Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup

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This Tortellini Soup is a super easy vegetarian meal that is packed full of tomatoes, seasonings, and, of course, cheesy tortellini!

My husband LOVED this Tortellini Soup. Like, “are you going to finish your bowl?” loved it. My daughter also loved the cheesy tortellini in there too. It was a nice change from just plain ol’ tomato soup plus it’s hearty and filling….which is hard to achieve when cooking vegetarian.

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Tortellini Soup Ingredients

You don’t need much to create this incredible Tortellini Soup! Here is everything you’ll need:

  • Olive Oil, Onion, and Garlic – a great soup starts with a great base and these three ensures just that.
  • Tomatoes – I used canned diced tomatoes for this recipe, super simple and quick.
  • Vegetable Broth – if you are sticking to the vegetarian lifestyle, stick with the vegetable broth. If not, chicken broth will do just as well.
  • Sugar – sugar is used to cut some of the acidity from the tomatoes.
  • Basil, Oregano, and Bay Leaf – all three of these seasonings give so much depth to the soup.
  • Salt and Pepper – and don’t forget to season as you go!
  • Cheese Tortellini – you are welcome to buy or even make your own tortellini with different fillings, I stuck with the cheese tortellini because that’s what my kids will eat.
  • Parmesan Cheese – I topped the whole thing off with some freshly grated parmesan and some fresh basil too!

Looking for even more vegetarian recipes? Here’s a couple! Vegetarian Black Quinoa Taco SaladGrilled Vegetarian Burritos, and Vegetarian Fajitas.

fresh tortellini in packaging

How to Make Tortellini Soup

Super simple recipe here. Saute some onions and garlic, add tomatoes, broth and seasonings then simmer. Finally, cook the tortellini and serve! For full details on how to make Tortellini Soup, see the recipe card down below.

  1. In a large pot, saute onion in olive oil until tender. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant.
  2. Pour in tomatoes, broth, sugar, and spices. Simmer gently until flavorful. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  3. A couple of minutes before serving, pour in tortellini and stir. Once tortellini is puffed, soft, and floating, they are done and you are ready to serve.
  4. Ladle into bowls and top with fresh basil and parmesan cheese.

adding spices to soup pot

Variations

Enjoy this tortellini soup recipe as is or spice it up with some fun variations! Here are a couple of ideas:

  • Meat: consider adding some protein in the form of Italian Sausage! Simply cook with the onions.
  • Vegetables: add kale or spinach in the last couple of minutes of cooking (with the tortellini) until wilted. You could also sneak in some shredded carrots for your kids too!
  • Spices: if you are looking for spice, try adding red pepper flakes while cooking your onions. Doing this adds so much warmth!
  • Sides: if you don’t want to change the soup, a different way to customize it is to change the sides~ Greek Salad sounds amazing but so does Garlic Bread!

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Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup

This Tortellini Soup is a super easy vegetarian meal that is packed full of tomatoes, seasonings, and, of course, cheesy tortellini!
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 31 mins
Total Time 36 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 24 oz diced tomatoes I use San Marzano tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 10 oz. fresh cheese tortellini
  • parmesan cheese + fresh basil for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • In large pot, saute onion in olive oil over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Pour in tomatoes, broth, sugar and spices.
    adding spices to soup
  • Bring to boil, reduce to simmer. Simmer gently for 20-30 minutes or until flavorful. Taste and adjust seasonings.
    tortellini soup simmering in pot on stove
  • 5 minutes before serving, pour in tortellini and stir. One tortellini are puffed, soft and floating, they are done and you are ready to serve.
    tomato basil tortellini soup in silver pot
  • Ladle into bowls and top with fresh basil and parmesan cheese.
    tomato basil tortellini soup in bowl with parmesan cheese

Nutrition

Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 1185mg | Potassium: 517mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: tortellini soup
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22 Responses
  1. Crystal

    Fall is in the air so I decided that today soup was a must. The gorgeous picture drew me in and I just had to try it! I tweaked it a small bit because I just can’t have that much cream (I like it but my body doesn’t). I used extra tomatoes to make up the missing liquid and about a 1 tbsp of cream cheese to the pot to add the creamy component. It is dreamy. I will absolutely make it again.

  2. Barrie krochmalech

    I tried to click on what you said to click on for tomato soup with tortellini and couldn’t get the recipe. Can you please send it to my email?

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