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Instant Pot Sausage Tortellini Soup

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Try our Instant Pot Sausage Tortellini Soup for a quick and hearty meal. Packed with savory sausage, cheesy tortellini and fresh spinach, this Italian sausage tortellini soup is a simple and delicious way to warm up your dinner.

Let the Instant Pot do the work, making it an easy and satisfying choice for a cozy night in. Enjoy the goodness of Instant Pot Creamy Tortellini Soup with every bite!

If you love this recipe be sure to check out our Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup and Ground Beef Tortellini Soup recipes.

Instant Pot Sausage Tortellini Soup

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s easy! I kind of turn into a bear that hibernates during the winter months, so this easy soup is perfect for those lazy days when I just don’t want to cook anything fancy. Just throw it all in and it’s done.
  • It’s bursting with flavor: The Italian sausage paired with spinach, parmesan cheese, and cheese-stuffed tortellini adds a whole new level of flavor the whole family loves.
  • Warm and comforting: Rich and creamy, this soup really warms the soul and gives you that full and comforting feeling after every meal.
Instant Pot Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup

Recipe Ingredients

  • Olive Oil: I used olive oil, but you can use canola, vegetable, coconut, or any oil you prefer to saute your onion.
  • Onion: You’ll need 1 onion. I used a yellow onion as they are the best for soups.
  • Sausage: I used mild Italian sausage links, but you can use ground Italian sausage links if you prefer. Choose mild or hot depending on your heat level.
  • Tortellini: I use refrigerated Buitoni Three Cheese Tortellini, but you could use whatever you prefer.
  • Chicken broth: If you don’t have chicken broth, you can easily use it using 6-cups of water and 6 chicken bullion cubes.
  • Spinach: It’s best to use baby spinach for this recipe. Make sure to chop it up into pieces.
  • Heavy cream:  To make 1 cup of heavy cream, mix 2/3 cup of whole milk with 1/3 cup melted butter.
  • Shredded parmesan cheese: This makes your soup extra creamy and extra cheesy!
  • Seasonings: To add a complex layer of flavor, you’ll need minced garlic, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup Ingredients

How To Make Instant Pot Sausage Tortellini Soup?

Step 1: Sauté the Onion

Set instant pot to sauté and add the oil. Once oil is hot add the diced onion. Cook for 5 minutes to brown the onion. 

Step 2: Cook The Sausage

After you’ve browned the onion, squeeze the sausage out of the casing into small meat balls the size of marbles. Brown the meat with the onion.

Step 3: Pressure Cook 

Next, add the broth, tortellini, spices, garlic, and spinach to your IP. Close and seal the lid, and put the pressure valve into the sealing position. Hit your manual or pressure cook button and set the time for 6 minutes.

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Step 4: Add Cream And Cheese

When the time is up, put your pressure valve into the venting position to release the pressure. Open the lid, stir in the cream and cheese, and let it cool to thicken.

Step 5: Serve

Serve and Enjoy!

Instant Pot Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup

Cooking Tips

  • Choose the Right Sausage: Opt for quality Italian sausage. It offers robust flavor that pairs well with tortellini.
  • Mind Your Instant Pot’s Capacity: Don’t overfill your Instant Pot. For even cooking, fill it no more than two-thirds full.
  • Select Quality Tortellini: High-quality tortellini improves your soup’s texture and flavor. Fresh tortellini is recommended.
  • Add Fresh Herbs: Include fresh herbs like basil or parsley towards the end for a fresh and vibrant finish to your soup.
Instant Pot Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup

Variations

  • Sausage and Spinach Tortellini Soup: Add a nutritional boost to your Instant Pot Sausage Tortellini Soup with some fresh baby spinach. It wilts nicely into the soup, adding color and health benefits.
  • Spicy Sausage Tortellini Soup: For those who enjoy a little heat, add some crushed red pepper flakes or diced jalapenos to your soup.
  • Vegetarian Tortellini Soup: Swap the sausage for a plant-based alternative or simply omit it and add more veggies like bell peppers, diced tomatoes and zucchini for a vegetarian spin on
  • Chicken Sausage Tortellini Soup: Substitute traditional Italian sausage with chicken sausage for a lighter, yet equally flavorful variation.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

Cool: Allow your Instant Pot Tortellini Soup to reach room temperature and transfer to airtight containers.

Refrigerate: If you’re planning to eat the leftovers within the next 3-4 days, refrigeration is sufficient.

Freeze: For extended storage, freeze your tortellini soup for 2-3 months.

Thaw and Reheat: When you’re ready to enjoy your soup, thaw it in the fridge overnight and then reheat on the stove or microwave until thoroughly heated.

What to Serve With This Recipe?

Instant Pot Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup

Instant Pot Sausage Tortellini Soup

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes

Enjoy a burst of Italian flavors with our Instant Pot Sausage Tortellini Soup - a hearty, quick, and delicious meal for those busy weeknights.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 5 links of Italian sausage. Mild or hot
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning
  • 19 oz of cheese tortellini
  • 6 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup of shredded parmesan
  • 2 cups of heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Set instant pot to sauté and add the oil. Once oil is hot add the diced onion. Cook for 5 minutes to brown the onion. 
  2. After you’ve browned the onion, squeeze the sausage out of the casing into small meat balls the size of marbles. Brown the meat with the onion.
  3. Next, add the broth, tortellini, spices, garlic, and spinach to your IP. Close and seal the lid, and put the pressure valve into the sealing position. Hit your manual or pressure cook button and set the time for 6 minutes.
  4. When the time is up, put your pressure valve into the venting position to release the pressure. Open the lid, stir in the cream and cheese, and let it cool to thicken.
  5. Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

  • Mind Your Instant Pot’s Capacity: Don’t overfill your Instant Pot. For even cooking, fill it no more than two-thirds full.
  • Select Quality Tortellini: High-quality tortellini improves your soup’s texture and flavor. Fresh tortellini is recommended.
  • Add Fresh Herbs: Include fresh herbs like basil or parsley towards the end for a fresh and vibrant finish to your soup.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 845Total Fat: 57gSaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 173mgSodium: 2262mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 32g

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FAQ’S

What Type Of Sausage Is Best To Use?

You can use either mild or hot ground Italian sausage according to your preference. The choice will affect the overall spiciness of the soup.

How Do I Thicken Tortellini Soup?

This tortellini soup should thicken as it cools and the tortellini absorb more of the broth. If you still want it a little thicker, you can add 1 teaspoon of cornstarch to the soup at a time until it reaches your desired consistency.

Can I Add Vegetables To This Soup?

Yes, you can add vegetables like onions, carrots, celery, and leek to enhance the flavor and nutritional value of the soup.

Can I Use A Different Cheese?

We think the parmesan cheese adds the perfect flavor for this Italian soup; however, you can use any melting cheese that you prefer. Some good substitutes would be mozzarella, asiago, or cheddar cheese.

Can I Use Frozen Tortellini In This Recipe?

Yes, frozen tortellini can be used directly in the soup without thawing. The Instant Pot will cook the tortellini thoroughly.

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