Tortellini soup is a great way to give a bit of a lift to store-bought tortellini, this easy recipe uses tomato, basil & a pinch of chilli.
This delicious soup makes for a hearty lunch or light main and can go from your cupboard to your table in around 20 minutes.
Easy Stuffed Pasta Soup
I’ve always got a packet or two of fresh tortellini in the freezer, it is a great staple that you can dress up really easily.
My favourite way to use it is in a tortellini soup, this easy version uses tomato passata to form a simple soup base.
I have another version that pairs tortellini with a tomato consomme that is quite the show stopper.
But this is stupidly simple, a bit of oil, some shallots or onion, garlic and chilli flakes are added to tomato passata and stock. Even the tortellini cooks in the tomato base which means this is a fantastic one-pot wonder.
Add some parmesan shavings and a bit of fresh basil and you are done! A deliciously simple vegetarian meal in right around 20 minutes!
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of tortellini should I use?
I personally like to use spinach and ricotta tortellini, although a mixed cheese version works well too.
I’m less keen on using a mushroom variant, but if you are not sticking veggie, then sausage versions work well too.
Can I use ravioli?
Absolutely, the process is exactly the same, just be sure to use the fresh stuff from the refrigerator.
Can I use dried stuffed pasta?
Yes, but you will need to boil it in water first because it takes longer to cook and thickens the soup base too much.
Can I use tinned tomatoes?
Yes, but they are a little too chunky for my liking, but blitzing them in a blender sorts that out! You could use crushed or chopped tinned tomatoes and go for a rustic tortellini soup.
Can I make my own tortellini?
Yes, of course, they are great in this soup if you have the time to make them!
I always serve this super simple tortellini and tomato soup with some bread!
Typically I’ll make a quick garlic bread using a French stick or some ciabatta bread.
If I am putting in a bit of effort then I’ll make a soda bread because it is the simplest type of homemade bread to make.
Another option is to fry off some old bread in a little oil and garlic and turn them into croutons. You can even to this in an air fryer by tossing them in some garlic oil.
Finally, you can add a breadcrumb topping. The lemon and parsley crumb on my sea bream fillet recipe is great sprinkled over this tortellini soup.
I only mention brands of equipment if I think they make a material difference to a recipe. If you have any questions feel free to ask them in the comments section below the recipe.
- 18cm or 7″ saucepan.
- Chopping board.
- Kitchen knife.
- Weighing scales and or measuring cups and spoons.
- Stirring and serving spoons.
Italian influences are easy to see in this simple but really tasty and stupidly quick store-bought tortellini soup with tomato and basil.
- 300g (10oz) Fresh Tortellini
- 1 (35g) Shallot
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
- ½ Tsp Chilli Flakes
- 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
- 400ml (1⅔ Cups) Vegetable Stock
- 400ml (1⅔ Cups) Tomato Pasatta
- ½ Tsp Salt
- ¼ Tsp Sugar
- Fresh Basil to Serve
- Parmesan Shavings to Serve
- Cut the shallot in half lengthways and then dice it as finely as you can.
- Peel the garlic cloves and slice them as thin as you can.
- Heat a small-medium (18cm) saucepan over a medium heat and when it is hot add the olive oil.
- Add the chilli flakes, dried oregano, sliced garlic, and diced shallot, then saute for 2-3 minutes. If the shallots and garlic begin to brown turn down the heat.
- Pour in the vegetable stock and tomato passata, add the sugar and stir.
- Have a taste and add the salt, you may need more or less depending on your stock.
- Simmer the soup base for 10 minutes.
- Add in the tortellini and cook as per the packet instructions (usually 2-3 minutes).
- Serve with fresh basil and parmesan shavings.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 558Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 1221mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 8gSugar: 12gProtein: 25g
Calorific details are provided by a third-party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.