1 can (14 oz) Italian-style diced tomatoes, drained
1 block (8 oz) cream cheese, cubed
6 cups chicken broth
Salt and pepper, to taste
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
Fresh basil, chopped, for garnish (optional)
Brown the Sausage:
In a large pot over medium heat, brown the ground sausage until fully cooked. Drain any excess fat.
Add Ingredients to Pot:
To the pot with the browned sausage, add the frozen cheese tortellini, chopped fresh spinach, drained Italian-style diced tomatoes, and cubed cream cheese.
Pour in Chicken Broth:
Pour in the chicken broth, ensuring that all ingredients are well-submerged.
Simmer the Soup:
Bring the soup to a gentle simmer over medium heat. Allow it to cook for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the tortellini is cooked through, and the flavors meld together.
Keep an eye on the tortellini; it may cook faster than the other ingredients. Check for doneness about 10-15 minutes into the simmering. The tortellini is done when it’s tender but still slightly firm.
Chunk Up Cream Cheese:
Use a spoon or spatula to chunk up the cream cheese into the soup, stirring until it’s fully melted and the soup becomes creamy.
Season to Taste:
Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the seasoning as needed.
Ladle the creamy tortellini soup into bowls. Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh basil if desired.
Serve the soup hot and enjoy a quick and hearty meal with the comforting flavors of creamy tortellini, savory sausage, and vibrant spinach.
Add a dash of Italian seasoning or dried basil for extra flavor.
If you prefer a thinner soup, you can add more chicken broth.
Customize with your favorite veggies like diced bell peppers or mushrooms.
Serve with crusty bread or a side salad for a complete meal.
This quick and easy Creamy Tortellini Soup is perfect for a delicious and satisfying dinner in just 30 minutes. Enjoy!