This Easy SemiHomemade Tortellini Soup has a tomato soup and chicken broth base and is filled with mixed vegetables and cheese filled tortellini.
Soup is one of those things that I can enjoy all year round, especially super easy soups like this that don’t take a ton of work or a ton of time to make. Since we’re using a lot of freezer staples, the prep time take no time.
Plus I love pasta, so if I can add that to a filling soup like this one, it’s a win!
For this soup, I use tomato soup and chicken broth as my base to build my soup just like I do in my Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable Soup recipe.
Quick Glance At Ingredients for Tortellini Soup:
- tomato soup
- chicken broth
- frozen mixed vegetables
- onion powder
- frozen spinach
- frozen cheese tortellini
Which Brands Did I Use?
Sometimes when it comes to Semihomemade recipe that use packaged foods to create meals, the brands of items can make or break a dish. I don’t think this ALWAYS happens but I do know that not all packaged items are created equally.
So, I’ll let you know which brands I used for this recipe and then you can use those or tweak the recipe to match brands that you use and love.
Tomato Soup – I used Campbell’s Tomato Soup
Chicken broth – I made chicken broth using Better Than Bouillon Premium Roasted Chicken Base (ps. that Amazon price is INSANE! You’ll get a much better price in your local grocery store!) – You can can also use homemade chicken broth , canned chicken broth or low sodium chicken broth.
Frozen mixed vegetables – I used the Birds Eye Steamfresh Mixed Vegetable that includes Corn, Carrots, Green Beans, Peas. But I’ve also used the Food Lion store brand mixed vegetable blend as well. If you want to use the microwave to steam the vegetables in the steamer bag you can, but you can also just toss them into the boiling soup to cook.
You can also add any other vegetables that you want like mushrooms, onions and celery, but you’ll want to sauté and cook those until they’re tender before you add them to the soup. Also diced tomatoes would be great in this soup if you wanted to add them.
Onion Powder – With seasoning, I think it’s all about personal taste. I only used about 1 1/2 teaspoons of onion powder for this recipe as we can’t use onions in our cooking at home due to an allergy but you can adjust the amount to your taste.
Frozen Spinach – Frozen spinach or fresh spinach will work for this recipe. I personally don’t care for a lot of kale so I wouldn’t use that as a substitute for the spinach but you can certainly try that if that’s something you like.
Frozen Cheese Tortellini – I love the frozen tortellini because I can keep it stocked into the freezer for recipes like this soup or for baked pasta dishes. However, you could also use fresh tortellini or refrigerated tortellini.
Can I Add Meat / A Protein To This Soup?
You can. If I was going to add something to this soup, I would either add cooked, shredded chicken or cooked, crumbled Italian sausage.
How To Make Tortellini Soup:
Combine tomato soup and chicken broth into a large soup pot on the stove top.
Add frozen veggies and onion powder.
Bring soup to a boil and then reduce to a simmer on low – medium heat.
Add frozen spinach and stir. You can also use fresh baby spinach in place of the frozen if you’d like.
Cook about 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Add frozen pasta. Cook for about 5 minutes or until pasta is done.
Taste and season if needed. I think the flavor is fine as it, but you could add salt, pepper, garlic power, red pepper flakes, fresh basil or fresh thyme to season it if you wanted to.
What is Tortellini?
Tortellini is a ring shaped pasta that is normally stuffed with cheese. It can come fresh, refrigerated or frozen.
How Long Does Tortellini Soup Last In The Fridge?
This soup will last about 4 days in the fridge when leftovers are stored in an air tight container.
Reheating Tortellini Soup:
Since there is pasta in this soup, the pasta will soak up a bit of the liquid as it cools. You may find that you need to add some extra chicken broth or extra tomato soup when reheating it to make it thinner.
Can I Freeze Tortellini Soup?
If you want to freeze this soup, I would cook it without the tortellini and freeze it. When you’re ready to eat, thaw/heat the soup in a sauce pan and and then add the tortellini and let it cook then.
- 2 cans (10.75 ounces each) tomato soup
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 bags (10 ounces each) frozen mixed vegetables
- 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 bag (10 ounces) frozen spinach
- 1 bag (16 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
- Add tomato soup and chicken broth to a large stock pot.
- Add in frozen vegetables and onion powder.
- Bring soup to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.
- Add frozen spinach and let cook for about 5 minutes until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
- Add frozen pasta. Cook for about 5 minutes or until pasta is done.
- Taste and season if needed.
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