Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Quick and hearty soup that you can change to fit the ingredients you have in the fridge. I've used refrigerated pasta, but it tends to bust open, so use the dried. Also, the original recipe called for zucchini instead of the peas, but they became so wilted I substituted. Feel free to try your own variations.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 lb sliced sausage (polska kielbasa or my favorite "Aidells Chicken Apple Sausage")
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 4 12 cups water
  • 34 teaspoon dried basil
  • 34 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 3 cans condensed tomato soup
  • 8 ounces uncooked tortellini (dried or frozen)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • grated parmesan cheese


  1. Brown sausage and onion in 4 quart pot until sausage is light brown (don't overcook), drain.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients except peas and cheese.
  3. Heat to boiling; reduce heat.
  4. Cover and simmer until tortellini is tender about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Add peas, continue cooking 5 minutes.
  6. Serve with cheese sprinkled on top.


Most Helpful

This is a keeper, I added a can of beef broth and used cheese tortellini, husband and son loved it. Thanks.

gabbysowner July 04, 2006

I used a beef smoked sausage and some mini raviolis that I hand on hand for this soup. I also questioned the addition of 3 cans of tomato soup and instead used one can of Progresso Hearty Tomato and about 2 cups of chicken broth. I stirred in a couple of generous handfuls of fresh spinach with the frozen peas for an added veggie boost. This was a quick soup for a busy night.

Ms B. February 07, 2006

Sooooooooo easy and Sooooooooo good!!! Hubby asked me several times to make sure this one stays a definite keeper. I have several picky eaters as a mom of four and this recipe appeals in some way to each of them. We love polish sausage and so I double or triple the amount, especially for the kids who do nothing but pick out the meat and pasta. Thanks for such a quick and easy all-in-one meal! It is so enjoyed that it is a sad day when the leftovers are gone!!

Jo Coburn February 11, 2005

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