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Creamy Tortellini Sausage and Spinach Soup in the Instant Pot

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Creamy tortellini sausage and spinach soup is so flavorful and filling. Making it in the instant pot makes it extra quick and easy.

Bowl of creamy soup with tortellini, sausage and spinach ready to eat.

If you are looking for a hearty soup that will fill you up, but is still easy to make, this is the recipe for you. It uses simple ingredients, tastes amazing and only takes a few minutes to make.

Ingredients ready to be made into easy creamy tortellini soup.

Soup season is in full swing, so it is time to get some great new recipes in the rotation. This soup has so many of the factors that make for a popular dinner at our house.

Making the Soup

It starts with Italian sausage, so you get big flavor without a ton of effort or ingredients. Small things like that can make such a big difference in making mealtime approachable on a busy night.

Just brown it and some chopped onion using the saute function on the instant pot. Roughly chop a bag of spinach and toss that in along with some broth.

Now add some cheese tortellini. The sausage and cheesy pasta combination is sure to win over non-soup lovers like my husband.

It just takes a few minutes of cooking under high pressure and the soup is almost done. Stir in a little half and half or a milk and cornstarch slurry and dinner is ready!

Serving Your Soup

This soup can definitely be a meal on its own. It is filling enough and has a whole bag of spinach inside.

However, you can add a a green salad if you would like. It makes the meal feel more substantial and adds more greens.

Or make some garlic bread for the carb lovers. A nice paninini or grilled cheese will help to satisfy even the biggest appetites.

Storing and Reheating Soup

The leftover soup will store for several days in the refrigerator. I like to portion it into individual servings and just grab one for lunch each morning.

It is easy to reheat in the microwave at work. However you could reheat it in a saucepan on the stove if you prefer.

Making This Soup on the Stove

If you don’t have an instant pot, don’t despair. You can still make this delicious soup.

Just brown the sausage and onions in a soup pan over medium heat. Add the broth, spinach and tortellini.

Bowl of creamy soup with cheese tortellini, chunks of Italian sausage and spinach inside sitting in front of instant pot.

Cook it for the number of minutes listed on the tortellini packages. You may need to ask a little more water or broth because you will lose more volume to steam.

Now add the half and half or milk and cornstarch slurry. Heat it until it just starts to simmer and serve.

If you like the ease of making soup in the instant pot, try making chicken gnocchi soup or chicken noodle soup in the instant pot. You get all that feel good comfort with very little effort.

More Great Italian Sausage Recipes

Lasagna soup is quick and easy to make with the help of an instant pot. It has all of the yummy flavors of lasagna but in a hot steaming bowl of soup comfort.

Make one pot Italian sausage and broccoli pasta for another quick and easy busy night dinner. It all cooks together with only one dirty pot to clean.

For another simple creamy dinner, make pasta with Italian sausage and chard. Feel free to sub in spinach if you don’t have chard.

You can make sausage and peppers in the instant pot as well. It is such a great way to make the classic dinner even easier.

Or keep the instant pot out and make sausage, kale and farro in the pressure cooker for another quick and filling meal. It is easy and tasty too.

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Bowl of creamy soup with tortellini, sausage and spinach ready to eat.

Creamy Tortellini Sausage and Spinach Soup in the Instant Pot

Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Carlee
Creamy tortellini sausage and spinach soup is so flavorful and filling. Making it in the instant pot makes it extra quick and easy.
4.92 from 12 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes


  • ½ yellow onion diced
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage mild or hot
  • teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 19 oz cheese tortellini
  • 7 cups chicken broth
  • 8 oz. fresh spinach roughly chopped
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups half and half


  • If your sausage is in links, remove the meat from the casings.
    1 lb. Italian sausage
  • Set Instant Pot to sauté. Add sausage and diced onion.
    ½ yellow onion
  • Cook until the onions are translucent and the sausage is browned. Feel free to leave the sausage in bigger chunks if desired.
  • Add the broth, tortellini, spices, garlic, and spinach. Close and seal the lid and pressure valve. Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes
    1½ teaspoons garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, 19 oz cheese tortellini, 7 cups chicken broth, 8 oz. fresh spinach
  • Quick release pressure and remove lid. Stir in half and half and Parmesan cheese and let cool and thicken.
    ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, 2 cups half and half
  • Serve with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.


*You can use 2 cups of milk mixed with a generous teaspoon of cornstarch if you don't have half and half. Just bring the mixture to a light boil to thicken before serving.


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 522kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 26gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 1912mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Sunday 7th of November 2021

Wow. Now that’s a soup that will warm your belly and fill it too!


Sunday 7th of November 2021

For sure, it's super tasty and a great use for some of that homemade Italian sausage!

Andrea Nine

Friday 5th of November 2021

Too funny, my friend just told she made Tortellini soup yesterday. Mmm sausage and spinach in yours…YUM!!


Friday 5th of November 2021

It's so comforting and delicious! Thanks, Andrea!