Early this week I wanted to make some soup so I started going through the list of soups I’ve made in the past. Nothing that I have made in the past sounded good right then. So I left soups and just started looking at other things. I came across this tortellini dish with alfredo sauce I’ve made in the past. I thought about it for a moment and said to myself what if I turn that into a soup?
So I made sure that I had alfredo sauce & Italian ground sausage, feel free to use whichever alfredo sauce & ground sausage you like. I used Bertolli’s Alfredo Sauce and for the Italian sausage, I used Johnsonville’s Italian Mild Ground Sausage.
The soup turned out to be really delicious and creamy. It was eaten for leftovers the next day it was so good. Below you will find the recipe so you can give it a try. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the recipe if you make it just drop me a line in the comments below.Print
This Creamy Tortellini and Sausage Soup is quick and easy to make, full of great flavor, and so rich and creamy and comforting.
- 1 pound ground Italian sausage
- 1 small white onion, peeled and diced
- 2 large carrots, peeled and diced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 6 cups chicken stock
- 1 (24-ounce) package refrigerated sausage & cheese tortellini
- 5 ounces greens of your choice (I used spinach)
- 2 cups alfredo sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook Italian sausage in a large stockpot over medium-high heat until browned, crumbling it as it cooks. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cooked sausage to a separate plate and set aside. Reserve two tablespoons of grease in the pan, discarding the rest. (Or if there’s not that much grease remaining, add olive oil to make up the difference.)
- Stir in onions and carrots, and saute for 4-5 minutes or until the onions are soft and translucent, stirring occasionally. Add in the garlic and saute for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant, stirring occasionally.
- Gradually add in the chicken stock, and stir to combine. Continue cooking until the mixture reaches a simmer. Then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Stir in the cooked sausage, tortellini, spinach, and alfredo sauce, and continue simmering for 4-5 minutes, or until the tortellini is al dente.
- Taste, and season with salt and pepper to taste. (I added in about 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.)
- Serve immediately. Or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days.
- If you’d like a less-greasy soup, you’re also welcome to transfer the cooked sausage to a colander and briefly rinse the sausage with water to drain off any extra grease. Then, use oil in place of the grease to cook the onions, etc.
- If the soup soaks up most of the broth in the refrigerator, feel free to stir in a little extra chicken stock when you reheat it.
Keywords: Creamy, Quick, Soup