Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage and Kale: New Year’s Day Meal

Warm your soul with our Tortellini Soup featuring savory Italian sausage, robust kale, and delicate tortellini swimming in a rich broth. This comforting bowl of goodness is quick to make and perfect for a cozy evening. Let's dive into creating this heartwarming Italian classic.


  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage, ground or casing removed
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-quart chicken stock
  • 1 (14-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 bunch of curly kale, stemmed and roughly torn
  • 10 ounces fresh tortellini
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Parmesan cheese, grated for serving (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, for serving (optional)


1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add sausage, onions, and garlic. Cook until the sausage is browned, and the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Drain excess fat.

2. Whisk in chicken stock, crushed tomatoes, and tomato paste until fully incorporated. Bring to a boil, add salt, then reduce to a simmer and cook until slightly reduced, about 15 minutes.

3. Stir in kale, tortellini, and cream. Cook until the kale is wilted, and the pasta is tender, 3-5 minutes.

4. Ladle the soup into bowls. Sprinkle with Parmesan and red pepper flakes, if desired, before serving.

How to Prepare

Discover the simplicity of preparing this hearty Tortellini Soup. From browning the sausage to simmering the flavorful broth, follow these easy steps for a delightful meal.

Preparation Time

In just 30 minutes, you'll have a steaming bowl of Tortellini Soup ready to be enjoyed. Perfect for those hectic weeknight dinners.

This recipe serves approximately 4, providing a generous helping of warmth and flavor. Customize with Parmesan and red pepper flakes for an extra kick.

Savor the warmth and flavor of our Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage and Kale – a comforting bowl that brings the essence of Italy to your table. Quick, easy, and undeniably delicious, this soup is a testament to the joy of homemade Italian cuisine. Enjoy and share the love with your friends and family.