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Tortellini Soup

Teri & Jenny
A simple, cozy and delicious recipe for Tortellini Soup. We load up our broth based soup with mini Italian turkey meatballs, hearty kale, diced sweet potato, and cheesy tortellini for a filling soup that's significant enough to serve as a dinner. It's one of our favorite winter soups that you can easily enjoy year round!
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Amercian, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 319 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 8 ounces hot or sweet Italian turkey sausage rolled into mini meatballs (about the size of a penny)
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • ½ sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 bunch kale ribs removed and leaves torn
  • 1 1/2 quarts unsalted chicken stock
  • 24 pieces (fresh) store bought cheese tortellini
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan


  • Pour ½ tablespoon oil into a large pot over medium heat and add rolled sausage. Lightly sear on all sides for 1 to 2 minutes.
    Turkey sausage meatballs seared in a stock pot for tortellini soup.
  • Transfer meatballs to a plate.
    A plate of sausage meatballs on a kitchen counter.
  • Add remaining oil to pot, followed by sweet potato and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes.
    Sweet potato chunks cooking in a stock pot.
  • Add onion and garlic, season with salt and pepper and continue to sauté for another 4 to 5 minutes.
    Sweet potato and onion cooking in a stock pot to make tortelli soup.
  • Add kale to pot and wilt for 1 minute.
    Kale, sweet potatoes, and onions in a stock pot cooking to make tortellini soup.
  • Pour stock into pot, season with salt and pepper then simmer for about 10 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender.
    Tortellini soup in a stock pot simmering.
  • Add sausage back to pot and continue to simmer for an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Raise stove heat to medium-high and bring soup to a boil.
    Tortellini soup in a stock pot on a kitchen counter.
  • Add tortellini and boil for 3 to 4 minutes or until tortellini has just cooked through and vegetables are tender.
    Tortellini soup ready to serve in a stock pot.
  • Ladle soup into bowls and top each with some grated Parmesan and cracked black pepper. Serve.
    Tortellini Soup recipe in two bowls with spoons next to it.


  • *Makes about 2 1/2 quarts soup


Calories: 319kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 21gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 799mgPotassium: 721mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 9798IUVitamin C: 40mgCalcium: 158mgIron: 7mg
Keyword broth soup, tortellini soup
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