What are Tortellini?
Tortellini are an Italian filled pasta, usually stuffed with meat, but you can find it stuffed with other ingredients. Unlike ravioli that are square, tortellini are ring-shaped. You can buy tortellini dry or fresh, I like the fresh kind you can find at the refrigerated section in the grocery store. I have tried the dry version, but they’re not tasty. Fresh tortellini are the way to go. The other thing to consider when purchasing tortellini is the size, they have mini size and regular size. I prefer the regular size. Here are the tortellini I used for this recipe. This is not a sponsor ad.
How to make Spinach Tortellini Soup
To make spinach tortellini soup, start by removing the casing from the sausages, then brown the sausages in a Dutch oven. Use two wooden spoons to break the sausages apart. I find that using wooden spoons makes the process of breaking the sausage apart so much easier. You can use this same method to break apart ground beef, ground turkey, or ground chicken. Once the sausages are brown remove and set aside. Remove the grease from the pan.
Next add the chopped bacon and cook until crispy, remove and set aside. Remove the grease, but leave a tablespoon of grease in the pot
Next add the garlic and cook for a minute. Once the garlic is cooked, add the sausage, broth, parmesan rind, and bring to a boil. Adding parmesan rinds to soups adds a depth of flavor that is delicious. You can add parmesan rinds to spaghetti sauce too. It will elevate the flavors.
Next, lower the heat to a soft boil for 10 minutes, then add the tortellini, cook per package directions. Once the tortellini are al dente, add the spinach and nutmeg, cook for another 5 minutes.
Then add the cream and stir until combined. Serve the soup with grated Parmesan cheese on top. This soup is so delicious and comforting, you will make people very happy.
Here is another delicious recipe you may like – Best Zuppa Toscana
If you have time try this Homemade Chicken Broth, it will make your soups taste amazing.
Spinach Tortellini Soup
- 20 oz. spinach & cheese tortellini
- 3 sweet Italian sausage
- 3 bacon strips chopped
- 1 shallot chopped
- 1 spinach bunch washed
- 2 cloves garlic fresh minced
- 6 cups chicken broth
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- Parmesan rind optional
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Parmesan Cheese for garnish grated – optional
- Remove the casing from the sausages and brown in a Dutch oven, once the sausages are brown remove and set aside. Remove the grease from the pan.
- Next add the bacon and cook until crispy, remove and set aside. Remove the grease, but leave a tablespoon of grease in the pot
- Next add the garlic and cook for a minute.
- Once the garlic is cooked, add the sausage, broth, Parmesan rind, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a soft boil for 10 minutes, then add the tortellini, cook per package directions.
- Once the tortellini are al dente, add the spinach and nutmeg, cook for another 5 minutes.
- Then add the cream and stir until combined. Serve the soup with grated Parmesan cheese on top.
I use Grana Padano Parmesan from Trader Joe’s. Parmesan rind and Parmesan cheese for garnish are not included in the nutrition value as these are optional.