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Tortellini Soup

This tortellini soup is a hearty main course style soup that is crazy quick to make, a perfect midweek pantry “lifesaver” full of great flavours!

A hearty tortellini soup in a white bowl

Tortellini Soup.

You all know I love cooking from scratch but sometimes life just gets in the way. This tortellini soup uses one of my favourite freezer/store cupboard products.

Store bought tortellini is something I can always lay my hands on. It is a little more interesting than plain old dried pasta.

Yes, I know that even the expensive stuff ain’t as good as homemade.

But you can dress it up real quick and have a fab simple dinner in half an hour without batting an eyelid.

This is the second tortellini soup I have done this year here on Krumpli.

Although this one is a little more “homely” than the tomato consomme I did in the summer. That, of course, does not make it any less tasty.

This tortellini soup is a hearty main course style soup that is crazy quick to make, a perfect midweek pantry "lifesaver" full of great flavours! I say quick to make it takes only 30 minutes for cupboard to bowl!

Pasta in Soup.

The pasta in this tortellini soup is at the very heart of the recipe.

I like to use spinach and ricotta as it is my favourite, but you should use what you like.

But pasta in soup is a long-standing way of adding bulk to a store cupboard staple.

As you would expect it is no less common here on my website.

Whether that be in my classic Pasta with peas recipe or indeed my Hungarian goulash recipe

Yes, a traditional goulash is a soup and yes, it commonly contains pasta!

Tortellini soup in a white bowl taken from above

A Taste of Summer in Winter.

I like this recipe as it kinda reminds me of summer, using up some of the produce I had great fun preserving over summer. 

Tomatoes always remind me of summer, even on a blustery, grey and wet November day like today.

I guess that kinda happens when you spend summer dealing with on occasions over a quarter of a tonne of the bloody things.

This tortellini soup recipe puts a tiny dent in the homemade tomato passata we made this past summer.

Talking about November, who stole it?

Go on own up, the last thing I remember was my wifes Birthday, next thing I know I’m cooking tortellini soup and my wife tells me we need to go chocolate shopping to stuff our advent calendar.

I don’t even like chocolate really, so chocolate for breakfast, great!

Yield: 2 Servings

Tortellini Soup

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This main course soup relies on store-bought tortellini to create a hearty but simple tortellini soup that is cooked in just 30 minutes.


  • 1 Tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 75 g Shallot
  • 35 g Carrot
  • 25 g Celery
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Red Chile
  • 250 ml Tomato Passata
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 250 ml Vegetable Stock
  • 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 50 g Spinach
  • 200 g Tortellini


  1. Finely dice the shallot, carrot and celery.
  2. Finely chop the garlic and slice the chile.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep pan over a medium heat.
  4. Add in the shallot, carrot and celery and cook for 10 minutes or until softened.
  5. Throw in the garlic and chili and cook for a further 60` seconds.
  6. Pour in the passata, and stock along with the tomato puree and oregano and simmer for 10 minutes, now is the perfect time to test for seasoning and add salt and pepper as required.
  7. Now add the tortellini and cook with a lid on for the time it says on the packet, or until cooked to your liking.
  8. Finally add the spinach and stir to wilt, season with salt and pepper and serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 453Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 811mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 6gSugar: 10gProtein: 17g

Did you make this recipe?

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Tuesday 8th of October 2019

Can I freeze this ?

Or otherwise I will have to eat all of it as it was amazing if I got served this in a restaurant I will be over the moon !!

Brian Jones

Wednesday 9th of October 2019

Haha... I think you are gonna need to eat it all. Personally speaking I do not like freezing pasta, it overcooks when reheated and has a tendency to go gloopy.


Friday 24th of November 2017

This reminds me of my childhood (one of my Dad's few signature dishes!) I know my kids would love it too, thanks for the reminder!

Brian Jones

Saturday 25th of November 2017

Yam welcome Amy :)


Friday 24th of November 2017

Tortellini is also one of my backup plan when I need something quick. My favourite are herbs and comte which I think you find only here in France even if it is made in Italy. Your sauce will go very well with them. I know, where did November go? It was also my birthday and I was hoping to keep celebrating.

Brian Jones

Saturday 25th of November 2017

Herbs and Comte sound like a fab filling! Yeah november whoosh, no idea, happy belated birfday :)


Friday 24th of November 2017

Mmm this looks so delicious, I love tortellini in soup!

Brian Jones

Saturday 25th of November 2017

Me too, thanks Emily.

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