Italian sausage and tortellini is a hearty and convenient meal that everyone can enjoy. The tangy sausage flavor paired with the smooth tortellini pasta makes for a beautifully balanced meal. We love sausage and tortellini so much that we've decided to add warmth by making it a comforting soup. Our Spicy Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup is a colorful meal prep recipe that makes it possible to enjoy a classic Italian dish in less than one hour.
This hearty soup eats like a meal with Italian sausage, cheese tortellini and a touch of cream. Best of all, it’s ready to eat in under an hour!
How long will Spicy Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup last for?
When properly stored, Spicy Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup will last for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. Store the soup in airtight containers within two hours of cooking.
Can Spicy Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup be frozen?
Yes. Feel free to freeze leftovers in containers or heavy-duty freezer bags. Spicy Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup will last for up to 6 months in the freezer.
Spicy Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup Ingredients:
- ½ lb. spicy Italian pork sausage
- 1 cup julienned red bell pepper
- ½ cup chopped sweet white onion
- 8 oz. gluten-free cheese tortellini
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1 (15 oz) can fire-roasted tomatoes
- 2 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 cups chopped kale
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup shaved Parmesan cheese
- ⅓ cup chopped fresh basil
How do you make Spicy Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup?
Making this restaurant-style meal prep recipe is simple. The best part is that the meal is done in 35 minutes.
Start by heating a 4-quart Dutch oven over medium heat. Once heated, add your spicy Italian pork sausage and brown for 5 minutes. Break up the browning sausage into crumbs with a wooden spoon. Then add onion and bell pepper and continue cooking the sausage for 5 minutes. Continue to stir occasionally during those 5 minutes. After that time has passed, stir in oregano, sea salt, tomato paste, fire-roasted tomatoes, and chicken stock. Enjoy the mouthwatering smells that come from the Dutch oven as the chicken broth start to boil. Let everything boil for 10 minutes. At the 10-minute mark, stir in kale and tortellini and boil for 5 minutes longer. The last thing to do is turn off the heat and slowly mix in your heavy cream. Now you have a delectable and nutritious Spicy Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup to call your own!
How to portion Spicy Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup?
Our Spicy Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup meal prep recipe gives you 4 flavorful meals to enjoy later. Grab four single-compartment meal prep containers and divvy up your soup into each container. Once each serving cools, top them with Parmesan cheese and chopped basil.
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Other tips for making Spicy Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup:
Use the best Italian sausage and tortellini you can. Try Premio Hot Italian Sausage and Taste Republic gluten-free four-cheese tortellini.
Add a crispy cheesy crostini on the side to dip into the soup.
Swap out pork sausage for ground beef, chicken, turkey, or go meatless.
If you plan on freezing Italian sausage and tortellini, adjust the cooking time on the pasta. Freeze tortellini separately or make a fresh batch to go inside the saved soup base.