Rustic Pesto Sausage Tortellini Soup

5 from 3 votes

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Perfect for those cooler evening meals, this Rustic Pesto Sausage Tortellini Soup hits the spot with cheese filled tortellini, pan seared Italian sausage, vegetables and a dollop of pesto. Made in under 30 minutes, too as the tortellini only need 4 minutes to cook. This is so good!

Rustic Pesto Sausage Tortellini Soup hits the spot with tortellini, pan seared Italian sausage, vegetables and a dollop of pesto. All made in 30 minutes! keviniscooking.com

Tortellini are ring-shaped pasta and in this recipe I used cheese filled, although they are also made using chicken or beef. I use the fresh, packaged version found in my market’s refrigerated cheese section and are so convenient and make it really easy to create a dinner.

Rustic Pesto Sausage Tortellini Soup hits the spot with tortellini, pan seared Italian sausage, vegetables and a dollop of pesto. All made in 30 minutes! keviniscooking.com

With everyones hectic schedules, regardless of the holidays, this filling and quick to make soup feeds the family, is great the next day and is loaded with vegetables like zucchini, spinach and cauliflower, though you could easily use whatever you prefer.

Rustic Pesto Sausage Tortellini Soup hits the spot with tortellini, pan seared Italian sausage, vegetables and a dollop of pesto. All made in 30 minutes! keviniscooking.com

I wanted the sausage to have a nice caramelized, browned texture and pan seared them first, then deglazed the Dutch oven with some white wine, which is optional and you could use chicken stock instead.

With a nice dollop of fresh pesto stirred in before serving with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top and some crusty bread or dinner rolls, this is a great meal to savor with your family.

For other soups ideas, try my Mixed Bean Beef and Barley Soup, or Potato Cheeseburger Soup. If you love fresh, homemade breads and rolls like I do check out my Zesty Homemade Focaccia BreadFrench Style Round Sourdough Bread, or these No Knead Honey Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls, or these delicious and super easy Brazilian Cheese Bread Rolls. Enjoy!

Rustic Pesto Sausage Tortellini Soup hits the spot with tortellini, pan seared Italian sausage, vegetables and a dollop of pesto. All made in 30 minutes! keviniscooking.com

 

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Rustic Pesto Sausage Tortellini Soup hits the spot with tortellini, pan seared Italian sausage, vegetables and a dollop of pesto. All made in 30 minutes! keviniscooking.com

Rustic Pesto Sausage Tortellini Soup

5 from 3 votes
Rustic Pesto Sausage Tortellini Soup hits the spot with tortellini, pan seared Italian sausage, vegetables and a dollop of pesto. All made in 30 minutes!
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 24 minutes
Total: 34 minutes

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • In a large Dutch oven over medium heat add the olive oil and sauté the onions for 3 minutes. Add garlic and continue cooking for 2 minutes.
  • Add sausage and break up with spoon into medium size chunks. Brown for 4 minutes, stirring often. Deglaze with white wine and stir up browned bits on bottom of pan, cooking for 1 minute.
  • Add tomatoes, cauliflower, carrots, celery and chicken broth. Stir in salt and pepper and cover. Cook for 10 minutes on medium-low.
  • Uncover and add pesto, spinach, zucchini and tortellini. Stir to mix and cook uncovered for 4 minutes. (See Note 2)
  • Serve topped with shredded parmesan cheese and parsley to garnish.

Video

Notes

  1. I pick this up in the refrigerated cheese and Dairy section of my market.
  2. This is a broth soup, if you'd like it a little thicker mix together 1-2 tablespoons of cornstarch and make a slurry with cold water. Add to soup, stir and cook for 2-3 more minutes until thickened.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 975mg | Potassium: 630mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3660IU | Vitamin C: 38.7mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 2.6mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main, Soup
Cuisine: Italian
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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was a big hit , even the family member who doesn’t like soup liked it. The pesto is a great idea . It took me longer to make than 30 minutes but that’s ok . I used frozen chopped spinach and frozen cauliflower as I had it on hand . The soup is so flavorful so no worries about using frozen veg. I had fresh zucchini ,fresh carrots and celery.

    1. Excellent! And a BIG shout out to you guys for all you do. Not sure if you’re located in CA or OR but I appreciate your guys efforts with all these fires. One here in the Portland area was 2 miles from my home. All safe now though. Thanks and enjoy Bob.

  2. This just became one of my favorite soup recipes to make so far. I only had Italian sausage, so I added 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper and 1/8 tsp cayenne.

    Thank you for a wonderful recipe to make for my family. We all loved it!

  3. 5 stars
    This sounds amazing. What a perfect soup for a cold day. Or really a warm day. because apparently that’a all we’re going to have in SoCal this year…

    I love that you added pesto at the end – it has such a great flavor. And tortellini are wonderful in soup! And it’s so quick and easy.

  4. 5 stars
    Excellent soup. Tried it with Hot Italian Chicken Sausage to save a few calories and was really pleased with the result.