Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

Very good soup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown sausage.
  2. Pour chicken broth into large pot.
  3. add onion, garlic and spinach.
  4. cook over med-high heat for 15-20 minutes .
  5. add tortellini.
  6. When pasta is almost done, add sausage and basil.
  7. Cool for another 10 minutes or so.
  8. Pour into bowls and top with couple tomato halves and cheese.


Most Helpful

I loved this soup. The italian sausage adds a slightly spicy flavor to the soup. The only change we made is that we found we needed 3 cans of chicken broth (6 cups) instead of 1 can. We will make this again and again...

Dawn December 03, 2001

This is the basis of a wonderful, versatile dish! I've followed the basic idea of this recipe, with a few small changes. Omitted the sausage, browned the garlic (being a garlic lover, I actually used closer to 7 or so cloves) and onions in olive oil before adding the chicken broth. After bringing to a boil, I added the tortellinis and let roll freely for about 5 minutes. Then I tossed in the tomatoes and let it go till pasta was tender. At the last moment, I threw in the basil and spinach and cooked until just wilted. Don't forget the Parmigiano-Reggiano! This dish would work well with a variety of fresh vegetables and herbs... bravo!

s'kat October 12, 2001

Outstanding! This was a huge hit with my husband and three sons....and quite a few people at church who tried it. I tweaked it a bit to suit thing I did was add an 8 oz can of tomato sauce in lieu of the cherry tomatoes. I also followed Dawn's suggestion of 6 cups of broth. I can't wait to make this again and experiment with it!

Mrs. Howard February 23, 2009

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