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If you have a hungry crew, or kids who play baseball or soccer or lacrosse, this recipe for Italian Sausage and Spinach Soup with Tortellini is sure to please.  There’s nothing like coming home hungry to a hearty soup and thick slices of fresh bread in the springtime.

I like to shop Aldi.  Is there an Aldi in your neck of the woods?  It’s a different kind of shopping experience, but for the most part, I can save money, and get my shopping done more quickly in their small store.  (This is not a sponsored post…just my thoughts.)

Sometime ago, I happened to visit the Aldi website and discovered they have recipes.  Since most of the products I’ve purchased at Aldi are really flavorful, I thought it would be fun to try some of their recipes.  This recipe for Italian Sausage and Spinach Soup with Tortellini sounded great and so we decided to give it a whirl.  It’s not a complicated soup to make, but it does take a bit longer than the 10 minutes indicated to chop all the veggies.  Hmmm…maybe I just need to speed up my chopping abilities.


Aldi Recipe :: Sausage Spinach Tortellini Soup :: AnExtraordinaryDay. net


We have made the soup two times.  The first time, we followed the recipe pretty closely, though we used heaping cups of veggies.   The recipe makes 10 servings.  If your crew is hungry…they’ll be polishing off the pot for sure.   The second time, we doubled the recipe so we could have leftovers.   Yum!

I have just one suggestion for the recipe…  Cook the tortellini after you have begun the final simmering of the soup.  It takes such a little bit of time to cook the tortellini (actually under cook it) and add it to your already simmering pot.

The second time we made the soup, the ingredients were picked up in the supermarket rather than Aldi and the flavor was equally good.   It made sense to us to purchase ground pork with Italian seasoning, not sausages, to eliminate having to remove the meat from the sausage casing.  I’m all about being efficient and one less step is always a good thing.  This time we used larger tortellini, but I prefer  the smaller tortellini for this soup.

If you double the recipe for freezing at a later time, I would portion out the soup you are planning to freeze, before adding the tortellini to the pot, into containers and plan to cook the tortellini fresh and add it to the soup when it is reheated.

Italian Sausage and Spinach Soup with Tortellini is my pick for a cool springtime supper.  If you enjoy cold soups….this one would be delicious on a hot summer night.


Italian Sausage and Spinach Soup with Tortellini :: AnExtraordinaryDay.net


I am not a food blogger, but I do enjoy a healthy delicious meal.  Rarely do I think about photographing the meal or dish before preparing it.  Usually what happens is that everyone sits down to eat, and I realize how good it looks and I make them wait while I take some pictures.  It’s a good thing I’m loved.  Yes?  In this case, the soup was dished up and then I had a “V-8 moment” and went for my camera while the meal was being blessed.   These are very candid shots…but you get the idea.  I hope the photos get your mouth to watering. 😉

You can print off a copy of Italian Sausage and Spinach Soup with Tortellini from the Aldi website here.

Buon Appetito!


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  1. Betty Brown says

    I have been wanting soup but thought I was crazy to want soup since its not winter.lol Now I see it is ok so I guess I will have to make some.I guess it’s like that thing about wearing white after labor day.lol

    • Diane says

      We eat soup all year long. I especially like soup when I’m working in the garden. A big pot can be cooked up at one time and over the week it can be lunch or supper and I don’t have to think about what I will eat and it nourishes the spirit, too. How is it that soup nourishes our souls as well as our stomach? Hmmm…. So…don’t worry about the season, Betty, throw away those ‘rules’ and enjoy a bowl or three or four of your favorite. What is your favorite, by the way?


  2. We love soup and this one looks delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    • Diane says

      Yay!! Another soup lover!! 🙂 Thanks Rhonda for popping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe, too!

  3. Glenda Kremer says

    I saw directions but no amounts–will guess on that. looks yummy!

    • Diane says

      It is yummy Glenda. 🙂 Look on the side bar of there. You will find the list of ingredients and the amounts. Plus, if you scroll down to the bottom, there is a icon so you can print the recipe, too. Please let me know if your try it.

      Hope your week is filled with extraordinary delights.

  4. giinny says

    Have missed receiving your blog. I hope I can be put back on as I do enjoy them.

    • Diane says

      Ginny….I am so sorry that you haven’t been receiving it. All the major email providers have improved their Spam prevention. That means that when Feedburner sends my blog to your inbox it sees it as spam. I’ve already attempted two fixes, but still many are not getting the post in their inboxes. You might consider creating a bookmark to check. Until all these issues get resolved both here and with the email providers, we’ll be limping along. Thanks for checking in. And…please let me know when it starts back to your inbox.

      Thanks so much for your kind words and for caring.

      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  5. Sounds so good…thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!!

    • Diane says

      Thank you for hosting Pam!!
      Hope your weekend is extraordinary!

  6. MMmm, your soup looks so yummy..I think my kids would love it. found you at inspiring grace linky. Hope you have a lovely week.

    • Diane says

      It’s full of flavor!! Let me know if your try it Rachel!
      Best wishes for an Extraordinary weekend!

  7. Mel says

    I love soup and I love pasta. Unfortunately, pasta is disallowed and I ‘m not a pork eater. LOL. Pretty much ruled out this one out for me. BUT thank you for giving me “permission” to break the rules on when to have soup. Yup, I fail to fix it or request it during summer months even though I love soup!! How silly, huh!? I think I’ll put it on the menu for this weekend, though….since we’re talking temps in the 30’s it doesn’t feel real ‘daring’. LOL

  8. I never would of thought that Aldi’s has recipes. I love soup and really enjoy them,, also like that they are so filling. I don’t serve it as much in summer? Actually looking at the photo makes me want some right now! Thanks for sharing! Have and extraordinary day!

  9. Kim says

    We love soup, and we love tortellini, but I’ve never thought to put them together! Your soup looks delicious, and I’m pinning it for Fall when our weather gets cool again (although today is pretty cool for May). Thanks for sharing your cooking hints, as well. I hope you have a blessed weekend! 🙂

  10. Oh this looks so comforting and yummy. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Watch for your feature on Monday ♥

  11. Kathi says

    This looks absolutely yummy. I had no idea that Aldi had recipes on their website. Thank you for adding your tips. Thank you for sharing this at the HomeAcre Hop; I hope you’ll share with us again this Thursday.
    Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead

    • Diane says

      It really was a great find for me.
      Thanks for your kind thoughts, Kathi!
      Hope your week is off to an Extraordinary start!

  12. Kathy says

    Yum, this looks wonderful, Diane! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

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