Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

I have made this as a main course for many dinner parties, and I always get great reviews, even from kids! Don't let the amount of ingredients scare you away! It is really a dump in and let sit style soup. If you are a vegetarian, simply omit sausage, up the fresh spinach, and use vegetable broth instead of beef broth. My vegetarian friends love it! This recipe came from my dear Great Aunt Frankie, with a few additions of my own. This soup is wonderful served with crunchy bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown sausage.
  2. Drain and set aside.
  3. Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until fragrant and translucent.
  4. Careful not to burn the garlic.
  5. Add broth, water, wine, tomatoes, carrots, basil, oregano, tomato sauce, and sausage.
  6. Boil 30 minutes.
  7. Stir in zucchini, tortellini, parley, peppers.
  8. Simmer 35-40 minutes.
  9. Right before serving, stir in the spinach leaves.
  10. Sprinkle with parmesan.
Most Helpful

5 5

Healthy and delicious ! I made the vegetarian version with the spinach and it was wonderful. Next time I will try adding the meat - can hardly wait !!

5 5

Wow! This was delicious! I took a chance on making for the first time for Christmas Eve supper. A success! Great flavors. The fresh parmesan just before serving is key. Forgot the spinach..but kids appreciated that!