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Creamy Instant Pot Tortellini Soup with Sausage and Tomatoes

5 from 14 votes

With cooked-all-day-flavor but made quickly and easily in your Instant Pot, this creamy Instant Pot Tortellini Soup with Sausage and Tomatoes is stick-to-your-ribs goodness. An amazing creamy broth, loads of tender tortellini, and meaty sausage make this soup a must-try!

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With a broth that tastes like your favorite creamy tomato soup and plenty of tender cheese-filled tortellini and chunks of sausage, this Instant Pot Tortellini Soup is perfectly delicious. Hearty enough for dinner and easy enough to make on busy weeknights, if you only ever make one soup, this needs to be it!

And, when you make this amazing tortellini soup recipe in your Instant Pot, it’s so easy! One pot to cook in, one pot to clean up – that’s it!

Grab your IP, a few ingredients, and let’s get cooking!

What you’ll love about This Instant Pot Tortellini Soup


  • It’s a quick and easy 1-pot Instant Pot recipe!
  • It’s rich, creamy, chunky, and packed with flavor!
  • Less than 10 ingredients!

Ingredients

There’s no need to go all out with froufrou ingredients for this recipe – your favorite sausage, tortellini, and canned tomatoes will all work perfectly!

  • Cooking oil – You just need a bit in case the sausage isn’t fatty enough.
  • Italian sausage – You can use spicy or sweet.
  • Onion – Yellow or white onion works well.
  • Garlic – Don’t be shy with the garlic – this soup can take it!
  • Italian seasoning – Use your favorite blend.
  • Beef broth – Use low or no-sodium added beef broth or use homemade broth.
  • Canned diced tomatoes – I love fire-roasted tomatoes in this soup but use what you have.
  • Cheese tortellini – Look for small cheese tortellini.
  • Zucchini – Get some extra veggies into the soup!
  • Heavy cream – A little goes a long way!

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How To Make Instant Pot Tortellini Soup With Sausage

For a complete list of ingredients and instructions, please scroll down to the recipe card at the end of this page.

  1. Set your Instant Pot to saute and when it is hot add the oil, sausage links (remove the casings), onion, and garlic.
  2. Break up the sausage with a spatula as it browns, chopping it into small pieces.
  3. Deglaze the Instant Pot insert with some of the beef broth and scrape up all the tasty bits stuck to the bottom.
  4. Add the rest of the broth, canned tomatoes, and Italian seasoning. Lock the lid into place and set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 15 minutes.
  5. Quick release when the time is up then add the zucchini and tortellini. Set the Instant Pot to high pressure for another 2 minutes, then quick release.
  6. Open the lid away from you and stir in the cream. Adjust the seasoning, adding salt and pepper if needed, then serve!

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • A sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and a pinch of red pepper flakes (if you used sweet Italian sausage) is a great garnish for this soup.
  • Use chicken broth instead of beef broth for a lighter flavor.
  • Meat tortellini can be used instead of cheese tortellini.
  • Look for small tortellini – the big ones will be too big to spoon up easily.

Make It A Meal

This creamy sausage tortellini Instant Pot soup recipe is hearty enough to be a meal all on its own, but if you want to make it a full meal, pair it with a slice or heel of fresh bread, sourdough focaccia, flaky pinwheels, or a light salad. You could also serve a smaller portion of it as an appetizer before dishes like shrimp scampi or chicken Marsala meatballs.

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Storage

If you’re wondering if you can freeze this Instant Pot Tortellini Soup with Sausage, then the answer is yes! Package portions of it in an airtight container – I love using Souper Cubes for freezing soups.

My favorite way to freeze soups and stews is using Souper Cubes! These amazing freezer-safe cubes are perfect for freezing portions of all my favorite soups, stews, and other saucy meals. I freeze them then pop them out and put the rectangular frozen blocks into a zipper-top freezer bag. It makes storing them SOOOO much easier!

Where can you find these Soup Cubes? You can order them from Souper Cubes – how cool is this?

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this Instant Pot tortellini soup recipe easy?

Yes! There are 2 steps to this recipe – browning the sausage and then cooking the soup. That’s it! It’s so easy and so delicious!

What does Instant Pot creamy tortellini soup with sausage taste like?

Imagine your favorite creamy tomato soup then add to that tender cheese-filled pasta and savory, chunky, and meaty sausage. This soup is SO good – honestly, and I’m not even a tomato soup fan!

How long does it take to make creamy tortellini soup in the Instant Pot?

Including the time it takes to saute the sausage and to bring the soup up to pressure, allow yourself about an hour to make this recipe – from start to finish.

Step By Step Process

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5 from 14 votes

Creamy Instant Pot Tortellini Soup with Sausage

Chunky, creamy, and oh-so-delicious, this easy Instant Pot soup recipe is loaded with terrific flavors. With cooked-all-day flavor in a fraction of the time, everyone will love this soup!
Course Soup, Soups & Stews
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword cheese tortellini soup recipe, easy instant pot soup recipe, instant pot soup, instant pot tortellini soup with sausage
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 580kcal
Author Chef Jenn

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage casing removed
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onions
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 28 ounce canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablepsoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 pound cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups diced zucchini
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  • Set your Instant Pot to saute and when it is hot add the oil, sausage links (minus the sausage skin), onion, and garlic.
  • Break up the sausage with a spatula as it browns, chopping it into small pieces. Brown the sausage and cook the onions until they're translucent – about 8 minutes.
  • Deglaze the Instant Pot insert with 1/2 cup of the beef broth and scrape up all the tasty bits stuck to the bottom.
  • Add the rest of the broth, canned tomatoes, and Italian seasoning. Lock the lid into place and set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • Quick release when the time is up then add the zucchini and tortellini. Set the Instant Pot to high pressure for another 2 minutes, then quick release.
  • Open the lid away from you and stir in the cream. Adjust the seasoning, adding salt and pepper if needed, then serve!

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • A sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and a pinch of red pepper flakes (if you used sweet Italian sausage) is a great garnish for this soup.
  • Use chicken broth instead of beef broth for a lighter flavor.
  • Meat tortellini can be used instead of cheese tortellini.
  • Look for small tortellini – the big ones will be too big to spoon up easily.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 580kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 1103mg | Potassium: 878mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 824IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 4mg

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed.

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8 thoughts on “Creamy Instant Pot Tortellini Soup with Sausage and Tomatoes”

  1. 5 stars
    I’m all about Instant Pot recipes and this tortellini soup is perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Easy to make, comforting, and ready within minutes.

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  2. 5 stars
    I used chicken broth and sweet sausage as that was all I had and this was just perfect!!!
    The kids LOVED it!
    One I will make agian and again as it was so easy!

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  3. 5 stars
    Another great Instant Pot Recipe from Chef Jenn. I love the tortellini noodles in this soup recipe. Your recipe is so easy to make and was enjoyed by my whole family.

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  4. 5 stars
    My kids love tortellini and love that I can add some lovely veggies to it, without being too obvious. Definitely making this again.

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