Rustic Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup Recipe

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Finally! After several requests for another campfire soup recipe, the stars aligned and we made it happen! This Rustic Sausage and Cheese Storytelling Soup is one of our favorites! Everyone talked about it for days, and it got better tasting as a leftover! Yum. Come on in and I’ll share the recipe with you. 

Rustic Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup. Perfect for the campfire or cold nights!

Sausage and Tortellini Soup

I can’t tell you how much my family looks forward to our campfire soups! There is just something about sitting around a fire and enjoying food right off of it. Of course, this can be made indoors on the stove, too. Just grab a large pot and fill it up.

If you love soup with pasta in it that is easy to make then you might like my recipes for Easy 4 Ingredient tortellini soup, Homemade chicken noodle soup, and Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

Rustic Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup. Perfect for the campfire or cold nights!

I’m going to give you my halved version of this recipe. It should still feed at least 8, but you won’t need a 12-quart pot.  Feel free to double the recipe for a large crowd of 12 or more, but prepare yourself with a giant soup pot.

Here’s the recipe for you:

Rustic Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup. Perfect for the campfire or cold nights!

Rustic Sausage and Tortellini Soup

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 10 servings
Calories 192 cal


  • 9 qt. or larger large pot with lid


  • 1 lb. hot italian sausage with casing removed
  • 1 medium sweet onion chopped
  • 24 oz. chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 28 oz. diced tomatoes with juices
  • 1&1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 19 oz. cheese tortellini refrigerated
  • 8 oz. fresh baby spinach
  • 1 tsp. dried sweet basil
  • 6 oz. of canned sliced mushrooms – drained
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • optional – shredded Parmesan cheese


  • over med/high heat crumble sausage into the pot
  • add the onion and cook until sausage is no longer pink and onion is tender
  • Add the broth, water, tomatoes, and garlic
  • Bring to a boil
  • Add the tortellini, and bring back up to a boil
  • Boil for about 5 minutes
  • Reduce heat and add the spinach, basil and pepper
  • Cook for a couple more minutes
  • Serve with optional shredded Parmesan cheese


  • You can double the recipe to feed a large crowd. You’ll need a 12 qt. pot.
nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Calories: 192calCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 9gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 682mgPotassium: 364mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 2133IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 2mg
Keyword comfort food, easy, fall
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