• 1/2 lb. Wine’ing butcher Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups (24 ounces) Tomato sauce
  • 1 Package (9 ounces) Cheese Tortellini
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (or half and half cream)
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup kale, stems removed and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped


  • Heat oil in a dutch oven or large pot for 2 minutes over medium-high heat until the hot oil sizzles and shimmers. Add sausage and stir to cook for 5-7 minutes until browned. Break the sausage into small pieces using a spatula.
  • Add onions and garlic and saute until tender. Stir well to combine and season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in flour until well combined, about 1 minute. Then pour in tomato sauce. Turn the heat down to medium and stir well to combine. Bring the sauce to a simmer. Turn to low heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add tortellini and cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes according to the package directions. Stir occasionally to cook evenly.
  • Add heavy cream and stir well to mix. Make sure the heat is on low and stir well to achieve a smooth creamy consistency. You should notice the soup turn into a creamy orange color after adding heavy cream. Add in spinach and kale and cook for 1 minute until soft.
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of fresh parsley on top and serve warm.