Tomato Tortellini Soup

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Tomato Tortellini Soup – Rich and creamy tomato soup with cheese-filled tortellini and yummy Italian spices! Even tomato-haters will love this soup!!

Tomato Tortellini Soup- Creme de la Crumb

I’ve always enjoyed eating tomatoes, even as a kid. It might have something to do with the fact that I have a rather large obsession with all things Mexican food and tomatoes are key in Latin cuisine. For example, I am a salsa addict. What is salsa without tomatoes? It is un-salsa. It needs tomatoes. (With the exception of fruit salsa and a few other variations.)

Tomato Tortellini Soup

Growing up my family had a garden where we grew all sorts of summer vegetables, including tomatoes. I caught my sister eating a fresh tomato with seasoning on it, and nothing else. I’d never even considered eating a tomato by itself. In fact it grossed me out a little bit when I saw her sinking her teeth into a raw tomato without so much as a hamburger to deliver it. However, I was an adventurous eater and she gave me a bite of home-grown, freshly sliced tomato sprinkled with lemon pepper. It was good! And so my love for tomatoes continued to grow.

Tomato Tortellini Soup

My husband on the other hand could live without tomatoes. Unless they’re buried in a burrito or in some other way served without drawing any attention to themselves, he hates them. When we were first dating and I discovered his lack of appreciation for those tasty things, we made a deal. If he orders a dish that is served with tomatoes, instead of asking for them to be left off his plate, he simply gives them to me and everybody wins.

Tomato Tortellini Soup

I made this soup imagining that I would love it. And I most definitely did! Oh my gosh, SO amazing! The creamy base works so well with the cheesy tortellini shells. I found myself fishing for more tortellini, I wanted one in every single bite!

What I didn’t expect was what happened while I was photographing this delectable dish. While I was snapping away behind the lens, my husband was helping himself to the big pot on the stove back in the kitchen. The first thing I heard was, “Hon. Woah, this soup is ah-mazing!!”.  Do you realize what this means? I made a dish that was so delicious, even my tomato-hating husband was blown away by its tastiness.

Even if you think that you do not like tomato soup, do yourself a huge favor and give this a try. It’s insanely good! Trust me, if my husband is asking for more of a tomato-starring dish, it must be good. I will be making this Tomato Tortellini Soup seven hundred and fifty two more times in the near future. Starting…tomorrow.

Tomato Tortellini Soup

Tomato Tortellini Soup- Creme de la Crumb

Tomato Tortellini Soup

Rich and creamy tomato soup with cheese-filled tortellini and yummy italian spices! Even tomato-haters will love this soup!!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 2 cans condensed tomato soup
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 cups half & half (I used fat free)
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 pound cheese-filled tortellini, fresh or thawed
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, plus more for serving


  • Heat oil in a large pan or skillet over medium high heat until hot. Add peppers and sauté 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté another 1-2 minutes until fragrant. 
  • Add chicken (or vegetable) broth and tomato soup and bring to a gentle boil. Add italian seasoning, onion powder, and garlic salt and cook 3-5 minutes, stirring throughout. 
  • Whisk together half & half with corn starch until corn starch is dissolved. Add corn starch slurry to soup and allow to thicken 1-2 minutes. Reduce heat and add tortellini. Stir in parmesan cheese until melted. Serve hot and top with additional cheese if desired.
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Recipe adapted from Eat Cake For Dinner.

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Looks so incredibly delicious! Definitely pinning!

This sounds so good! I am so in the mood for soup every day for the rest of the year after my cookie overload 🙂 I’m putting this on my list!

Looks FAB! But I can’t eat any diary. Is there a way to use something other than half-and-half and it still taste good?

    I would try tripling the broth and adding a corn starch slurry. Whisk together 1/4 cup cold water with about 3 tablespoons of corn starch until dissolved. Pour this into the boiling soup, stir, and allow to thicken. I can’t promise it will taste the same but it’s an idea!

I just made this soup for supper. Loved it! Really easy and fast (less than 25 mins to the table). Thanks for sharing

    This is my husband’s favorite soup I’ve ever made, and he doesn’t even like tomatoes! Haha! I love simple and QUICK meals, I’m so glad you enjoyed this Leigh!!

Thanks for posting this! I’m making this for dinner tonight and I can’t wait to try it. Just to clarify – if I am using frozen tortellini, I should thaw it but I don’t cook it before I add it to the soup? Or should I cook it first before adding? Thanks!!

    If you’re using frozen tortellini, just let it thaw and beforehand and then just put it in just as the recipe calls for! Hope you enjoy it Jill! 🙂

      It was delicious! Thank you. I used Trader Joe’s Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup b/c that’s what I had. I also added fresh spinach and 1/2t. ground black pepper. Great additions (in my opinion!). Thanks for sharing your great recipes. I will use a lot of them.

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