Creamy Parmesan Italian Sausage Soup

Indulge in the rich flavors of this Creamy Parmesan Italian Sausage Soup, a comforting and hearty dish that will warm you up from the inside out. This soup combines the savory goodness of sweet Italian sausage with the creamy texture of Parmesan cheese, creating a deliciously satisfying meal that is perfect for any occasion.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • The combination of Italian sausage and Parmesan cheese creates a flavorful and comforting soup that is sure to please your taste buds.
  • This soup is easy to make and perfect for a cozy night in or for entertaining guests.
  • The addition of fresh spinach adds a pop of color and a boost of nutrients to this already delicious dish.


  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausage
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups ditalini pasta
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish


  1. In a large pot, brown the Italian sausage over medium heat, breaking it up as it cooks. Once fully cooked, remove the sausage with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  2. In the same pot, add the olive oil and sauté the onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  3. Pour in the chicken broth, bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Stir in heavy cream, oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the ditalini pasta to the pot and simmer until the pasta is al dente, about 8 minutes.
  5. Return the cooked sausage to the pot and add the chopped spinach, cooking until the spinach wilts, roughly 2 minutes.
  6. Off the heat, stir in the grated Parmesan cheese until melted and well incorporated.
  7. Serve the soup hot, garnished with additional Parmesan and fresh parsley if desired.
  • Servings: 6-8 servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Kcal: 450 per serving


Store any leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.

Recipe Tips:

  • Feel free to customize this soup by adding other vegetables like diced carrots or bell peppers for extra flavor and nutrition.
  • For a spicier kick, increase the amount of red pepper flakes or add a dash of hot sauce before serving.
  • Make this soup ahead of time and let the flavors meld together for an even more delicious dish the next day.

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