Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup is the perfect comfort food and so easy to make!
Have dinner ready and on the table in no time with a pot of our Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup! Deliciously creamy and full of rich flavour, you will love this just as much as our Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup. A classic Tomato Soup made even better with the addition of soft pillows of pasta. Definitely a tasty change from the typical pasta in sauce recipe.
TOMATO TORTELLINI SOUP WITH SPINACH
Loaded with fresh tomatoes, basil, parmesan cheese and tender cheese-filled pasta, this tortellini soup is a busy weeknight lifesaver! Especially if you have a packet of dry tortellini in your pantry. Cheese tortellini pairs so perfectly well in this tomato soup BUT you can use any flavour you like. Make it your own!
Our whole family LOVES this tortellini soup… for lunch OR dinner. Then, leftovers are just as good!
HOW TO MAKE TOMATO TORTELLINI SOUP
Some soups need to simmer for hours before they’re ready, while others come together in no time!
All you need to do in a large pot:
- Sauté your onion and garlic.
- Let the tomatoes cook until they release their juices before mixing in the rest of the ingredients.
- Simmer soup for about 15 minutes before stirring through some half and half (or heavy cream) and tortellini.
- Let your tortellini simmer until JUST cooked, then add parmesan cheese, spinach and basil. DONE!
- Enjoy while dunking a piece of garlic bread right into the richness!
Prep this soup ahead of time and cook the tomato soup first without adding your pasta. Cool, refrigerate, then reheat when ready to serve and add your tortellini!
DRIED, FROZEN OR FRESH TORTELLINI
This is such a very forgiving recipe that you can use either dried, frozen or fresh. If you prefer fresh, reduce cooking time by only a few minutes without worrying about altering the taste! If using frozen, keep in mind it will cool down your soup slightly and take longer to bring to a simmer.
You can also make it vegetarian by using vegetable stock or broth instead of chicken.
HOW LONG WILL TORTELLINI SOUP LAST?
Cool tortellini soup completely before pouring into airtight containers or freezer bags. Soup will last for up to 3 days in the refrigerator, or up to 2 months in the freezer.
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Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 4 large garlic cloves, minced
- 28 oz (790 g) diced tomatoes (or 6 fresh vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped)
- 2 teaspoons Italian dried herbs, (or seasoning)
- 1/2-1 teaspoon red chili flakes (optional)
-- adjust to suit your taste
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 28 oz (790 g) jar tomato puree (Passata)
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 cup heavy cream or half-and-half
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 9oz (250 g) packet cheese tortellini (I use dried not fresh; choose any flavour you like)
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 4 cups baby spinach leaves, washed and dried
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, roughly torn or chopped
- Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Sauté onion until soft, then add garlic and sauté until fragrant (about 1 minute).
- Add tomatoes, Italian herbs (or seasoning) and chili flakes if using. Let tomatoes cook for about 5 minutes until juices have released and mixed through the flavours in the pot, then mix through chicken stock, tomato puree and tomato paste.
- Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Partially cover pot with a lid; bring to a simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.
- Stir in the cream and tortellini, cook on medium-low until tortellini is just cooked, (about 6-7 minutes). Add the parmesan cheese, spinach and basil; stir until wilted. Serve warm.
Jennifer O'Brien says
I made this today, and really like it. I used fresh cheese tortellini, and added a few minced fresh carrots. I will definitely make this again.
A family favorite! I’ve made this maybe 4 times now and I love how it’s easy, quick and so delicious. I like using fire roasted diced tomatoes for this one and fresh parmesan is definitely the best way to go. Thank you Karina for this one!
Delish. Although I used the dried tortellini and it took way longer than 7 minutes to cook. Same thing for the slow cooker creamy tortellini recipe. I recommend using fresh tortellini if you are pressed for time.
La Señora says
1 word. DELICIOUS! Totally recommend follow recipe AS IS, no adjustments needed. This was my first time making a recipe from Cafe Delites and this did not disappoint. 5 stars And more because my husband also loved it!
This one turned out fabulously. The only thing I adjusted was to put a touch a cayenne in and it had a little bite, just the way I like it. It was creamy, tomato-y, rich, and absolutely perfect for a chilly Sunday evening. Really appreciate the recipe!
Cooked this for my family what a perfectly balanced dish. The whole family loved it think I’m going to be making this regularly this winter truly wonderful and packs so much flavour any chance of a conversion chart to grams to help us simple brits.
Elizabeth J. Chevalier says
I love this soup and this website. I have now made about four recipes and love them all. I will be adding this to my rotation. I put in about 1/2 teaspoon of red chili flakes and it had the right amount of heat for my family, which includes a 2 year-old. I might try adding a bit more broth next time or cook the tortellini separate so it’s not soaking up all the brothiness of it.
Made this today and it’s amazing!!! I added drained Italian sausage to the soup. It was a hit, thanks so much
Just wondering if this freezes well. I have a ton leftover and don’t want it to go to waste
I had some of the sauce left over and made a lasagne out of it! Oh my lord, it was amazing!! Definitely recommend using this sauce as a base for many other dishes – I put extra chilli in mine to give it that nice, breathy aftertaste x
I tried this recipe for dinner last night and it was awesome!!! I’m not a good cook by any means so I followed your recipe exactly. I used the dried tortellini and this was very delicious. Definitely adding this to my regular rotation. It was easy and quick and everyone loved it. Thanks!
Ronda Moll says
Mine came out like a decadent rich and creamy sauce/broth with tortellini mixed in; absolutely delicious and I will be making this again for sure!
Jolie Medan says
I made this two days ago for the family and everyone loved it! Thank you!
This recipe is awesome! My dish looks just like the pictures here on the site. I most definitely will make this again. I may add a touch more broth next time as my first attempt was a little too thick to call “soup.”
jayne mcguinness says
this was gorgeous! Thank u. I love you. so simple
Suzanne McFarland says
Have you ever used fresh tortellini in your soups? If so, what recipe adjustments did you make?