One-Pot Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup Recipe - The EASIEST homemade creamy tomato tortellini soup made from scratch! Loaded with fresh herbs, diced tomatoes, and three-cheese tortellini! So easy you can even make it in your slow cooker!
Sometimes I think it's still soup season, and then the weather decides it was to be on the warmer side again when I make a pot of soup. It's so hard to predict how it's going to be because mother nature is constantly changing. Ugh!
Oh well. My hubby is still going to enjoy this one pot creamy tomato tortellini soup! Even though I would like to face plant into a bowl of this soup, I am going to have to pass because I am dieting. My willpower is starting to get stronger each and every day. I would LOVE a big bowl of this soup with a buttered and toasted slice of bread! I did taste it now and then when I was making it, so I know it's delicious.
Love tomato soup? Dislike condensed cans of soup? Me too! Skip the canned condensed tomato soup, please for me! You can create this flavorful tomato soup in no time.
If you love one-pot soups, you are going to LOVE one-pot tomato and basil tortellini soup or my one-pot creamy sausage and potato soup!
I immediately know what ingredients I wanted to use to resemble a condensed tomato soup: springs of fresh rosemary, fresh basil, dried oregano, and dried thyme. Yep. Those are your typical Italian soup and sauce basic. Not to worry if you do not have fresh rosemary or basil, you can find the measurements for dried.
Love one-pot pasta dishes? Try our 15-minute one-pot taco pasta, 20-minute Tuscan chicken with penne pasta, or our one-pot summer vegetable pasta - to die for!
Every soup or pasta dish I make I love to use my dutch oven. If you do not own one, it is my most used kitchen pot. It keeps things an even cooking temperature since it is made out of cast iron and perfect for throwing into the oven. Hands down...the BEST!!
If you do not make your chicken stock from scratch, I highly recommend this brand of chicken stock. I always like to get the unsalted kind because I like to add salt to my taste.
One-Pot Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup – The EASIEST homemade creamy tomato tortellini soup made from scratch! Loaded with fresh herbs, diced tomatoes, and three-cheese tortellini! So easy you can even make it in your slow cooker!
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 spring of fresh rosemary chopped or ½ teaspoon dried
- 28 oz can diced tomatoes
- 15 oz can tomato sauce
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- 4 large fresh basil leaves or ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 4 cups chicken stock
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 20 oz three-cheese tortellini
- ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese + extra for garnish
- fresh basil, to garnish
- shredded parmesan cheese, to garnish
Place the onion, garlic, and olive oil, and fresh rosemary in a 6-quart soup pot or dutch oven. Sautee over medium heat for 5 minutes or until the onions are translucent.
Add in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, chicken stock, and heavy cream and stir to combine. Simmer for 20 minutes.
Place the three-cheese tortellini into the soup and cook for 12-15 minutes or until the tortellini are tender and cooked through.
Stir in the parmesan cheese.
Serve and garnish with fresh basil and shredded parmesan cheese.
Nutrition estimated is based upon the brands I used. Yours may vary depending on brands.
If you do this in the slow cooker, does the heavy cream curdle?
I would recommend adding the tortellini and the heavy cream last. They only need approximately 15-20 minutes.
Sarah Elizabeth Frazer says
Put it in the last 30 minutes on low! It should be fine then. I made a copy-cat Olive Garden soup in a slow cooker and it worked beautifully!
Lecia Z says
Second time making this soup and it was awesome! Didn't change a thing! There are plenty of leftovers for tomorrow too. Thanks for sharing!
So glad you enjoyed it, Lecia! We cannot get enough of it either! So good.
this soup looks incredible - even if it is 100 degrees outside
I also added about 6 large celery sticks, about4C (a small bag) of spinich at the end. Used 'half n half instead of heavy cream.& tortellini also at the last 15minutez. A great recipe to just explore your veggie creativity.....had fun with this one. Thanks! ?
susan | the wimpy vegetarian says
I've been making soups all week - I've been in such a soup mood. And this one is officially next!
Hope you enjoyed it, Susan! I'm starting to get into a soup mood, they are so yummy!
Hi, Do you drain the tomatoes or do you put the tomatoes in with the juice?
No need to drain the tomatoes, Marisa. Enjoy!
The rosemary is key. We love this soup. Definite winner!
Awesome! So glad you enjoyed it, Kathy!
Nancy Robbins says
Is the rosemary prominent in this soup? I always worry rosemary will overpower the dish!
Hi, Nancy! The rosemary is not prominent in this soup at all. It's mostly used to bring all of the flavors together in the soup. I think you will enjoy it, and if you do try it, please let me know how you like it! It's one of our favorites even during the summer. 🙂
I am not a big fan of tomatoes but I love tomato soup! My question is can this work with crushed tomatoes rather than diced so I don't have to have the tomato pieces in my soup?
Great question, Regina. I haven't tried it, but it seems like it would work! Let me know how it turns out.
Rosie Hoffman says
I️I don’t like tomatoes and just use tomatoes sauce. It tasted really good.
I've made the soup with crushed tomatoes and it was great! I don't care for chunks of tomatoes either a on this was a win for us!
Jane Elizabeth Atkinson says
I made this soup with crushed tomatoes for those in the family that are not big tomato fans. It turned out delicious!!
My husband also doesn't like tomato chunks but we love tomato gravy. I just put canned tomatoes in blender and blend until smooth
I've used crushed tomatoes both times I've made this now and it is great!
You can use an immersion blender before adding the tortellini if you want a smoother soup.
I used crushed tomatoes and it was fine
Same here! So right before I added the tortellini I blended everything together in the blender and it made the most delicious creamy soup!
To make Up the the 30 oz of diced tomatoes. I used petite diced and crushed tomatoes just bc my family doesn’t love the chunky tomatoes and it was great! But this soups is a hit with them.
Did you buy refrigerated tortellini?
I used refrigerated tortellini, Christie. You may also use frozen tortellini, as well. Enjoy!
What should I do differently if I'm using frozen tortellini?
Great question, Camille. I would recommend not thawing the tortellini and adding it at the same time as the refrigerated tortellini. It may take a few minutes to cook.
Basia Kowal says
I definitely want to try this soup again, the soup became really thick and the tortellini absorbed a lot, it turned into tortellini with a tomato sauce. which strangely enough is an excellent side dish for my meatloaf
The tortellini does absorb some of the liquid, but it shouldn't absorb it all. I notice if there are leftovers that most of the liquid is absorbed the next day. I haven't had a problem with it after it was finished cooking, though!
Would you recommend adding sweet Italian sausage to the soup?
Hi Jen! I haven't tried it, but it sounds like a great addition!
I'm making this now but adding mild italian sausage and spinach... The sauce is delicious so far!!
What can I use to substitute the heavy cream? Evaporated milk?
Hi Theresa! I have not tried substituting the heavy cream. If you try it, please let me know how it is!
I substituted with evaporated milk and turn out great! Very delicious!
Rosie Hoffman says
I used half n half. It worked good for me.
Full fat coconut milk also works!
Are you sure it's 24 and not 28 oz. tomatoes? I've never seen tomatoes come in a 24 oz. can.
Was making this but I'll hold off until I hear from you. Thanks!
Hi Mari! Thank you so much for pointing that out. I just changed it to say 28 instead of 24. Enjoy!
If I don't like chunks of tomatoes, what I can I use instead of the diced tomatoes for a smoother soup?
Hi Megan. I have only tested this recipe using diced tomatoes. I would recommend subbing the diced tomatoes for crushed tomatoes. I will have to try it this way soon!
I just used my immersion blender to make it more smooth as i dont like chunks of tomatoes in my soup. Its still cooking on the stove, but i tasted it and it came out nice.
Lisa Ruiz says
I used tomato sauce instead of diced and it turned out great.
Yum! I made this tonight with a loaf of garlic bread and my family loved it! So delicious. I will add it to my recipe box. 🙂
Can this soup be made ahead and frozen or would the tortellini absorb too much sauce? I love
Cooking ahead and freezing for later.
Hi, Jo! I haven't tried freezing it before, but I would think the tortellini would absorb too much sauce. I know it does when it's in the refrigerator for too many days. If you try it, let me know how it turns out. 🙂
Kim S says
I always freeze the leftovers in a freezer safe bowl and when we thaw and warm a month or two later it tastes just like the day we made it.
I made this tonight in the crockpot and it was so great! I used basil crushed tomatoes because I didn't want chunks, subbed the tortellini for gnocchi only because I've made something similar to this before and it was too rich for me with the tortellini, and I also added spicy chicken Italian sausage!
Turned out amazing, thank you!!
Sounds delicious, Megan!
Hi. Is the parmesan only a garnish? The recipe says 1/2 cup plus some for garnish. However i dont see where the parmesan is added to the soup during cooking. Thank you.
I have updated the recipe, Thomas. Thanks for letting me know.
Thank You Chelsea. It is a great recipe, we loved it. Just used the parmesan as a garnish this time and it was wonderful. Thank you.
So glad you enjoyed it, Thomas!
Rarely do I make something that *everyone* in my family adores, but this did it! It was so good. I can attest that crushed tomatoes work just fine. I did start off by cooking two sweet Italian turkey sausages, without casings, and then chopping them finely and adding them with the tomatoes. I don't think the recipe needed it, but it pushed it over the top. This is delicious. A keeper! Thank you.
Making this tonight! Excited!
Made this today.and it was WONDERFUL! I got numerous compliments. The only thing I did different was to use an immersion blender before adding the tortellini and the texture was amazing. I also added a tablespoon of sugar to round out the flavor.
This soup is seriously amazing. My fiance jokes that this soup is the reason we got engaged! I've made it several times and always follow the recipe, it is so dang good!
This soup was awesome...I had a couple differences...I only had 8oz of tomato sauce so I used 8oz of tomato soup. I also added some thyme to the soup. It turned out fantastic...it will now be part of my permanent rotation of soups
Just made this for dinner... SOOO GOOD! Only change I made was that I added a pound of browned ground beef. Great recipe - will make again. Thanks!
Made this tonight! It was great. I added spinach for veggie.
This is an amazing recipe! I love tomato soups and sauces but have never made my own. It is so delicious! And for anyone reading the comments, I used whole canned tomatoes and just sort of "smooshed" them as they cooked and there were no pieces of tomato in my soup. It was just a nice, smooth, delicious, mildly creamy tomato soup with tortellini, I did also have a problem with the tortellini absorbing too much of the soup but I had turned my back on it and it had boiled. No boiling next time (and there will be a next time!) and I may use half to two thirds of a package of tortellini. It'll still have that tomatoey goodness and there will be plenty of tortellini to go around.
I made this tonight, and it was delicious! I added sweet sausage and spinach. I'll be making this again!
December Kauffman says
Making this RIGHT NOW! We love tortellini, and this looks incredible.
First off, I just want to note that I have an EXTREMELY picky husband. I made this soup tonight, and he LOVES it. I blended up the diced tomatoes because he's picky and doesn't like th chunkiness of the tomatoes...weird I know! But this was a hit in our house and I'll definitely be making it more often!
I love this soup! Yum! My husband suggested making grilled cheese sandwiches to dip in it. It was too much food for me but perfect for my husband. I also added spinach in at the end and loved it!
My family had a soup & salad night. My youngest son was skeptical, but when he tasted it he loved it! I will make this soup again, my family loved it!! I did use chicken & cheese tortellini so it could at some meat to the dish. And we ate it with garlic bread & grilled chicken salad. It was very filling. I couldn't finish my bowl.
My family loved this. Thank you.
Going to try this for a Christmas ladies luncheon. Will add a tossed green salad and some warm Italian bread to complete the meal...yum. I may add some sweet Italian sausage , too, to make it a bit more hearty. I'll also use freshly grated Parmesan reggiano for garnish. Hummm....and San Marzano tomatoes...yum, again.
Trying this tonight but I added chicken
Dee A says
I made this for my family. They loved it!!!!
I tried this dish today...it was AMAZING!!!! I'll definitely be making it again!
Making this tonight for 7 of us! Can't wait to taste it! Thanks for the great recipe!
I mean I have the Barilla kind, not the frozen kind.
Donna Fisher says
Hi, Great recipe thanks! I added some spicy turkey sausage. My family loved it.
cecilia oliwa says
could you use chicken broth instead of stock ?
The most AMAZING soup ive ever made!!! It's almost a weekly dinner in our house....i don't lime tomatoes or rosemary but i ate the whole bowl and then some and disnt even pick anything out!!!! Thanks so much for this recipe
I wonder if using vegetable stock (to make the recipe vegetarian) would change the flavor drastically. Sounds fabulous!!
It wouldn't change the flavor drastically, Nikki. Try it!
Would almond or soy milk suffice?
You can try it, Erika. I am not sure how it would taste. If you decide to use almond or soy milk, please let me know it tastes! 🙂
Sheila rogers says
Made this for supper tonight very good will make it again
Fabulous soup recipe! Simple and SO good!
glenn harris says
I was great so i caned it . i made 2 gallon and canned it in quart jars.
So good! I had to use unsweetened almond milk as I’m gluten and dairy free. I made the tortellini on the side, so that the family could pour the soup over it. I also went with crushed tomatoes so that the soup had a very smooth, creamy texture. Everyone loved it!
So glad to hear that, Dawn!
I was tempted to use a jarred marinara sauce instead of following the recipe but Do Not Do It! The tomato sauce is perfect as is! Simply delicious!
Kim S says
I love this recipe. We freeze the leftovers and when we eat them a month or two later it tastes as good as it did the day it was made. I also use fire roasted died tomatoes and it adds an additional depth of flavor. Thanks.
Awesome girl. You hit the spot with many followers + me. Great recipe and delicious flavor.
Wow! Delicious - only thing I switched was the diced tomatoes for crushed up san marzanos. Perfect for a cool fall day...especially when feeling a tad bit under the weather. Tons of leftovers too. Thank you so much!
I made this yesterday and took a couple tips from the comments and added a little sausage and spinach. It was delicious! Such a simple recipe and I can see this becoming a regular in our winter comfort food rotation!
Gaynor Ferguson says
I made today. With homemade salsa and tinned tomatoes liquidise. It was delicious. Served 3 hungry big men and 2 ladies. Will make this again quick and tasty.
This is one of our favorite soups. Tonight I added a container of fresh spinach during the simmer time. Good way to add some greens.
Leslie Coffey says
Have made this twice with great results! First time used petite diced tomatoes, second time crushed tomatoes. Came out tasty either way. Followed recipe exactly except halved recipe for 3 people-enjoy!
Can I add Italian sausage to this recipe?
DELISH!!! I added some ground turkey, and used milk with cornstarch instead of cream because I didn't have any. It turned out so tasty! My family loved it!
Sounds delicious, just wondering could I use lactose free half and half instead of heavy cream or a can of coconut milk?
You sure can, Laura! Enjoy!
I used 2% and it tasted just as delish. I can’t stomach cream so milk works great too doesn’t throw anything off.
This turned out very tasty! I didn't change the recipe at all when I made it. But I'd suggest using less tortellini and (separate suggestion) cooking it for half as long. There was so much tortellini in this, the ratio to soup was way off. It wasn't really soup anymore.
Made this quite a few times, my family loves it! Add zucchini towards the end so it doesn't get too mushy. One of the best recipes I've ever tried!
Panama Gal says
WOW thank you !! I am stuck in quarantine and didnt have fresh herbs, dried worked great.. and no cream bit milk and butter subbed worked great !! I added a splash of Soya Sauce.. OMG so so so good .. !!
Absolutely SCRUMPTIOUS. Filling yet light and fresh given all the fresh herbs (highly recommend not using the dried herbs! 🌿) Will be adding this to the normal dinner rotation just because it’s so quick & easy!
This looks like a great way to use up garden veggies
This recipe is SO good. It's easily in the top 10 best meals I've ever made. It's in the rotation very often here!
Panama Gal says
Just the best soup I have ever made at home !!! I used my crock pot for the first few hours.. then cranked it .. used an immersion blender a BIT and added the cream and tortellini as you suggested.. FANTASTIC !!!
This was an amazing recipe ! I used dry tortellini from Trader Joe’s and I had to add extra water so it would cook through. But I would think a package of tortellini from the cold case at the grocery store wouldn’t need extra water.
I also added zucchini near the end and it was delicious.
Thanks for such a great recipe. The family loved it- even my picky 4 year old ate all of her helping.
This recipe is super easy and delicious. I made this soup for my foods class. My family couldn’t stop raving about how much they loved it.❤️
This is such a delicious and satisfying soup and so easy to put together with pantry staples. The first time I made it as written. So good! Last night I made a few subs based on what I had on hand and also so good! I used 16oz frozen tricolor cheese tortellini and, since I didn't have heavy cream and had a partially used can of coconut milk open, used coconut milk instead of the cream. I was wanting super creaminess and also had half a block of cream cheese lying around so I added that in too. I don't like to add parm to the pot because it just sticks to the pot so I usually sprinkle it on top once it's in the bowls, but last night I forgot and maybe because of the cream cheese didn't miss it at all. All versions of this now on regular rotation. Thanks!
This was so quick, easy, and delicious! Will definitely make again.
This is one of our faves! I usually make it in the Dutch oven but we have a crazy sports filled evening tomorrow and I wanted to try it in the slow cooker. I can’t find the directions how to do it though. How would you suggest doing it that way? Thanks!
Made this tonight and my family loved it. I used 6 cups of blended garden tomatoes ipo the canned tomatoes and sauce. Was trying to use up veggies so I added chopped celery, mushrooms, green pepper and baby spinach. I used 3 cups of tortellini which was half of my 750 gram package. Easy and delicious! Thanks for the recipe. It’s a keeper!
My husband found this recipe and shared it with the girls and me. The girls and I were skeptical this would be something we would like. It was so good, and everyone was quick to mention it should be in the dinner rotation from now on. Usually we have leftovers but not last night.
Katherine Peery says
Omg this was good! I had to force myself to stop eating it. Soooo good! Definitely going to add this as a regular on our meal rotation. Five stars!
I'll be making this for my family and for a luncheon at work, I'm excited for it! Has anyone tried putting cream cheese in it for thickness and flavor?? Would it work??
Leah N says
I made this exactly as-is. Personally, I loved it as I knew I would. I was quite surprised to see my kids and husband liked it as well (they have particularly boring taste). I served theirs either over or with basmati rice. I liked mine as a soup better 🙂 Thank you for the recipe - it couldn't have been easier and I look forward to making it again!
Debra Ann Perry says
I made it the first time it was great this is my 2nd time making it this time I add Italian sausage so good to
Molly N says
Love this recipe!! Perfect cold winter night meal. Only change I make is adding in some spinach when I add the tortellini and let it cook down. Adds some nice color to the soup 😊
This is a keeper! I did double the recipe. I used both crushed & diced tomatoes that I ran thru my chopper. I ened up having to use 2c beef broth + 6c chicken because I ran out, couldn't tell difference. I did add the sausage & spinach, cooked day before added w tomatoes. Added the cream near end simmered 5 min then the tortellini. Topped w shredded parm & served w cheesy garlic bread. Family ♡ sending leftovers to coworkers
Thanks for great recipe & reviewers suggestions
Followed the recipe exactly and the whole family loved it. It is a keeper- thanks!
I pretty much love pasta of any kind but this is one of my favorites. I've had it three times now and can't get enough. It's my comfort food go to. Thanks so much for sharing!!