Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

My DD found this in a recent issue of Taste of Home Healthy Cooking and made it for dinner. Although she subbed a combo of hot and mild sausage for the turkey links, it turned was great! Paired with Italian bread this was a filling and hearty soup, especially good on this raw, rainy Sunday night.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Crumble sausage into a Dutch oven; add onion.
  2. Cook and stir over medium heat until meat is no longer pink.
  3. Add garlic; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  4. Add the broth, water and tomatoes. Bring to a boil.
  5. Stir in tortellini; return to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-8 minutes or until tortellini are tender, stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the spinach, basil, pepper and pepper flakes; cook 2 - 3 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted.
  8. Serve with cheese if desired.


Most Helpful

Absolutely amazing. I added 2 big sprigs of fresh rosemary during the heating of the broth. Not sure that made much difference though. My kids are just big fans of rosemary. The other reviewers who said "Absolutely delicious" and "Out of this world" are totally correct. Hubby is picky. He went to Le Cordon Bleu (Paris) and it even impressed him. He wants this to be a recurring recipe at our house!

Peggy loves Dessert October 17, 2014

Absolutely delicious! I doubled the recipe -- used italian style diced tomatoes -- and Whole Foods sweet italian chicken sausage (the splurge -- and WELL worth it) -- it was amazing

kmlevine911_12245171 November 14, 2010

I made a few adjustments based on what I had in the pantry. First I used ground turkey. I only had dried tortellini (without cheese), I used italian style diced tomatoes. And at the end I added some red wine vinegar. I have to say that it was out of this world but next time I'll use cheese tortellini as I'm sure it will be even better.

Chef metal February 03, 2010

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