Tortellini Soup

A great soup for a quick weeknight dinner

Course Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage
  • 1 medium yellow or white onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp Better Than Bouillon Beef Base
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 24 ounces spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 5 carrots grated or sliced into quarter inch rounds
  • 1 10 oz package frozen or fresh cheese tortellini**
  • 1 medium green pepper diced
  • 2 medium zucchini diced


Brown the sausage and drain off any excess grease. Add in the chopped onion and the minced garlic. Saute for a few minutes until the onion is translucent.

Add remaining ingredients, but reserve zucchini and tortellini. Simmer for 15 minutes, then add remaining ingredients and simmer until zucchini and tortellini are cooked by not mushy.

Ladle into bowls and garnish with shaved parmesan and serve with warm french bread.

Recipe Notes

Recipe inspiration fromĀ