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Dec 02

Sausage and Tortellini Tomato Soup

Sausage and Tortellini Tomato Soup

Stop looking for your next favorite soup recipe because I think I’ve found it in this Sausage and Tortellini Tomato Soup! This soup is what dreams are made of: spicy sausage, healthy spinach, a seasoned, flavorful tomato broth that’s slightly creamy and comforting pockets of cheese-filled pasta. I love one-pot meals and winter is totally soup season for me, so this was right up my alley. Plus each 1 1/3 cup serving is just 269 calories or 6 Weight Watchers SmartPoints on myWW Green, Blue or Purple! To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here! This is a soup recipe that eats like a meal and one the whole family will love.

If you have leftovers of this soup, the tortellini *might* absorb some of the broth while in the fridge. The difference in mine was negligible, I didn’t even really notice except the broth seemed a bit thicker. If this happens, don’t fret! You can definitely thin it back out again by adding additional broth before reheating. It could make it a little tricky to determine the serving size for your leftovers (since a bit of the broth disappeared), but there are several ways to work it out. You can measure the leftovers in cups once you pull them back out again and then divide by the number of remaining servings to figure out how much to take (this would work great!). You can also cook and store your tortellini separately and then add a portion of it to each serving of the soup as it’s served. Or you can just eyeball it. Your call!

Sausage and Tortellini Tomato Soup

Looking for more tasty, hearty soup recipes? Check out my Butternut Squash Soup, Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, Zuppa Toscana, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup, Italian Wedding Soup, Cheeseburger Soup, Spaghetti and Meatball Soup, Buffalo Chicken Soup, Chicken Tortilla Soup and more in the soup section of my recipe index!

Sausage and Tortellini Tomato Soup
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Sausage and Tortellini Tomato Soup

This soup has it all: spicy sausage, healthy spinach, a seasoned, flavorful tomato broth that’s slightly creamy and comforting pockets of cheese-filled pasta!


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb raw hot Italian poultry sausage, casings removed (I used Wegmans poultry sausage, you can use turkey or chicken sausage)
  • 32 oz fat free low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (28 oz) can unseasoned crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 12 oz refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 2 cup torn fresh spinach


  • Pour the olive oil into a soup pot or Dutch oven and bring over medium-high heat. Add the onions and stir to coat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for a few minutes until the onions are softened. Add the minced garlic, stir together and cook for another 30-60 seconds. Add the sausage and stir together. Cook, breaking the meat up into small pieces, until the sausage is cooked through and fully broken up.
  • Add the broth, crushed tomatoes, basil, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes, increase the heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Uncover the pot and add the cream cheese. Whisk the cream cheese in while simmering until the cheese is dissolved. Add the tortellini and spinach and stir together. Cover the pot and simmer for 10 minutes until pasta is cooked.


To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
Nutrition Information:
269 calories, 30 g carbs, 2 g sugars, 9 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 18 g protein, 3 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
MyWW SmartPoints per (1 1/3 cup) serving:(SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 6 SmartPoints/ Blue: 6 SmartPoints/ Purple: 6 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
7 per (1 1/3 cup) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below)
Adapted from Yellow Bliss Road

128 comments on “Sausage and Tortellini Tomato Soup”

  1. This looks delish!! What brand of tortellini did you use? All the brands at my local grocery store are really huge – yours look so cute and tiny.

  2. I have made a similar recipe for many years and it’s a big favorite of all who eat it. I don’t add the cream cheese so it’s more of a basic tomato base soup. But everything else is the same ingredients. So fast and simple to make and taste great. Can’t go wrong!

  3. I add in a cup of cubed zucchini which bulks the soup up a bit with no extra points.

  4. This was delicious! Wouldn’t change a thing – will definitely make again. Thanks, Emily!

  5. Made this last night and it was awesome

  6. Do you know if this can be made in a crockpot? Looks delicious!

  7. What size Dutch oven do you recommend? I’ve been wanting to get one for awhile now and this recipe solidified that I need one!

  8. WOW!! The taste was amazing after it was ready for dinner, but upon clean up an hour later – out of this world! This is a keeper for sure, keep on keepin on Emily!!! We are all so indebted to you!


  10. So I made this soup and it is AMAZING! Hubby says its one of the best things I have ever made. Once strange thing, my tortellini tripled in size and the soup became very thick, not liquidy like the picture. Its almost like the tortellini absorbed all of the soup (not a bad thing as this is sooo delicious) Not sure how or why this happened, any idea?

  11. My husband and I loved this soup! He actually looked forward to leftovers. I left out the spinach by his request, but I’m putting it in next time. Thanks for another great recipe, Emily!

  12. This is really good and flavorful. I added a little Penzey’s Frozen Pizza Seasoning for an extra kick of flavor.

  13. This soup is a must try! Delicious, comforting, and filling! My husband also loved it – thank you for sharing!

  14. Just had this for dinner tonight. It was amazing! Thanks for another great recipe!

  15. One of my new year’s resolutions is to start trying recipes that aren’t my own again. THIS is quite literally on the top of my list. Sounds so perfect for a cold winter night.

  16. Wow – the flavor in this soup is incredible!! What a delicious recipe. Thanks, Emily!!

  17. Made this just as the recipe said and it is amazing!

  18. I made this tonight and couldn’t wait to eat it. Very good, soup is one of my favorite meals and this hit the spot! I used frozen tortellini I bought a while ago to make your tortellini skillet meal and didn’t get to it, but I was glad to have these on hands to make this tonight.

  19. Emily, just wanted to let you know that this is our new favorite recipe!!! It’s absolutely delicious and so warm, hearty, and spicy — perfect for winter. Hubby and I love it and are recommending it to everyone we know!

  20. I love this soup, especially on cold winter evenings. Thank You !

  21. Do you think you could freeze left overs?

    • Hi Sandra,
      I almost never freeze anything so I am the worst at answering this question. Sorry! If you do try freezing it please report back!

  22. I made this and it smells and tatstes delicious! I typed your nutrition info into the WW calculator and it says it’s 8 SP not 6 like stated. Can you please verify? Thanks!

    • Hi Elizabeth, this answer from my FAQs should help!

      I ran the nutrition information you posted through my points calculator and it doesn’t match the SmartPoints value you listed for the recipe – which one is right?
      One of the changes Weight Watchers made in the switch to SmartPoints is that the recipe builder no longer counts the values of 0 SP fruits and vegetables when determining the final SP value for a recipe. Therefore, the SPs you get from the recipe builder may not match the SPs you get from running the nutrition information through the Weight Watchers SP calculator, because the nutrition information will contain the calories, etc from the fruits and vegetables.

  23. Hi Emily. I made this soup last night and I have to say, this is one of the best soups I have ever had. Thank you for sharing all of your great recipes, it makes following the WW program so much easier.

  24. Cooking this now… smells amazing! But just FYI to everyone check points; I put the ingredients in the WW recipe builder and mine came out to 8SP a serving.

    • Hi Lainie, different brands can have different nutrition info and points so while I posted the results using the brands and ingredients I used, yours may turn out different. I hope you love the soup!

  25. I made this soup today and it was amazing!

  26. Made this tonight. Unbelievably delicious!!! I was not prepared for how tasty it was really going to be. Another one of your dishes to be added to my pile to be made again. Thank you!!!

  27. This soup is AMAZING! This is my second time making in in the past two weeks. It is such a perfect meal for my lunch everyday. I LOVE it! Bonus: easy to make! Thank you!!

  28. I just made this tonight and my hubby told me it’s his favorite dinner I’ve made yet! Thanks for the recipe!

  29. I also got 8SP when I plugged it into my recipe builder, but mine made one less serving so it went up to 10! 🙁 not sure why that happened because I measured everything. It is still delicious and worth every point!!

    • Hi Amanda, different brands can definitely alter the nutrition info or points of a recipe. I post based on the brands and ingredients I used but feel free to run it through using exactly what you’re using 🙂

  30. Made this for dinner tonight. Was a complete hit with not only me, but the hubby as well! Perfect tomato, spice, and pasta dish! ALL of your meals are wonderful! I have yet to be disappointed! Keep up the great work Emily! Thank you for all you do.

  31. Made this again tonight and it’s just as good the first time!!! Thank you!!!!!

  32. Hi Emily,

    Do you think I could just sub ground beef for the sausage? I am not a huge sausage fan, but wanted to try this! It looks amazing! Thanks! 🙂

  33. I’m a new reader and this is the first recipe I’ve tried from your website. It was delicious and I am eager to try more of your recipes. Thank you.

  34. This soup was great similar to Rustic Italian tortellini soup by Taste of Home. I added 2 extra cans of broth 14.5 oz. each and 1 can Italian stewed tomatoes 14.5 oz. and it worked out beautifully.

  35. Awesome soup. This is the first time I have made soup that actually looked the same as the pic and tasted as good if not better. Wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you so much for this recipe.

  36. This soup is amazing!! I put the recipe out for my husband to make and he said it was easy to follow and the results were DELICIOUS! This is a must try for anyone who is on the fence. I appreciate the serving size is plentiful and smart points friendly. Thanks Emily, much appreciated!

  37. This is so delicious, I wanted to lick the bowl! My husband agrees, and my young teenagers even enjoyed it, even though they’re usually not soup fans. I love how creamy the cream cheese makes the soup. Brilliant.

  38. Hello- I am trying to share a recipe on Facebook and it isn’t working. It keeps saying that Safari can’t connect to the server. I’m not having trouble on any other website. Is shareaholic.com down? Thanks 🙂

  39. Had my eye on this one for a while and finally got to make it. Absolutely outta this world delicious! thanks so much! Can’t wait to try more of your stuff.

  40. Great soup! Thank you for all the work you do to create these recipe and make them available for free. It really helps make the WW plan so much easier. To have the points worked out for us is a tremendous amount of work and I thank you very much!

  41. I’m eating this soup right now and it is BLOWING MY MIND!!! Thanks, Emily!!!

  42. OMG. LOVE this soup! Soooo tasty and perfect after a snowstorm. I accidentally added too many tortellini so I gave the kids the heaping scoops of tortellini.

  43. The soup is delicious, how ever, I inserted the recipe in the recipe builder on WW and 10sp!!!!!! why

    • Different brands and products can have varying nutrition information, so perhaps the sausage and tortellini you used were higher in points than the ones I used?

  44. This soup was delicious!! Helps to stay on WW easier. Thanks so much Emily!

  45. I made this earlier this week and am still enjoying there leftovers tonight. This might be my new favorite recipe!! Thank you so much for all of the incredible recipes – you make it so much easier to stick to weight watchers and be the weight I want to be.

  46. So so so so good! I used just plain ground turkey breast and it is D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S! Thank you for all your awesome recipes!!!! Makes following WW so much easier!

  47. Oh my Goodness!!!! This soup is the . So full of flavor. No one would ever know this is a WW soup! Thanks for such a great recipe .

  48. This is the first recipe I’ve made from your site. I’ve made it twice now and it is sooooo good. Thanks!

  49. I have been having the BEST time trying your recipes, I swear after everything I say “this is my favorite”. This soup is outrageous and I’m hooked. I will be eating soup all year round because of it 🙂 Thank you !

  50. Just tried this today and it was delicious. Pretty much did everything in my pressure cooker. Thank you so much for also including calories with all your meals as I count those instead of points. Keeps me at a nice 126 lbs.

  51. This is our family favorite!! I always keep ingredients on hand. Made stovetop or crockpot we can’t get enough.

  52. I made this after several Weight Watcher accounts I follow on Instagram just ranted on about it. I was very surprised at how good it is! While I am a Louisiana gal and can take the heat of most foods I have acid reflux. I was a little worried over the hot Italian sausage and tomato so tried out a mild sausage instead. It’s still got a little punch that’s not settling too well with me at the moment so I will definitely try out a chicken sausage next time as suggested! Other than that, it’s pretty delish and I’ve got it dished to have every day for lunch this week. Love it! Thank you.

  53. Oh my goodness made this for dinner tonight it was excellent, just delicious, thank you!

  54. We love your soup, and I wanted to let you know (and the other person about who asked about freezing) that it’s great even after freezing. I made this probably a few months ago and divided the leftovers into indidual serving size containers and froze them. I just reheated one tonight, and it was just as delicious!! Thank you for this wonderful recipe!!! Now I need to make some more because that was the last of it 🙁

  55. Absolutely delicious!! My husband who is not a soup guy loved this soup!! It was easy and so good!! Definitely a keeper!!

  56. Any thoughts on making this in a crockpot!? I love this soup so much and want to share it at our school pot luck tomorrow, just worried about the tortellini getting too done.


    • Hi Nikki,
      I’ve never tried to make this in the slow cooker so I can’t give any instructions on that, I’m sorry! You could try cooking the tortellini separately and bringing it with you to add before serving. Hope it works out!

  57. I made this soup last night and loved it. The only problem I ran into was the fact that my kids and mom don’t like sausage all that much and the soup definitely has a stronger sausage flavor than I anticipated. Silly me, I thought it would be tomato soup with some sausage in it. Like I said, I loved it and will definitely make it again, but make sure your eaters like sausage!

    • Oh man, I love sausage, haha. You could definitely try making it with a different meat for the sausage haters in your family! I’m glad you loved it, Amanda!

  58. Made this tonight and my husband and I LOVED it!!! So good !

  59. amazing soup, however I thought it was a bit too salty for my taste. Next time I will omit the salt.
    Thank you Emily!

  60. I never ever write comments on recipes, but I had to for this one! This soup was absolutely delicious! And only 6 Sp???!!!! My entire family loved it so that makes this a winner in my book. I will definitely be adding this to my frequently used recipes! Thank you so much for sharing!

  61. I’m like Mimi, I don’t comment often, but had to on this recipe! This was the best soup I’ve had in a very long time! I could eat this everyday. Thank you so much! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes.

  62. Very yummy! Added 2 packets of splenda because it had no sweetness. Made a world of different for my family 🙂

  63. question:
    First – we love love this soup and I have served it to many guests asking for the recipe
    When I make the soup and put the tortellini in and we don’t eat it all and put in frig for next use it seems like the tortellini soaks up a lot of the liquid – does anyone else have this problem ad is there a “Fix” thanks

    • That happens sometimes with soups that use pasta or rice, it tends to soak up some of the liquid in the fridge. I just thin it out with broth or water when I reheat it 🙂

  64. Do you use ground sausage or the links?


  66. I’ve made this before and it turned out amazing! What are your thoughts on using fat free ricotta in place of cream cheese? Making your orecchiette earlier in the week and would like to use the remainder of the ricotta if possible 🙂

  67. I hesitated making this for so long (over a year) because it looked so delicious and I was convinced it wouldn’t taste like it looked. I was right! This tastes even better than it looks and now I’m kicking myself for waiting so long to try it. I ate it all week long for lunch (I heat it up in a mini crockpot) and I’m just as excited for lunch on the last day as I am for the first bowl.

  68. Should have raved about this recipe a year ago (the first time I made this), but didn’t. It’s my favorite WW-friendly recipe. You do a great job and thanks for all your hard work.

  69. Would the leftovers freeze well? I made this and will have had two portions, and lots of leftovers (this isn’t a recipe others in my house will eat but a favorite of mine). I’d hate for it to go to waste.

  70. How can you freeze this?? I’ve made this before without freezing but I want to meal prep this!!

  71. I made this tonight and it was DELICIOUS!! My husband loved it too. My grocery store didn’t have raw poultry Italian sausage so I used a pack of Jennie O “Italian seasoned” lean ground turkey. It worked perfectly and tasted great! The fresh basil was so expensive so instead I used the crushed tomatoes with basil and added 2tsp of dried basil and the flavor was delicious. Can’t wait to make this again!

  72. This was delicious!!! Didn’t change a thing! Thank you!!!

  73. How many servings does this yield?

  74. Best Soup Ever!! We make it all the time!

  75. I made this on Mother’s Day and have made several times since. This is a new favorite in my house. Thanks Emily for the awesome recipe

  76. How many servings does this make? 

  77. I am making it tonight, a cold Fall Sunday night and it is filling the whole entire house with the goodness and comfort of a wonderful Sunday night soup. Plus it looks like it will last well into the week!

  78. Made this last night with some homemade bread, it was AMAZING!! Excited for the leftovers for the next few days.

  79. Has anyone tried to make this with dried basil? If so how much did you use? Fresh is so hard to come by in my area and I love this soup!!

  80. This soup is AMAZING. It is delicious. I meal prepped on Sunday and made the base it was so easy to add cream cheese, tortellini spinach and basil tonight after work. I didn’t use spicy chicken sausage but used a chicken sausage with basil and red peppers. Delish!  This will be on a weekly rotation. Thank you. 

  81. I made this recipe this weekend and it is amazing! I will be making this again. I did use the refrigerated tortellini from Trader Joes and it worked out great. The ones from Trader Joes are only 10 oz but didn’t think it make a difference without the other 2 oz. Thank you for this delicious recipe!5 stars

  82. Delicious recipe and soup, can eat this over and over again! I made a few subs using some rao’s marinara for half of the crushed tomatoes and splash of Fairlife milk (more so for color than taste) instead of cream cheese for my lactose intolerance. Worked out perfectly!5 stars

  83. Fantastic recipe! Both the kids and grownups in my house love it. 5 stars

  84. I am excited to make this recipe! Do you think I could sub frozen spinach!?

  85. This soup is delicious and so easy to put together! Love your recipes!5 stars

  86. I made this tonight and everyone loved it. Thank you for this easy, delicious, filling meal!

  87. This is a wonderful recipe! So flavorful! The whole family enjoyed it! I only made a half recipe and wish I had leftovers today! Will have to make it again soon! Thanks Emily!

  88. OMG if you haven’t made this soup yet what are you waiting for.  1st off it is so easy to make.  The flavors are amazing.  I will definitely be making this again. 5 stars

  89. THIS SOUP! Ok, so I like soup but I don’t usually write reviews on soups I find ok.  Well, this isn’t one of those soups. This soup is amazing! I made only one change and used mild Italian pork sausage, as I couldn’t find chicken sausage the day I went to the grocery store, but other then that, I made it to the tee. It was so delicious. Can’t wait for leftovers!

  90. I think this is my new favorite soup. I garnished with a tablespoon of Parmesan for one additional point. The recipe is perfect exactly as written. Thank you Emily for creating reliably awesome, WW friendly recipes/ 5 stars

  91. Has anyone made this with ground turkey? I accidentally bought pork sausage! 

  92. Whole family loves it! I made without sausage since we don’t eat that and got 5 large servings. Delicious. Highly recommend. 5 stars

  93. Just made this tonight and can confirm it is AMAZING!! The perfect creamy tomato soup for a cold winters’ day. Definitely a contender for my favourite soup recipe alongside your creamy chicken and gnocchi. Highly recommend.

  94. So delicious!!5 stars

  95. This was DELICIOUS! Will be adding to our regular rotation!5 stars

  96. I made this tonight! This recipe has always been a favorite! 

  97. I just have to say I come back to this recipe time and time again. Been making it for years now. 5 stars

  98. Great recipe, very comforting. Thanks 5 stars

  99. My grocery store was out of the refrigerated tortellini. Could I use ravioli instead? I really want to make this soup tonight

  100. This soup was one of the best I’ve made at home! Soo good! Highly recommend! Will be added to my winter rotation! 5 stars

  101. One of my favorites – on repeat! I may add carrots to beef up the veggies.5 stars

  102. My favorite Emily Bites recipe of all time. So perfect and delicious.5 stars

  103. Emily – this recipe is da “bomb!” I have made it so many times, I’ve lost count LOL!!! I gave a sample to a WW friend at workshop and her review…she told everyone it is “restaurant quality.” that alone speaks volumes (I have recommended everyone to your website so keep ’em coming :-). EVERY receipe I have made from your website has been outstanding (especially the Taco Wontons…yummy!!!) Thank you, thank you for all your inspiration, outstanding recipes and help my family to keep yummy light and healthier!!)5 stars

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