This tortellini soup is easy to make and comes together quickly for a cozy meal on a chilly day.

A quick and hearty creamy broth is filled with veggies, smoked sausage, and tender cheese filled tortellini.

Creamy Tortellini Soup in a pot with a ladle

Creamy One-Pot Soup

We love the flavors in this soup but it’s not the only reason we love it.

  • Only one pot needed, less dishes is always a good thing!
  • The whole dish comes together in about 35 minutes.
  • Tortellini cooks right in the soup, no boiling or straining needed.
  • This soup reheats well.

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Ingredients

MEAT Bacon and sausage add a smoky and salty flavor. You can switch out the smoked sausage for Italian sausage in this recipe if you’d like.

VEGETABLES Spinach gives it color and texture. Feel free to add leftover vegetables from the fridge or garden!

PASTA What we love the most is the tortellini! We prefer cheese or spinach filled tortellini, whatever you prefer! Of course, small ravioli work well in this recipe too.

BROTH Chicken broth is the base of this soup and we add in heavy cream to make it creamy. Light cream will work if that’s all you have on hand.

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How to Make Creamy Tortellini Soup

  1. Cook bacon until crisp (per recipe below).
  2. Cook the sausage, onion, & garlic in bacon grease.
  3. Stir in broth, veggies, & spices. Simmer for 5 minutes then add the tortellini & cook.
  4. Add cream and thicken to desired consistency.

Creamy Tortellini Soup in a pot

Kitchen Tips

  • For a quick prep, start by cutting and cooking the bacon. While the bacon is cooking, begin preparing the other items.
  • This creamy soup uses just a bit of cream but the addition of a slurry (cornstarch/water mixture) thickens it to a creamy consistency.
  • Fresh herbs can be added just before serving if desired.
  • If you plan on keeping leftovers, cook the tortellini on the side and add it to each dish. It can become mushy if it sits in the broth too long.
  • Dairy doesn’t always freeze well. If you’d like to freeze this soup, remove a portion before adding the cream and tortellini. Once thawed, cream and tortellini can be added.

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Creamy Tortellini Soup

Loaded with sausage, bacon, & tortellini, this soup is sure to be loved by the whole family!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients  

  • 4 slices bacon chopped
  • 8 ounces smoked sausage sliced ½" thick
  • ½ onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 carrot sliced
  • 1 rib celery sliced
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon chili flakes optional
  • 6 ounces refrigerated tortellini cheese/spinach filled
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup fresh spinach packed, chopped
  • ¼ parmesan cheese shredded

Instructions 

  • Cook bacon in a large pot over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Add sausage, onion, and garlic to the bacon fat and cook 3-4 minutes or until onion is slightly softened.
  • Stir in chicken broth, carrot, celery, basil, and chili flakes if using. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add tortellini and simmer 4-5 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Stir in cream and simmer for 1 more minute. Combine cornstarch and 1 ½ tablespoons water to create a slurry.
  • Add cornstarch mixture to simmering soup a little at a time while whisking to reach desired thickness, you may not use all of the slurry. Simmer 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and add spinach. Garnish with crumbled bacon, parmesan cheese and parsley if desired.

Notes

  • For a quick prep, start by cutting and cooking the bacon. While the bacon is cooking, begin preparing the other items.
  • If you have fresh herbs, they can be added just before serving if desired.
  • If you plan on keeping leftovers, cook the tortellini on the side and add it to each dish. It can become mushy if it sits in the broth too long.
  • Dairy doesn't always freeze well. If you'd like to freeze this soup, remove a portion before adding the cream and tortellini. Once thawed, cream and tortellini can be added.
5 from 38 votes

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 667 | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 933mg | Potassium: 535mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4208IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine American, Italian

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  1. Such an easy and delicious soup that comes together in 1 pot! I cook the onions in the bacon grease by themselves for a bit to get them nice and tender and add the bacon back in at the end, but this was such a great find! Thank you very much for sharing your recipe.5 stars

  2. my husband says this soup needs to go into our dinner rotation. even the 1 year old ate it up! i used too much better than bouillon, and it was just a bit salty. next time i will buy low sodium box broth. the combination of all the ingredients had an exquisite texture. the taste was so comforting! just as expected, you did it again, holly nilsson! great job!

  3. Is the bacon only used for the bacon grease? Can you crumble it and put it on top of the soup as a garnish?5 stars

  4. Received this on emailed recipes and I just had to have it. SOOOO very good.

    Followed recipe just doubled the spinach bc I love it so much and I used turkey bacon and turkey sausage bc I don’t eat beef or pork. Oh and I quartered the link sausage then sliced it son I could have a combo bite.

    So meaty, Smokey, cheesy and creamy I could eat this everyday.

    Food processor made it super easy.5 stars