Way-Back Wednesday: Tortellini Sausage Soup

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One of our most popular recipes ever got a makeover today! This is the original, folks–if you’ve seen it on other blogs, this is where it came from. It’s one of my go-to meals when serving a crowd or taking dinner to someone and I’ve never met someone who doesn’t completely love it. What is it?? Our Tortellini Sausage Soup!

Hearty and satisfying, this tortellini sausage soup is one of our all-time favorite recipes!

So if you’re discovering it for the first time or you’ve forgotten about it, go make it! And if you’ve been around long enough to remember us posting this the first time, bless you–you deserve a cookie. (Trust me, it’s been awhile–that two-year-old I’m talking about is now my sassy nine-year-old.) Check out the recipe here!


  1. I really want to try this, but I’m wondering if there is a substitute for the Italian sausage. I am NOT a fan of that at all, but like all the other sausages. Could I use a breakfast sausage in its place? What would you suggest? Thanks!!

  2. This has absolutely nothing to do with this post, although it looks DELICIOUS! I really enjoyed the Weekly Dish this week about the must-have fall plants. Is there a way to pin that? Maybe I’m missing something but I can’t figure out a way. I’d like to keep it for future reference. Sorry for such a dumb question.

    1. Hey Stacey! No, unfortuneately no way to pin that right now since it was only sent out to Newsletter Subscribers. I’m so happy to know you enjoyed it, though! My advice would be to save that email in a folder so you can access it later!

  3. BEST SOUP EVER!!!! I still make this regularly and my family still calls it Special Soup. πŸ™‚ This was the recipe that brought me to you guys (gals, sorry)! LOVE!!

  4. We love love LOVE this! This reminds me that we haven’t made it in a while… need to remedy that… πŸ™‚

  5. One of my favorites from your great seasons cookbook! I use Jimmy Dean ground sausage rather than the links & it’s still delicious. I also substitute spinach for the zucchini. You just can’t go wrong with this soup.

  6. Is that your challah bread in the back ground all herbed up?! ((We ADORE your challah recipe! My 8 year old requested that for her “birthday cake” last year.) πŸ™‚ I would love to know what fave “add-ins” you put into your challah and if you still use vanilla in the egg wash when you go savory. THANK YOU for providing my family with most of our favorite recipes over the last several years! πŸ™‚

  7. I made this soup yesterday and it was DELICIOUS! I am loving that it made tons of leftovers, too. Then I had Sara’s chocolate zucchini bread for dessert so I was happy with my veggie intake. πŸ™‚

  8. When I followed the link to your 2009 post I had to laugh. Your “weather identity crisis” is perfect to describe how I am feeling this September. It’s been 90 degrees and I’m feeling jipped and impatient. I want to eat soup and not sweat, dang it!
    This recipe is at the top of the list!

  9. I just made this toniht using a medium.spiced ground sausage and it was delicious and a huge hit with the whole family!

  10. This just went on the meal plan! I’m trying to cook from my pantry and freezer for October (aside from produce) and I have all of this!

  11. Could I prep this and then leave it in a crockpot for a few hours to finish cooking? Heading to church for a dedication and need everything set when we get home for lunch!

    1. Yep, totally. Just put the tortellini in right before you go and either turn it to low, or off. That’s the only part that can get overcooked (ie: mushy and fall apart)

  12. I did use Jimmy Dean’s sausage (breakfast/pan sausage) in the regular flavor. I used 1/2lb and it turned out great!

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