Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini & Kale

Delicious pasta, fresh greens, and our Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausages: there’s something for everyone in our Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini & Kale. The cheesy pasta and tempting flavours make this a true crowd pleaser for kids and adults alike. Go ahead and have a second bowl (or third), we won’t judge!


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What You Need
1 tbsp
cooking oil
onion, chopped
carrots, chopped
1 tsp
Italian seasoning
2 cups
diced tomatoes (any type or mix with traditional Italian flavours works)
3 cups
chicken stock
leaves of kale, finely chopped
2 cups
cannellini or white beans, drained and rinsed
2 oz
Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 tsp
fresh lemon juice (or to taste)
8 oz
cheese tortellini
  • Cook pasta following package instructions.
  • Using a large sauce pan or Dutch oven, saute sausage in oil for approximately 2-3 minutes, breaking sausage apart. Add onions, carrots and Italian seasoning. Saute until for another 2-3 minutes or until onions soften.
  • Add tomatoes (and liquid), stock, kale. Bring to simmer and then reduce heat. Let sit on low simmer for approximately 5-6 minutes. While soup sits, rinse and drain beans, and grate Parmesan cheese.
  • Add beans to soup and simmer until beans are heated through. Remove soup from heat and add lemon juice. Add additional salt to taste.
  • Divide tortellini into bowls and ladle soup over pasta. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.
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