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Sausage, Tomato, and Tortellini Soup

Made with savory Jimmy Dean® Pork Sausage, tortellini, squash and tomato, this tasty soup is the perfect complement to a good book on a rainy day.


  • 1 package Regular Premium Pork Sausage

  • 1 teaspoon ground fennel

  • 3 cups water or beef stock

  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce

  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with Italian herbs and garlic, undrained

  • 1 package (9 or 10 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini

  • 1 ½ cups thinly sliced quartered yellow squash

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil (optional)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley (optional)


  1. Cook sausage and fennel in Dutch oven or large saucepan over MEDIUM-HIGH heat 8-10 minutes or until sausage is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently.

  2. Stir in water, tomato sauce and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to LOW; cover. Simmer 10 minutes. Stir in tortellini and squash. Return to a boil over HIGH heat. Stir in basil, if desired. Reduce heat to MEDIUM-LOW; cook, covered, 6-8 minutes or just until pasta is tender. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Top individual servings of soup with Parmesan cheese and parsley, if desired.