Creamy Tortellini Soup

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Just over here on my quest to get Thomas to start loving soup - and good news, this Creamy Tortellini Soup got top remarks from my soup-questioning husband! lol

Creamy Tortellini Soup from (@whatsgabycookin)


If you missed it on last weeks IG live, my husband declared he's not a soup fan. I've known this for years but it doesn't stop me from enjoying eating and making one of my favorite forms of food of all times. Soup is perfection (and a ton of my favs are listed below). This Creamy Tortellini Soup is half soup / half pasta and if you have someone in your life that is questioning the importance of soup, this could change their mind! Little pillows of tortellini floating around a creamy tomato based broth. VERY INTO IT!!

You can use any flavor of tortellini for this! I'm partial to a Three Cheese flavor, but truly any other filling would be delish! If you can get them fresh from your fav local Italian market... it'll make it that much better!

Some of my favorite soups this winter season:

Creamy Tortellini Soup from (@whatsgabycookin)

Creamy Tortellini Soup

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 13 votes
This cheesy Creamy Tortellini Soup is the perfect cozy meal for fall and winter nights!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Soup, Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 people


  • 1 pound spicy Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 6 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (9-ounce) package refrigerated three cheese tortellini
  • 1 bunch kale stems removed and leaves chopped
  • cup heavy cream
  • cup parmesan cheese plus more for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil chopped


  • Heat a large heavy bottom Dutch Oven over medium high heat. Add Italian sausage and cook until browned, about 5-6 minutes, making sure to break up the sausage as it cooks.
  • Stir in the onion and Italian seasoning once the sausage has cooked and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook until onions are translucent. Add the garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds more.
  • Whisk in flour and cook for about 1 minute. Pour in the chicken stock and tomato sauce and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced and slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in tortellini and kale cook until the pasta is tender and the kale is wilted, about 5-7 minutes. Stir in heavy cream, cheese until heated through, about 1 minute and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in basil right before serving and add extra cheese on top if desired.


Chiffonade of basil is great on top of this soup, along with an extra sprinkle of cheese.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 558kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1251mg | Potassium: 617mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2636IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 236mg | Iron: 4mg
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  1. 5 stars
    My family loved this soup! I used ground chicken instead of sausage, and it was still very flavorful and fantastic. I will definitely be making this again.

  2. Hey Gaby,!I love this soup and want to make it for when my daughter has her baby for an easy dinner. Can this soup be frozen?

  3. What can I substitute for kale or Spinach? Hubby has health restrictions cannot have.
    Thank you ! This is for the chicken tortilla soup recipe..

  4. 5 stars
    Tasty, easy recipe! I used mild turkey sausage as I was making for my kids and my grocery store was out of mild pork sausage. Will definitely make again, and have already shared with friends.

  5. Made this…very yummy! Used Italian chicken sausage with kale instead of the pork sausage and a handful of chopped spinach instead of the kale! Love this soup!

  6. 5 stars
    In case any non-meat eaters out there, I made this tonight vegetarian. Just started at the second step with the onions and turned out delicious. I used Gaby’s “tastes like pizza” seasoning Instead of Italian seasoning and added a little extra kale. Very yummy and easy!

  7. Very excited to make this for an NYE weekend at home. Do you have a preferred brand of tortellini? The one in the photo looks sooo good.

  8. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight and it was freaking delicious! quick and easy to make as well. Thanks for yet another super amazing family favorite.

    1. never tried it! I think it would make it pretty tangy. I'd be more inclined to do a chicken stock rather than cream

  9. 5 stars
    Soup is a favorite meal of ours. Thomas needs to join the party!!!! This one sounds delicious and I can't wait to try it.

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