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Garnished creamy Italian sausage soup in a white pot with a wooden spoon.

Creamy Italian Sausage Soup

  • Author: Sara Nelson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Creamy Italian Sausage Soup is a one-pot dish that can be made in 30 minutes. It features ingredients like Italian sausage, cream cheese, canned tomatoes, and heavy whipping cream to give this soup its delicious flavor and texture.


  • 2 Tablespoons (30 milliliters) avocado oil
  • 1/2 medium-sized white onion, chopped
  • 1 pound ground mild Italian sausage
  • 1 cup (240 milliliters) chicken broth
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 14.5-ounce can petite diced tomatoes
  • 10.75-ounce can pureed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup (300 milliliters) heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup (28 grams) shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Finely chopped fresh parsley


  1. Cook Onion: In a pot over medium-high heat, heat avocado oil. Add onion and cook until slightly softened and edges are golden, about 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Cook Sausage Then Stir In Ingredients: Add sausage and, using a wooden spoon, break apart into pieces. Cook until browned, stirring often. Add in chicken broth, cream cheese, diced tomatoes, pureed tomatoes, and spices and stir to combine.
  3. Simmer Soup: Reduce stovetop heat to medium, cover pot with a lid, and simmer soup for 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir In Cream And Parmesan: Stir in heavy cream and shredded Parmesan and cook, uncovered, for additional 3 minutes.
  5. Serve: Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with sprinkle of shredded Parmesan and fresh parsley.

Recipe Notes:

Refrigerator Storage: Allow the soup to cool, then store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezer Storage: Allow the soup to cool, then store it in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw the frozen soup overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

Reheating Instructions: Reheat the soup on the stovetop over medium heat until warmed throughout or in the microwave for 1-2 minute(s), depending on the wattage of your microwave.

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