Hearty Tortellini Soup is loaded with vegetables, ground beef, Italian sausage and tortellini simmered in a savory tomato beef stock.
Pure comfort food! This recipe for Hearty Tortellini Soup is one of my family's favorite recipes. A soup recipe that is so hearty it is perfect to serve as a main course. So tasty, you will love it with fresh bread and a simple salad. A recipe that can be easily adapted by adding your favourite vegetables. If you prefer a more spicy soup use hot Italian sausage instead of mild.
For some more great soup recipes check out my Ham and Bean Soup and Roasted Garlic Tomato Basil Soup Roasted Garlic Tomato Basil Soup
Hearty Tortellini Soup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onions
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup sliced carrots
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 pound extra lean ground beef
- 2 links mild Italian sausage sliced
- 1 can (28oz) tomatoes undrained, coarsely chopped
- 4 cups beef stock
- 1 can (14oz) red kidney beans drained and rinsed
- 2 cups cabbage chopped
- 1 cup green beans
- 1 cup diced, unpeeled zucchini
- ½ tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- ½ cup dry red wine
- 2 cups cheese filled tortellini fresh or frozen
- 2 cups fresh spinach shredded
- ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- In large pot, heat oil over medium heat.
- Add onions, celery, carrots and garlic. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes.
- Stir in ground beef and sausage. Cook until beef is no longer pink.
- Stir in tomatoes, beef stock, kidney beans, cabbage, green beans, zucchini, sugar, basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 30 minutes.
- Stir in red wine, tortellini and spinach.
- Cook uncovered for 20 minutes or until pasta is tender but firm.
- Taste, adjusting seasoning.
- Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with parmesan cheese
This was really good! For personal and family tastes, I used chicken and white beans, and a can of italian diced tomatoes. I also added some yellow squash because I had some that needed to be used. Other than those changes, I followed the recipe exactly and the flavor was out of this world. It's the first time I've used real wine in a recipe and I don't think I'll ever substitute something else when a recipe calls for it. This is definitely a keeper! Thank you for sharing!
Hi Missy, some great adaptations to the recipe, so glad you enjoyed it.
Can this be done in the slow cooker?
Yes Kristen, but add the tortellini later or it will be overcooked. I haven't made it in the slow cooker yet, so I'm just guessing, add tortellini 1/2 hour before serving.
Hi Susan, the program I use doesn't let me input serving size on the nutritional facts, but as per recipe there would be 10 generous servings of this soup.
This recipe is SO GOOD!! I made it as described except I subbed red wine for white since I didnt have red in the house. Absolutely delicious!!!! So savoury and lots of flavour! My very picky fiance loved it too! Thank you for this recipe 🙂
So glad you enjoyed the recipe Jenna, it is one of my family's favourites.
can the wine be left out will not use any form of alcohol do not really like parmesan either please reply to my email I am a senior and not very good with computers thank you
yes Dorothy, you can omit the wine and parmesan.
I made this for dinner last night and we love it. I did make a couple of minor changes. I used sweet Italian sausage (personal preference.) I didn't use the cabbage or spinach. I thought I had cabbage but didn't and my husband won't eat spinach. This recipe made enough for 3 meals for the 2 of us and I am having a bowl right now for brunch. Try it!
Thanks Jayne, its a great soup recipe to add your own flare to.
This was so good . Husband said i can make it everyday. Most of my picky kids liked it too.
that is awesome Jane. This soup is a hit with my husband as well!
My daughter's friend sent her this recipe and she asked me to make it for dinner while visiting her family up north. I love to cook and must say there is a bit of work putting this soup together but it is just about the best soup I've ever made! SO SO tasty and hearty. Warms the soul! Thanks so much!
Thank you Tom, its one of my family's favourites.
This meal is absolutely delicious!!! Had some left over that I had put into the freezer.... still tasted great! Buying ingredients to make it again!!
Thank you so much Sue.
Sue--how did freezing go? I have lots left over from making this on Monday (just the two of us, I should have split the recipe). I loved it, and so did my husband, so I don't want it to go to waste.
Great hardy soup. Need to gut recipe in half. I’ll be sharing bowls with the neighbors.
Was easy to make and tasted greatJ
Thank you Jean for taking the time to rate my recipe and comment, glad you enjoyed the recipe.
This was so so good!!! Made it for me and my hubby and we ate the leftovers the next day and it was just as good. 11/10 recommend!
Thank you very much Emily, appreciate that you took the time to comment and rate my recipe.
I’ve made this twice now. So good. I do make this in my Dutch oven pot and I cook mine a little longer before adding the tortellini. But I don’t like cabbage all that much but when you cook it longer the cabbage kind of disappears into the soup. I do add beef bullion because I don’t have wine on hand. It’s even great without tortellini.
Thank you Rachel, it is a very hardy soup. Freezes well without the tortellini. I just add the tortellini when I reheat it.
Pretty much followed the entire recipe. Definitely a winner. I did add a can of French onion soup because I was following 2 different recipes.
Great recipe! I have made this several times. 1st time followed the recipe exactly (minus the beans), and it turned out awesome. I have also made it with sausage tortellini and omitted the sausage, also delicious! Definitely a favourite at our house!
This soup is excellent. So much flavor and very hearty. Loved it.
It was the best soup I’ve ever made even gave some to my aunt and then she was asking me for the recipe.
This is my absolute favorite soup. I add meat balls and use spicy Italian sausage instead of hamburger. That’s all I had available and have come to adore it prepared that way. So many vegetables it’s just awesome. Thanks for sharing this delicious meal!
Haven't made it yet. Ca. You freeze it
Yes Gwen, you can freeze this soup, but do so with out adding the tortellini. I find it gets too mushy. Simply add the tortellini when you re-heat it.
How much would two links of sausage be? I hope that doesn't sound dumb. Just wondering approx how many grams
Totally agree! I omitted the kidney beans and zucchini. I added fresh broccoli and red peppers. Also, used hot sausage for a little spice to it. Great!
Hi Shelby, Italian sausage links can vary, but approximately 85 grams per link.