Tortellini Soup Recipe

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This Tortellini Soup Recipes is easy to make in 30 minutes. It’s a delicious, nutritious, hearty soup loaded with veggies!

Tortellini Soup Recipe in a bowl garnisehd with parmesan cheese


If you’re looking for a quick & easy, nutritious meal – you will love this tortellini soup recipe (along with this lemon tortellini sauce, spinach tortellini and easy vegetable soup).

It’s loaded with veggies, easy to make, hearty & healthy. We love serving it with a side of homemade bread – especially homemade french bread or easy no knead bread.

This tortellini soup is very versatile. You can also add sausage, ground beef/turkey, etc. if you’d like to increase the protein content of the soup. Or substitute your favorite vegetables or beans that to customize it to your tastes.

a bowl of tortellini soup with a spoon in it

Tortellini Soup Recipe: Ingredients & Substitutions 

overhead photo of the labeled ingredients in this Tortellini Soup Recipe
  • Tortellini: I suggest using fresh or frozen tortellini. If you choose dried tortellini, you will have to cook it separately then add it to the soup.
  • Vegetable broth: Chicken broth is a great substitute.
  • Veggies and beans: Use your favorite beans and vegetables.
  • Minced Garlic and onions: You can substitute these ingredients with ½ tsp garlic powder and ½ tsp onion powder. 
overhead view of a bowl of tortellini soup garnished with parsley and parmesan cheese

How to Make Tortellini Soup

As I said before, this tortellini soup recipe is so easy to make, but we’ll walk through the steps together to ensure your success.

Begin by sautéing the vegetables, onions and garlic in olive oil until they are soft. Since this recipe is ready in 30 minutes the vegetables need to be cooked before adding broth.

two overhead photos showing how to make tortellini soup - sautéing the vegetables

Next, add the broth & seasonings and bring to a boil. Make sure to stir the broth so everything is evenly distributed.

two overhead photos showing how to make tortellini soup - adding beans, tomatoes, and spices

Then add the tortellini and boil until the pasta has finished cooking.

Note: type of Tortellini

This recipe calls for fresh or frozen tortellini. If you are using a dried variety of tortellini or pasta (shelf-stable) you must cook it separately, drain, and then add it to the soup fully cooked. If you try to cook dried pasta in this soup it will soak up all of the liquid and leave you with a pot of veggies & noodles without broth, very un-soup like.

overhead photo showing how to make tortellini soup adding tortellini

Serve 

This tortellini soup is a delicious, well-balanced meal ready on the stovetop in under 30 minutes! It tastes delicious served with a side of bread (especially no knead bread or french bread).

We like to garnish with extra parmesan cheese and some fresh herbs like basil or parsley.

tortellini soup in a pot with a wooden spoon

Store or Freeze

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 months. 

Reheat

Simply warm the soup in the microwave or on the stovetop! 

overhead view of a bowl of tortellini soup garnished with parsley and parmesan cheese

Tortellini Soup Recipe FAQs

Here are my answers to some commonly asked questions about this tortellini soup recipe! 

Do you cook tortellini before adding to soup?

As stated above, if you are using dried tortellini (shelf-stable) then yes, you will need to cook the tortellini separately before adding it to the soup. If using a fresh or frozen variety, then you simply add it to the soup as it cooks.

How long does tortellini soup last?

This tortellini soup lasts for up to 5 days in the refrigerator, or 2 months in the freezer! 

Does tortellini soup freeze well?

Yes! This healthy tortellini soup is a great freezer-friendly meal! Simply let it cool and store it in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months! 

overhead view of a bowl of tortellini soup garnished with parsley and parmesan cheese with two other bowls near it

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Easy Tortellini Soup Recipe

Laura
This Tortellini Soup Recipes is easy to make in 30 minutes. It's a delicious, nutritious, hearty soup loaded with veggies!
5 from 8 votes
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 141
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes

Ingredients 
 

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup onion (diced, about half of a medium onion)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 green bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 red pepper (diced)
  • 3 carrots (about 1 cup, diced)
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 4 cups vegetable broth (1 quart)
  • 15 ounces kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup peas
  • ½ cup corn
  • 12 ounces fresh or frozen tortellini*
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese for topping

Instructions 

  • Add olive oil, onions, garlic, green pepper, red pepper, and carrots to a large pot. Stir to coat veggies with olive oil.
  • Sauté vegetables in olive oil over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally.
  • Add vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, peas, corn, and Italian seasoning to the pot, stir to combine.
  • Turn heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Add tortellini and boil for 5 minutes or until tortellini is fully cooked.
  • (NOTE: If using dried tortellini cook separately and add it in once it’s fully cooked or else it will absorb all the liquid).
  • Reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Taste and add salt and pepper to your liking!
  • Serve warm with parmesan cheese!

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Notes

Ingredient Substitutions 
This soup is very versatile, here are a few possible substitutions:
  • Tortellini: I suggest using fresh or frozen tortellini. If you choose dried tortellini, you will have to cook it separately then add it to the soup.
  • Vegetable broth: Chicken broth is a great substitute.
  • Veggies and beans: Use your favorite beans and vegetables.
  • Minced Garlic and onions: You can substitute these ingredients with ½ tsp garlic powder and ½ tsp onion powder. 
Store or Freeze
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 months. 

Reheat

Simply warm the soup in the microwave or on the stovetop.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.6g | Protein: 3.4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 792mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3690IU | Vitamin C: 75mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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23 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    You seriously make the best comfort foods; I bet we could find gluten free tortellini and make this. We just had soup last night which was so quick and so easy. My mom made it in the Instant Pot she got for Christmas. That is seriously life changing.. Have you heard of it?

    1. Hey Emily! You could totally sub regular pasta if you can’t find or make GF tortellini! I don’t have an Intsa Pot but it has been all the rage this year! I am someone who resists change, lol! I am so in love with my slow cooker I’m afraid I wouldn’t fully embrace an insta pot! 😉

  2. Yeah, 30 minutes is about all I have too most nights for dinner! This soup will be a great addition to the quick dinner rotation!

  3. I am such a sucker for tortellini! So versatile! I love your version of this too! So different than what I normally do so it will be nice to mix it up.

  4. This soup sounds amazing!! Totally comforting but healthy and fresh at the same time is definitely my kind of dinner. My favourite quick and easy dinner go-tos are always clean-out-the-fridge pasta or a veggie stir fry.

    1. You absolutely can substitute a regular pasta sans dairy for the tortellini! 🙂 I love using sausage for quick weeknight meals too!