Sausage & Tortellini Soup With Kale

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 45m
Ready In

"Made this tonight because even though it's May 11th, it snowed here today in Ohio. Sure was a hit with the hubby."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (279.5 g)
  • Calories 441.3
  • Total Fat - 29.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 59.8 mg
  • Sodium - 1432.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 27 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 2.6 g
  • Protein - 17.9 g
  • Calcium - 120.2 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 62.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Put olive oil in a large soup pot on medium heat. Add sausage and onions and brown sausage, breaking it up as it browns. Add fresh rosemary, basil and garlic. Stir in and cook another 2 minutes. Add tomato paste and stir into mixture and cook for about 1 minute.

Step 2

Add the rest of the ingredients EXCEPT the tortellini. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Let simmer for about 1 hour.

Step 3

Add tortellini and let cook to the tenderness you like.

Step 4

Serve up with some chewy Italian bread.

Step 5

Step 6

*Homemade turkey sausage: This is a salt-free recipe. In a spice grinder or you can use a mortal and pestle, put 1 tablespoon dried fennel seed, 1 tablespoons dehydrated onion bits, a dash of dried crushed red pepper seeds, 1 heaping teaspoon rubbed sage from a jar, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Grind to a powder.

Step 7

Add to 1 pound of ground turkey, mix together well, and fry up.

Tips & Variations

  • Spice grinder or mortar and pestle