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Instant Pot creamy tortellini soup in a white soup bowl

Instant Pot Tortellini Soup

Instant Pot Tortellini Soup made with Italian Sausage, spinach and cream is so easy to make. A great quick one-pot meal all 365 days a year. Make this pressure cooker creamy tortellini sausage soup under 30 mins and serve it with some crusty bread.
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Course: Dinner, Entree, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Creamy Tortellini Sausage Soup, Creamy Tortellini Soup, Instant Pot Creamy Tortellini Sausage Soup, Instant Pot Tortellini Sausage Soup, Instant Pot Tortellini Soup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 589kcal
Author: Meghna



  • 1 can chicken stock or broth 14.5 OZ / 411 g the regular ones that you get in supermarket
  • 1 cup normal water more if needed to dilute the soup once the pressure cooking cycle is over


  • Remove the sausage from the casings and set aside.
  • Set the Instant Pot on SAUTE and keep it on NORMAL. Add olive oil and when the oil becomes hot gently release the ground sausage and brown them nicely.
  • Once, the sausage is nicely browned add the chopped onion and garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  • Next, pour the chicken stock, the water, add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste and all the seasonings. De-glaze the pot very well with the help of a spatula so that there are absolutely no bits and crumbs stuck at the bottom of the pot.
  • Throw in the tortellinis and give everything a good stir. CANCEL the SAUTE.
  • Close the lid of the Instant Pot. Seal the valve and press the PRESSURE COOK button and set it on HIGH for just 2 minutes.
  • When the cooking cycle is over the Instant Pot will begin to beep. Immediately perform a quick pressure release by moving the valve from the SEALING to the VENTING position.
  • Open the pot. Turn off the Instant Pot.
  • Add the heavy cream and the parmesan cheese and gently stir to fully incorporate them into the soup.
  • Once the cream and the cheese is fully incorporated add the baby spinach and mix well.
  • Wait for 1-2 minutes and than serve the creamy Tortellini Sausage Soup hot. The residual heat will wilt the spinach and the soup will taste amazing. Enjoy!



  1. Measuring Units used, 1 cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.
  2. You can sub the spinach with Kale.
  3. Sub the Italian Turkey Sausage with Italian Pork Sausage if you want to.
  4. You can also go heavy on the cream and parmesan.
  5. 2-3 Tbsp cream cheese may also be added. You'll have a rich and very creamy soup.
  6. You can entirely sub the normal water with low sodium chicken stock or broth.
  7. For no chili kick skip the red chili flakes.
  8. You may also add the Tortellini once the pressure cooking cycle is over. Than, switch back to SAUTE and simmer the soup for 4-5 mins on LOW until the Tortellini is cooked through. Rest of the recipe remains the same.
  9. Do not simmer the soup after mixing in the cream, parmesan and spinach. The residual heat will beautifully incorporate the cream and wilt the spinach.
  10. I would not recommend dry Tortellini for this creamy soup. They just don't work so good for this recipe.
  11. Using Frozen Tortellini? Follow today's recipe or if you decide to add the frozen tortellini once the pressure cooking cycyle is up than add them to the pot, simmer on SAUTE for 2-3 mins kept at low or until the Tortellini float on the top.
  12. Adjust the liquid in the recipe according to your liking. Tortellini sucks up liquid really fast. Serve the soup immeidately and hot. 
  13. The soup will thicken as it cools down.
  14. Dilute cold soup with a dash of liquid to bring it back to the right consistency.
  15. If you feel today's recipe is little thicker for your liking add more cream or chicken stock or water.
  16. Want to make the recipe vegetarian? Skip the SAUSAGE.
Calorific details are provided by a third party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Tortellini Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 589 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 790mg34%
Potassium 492mg14%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 2668IU53%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 324mg32%
Iron 4mg22%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 589kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 790mg | Potassium: 492mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2668IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 324mg | Iron: 4mg