Best Ever Tortellini Soup

This has been a family favourite of our for a long time. This soup is bursting with flavour and very filling. I couldn’t find the original source, but I have modified it over the years, so will just share our version.

Tortellini Soup Recipe:


  • 1/4 lb Hot Italian Sausage with the casings removed
  • 1 chopped green pepper (cut in 1/2″ squares)
  • 1/2 cup dried onion flakes (when I don’t have any, I just use chopped onions.)
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 900 ml carton of chicken broth
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cans of water (28 oz)
  • 1 28oz tin of diced tomatoes (you can use Italian if you wish, but regular is fine too)
  • 1 19 oz tin of Aylmer’s Spicy Red Pepper Tomatoes 
  • 2 Tablespoons of chopped parsley
  • 1 thinly sliced zucchini
  • 1 package of frozen meat tortellini
  • salt and pepper
  • Parmesan Cheese


Fry up the sausage, green pepper, onion, garlic, oregano and zucchini until done. Be sure to break up the sausage into smaller pieces with a fork, as the mixture cooks.  Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. This soup is quite chunky, if it is not liquidy enough for you add additional chicken broth and/or water, but be careful not to water down the flavour.  Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with grated parmesan cheese on top.  This is great served with garlic bread and Caesar Salad.  Delicious!!