Chicken Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup

Posted on January 31, 2016

Chicken Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup

Soup warms the soul. It’s perfect for a frigid winter night or a crisp autumn afternoon. We don’t mind it in the spring either. But you’d be a damn fool to eat soup in the summer unless you’re in Maine or something. That said, we’d crush some lobster bisque in Kennebunkport in July.

We don’t make a ton of soup because it requires commitment. Developing flavor takes time, like all day. We’re busy gentlemen. We’ve got stuff to do. Luckily for us, we discovered the power of the electric pressure cooker. It can build a fine broth in about 15 minutes.

If you have access to an electric pressure cooker, you’ve got to try this recipe for chicken sausage and cheese tortellini soup with kale. It’s so incredibly full of flavor. We love it so much that we often fix it Sunday night and take leftovers for lunch during the workweek.

Chicken Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup


  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 4 links of precooked chicken sausage, chopped
  • 7 cups of chicken stock
  • 2 stalks of celery, roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • Half a lemon, squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of basil
  • 1 teaspoon of parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups of kale, very roughly chopped
  • 1 bag of dried cheese tortellini
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste



  1. Turn on pressure cooker’s sauté function. When hot, add onions and chicken sausage. Cook until onions become translucent.
  2. Turn off pressure cooker. Add chicken stock, celery, garlic, lemon juice, sugar, basil, parsley and red pepper flakes to onions and chicken sausage in pressure cooker chamber. Mix.
  3. Add kale and tortellini. Mix again.
  4. Lock lid. Cook on machine’s pressure cooker function on high for 7 minutes.
  5. After cooking, release the machine’s pressure or wait 30 minutes.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.

This recipe make approximately five bowls.

For inspiration, we thank Great Food Fast by Bob Warden, Taste of Home, and Life’s Ambrosia.

Chicken Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Soup

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