Creamy Tortellini Soup

This Creamy Tortellini Soup will knock your socks off! If you are a lover of hearty soups, this recipe will fit the bill. The myth that soup can’t be a fulfilling meal in itself gets busted when enjoying this rich, flavorful, three-cheese tortellini soup filled with fresh ingredients.

In the mood for soup? You should also try my Authentic Chicken Tortilla Soup, Instant Pot Truffled Lasagna Soup, Truffled Cream of Asparagus Soup, or Instant Pot Broccoli and Cheese Soup.

creamy tortellini soup in a large serving bowl

The creamy texture comes by way of a combination of chicken broth and heavy whipping cream. They provide the perfect base for the fresh tortellini pasta — a type of stuffed pasta birthed from the Italian region of Emilia. I have always had a love affair with pasta, and this recipe brings together the best of two worlds — comforting soup and tender pasta.

A spoonful of soup

Plus, you just cannot beat the combination of fresh spinach, fresh garlic, fresh cheese, and just fresh ingredients in general. It really does make a difference in the end result.

Ingredients you’ll need to make tortellini soup:

tortellini pasta ingredients
  • Let’s start with the tortellini pasta. I didn’t make my pasta from scratch, so I went with a fresh, refrigerated three-cheese option. There are also dried and frozen options that would work as well.
  • You can choose to make this soup without any meats, but it is traditionally served with crumbled and cooked sausage. To keep it lighter, I chose to use ground turkey that I removed from the casing.
  • For the base, I wanted a creamy texture that went beyond a broth. Blending low-sodium chicken stock with heavy whipping cream, fire roasted crushed tomatoes (paid link), and tomato paste worked perfectly.
  • Fresh minced garlic, butter, and flour are added to enhance the flavor and thicken the soup base.
  • We can’t forget the yellow onions and fresh spinach. You can also use kale.
  • My seasoning combination is how I added my spin to this great dish. That includes Adams reserve white wine and garlic butter seasoning, black pepper, oregano, Himalayan salt, ground thyme, red pepper flakes, and basil.
  • And to finish the dish right before serving, you can add a bit of Parmesan cheese. This is optional, but I tell you it is a good option.
making tortellini soup

How to make tortellini soup with turkey sausage:

  1. Chop your yellow onion into small pieces and then place it to the side for a later step.
  2. Cook your turkey meat for a few minutes until it is cooked through and remove it from the heat. Remove any access liquid from the pan. Add the butter, garlic, and flour stirring until it slightly binds then add in the onions.
  3. Cook your onions until translucent then add the tomato paste and fire roasted crushed tomatoes (paid link) stirring until well combined.
  4. Add the fresh spinach, seasonings, chicken stock, and heavy whipping cream, and bring the pot to a boil.
  5. Place the tortellini pasta and cooked turkey into the pot and cover. Cook at medium heat for 15 minutes or until the pasta is tender.
  6. Before serving, sprinkle on Parmesan cheese.
large bowl of tortellini soup with wooden serving spoon

This hearty soup is the epitome of comfort food and can stand alone as a complete meal. When you want to kick it up a notch in your soup game give this Creamy Tortellini Soup a spot on your table and you will not regret it. Enjoy!

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creamy tortellini soup in a large serving bowl

Creamy Tortellini Soup

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5 from 16 reviews

  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x


This Creamy Tortellini Soup is a hearty, rich, flavorful, three-cheese tortellini soup filled with spinach and other fresh ingredients.


Units Scale
  • 1 whole yellow onion
  • 1 lb Italian turkey sausage
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp tomato Paste
  • 15 oz Fire Roasted Crushed Tomatoes (paid link)
  • 5 oz organic fresh spinach
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. Garlic & Wine Seasoning
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground thyme
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp basil flakes
  • 10 oz. 3-cheese tortellini pasta, refrigerated
  • grated parmesan cheese, optional


  1. Chop the onion into small pieces then place to the side.
  2. Cook your turkey just until the pink is removed for a few minutes then remove from heat.
  3. Add the butter, garlic, and flour stirring until it slightly binds then add the onions. Cook your onions until translucent.
  4. Add tomato paste and fire-roasted crushed tomatoes stirring until it begins to cook together.
  5. Add the spinach, chicken stock, heavy whipping cream, and all seasonings then bring the pot to a boil.
  6. Place the fresh tortellini pasta and cooked turkey into the pot and cover cooking at medium heat for 15 minutes or until the pasta is softly cooked.
  7. Allow to cool then serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Comfort Food
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Calories: 480
  • Sugar: 6.6g
  • Sodium: 1804mg
  • Fat: 26.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.1g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 22.8g
  • Cholesterol: 107mg

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  1. Mary Pat Paris says:

    This is heavenly! It will be a regular meal this winter.

    I was visiting a small town with limited grocery options so had to make a couple substitutions, but will make it as directed when I return home.

    My substitutions:
    3 links hot Italian sausage for the turkey sausage
    Diced instead of crushed fire roasted tomatoes
    1/4 cup white wine and additional garlic for the Garlic & Wine seasoning

    1. Eric Jones says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Mary! Glad your substitutions worked out! This soup is a favorite. 🙂

  2. This is a great recipe! Easy to prepare, easy to follow, and incredibly delicious. I doubled it for leftovers for my fiancé and friends. It was easy to reheat and was quickly gone. I will absolutely be making this again.

    1. Eric Jones says:

      This is awesome Jocelyn! Really glad you enjoyed it this is actually a house favorite as well.

  3. This is so delicious. My friend Haakon made this for me last year. I took his advice and swapped the turkey meat for hot Italian sausage.

    1. Eric Jones says:

      Nici this is so awesome! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Kristen Bodeman says:

    Do you have a replacement for Adams Reserve. I can not find this in my area.

    1. Eric Jones says:

      Hi Kristen!

      I updated the recipe with a link to a garlic & wine seasoning on Amazon. Adams Reserve was also on Amazon, but they are currently sold out. It’s such a small amount (1 tsp) that substituting garlic powder would work just fine.

  5. I am so happy I came across this recipe! It’s been freezing the last few days and this soup is exactly what I needed! It’s so flavorful and so comforting! Thanks for the great recipe!

  6. Talk about a big bowl of comfort! I had some tortellini pasta in the pantry that I need to use up and ran across your recipe on Pinterest, it was absolutely delicious.

  7. I had all the ingredients on hand for this and it was SO tasty. Adding to my weeknight dinner rotation.

  8. Chef Mireille says:

    this soup totally hit the spot with all the cold and snow we have been suffering through the last few weeks. Definitely the perfect winter comfort food soup

  9. Chenée Lewis says:

    It’s definitely been soup weather here in Chicago recently, so I was so excited to make this tonight! It came out SO good — the seasonings were just perfect. We barely have any leftovers!

  10. The whipping cream was a truegame changer! This was si thick and rich and perfect for this past cold Sunday. I enjoyed this so much

  11. This was creamy comfort in a bowl. I was super excited when I found this recipe and it was wonderful. My husband loved it and asked me to make it again!

  12. This creamy concoction was the perfect accompaniment to Houston’s recent cold snap. It hit all the right notes and we can’t wait to make it again!

  13. This tortellini soup was delicious, cozy and perfect for the weather! Thanks for sharing!

  14. I substituted the turkey sausage for vegetarian sausage and the chicken stock with vegan chicken stock. This soup tastes like deconstructed pizza, it so addictive and ideal for a week night meal!

  15. I loved the combination of ingredients! Everything worked well together! This was so flavorful and I can’t wait to make it again!

  16. I’d never seen or used the Adams Reserve seasoning, but it was such a nice change of pace. The tortellini soup as a whole was a hit. The turkey sausage was a nice change of pace for my pork-obsessed family.

  17. Britney Brown says:

    I made a huge pot of this soup after work last week and it truly warmed my soul! It was so tasty and so easy to make, we loved it!