Sausage and Sweet Potato Tortellini Soup
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Bursting with flavor and super comforting, this soup is healthy, and ohhhh so delicious. Perfect to serve for guests or to take to a soup or chili cook-off.
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 8-10
  • 1-2 lbs Italian sausage--hot, mild, or a mix of both
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 3 large carrots--peeled, halved, and thinly sliced
  • 6 large cloves of garlic
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 15 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 8-10 cups stock or broth, chicken or veggie (You may need to add a cup or two of water
  • 19 oz bag of frozen cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • Freshly grated Parmesan, for serving
  1. In a large soup pot, heat olive oil and add sausage that has been removed from its casings. Brown sausage halfway.
  2. Add chopped celery, carrots, onion, and garlic. Continue browning until onions are tender and meat is completely cooked.
  3. Add the sliced sweet potato pieces and saute for another 2 minutes. Add salt, pepper, basil, and diced tomatoes. Mix well.
  4. Add broth and bring soup to for 15-20 minutes or until sweet potatoes start breaking apart when pressed with a spoon.
  5. Next, add the tortellini to the boiling soup. Boil the tortellini in the soup according to the package directions.
  6. When noodles are done and ready to serve, add chopped spinach. (If tortellini sucked up most of the broth you can add a cup or two of water. Adjust salt if needed.)
  7. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and crusty bread or rolls.
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at