This creamy, comforting sausage spinach tortellini soup is completely magical with flavor because of the garlic bread seasoning used to flavor it. For more soup recipe ideas to inspire you, check this out.
I love a warm, comforting bowl of soup in the winter time, or really any time. It’s like a big ole hug, wrapping it’s arms around you. Here are more quick and easy soup recipes if you are looking for easy dinner ideas.
Sausage spinach tortellini soup with garlic bread seasoning
This tortellini soup is creamy and so flavorful. The garlic bread seasoning mix gives it an amazing depth of flavor and the sausage seasoning supports it with tons of flavor too.
I just love tortellini. Those yummy little belly buttons are always packed with flavor too. It’s my favorite pasta. (I’m not a big fan of pasta by nature.
Adding a bit of cream or milk to the soup gives the liquid this uncious feeling that puts the soup over the top.
Homemade garlic bread seasoning
My sister and I were together with our family making seasoning mixes for the year. It was a fun day of making taco seasoning, ranch seasoning, chili seasoning, barbecue rub, and Italian seasoning as well as some new ones like steak and poultry. Check out all of our homemade flavorings here.
We had a lot of leftover ingredients and started creating a seasoning for garlic bread. Man, we knocked it out of the park and I started using it on everything from scrambled eggs, to roasted vegetables, meat and more. I made an amazing compound butter too.
My sister and mom have been using it in mashed potatoes and to top baked potatoes and all kinds of other ways too. It’s a winner. It is what puts this tortellini soup over the top.
Nightshade free tortellini soup
I have a sensitvitiy to nightshades, so I’m always looking for nightshade free foods to make. I cook a lot at home because when I eat out, I usually get sick. I love tortellini, but most recipes for it call for tomatoes which are a big no no for me.
This recipe can be completely nightshade free if you find sausage without peppers. My nightshade sensitivity allows me to eat tiny amounts of nightshades, so I go with traditional blue and gold sausage because it’s my favorite. There are no other nightshades in the soup.
When I served this soup, my husband who is a self professed soup not liker, was really impressed and raved about it. You can add whatever vegetables you like to the soup to make it what you would enjoy.
But this was one of the best combinations I’ve come up with and now every time I make it, we are amazed at how good it is. I used dried tortellini, but you can use fresh or frozen as well.
Instant pot tortellini soup
If you want to use your instant pot to cook your soup, you can. Just use the saute feature to start the soup and cook the sausage, onions, and carrots.
Then switch to pressure cook and dump in the tortellini, stock, and seasoning and seal it and set it for half the cooking time on the package instruction. Mine called for 10 minutes, so I would cook it for 5. Then when the timer goes off, do the quick release.
Sausage spinach tortellini soup
Creamy tortellinni soup, nightshade free, with spicy sausage and spinach.
- 1 12 oz package tortellinni
- 8 c chicken stock
- 1/2 c cream or milk
- 1 c carrots, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 T garlic bread seasoning
- 1 lb blue and gold sausage or what you like
- 6-10 oz spinach (according to taste)
- grated parmesan for garnish
Place the sausage in a large stock pot and cook and stir.
When sausage begins to render fat, add carrots and onions.
Cook and stir until sausage is browned and vegetables are soft.
Add stock and garlic bread seasoning.
Bring to a boil.
Add tortellini and cook according to package instructions.
Remove from heat and add spinach.
Stir occasionally as spinach wilts, about 5 minutes.
Add cream and stir to mix.
Top with desired amount of grated parmesan.