Sausage Tortellini Soup

Have you ever heard of Bunco? I had heard of it, but it wasn’t until I moved to Utah that I actually participated in a Bunco game night. A close friend of mine had invited my neighbor and I to be substitutes in her monthly Bunco group.

I had an absolute blast. Little did I know, it was actually a little audition to see if I would fit in with the group. They talked briefly as a group as my neighbor and I got our winnings into the car.

As we were driving home, my friend said they really liked us and wanted to know if we wanted to join the group permanently. We did, and it’s been a blast on Bunco night ever since.

Whoever hosts, also provides dinner, dessert during the middle of the game, and candy for the tables. See, told ya it was fun! One night, the host made this delicious soup that I had never had before. It was incredible. I made sure to get the recipe.

I made this for my husband, who hates soup for dinner. (He thinks it’s a side dish.) Anyways, when I serve this he raves about how good it is and never complains about missing a main dish.

This soup is hearty, super filling, and perfect for a cold winter’s night. The great thing is it only has 6 ingredients and comes together in less than thirty minutes. The flavor you get from the sausage will make you think you’ve been in the kitchen all day working on it!

Sausage Tortellini Soup

5 from 2 votes
Course Soup

Ingredients
  

  • 1 roll (16 oz.) Italian flavored sausage, pork or turkey
  • 2 cans Italian diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 block (8 oz.) of cream cheese
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 bag (19 oz.) frozen cheese tortellini
  • Shredded parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a large stockpot, brown sausage until cooked through. Drain any excess liquid and return meat to the pot.
  • Add in tomatoes, broth, spinach, and cream cheese. Cook until cream cheese is melted, stirring and breaking up the cheese as necessary.
  • Add in the frozen tortellini, and cook until done, usually 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat once the tortellini is done to prevent it from overcooking.
  • Sprinkle with shredded parmesan, if desired.

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