Easy Tortellini Soup Recipe

In a house where the kitchen rarely closes, finding recipes that will satisfy the appetite of six hungry people is a necessity; and this Tomato Tortellini Soup recipe is one meal everyone loves and leftovers are terrific freezer meals or thermos lunches!

Tomato Tortellini Soup: Delicious and easy, plus soup can be a whole meal in a bowl, so it makes it super easy when feeding a large family.

Tomato Tortellini Soup: Delicious and easy, plus soup can be a whole meal in a bowl, so it makes it super easy when feeding a large family.

There are many reasons I love incorporating soup into my weekly meal plan. First, soup can be a whole meal in a bowl, so it makes it super easy when feeding a large family. Soup is versatile; you can change it up or keep it traditional, add meat, or make it vegetarian, and you can adjust any soup to fit dietary needs or allergy restrictions.

Tomato Tortellini Soup: Delicious and easy, plus soup can be a whole meal in a bowl, so it makes it super easy when feeding a large family.

As you know, I cook nearly everything gluten-free to accommodate my middle son’s and my dietary restrictions. Luckily, I’ve been able to find one brand of gluten-free tortellini that tastes good, and in this soup, I find that the texture is much better than stand alone.

Tomato Tortellini Soup: Delicious and easy, plus soup can be a whole meal in a bowl, so it makes it super easy when feeding a large family.

Of course, there is the fact that soups practically cook themselves, after you finish all the preliminary prep. During this time, I tend to prep food for the next day, hang out with my big kids, play trains or cars with my G, help Sofia with her crafts or Alex with his roller blades. It is a family meal all in one, but I also get to be with my family while I cook.

As you can see from the video below, this soup comes together quickly and with little effort.

Leftovers, if you have them, can be frozen in single portions or heated up and placed in a thermos for lunch the next day.

What are your favorite soup recipes? 

Tomato Tortellini Soup: Delicious and easy, plus soup can be a whole meal in a bowl, so it makes it super easy when feeding a large family.

Easy Tortellini Soup Recipe

Tomato Tortellini Soup: Delicious and easy, plus soup can be a whole meal in a bowl, so it makes it super easy when feeding a large family.
  • Author: Laura Fuentes
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Ingredients

  • ½ pound. Italian sausage, optional.
  • ¼ cup red pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (28 ounce can) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons prepared basil pesto
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2¼ cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 9 oz. cheese­filled tortellini
  • ¼ c. grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large soup pot, brown sausage over medium heat.
  2. Add chopped red pepper, sauté till tender.
  3. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
  4. Drain any additional grease from sausage.
  5. Add crushed tomatoes, basil pesto, broth, half and half, onion powder, and Italian seasoning.
  6. Bring to a simmer.
  7. Stir in tortellini and parmesan cheese.
  8. Continue to simmer until cheese is melted and tortellini is cooked.
  9. Season to preference with salt and pepper.
  10. Serve in individual bowls and top with remaining parmesan cheese.
  11. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.
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9 thoughts on “Easy Tortellini Soup Recipe”

  1. Tracy says:

    I’ve been looking for a good GF tortellini. can you tell me what brand you used?

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Tracy, I used Conte’s (gf) I buy the online since I can’t find them locally.

      1. Andrea says:

        Awesome! I will have to try it!

  2. Hilda says:

    Of course I am gonna ask what brand of gf tortellinis did u find?!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      I found some gluten free ones in the freezer isle at whole foods. You can also buy fresh ones at any grocery.

  3. AMBER Watson says:

    Do you think the Conte’s ravioli would work just as well? They carry that at my grocery store.

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      you can definitely make this with ravioli or tortellini. Enjoy!

  4. Teresa says:

    Hi, Laura. When I make it, as soon as I pour in the half n half, it curdle in the pot. Is it supposed to be like that or is it because the canned tomatoes are too acidic ? I used the Kirkland Signature tomatoes. Taste is still delicious, though a little grainier in texture from the curdle, but the kids are not thrilled about the appearance. Thx!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      it has never curdled for me and I use those same tomatoes. you can a) omit or b) heat up the half and half separately. I hope this helps!

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