This soup is loaded with cheese-filled tortellini, sweet sausage, spinach, and Italian seasonings. Flavorful, comforting, and ready in 30 minutes!
Keyword: sausage, soup, tortellini
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound sweet Italian sausage links
1 sweet medium onion, diced fine
3 garlic cloves, minced
6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/8 teaspoon cracked red pepper flakes or to taste
1(9 ounce) package refrigerated cheese tortellini
3 cups baby spinach
salt and pepper
Heat oil over medium-high in a Dutch oven. Add sausages and cook, rolling occasionally, until browned all over, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from the pot.
Add onion to the pot and cook over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes, scraping up any browned bits. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. Stir in broth and seasonings, and bring to a boil.
Slice sausage into 1/2-inch thick pieces and add back to the pot. Stir in the tortellini and simmer gently until pasta is tender, about 6 minutes. Stir in spinach and cook until just wilted. Season with a little salt and pepper to taste.