Creamy Parmesan Italian Sausage Soup


Here’s the detailed recipe for Creamy Parmesan Italian Sausage Soup:


  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups ditalini pasta (or any small pasta)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional, for a bit of heat)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated, plus extra for garnish
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish


  1. Brown the Sausage:
    • In a large soup pot or Dutch oven, cook the Italian sausage over medium-high heat, breaking it up into smaller pieces with a spoon or spatula. Cook until browned and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the sausage from the pot and set aside.
  2. Sauté Onion and Garlic:
    • In the same pot, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil if needed. Sauté the diced onion over medium heat until it becomes translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Add the minced garlic and sauté for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add Broth and Seasonings:
    • Pour in the chicken broth, heavy cream, dried oregano, dried basil, and red pepper flakes (if using). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir well to combine.
  4. Cook the Pasta:
    • Bring the broth mixture to a boil. Add the ditalini pasta and cook according to package instructions until al dente (usually about 8-10 minutes). Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  5. Add Sausage and Spinach:
    • Once the pasta is cooked, return the browned sausage to the pot. Add the chopped spinach to the soup and stir well. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the spinach is wilted.
  6. Stir in Parmesan Cheese:
    • Reduce the heat to low. Stir in 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese until it is melted and fully incorporated into the soup. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  7. Serve:
    • Ladle the Creamy Parmesan Italian Sausage Soup into bowls. Garnish each serving with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley.
  8. Enjoy:
    • Serve hot and enjoy this comforting and flavorful soup!

Servings: 6-8

This Creamy Parmesan Italian Sausage Soup is hearty, creamy, and packed with savory flavors that make it perfect for a cozy meal. Enjoy it with crusty bread or a side salad for a complete dinner experience!