Dear creamy tortellini soup, with sausage, and spinach, and that rich and creamy tomato broth: ILYSB!
If there is just *one* soup you make this month, absolutely make it this one.
I’m not going to beat around the bush with you. Is it the healthiest: no.
Is it the most delicious, the most memorable, the most cozy, and the most compelling for bringing friends together around a table? Yes.
There’s something a little magical about savory sausage coming together with a sauté trio of onion, carrot, and celery, a generous bit of garlic, fresh spinach, and cheese tortellini, all of it enveloped in a rich and creamy base that is just tangy and tomatoey enough to cut the richness. Magical, I guess, or you could also just say alarmingly easy to eat bowl after bowl after bowl.
It’s one of those meals that you make and then you can’t stop thinking about the next day which is what happened to us, when our friend Ang was casually like, “hey come over for soup,” and we left 100% changed human beings, and then I asked her if I could please put this recipe on POY immediately because I COULDN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT IT.
She also made us a loaf of no-knead cheese bread for dunking, sopping, and generally soup-scooping, which is definitely what I’d recommend with this particular tortellini soup situation.
LET’S TALK ABOUT HOW TO MAKE THIS CREAMY TORTELLINI SOUP
Step 1: Brown your sausage. Add your veggies. IT SMELLS SO GOOD.
Step 2: Hello garlic, spices, and tomato paste. We’re in soup-base territory now.
Step 3: Layer in that wine, flour, and broth.
Step 4: Add cream and get it bubblin. Then: tortellini and spinach, let it simmer until it’s all cooked up. Get your crusty bread ready. Annnnd go!
If you’re into all the cozy vibes going on here, here are a few more ways to make it happen with all the soup:
- Coconut Curry Ramen
- Spicy Peanut Soup with Sweet Potato
- Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup
- Crockpot Chicken Gnocchi Soup
- Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Alright. You are ready. Tonight it’s just you, your coziest sweater (okay be real, sweatpants) and a deep bowl of creamy tortellini soup. ♡ A BIG WINNING MOMENT.