Italian Sausage Tortellini

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 30 min 6
Italian Sausage Tortellini
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454 gm Italian pork sausage (rolled into 3/5 teaspoon size balls)
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 small White onion (diced)
3 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
2 medium pepper(s) Red bell pepper (diced)
1 leaf Bay leaf
1 dash Red pepper flakes
8 cup Vegetable stock/broth, low sodium (or chicken broth)
2 can(s) (14oz) Diced tomatoes, canned
1 1/2 cup Kale
2 cup Pasta, tortellini with cheese filling (fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup Basil, fresh (chopped)
1 pinch Salt (to taste)
1 dash Black pepper (to taste)


In a large skillet, brown the mini sausage balls until cooked through. This will take about 5-7 minutes. Drain off the grease and place the sausage balls on a plate lined with paper towels.

In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, 3-4 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the red peppers, bay leaf, and red pepper flakes. Cook until peppers are soft, about 3 minutes.

Stir in the broth, tomatoes, and kale. Add the cheese tortellini and cook until tortellini is tender, 7-8 minutes. Stir in the fresh basil and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in the mini sausage balls and heat until warm. Remove the bay leaf and serve.


You can make this soup vegetarian by using vegetable broth and omitting the sausage.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 442
Calories from fat 267
Calories from saturated fat 92
Total Fat 29.7 g
Saturated Fat 10.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 27.5 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Sodium 944 mg
Potassium 681 mg
Total Carbohydrate 28.4 g
Dietary Fiber 5.0 g
Sugars 4.0 g
Protein 17.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.6
Meat 1.0
Vegetables 2.0

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