• 1 lb. Italian sausage.... I used spicy
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 1 can Italian crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 bag spinach rough chop
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 3 small zucchini's diced
  • 1/2 cup carrots...Sliced super thin. Feel free to add more if you like.
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower med to large head
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons crushed dried fennel
  • 3 tablespoons garlic.... I use a lot of garlic in everything. Add less if your not a garlic lover
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bag of cheese tortellini 19 ounces
  • Parmesan for garnish


This is packed with vegetables! It can be made with spicy Italian sausage or mild. We love spicy so I made it with spicy! 


  1. Add sausage, diced onion and tablespoon butter cook until sausage is no longer pink. Add garlic, zucchini and cauliflower cook for 10-15 minutes.
  2. In your favorite soup pot add beef broth, carrots, Italian crushed tomatoes, spinach and sausage and vegetable mixture.
  3. Add evaporated milk, basil, onion powder, fennel and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cook on med/low for 45 minutes then bring to boil and add cheese tortellini according to your package mine was cook for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Garnish with fresh parmesan!