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2 bowls of White Bean, Sausage and Tortellini Soup

White Bean, Sausage and Tortellini Soup

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If you like more of a kick, use spicy turkey sausage or add 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes with the beans.


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage, removed from casing
  • 1 onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup chopped fennel
  • 1 (1-pound) package Camellia Brand Great Northern Beans
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (9-ounce) package fresh cheese tortellini
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 5 ounces baby arugula
  • Fresh basil, chopped
Total time:
1 hour, 10 minutes
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cook time:
1 hour
8 servings
Serving Size:
1 1/2 cups


  1. Rinse and sort beans.
  2. Press sauté on your Instant Pot or multi cooker, and add olive oil. Add the sausage and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove the sausage with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Add the onion and fennel, and sauté for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the beans, broth, water, oregano and pepper. Place the lid on the pot and lock.
  5. Turn off sauté, and put on high pressure; cook for 30 minutes. Release steam and remove the cover.
  6. Turn on sauté, and bring the mixture to a slight boil. Return the sausage to the pot, add the tortellini and cook, stirring occasionally until just cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  7. Turn off the heat. Stir in the Parmesan and lemon juice.
  8. Place a handful of arugula in a soup bowl. Ladle in 1 1/2 cups soup. Top with fresh chopped basil.