Rustic Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

This Rustic Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup is packed with fresh, wholesome ingredients and Italian flavours. It's hearty, filling, and is easy to make!

Course Appetizer, Dinner, Soup
Cuisine American, Autumn, Italian, Winter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or finely minced
  • 2 cups fresh cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup canned white beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • salt and pepper (a few pinches of each)
  • 2-3 handfuls fresh kale, chopped
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups fresh tortellini
  • freshly chopped parsley and shaved parmesan for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat a large dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat on the stovetop.

  2. Add the Italian sausage and cook until browned.

  3. Add the onion and garlic, fresh tomatoes, beans, spices and salt and pepper and stir to combine. 

  4. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until the onions are translucent. 

  5. Add the kale and continue to cook just until it begins to wilt.

  6. Add the chicken stock, cover and bring to a low boil.

  7. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes.

  8. Add the tortellini and simmer for another 10-15 minutes, or until the tortellini is soft and cooked through.

  9. Serve with freshly shaved parmesan and a sprinkling of fresh parsley.