Tortellini Soup is my favorite one-pot dinner for busy weeknights! This delicious vegetarian soup also makes a great heat and eat option for work lunches.
Tortellini and soup are a match made in heaven.
Since the fresh pasta cooks crazy fast, it doesn’t alter the texture of your soup and maintains its shape and tenderness in the hot broth.
Since trying this dream combo last year, I’ve been totally addicted! It can be made quickly in one pot (SCORE!) and has this familiar won-ton soup vibe but with the bonus of endless filling options. I like to use the classic three cheese tortellini pasta for my veggie based soups to keep things gloriously vegetarian, but there are so many tasty varieties to choose from!
You could use spinach tortellini, mushroom tortellini, and, if you’re enjoying a T-Rex diet, there are even spicy sausage tortellini, and chicken and herb varieties too.
That’s just the refrigerated kind from the store of course, and you could be completely extra and make your own fun fillings for homemade tortellini if you’d like! Scratch-made tortellini is 100% on my bucket list of things to try. If you’ve made it before, leave me your tips and tricks in the comment section!
This tasty one-pot tortellini soup pairs oh-so-perfectly with refrigerated cheese tortellini (snag classic or the green spinach variety!) and is my latest soup obsession!
Paul and I went absolutely ape on this soup and the leftovers are equally awesome!
Easy Tortellini Soup
The recipe features a flavorful broth made from crushed fire roasted tomatoes and vegetable stock and each bowl is packed with tasty veggies like onion, carrots, and spinach. To take things to the next level, I’ve seasoned it with garlic, thyme, basil and oregano, plus an optional dusting of grated parmesan cheese on top.
Amidst all this awesomeness are tasty three-cheese tortellini, which take this soup to next-level greatness.
Seriously, I am so beyond stoked for you to try it!
Easy Tortellini Soup
Tortellini Soup is my favorite one-pot dinner for busy weeknights! This delicious vegetarian soup also makes a great heat and eat option for work lunches – the leftovers are amazing!
- 1 TBSP avocado oil or olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion
- 4 carrots
- 4 cloves garlic
- 2-3 cups vegetable stock or broth
- 28 oz canned crushed fire roasted tomatoes
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
- 1/4 tsp dried basil
- 1/8 tsp dried oregano
- salt and pepper, to taste (I added 1/4 tsp of each)
- 9-10 oz refrigerated cheese tortellini
- 1-2 oz fresh baby spinach (1-2 cups chopped)
TASTY TOPPINGS: CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITES
- freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- crushed red pepper flakes
- fresh torn basil
Peel and finely dice your carrots and onion. Peel 4 cloves of fresh garlic and finely mince.
Heat 1 TBSP oil or butter in a large pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat.
Add onion and carrots. Sauté until tender, approx. 5-6 minutes, adding garlic towards the very end.
Add 2 cups of veggie stock, crushed tomatoes, thyme, oregano, and basil and stir to combine. Bring soup to a rolling boil, then reduce heat to low/simmer to allow the flavors to mingle and the carrots/onion to fully soften. Cover and simmer 5-10 minutes.
Once the veggies have reached your ideal tenderness, bring the soup back up to a medium simmer and add your fresh tortellini. Allow the tortellini to simmer approx. 5 minutes until fully cooked and softened.
Lastly chop your spinach and stir into the hot soup to wilt the greens. If desired you can add an extra cup of broth. Give it a taste and season with salt and black pepper as desired. Add your favorite toppings (grated parm and fresh basil for me!) and dive in while it’s hot!
The leftover soup is ahhhh-mazing and will keep a few days in the refrigerator. Simply reheat via microwave (it’s a great grab and go work lunch!) or in a small pot on the stovetop.
Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator and will vary based on swaps and toppings. Adjust as needed and enjoy!
If you get a chance to try this easy tortellini soup, let me know!
Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation! I can’t wait to see what you whip up!
Hungry for more?
Need a side salad? My Broccoli Kale Salad would be a healthy and delicious counterpart to this scrumptious soup!