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Instant Pot Sausage Tortellini Soup

Instant Pot Sausage Tortellini Soup is a creamy soup filled with tortellini and bursting with comforting flavors.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 630kcal


  • Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker


  • 16 oz ground pork sausage
  • 1 cup carrots chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 12 oz cheese tortellini
  • 3 cups kale chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch and ¼ cup cold water to thicken if desired


  • Set the electric pressure cooker to “saute” mode. When hot, add the pork sausage, carrots, and onions. Cook, crumbling the sausage, until the sausage is browned.
  • Cancel the saute function and remove excess grease from the electric pressure cooker. Stir in the garlic.
  • Add chicken broth and scrap the bottom with a wooden spoon to remove the cooked on pieces.
  • Add the Italian Seasoning and tortellini as well as any salt and pepper desired. Place the tomato paste on top. Do not stir.
  • Seal the pressure cooker and set it to manual for 4 minutes. Perform a quick release to release the pressure before opening the lid.
  • Press cancel and then the saute mode.
  • Stir in the heavy cream and kale.
  • If a thicker soup is desired, whisk together the cornstarch and cold water. Add the slurry to the soup and stir to combine. Continue to cook until the desired consistency is reached and the kale is tender.
  • Serve sprinkled with parmesan cheese.


Turkey Italian Sausage would make a great alternative for the pork sausage.  


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 630kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 1855mg | Potassium: 969mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 7997IU | Vitamin C: 67mg | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 4mg