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Tomato Tortellini Soup Recipe

Tomato Tortellini Soup Recipe

No one will guess that you cheated by using canned tomato soup. This lovely soup tastes homemade all the way! —Sandra Fick, Lincoln, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) reduced-sodium condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Additional shredded Parmesan cheese, optional


  • 1. Cook tortellini according to package directions.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, combine the soup, broth, milk, cream, tomatoes and seasonings. Heat through, stirring frequently. Drain tortellini; carefully add to soup. Stir in cheese. Sprinkle each serving with additional cheese if desired. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 245 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 756mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein .

Reviews for Tomato Tortellini Soup

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MrsLink 242338
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2016

"The flavors are amazing for such a simple easy recipe. My family loved it! I will definitely b making this again."

cookykamp 241204
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2016

"This was very good. I used a dried cheese tortellini, which worked out fine. I also added a couple of tablespoons of tomato paste which really enhanced the tomato flavor. Garlic bread on the side was a great addition. Will be making this often!"

Dougie55 235275
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2015

"I have made this soup numerous times now, though cut back the amounts as there is just me. Another ingredient you may want to try to change it up a lot but tastes wonderful, is to add drained and rinsed canned crabmeat. It is really great."

mkaskela 233246
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2015

"I served it with warm, cheesy garlic bread and it was amazing on a fall day."

56Teebird 233097
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2015

"My husband absolutely loves this soup! I love it, too. Making it made the kitchen smell amazing! It was so easy to make. We love tomato soup and this was an improved spin on the basic. This soup is a meal. I served it with crescent rolls. The Bomb!"

cbenne12 228613
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2015

"Absolutely amazing! I love sun-dried tomatoes and they make this soup perfect!"

Grannycakes5 227097
Reviewed May. 28, 2015

"This soup is excellent. Love the flavors. Followed directions and didn't change anything. Wonderful as is. Many friends have asked for this recipe."

Grace1018 224165
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2015

"So good and easy!"

JGa2595176 223348
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"I see where a few of the raters were coming the concept of this easy soup, but the "wow" factory wasn't there for us. We followed the directions. In the end, kids didn't care for it and husband had less than half a bowl. Wouldn't make again."

Peapod0114 223093
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2015

"My sister and cousin get together every Wednesday and this was tonight's meal. It was super yummy. I didn't have all the spices so I just used what I had I also didn't have milk so I used double the cream. All the additions recommended I can see the benefit! Wonderful recipe I would make again."

cucinachef 220349
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

"This soup is very good and worthy of five stars. However, I make a nearly identical recipe using Campbell's Slow Kettle style Tomato and Sweet Basil Bisque, add canned petite diced tomatoes that have been drained and serve it with shaved Parmesan cheese on top. Delish!"

ojc0806 211516
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2014

"Loved it! Wouldn't change a thing."

llheath 171329
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2014

"My husband dislikes tortellini. Despite that preconceived idea, he loved this soup..savory, smooth, and delicious!"

pklocke 103673
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"Used fat free half & half and fat free milk - came out great!"

jenniferH1503 188398
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2014

"One of our go to soups.. My girls love it! I use heavy cream instead of half & half and just a pint"

Lzzard 189571
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2014

"I was pretty impressed with this soup. I did add the whole package of tortellini and maybe next time a little more basil but overall I thought it was excellent!"

Mommahawk 188396
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"My Husband loves this recipe"

carriemae00 188393
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"I added Italian seasoning and more garlic and onion for flavor. Soup was pretty bland without them and I also used ent ire tortellini pkg and two large cans of chicken"

dcasper93 109892
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2013

"One of my favorites. I added extra tortellini otherwise no changes"

redhen1970 188391
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2013

"Loved this. My husband won't eat canned tomato soup.. Till now. I also used fresh basil. Delish!"

mother of 3 211515
Reviewed May. 1, 2013 Edited Oct. 28, 2013

"FollI used Trader Joe's vegetable broth which gave it a weird flavor I think. So next time I'd use chicken broth. I skipped tomatoes & used 1/4 cup half and half with nearly 8 oz. cream, & added 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt. Also used Campbell's 100% natural tomato with basil soup. No corn syrup for us! Followed my own recommendations, adding 3 links browned turkey Italian sausage, cut into small pieces. Excellent became outrageously terrific!"

crysmitchell 171328
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2013

"The flavor was good, but it was way too thin for our liking. I do think doubling the tortellini as other reviewers said would help, but I won't be making it again."

jdenik 120722
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2013

"Great the way it is. No changes recommended."

shiny0torchic 146200
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"This soup was wonderful. I think I would only change one thing, and that would be to blend the ingredients together with a hand blender before I add the tortellini. But it tasted wonderful and I can't wait to eat the leftovers!"

WhitneyR 146199
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"All I can say is this soup is sooooooo goooooood!"

gingerriss 103616
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

"Love it, I add homemade spetzels to mine."

mjlouk 189569
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

"Hubby and I liked it, kids wouldn't even try it. They are so picky. I chopped the sun dried tomatoes in my quick chopper and I think that worked great."

daisydog215 189567
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2012

"Delicious overall and the broth is to die for. I substituted canned diced tomatoes for the sun-dried and used a bag of frozen tortellini instead of smaller refrigerated package to give it some additional heft. Served with sliced Italian bread. Will be adding this to my recipe rotation."

bergpm01 189566
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

"Some great modifications if you're interested in making this a little more hearty.

I used 20 oz. of cheese tortellini and cooked and diced 2 chicken breasts (1lb) seasoned with Mrs. Dash. Instead of 2 cups ½ and ½, I used 1 C heavy whipping cream, 4 oz. lite sour cream, and 4 oz. ricotta cheese. Instead of garlic and onion powder, I sautéed ½ white onion and 3 cloves of minced garlic in EVOO. I also added 2 chopped fresh tomatoes and sautéed mushrooms as garnish (sautéed in same pan as onion and garlic). I didn't add any salt but added plenty of fresh ground pepper. Didn't need the PARM cheese with the ricotta. Lastly, I used lots of chopped fresh basil and basil leaves as garnish.

rnkris 171325
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012

"This soup was so delicious!

I added 20 oz of tortellini, a 14.5 oz can of white kidney beans and a 14.5 oz can of roasted garlic diced tomatoes."

DiamondLil1 109889
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2012

"Made this for our annual fund-raiser and it was a hit. I gave it 4 stars since I made a couple of changes per previous reviews. I used chicken broth instea of vegetable and 2/3 cup of diced tomatoes. Served it out of a slow cooker and brought only 1 bowl home so I could eat some! Very popular and some people went back for seconds. Will definitely make this again."

Angela Leone 188390
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2012

"I made this soup for an annual soup party my friend hosts and I won first prize! My additions to the recipe were a pound of mild Italian sausage, a can of Tomato Bisque and a half package of frozen spinach. I also used fire-roasted diced tomatoes instead of sun-dried and a 19 oz. bag of tortellini. It was a huge hit and everyone loved it! I will definitely be making this again."

ccolor1 171324
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2012

"This was great! There are only 2 of us so I split the liquid in half, and added a can of white kidney beans for some protein. I also used Tomato Bisque soup and fresh tomatoes instead of sun-dried. Wonderful meal and I will make it again. Thanks for the recipe!"

CWeise 189564
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"This soup is amazing. So delicious and incredibly easy. This is going is definitely going to become a favorite "go-to" in my recipe box."

motochick179 189561
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2012

"This is a great soup for a cold evening. I agree that it could use more torellini, but the flavor is great and it is easy to make. It is just as good as left overs too. I also added some roasted red peppers to add more flavor."

mimalibu 117470
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2012

"excellent and so easy to make"

LCat2 190555
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2012

"Just made this following the directions and proportions as specified, only using fresh basil instead of dried. I thought it needed more tomato soup. I also didn't care much for the texture of the sun-dried tomatoes even though I chopped them really fine. I will make again without the sun-dried tomatoes and with twice the tomato soup."

Jones02 120720
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2012

"This is very similar to Grisanti's!!! Love this!!!!"

MY REVIEW 188389
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2012

"My husband and I really enjoyed this soup. The garlic and sundried tomatoes added wonderful flavor."

gator6510 175422
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2012

"Great food for cold weather"

Tmorris0225 171323
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2012

"Love this recipe but I added Italian sausage and spinach to die for"

Lacey Anne 128452
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2012

"I've made this recipe several times and my whole family loves it. I doubled the tortellini but left the rest of the recipe alone. It is creamy, savory and just delicious. Served with french bread it makes a great and simple dinner."

jm_robertson 175412
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2012

"I am making this recipe a 2nd time tonight - which means it gets added to my "favorites" book. Like other reviewers, I replaced the sun dried tomatoes with canned diced tomatoes. Very yummy and unique soup and its just as good reheated as leftovers."

rinad8244 189557
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

"This is a yummy tomato soup that has chunks of tomatoes, and big cheese tortellini in it. Not too think, but very warming. Easy too! We'll be making this one again."

MariaDes 187338
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"Very easy and quick to make. Made this soup for lunch and it is creamy and hearty! Tastes good reheated if you have leftovers!"

imadethat 146197
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"I used a can of diced tomatos (drained) instead of the sundried and chicken broth instead of vegetable broth. Also added a can of tomato sauce because I thought it needed more tomato flavoring. Excellent!"

yuminmytum 106653
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"this was soo good.. i used regular sundried tomatos because i thought the oil packed ones where expensive and used a whole package of frozen tortellini. to the people who think its a lot of liquid... its a soup not a stew or sauce what did u think it was going to be time i am going to add some frozen spinach"

MY REVIEW 187337
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"I liked this and it was certainly easy to make. I will add more Italian seasoning or something the next time I make it because I like things a little more spicy. But it was definitely a good start."

alikrock 128451
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"I made this yesterday for the first time, and both my husband and I loved it! Next time I will probably try using extra tortellini, but the soup itself is outstanding, even without the tortellini. Great recipe and one I will be keeping for years!"

Anzabel 128450
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"I would have given it 2 stars because this did not impress me at all. I felt there was way too much milk/cream and I didn't use as much as the recipe calls for. The tomato soup-iness of it clashed with the tortellini. I would suggest using less milk and a different pasta like macaroni or something without filling.

I gave it a 3 because it went over well with my sister and her husband. She loved it and demanded the recipe--one because she thought it was delicious and two because it was quick and easy to make. She, too, recommended less milk/cream."

jeannine421 170648
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"This soup is so quick and delicious! I picked up Light Cream instead of Half and half so used that. Also....put in FRESH basil because I'm not a fan of dried spices. AWESOME!  I would in the future double the tortellini because it does make alot of liquid."

kbroaddrick 188387
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"both my husband and I LOVED this! I used a 20-oz package of cheese tortellini, and the broth-to-pasta ratio was perfect. next time I may add another can of tomato soup, just for extra flavor, but it was still amazing!"

carolmariezane 109883
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2011

"All I can say is "Oh My GOD".... This has got to be the best Tomato Soup ever made. I was having a luncheon and didn't know that one person didn't like tomato soup. She actually went home with the recipe in hand to make it for her mother..... This is a KEEPER........"

Carol39110 189526
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"I used twice the tortellini called for and it was still way too much liquid. It also did not have much flavor. It could possibly be saved by halving the liquid and adding a whopping spoon of pesto, but I won't make it again."

nancymcf 109881
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"simple cool evening treat, Major hit with the family"

jennabunz 188386
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"We love love love this soup. It's filling and unique..bonus super easy to make!"

Char1117 170644
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"We made this soup today and it was amazing! It tasted like restraunt quality soup and it was very quick to make. We served garlic bread with it and it was hearty enough to make a mea."

bonnbonn01 171322
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"I made this just the other day because I happened to see it online, and it was delicious! I didn't have any vegetable broth on hand, so I used chicken broth, but it was still wonderful! I also used more tortellini than 9 oz. and there was still plenty of soup around the pasta."

Sioux City Mom 146141
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"For years I have been trying to get this recipe from my favorite Italian restaurant. I love this soup!"

Hart4Food 189525
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"So easy to make and the whole family loved it! My kids are picky eaters, so it was great to see them come back for more!"

Elizabeth Lombardi 187336
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"I've made this several times and love it! Sometimes I add roasted red peppers sometimes too. Thank you for a great recipe!!"

ejt325 106648
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"So easy and so good"

nataliepooh 103613
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2011

"This was good, though I made a few changes. I didn't add the dried tomatoes, because I knew my kids would not like them. I threw in a half bag of frozen broccoli instead. I didn't have the cheese to put in, but I really think that would have made it even better. I added some extra onion and garlic powder, and extra salt. Pepper would have been good, too. Yum!"

noellelebo 106647
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011

"This soup is now one of my all time favorites! Both my husband and I LOVED the flavor of this soup! I forgot to buy sun-dried tomatoes so I chopped up cooked bacon instead - nice subsitute :) I used the sprinkle parm cheese instead of the shredded so I added a little more to help thicken the soup."

schieuer 120718
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"Excellent! A family favorite."

hensel987 170622
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"This soup was fabulous, tastes like it takes forever to make, but is so simple. It is definitely a keeper!"

melodious88 106632
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"I used canned garlic-roasted diced tomatoes instead of the sun-dried tomatoes, and it is delicious. Perfect for a cold winter evening."

bethsylvester 128428
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

"So delicious and pretty simply to make. Literally takes about ten minutes to put together- and the flavor is so delicious! This is one my husband saw in the magazine and requested that I make it. It didn't disappoint, and is in rotation now."

shif77 175411
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

"This is a favorite for me and for the girls in my office!! I shared recipe and they make it over and over. I did add a little more seasoning for my taste, but overall easy and delicious!!"

manuahs 186505
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2010

"I made this for a potluck and everyone raved about it! It is so good for being so easy! This is a keeper."

Gayle76 190513
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"This soup is very creamy with a delicate tomato taste and hearty cheese tortellini that are fabulous with the sun-dried tomatoes. A really good vegetarian soup."

kingjennl 171320
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"This soup was amazing! My boyfriend raved about it at work and now they all want the receipe!"

bisbikos 117469
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2010

"Absolutely delicious!! Wouldn't change a thing. Some reviews said add more tortellini, but it's a preference thing, because the soup itself is so fabulous that you could eat it even without the tortellini!"

hlconley 106621
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2010

"I think the next time, I might add some fresh crab meat! Delish!"

krisderksen 171318
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2010

"We really enjoyed this soup. Made it a few times and my daughters friend has ask for the receipe and made it as well. Did not use sun dried tomatoes but stewed tomatoes instead."

steph_196 211514
Reviewed May. 10, 2010

"This was a great vegetarian option! My fiance complains when I make meals without meat and he didn't even notice with this soup! I added more garlic powder (to taste) which made it very flavorful. I also added more tortellini to the soup. I served it with some french bread and dipping it in the soup was delicious!"

MGraham6 146139
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2010

"I've gotten some great recipes from this magazine, but this one wasn't one of my favorites. I thought it was a little bland tasting and it definitely needed something else. I think adding chicken is a great idea and I wish I would have done that. I won't be making this recipe again."

obsessedwithfood 170620
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2010

"The soup tastes good. I'm glad I tried it. But, I think I prefer to have my tortellini on a plate with some sauce rather than in a bowl of soup."

cheeriogirl 211513
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2010

"I've made this 3 times now and it's fantastic"

leslieanderson 128427
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2010

"My husband absolutely loves this soup and he doesn't like tomato soup! Even my small children(3,1) had seconds!! I added chicken for a protein boost and made fresh rolls-the perfect dinner for our damp day!!"

Baking_Kelly 146138
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2010

"This soup was excellent. It is easy to make and doesn't take too much time. I have a hungry household to feed and this makes for a great meal when paired with a salad and bread sticks."

Lovinamarine247 117468
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2010

"my entire family loved it from my 75 yr old father to my 2 yr old boy!! Awesome on a cold day!!"

Reneel13 103573
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2010

"awesome soup, wonderful favor....added 1 cup of sauted mushrooms"

jcanter 128426
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"I used half the amount of milk and half and half it was still great. I used the sundried tomatoes that come in bags and they worked great. This is a keeper!"

jillcookie 186496
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2010

"Delicious and so easy. Since there is only 2 of us next time I'll cut the liquid in half. Otherwise I agree with others to add more tortellini."

jbug827 187335
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"I made this with fat-free half and half with great results. I agree with other reviewers that double the tortellini would be good. Very easy and comforting soup."

michellelynne 171315
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2010

"The whole fam loved this and is was SO simple and easy! I, too would increase the tortellini next time. My package was about 19 oz and I wished I would have put it all in. Next time! The kids loved this too and ate it up. We had it with Parmesan rolls. I didn't have any 2% milk on hand, so I used a can of evaporated 2% milk and filled up the rest of my 2-cup measure with fresh 1% milk. So good!!"

scho0585 146137
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2010

"In an effort to make this with a tad less fat, I substituted the heavy cream for fat-free evaporated milk, the 2% milk for skim, and I rinsed the oil from the sundried tomatos first. It was still wonderful and my husband loved it!"

cquiroz 128424
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2010

"This was very good. I didn't have half and half so I used milnot instead. I think it would be just as good if you lighten it up with skim milk. I plan to try that next time."

ktalley 109880
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"Very good, my husband and i agree it's a keeper. I added twice as much tortellini as called for fresh chopped onion and fresh minced garlic. Sauteed onion, sun dried tomatoes and garlic together then added balance of the ingredients with 1/4 tsp of herbs de provence, also used 1/4 cup of mexican cheese blend, and extra parm. Will add to my recipe book. Thanks for the recipe."

momofjsj3 170619
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010

"I made this soup last night for the first time and it was a total hit! My very picky 7 year old said it was the best soup ever. Also, I used 1% milk and fat free half & half. It was still very creamy and smooth. I added some pepper to give it a little kick and it was perfect! Cant wait to make this quick, easy and delicious soup again."

york911 106614
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2010

"I added a pound of lean cooked ground beef to the soup to make it a little heartier and used a 12 ounce package of mini cheese ravioli (in error) instead of the tortellini, but otherwise kept the recipe the same. I paired it with a loaf of homemade bread. Everyone loved it and I will definitely put this in my "keep" recipe file!"

ohiocook 106597
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2010

"This soup was excellent, a great addition to plain tomato soup but simple enough to be just as quick. Next time I'll double the amount of tortellini, but that's just my personal preference."

smeebecky 106596
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010

"Great and easy soup recipe. My husband and teenagers loved it. I gave it a south western twist and added corn and a little hot sauce. Also swerved with cheesy jalepeno bread."

alexiarianne 175410
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010

"I made this soup last night for company. It is very easy to do and the taste is absolutely beautiful and velvety. I made a double batch which was super easy to do. My company raved about it again and again. I followed the recipe as is to give it a shot. It's very good as is, but I think I might increase the seasonings just a little as I tend to like a little more boost. I plan to add this recipe to my specials book as it is so wonderful. Paired it up with small sub sandwiches, a chocolate raspberry petite cake and a great bottle of Cabernet Shiraz(not heavy at all. the flavors all complemented well). Wow it was a supreme hit."

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