Italian Tortellini Soup


Italian Tortellini Soup

I probably shouldn’t be posting a soup in April, but it is still cold in places.  Spring just doesn’t seem to want to get here for good.  We had spring weather for a couple weeks, but then this week we got some snow.  And really, soup shouldn’t only be reserved for winter.  Especially quick, easy, healthy, and yummy soups like this one!

Italian Tortellini Soup

Today I am being featured over at Momma’s Meals.  Each Friday Tammi picks a new blog, makes a recipe from their site, and features them on her site.  I thought I would try to make something from her site as well to go along with the fun.  She has a recipe for Italian Soup that sounded perfect for this cold week.  I changed it quite a bit to use what I had on hand, because I was all about staying inside where it was warm!

Italian Tortellini Soup

My 7 year old is a huge fan of tomato soup.  I am not sure where he got it from, because it has never been my favorite.  I knew he would love this soup, and the Italian twist is what I needed to like it as well.  I used fresh tortellini, but you could use any short cut pasta you had on hand.  This came together in 30 minutes, and was perfect with some Rosemary Focaccia.

Yields 6

Creamy Italian tomato soup with fresh tortellini

5 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 1 Tlbs olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, mined
  • 1 family size can condensed tomato soup (I used healthy request)
  • 1/4 cup walnut arugula pesto (or any pesto)
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (9 oz) package fresh tortellini
  • Parmesan Cheese for garnish


  1. In a large lot heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic, and saute for a couple minutes until soft.
  2. Add tomato soup, pesto, milk, and chicken stock, onion powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Simmer for a few minutes.
  3. Add tortellini, and cook according to the package directions. Mine was for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Serve topped with Parmesan Cheese




  1. Haha, I posted soup yesterday too – it’s just been so darn cold here the past few days I couldn’t help myself! I could definitely go for a bowl of this soup today, I adore tortellini :)

  2. As long as I can still see my breath when I step outside, soup will always be welcome to the table! 😀 This looks fabulous and cosy! Come on, Spring!!

  3. Tortellini soup is one of my favorites, I love that you added pesto!

  4. It does seem wrong to have soup in April but brrr it’s cold out and I love the tortellini floating in your soup!

  5. What a hearty, warming soup for the remaining chilly spring days! We’ve still got them here in Texas believe it or not! I could so go for a bowl of this…

  6. It seems like it’s still winter here in Toronto with the freezing rain and snow we got the last 2 days. So soups are still “in” in our neck of the woods!

  7. Thanks for Co-Hosting with me Momma!! Glad you and your family were inspired to make a new soup to keep you warm on a yucky day!! It’s been fun getting to know you and your blog!! :)

  8. It’s cold over here, too! So I certainly don’t mind these type of recipes. :)

    It looks great! Is it awful that I’d just pick out the tortellini? 😉

  9. We are still have soup weather here so this sounds really tasty Erin.

  10. Yum, yum! I think soup is definitely an all-seasons meal! :)

  11. This looks like a great soup for people who don’t like vegetables. I can’t wait to try it. It almost never gets below 70 degrees here, so we eat soup year round. You just have to remember winter.

  12. Soup is welcome in my tummy all year round and it’s still cool here in the evenings so this recipe would hit the spot with me. :)

  13. I love soup year round, so I think it is a-okay to post anytime. Smile. This looks very tasty. :-)

  14. I think my kids would love this soup too! Love that you used some help from the store, but still created a new recipe with them. :)

  15. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    Love the walnut-arugula pesto idea. So fabulous for this comforting soup. I like to eat soup even when the temps go up. I eat it any day of the year :)

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