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French Onion Tortellini Soup Recipe

French Onion Tortellini Soup Recipe

This soup is delicious, pretty and unbelievably fast to make. For a creamy variation, I sometimes substitute cream of mushroom soup for the French onion soup. If there are any leftovers, they taste even better the next day. - Marsha Farley, Bangor, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed French onion soup, undiluted
  • 1 package (9 ounces) frozen cut green beans
  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil


  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 7-9 minutes or until tortellini is tender. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Recipe Note

Alongside Tortellini Soup, serve refrigerated crescent rolls. Before baking, sprinkle the dough with Parmesan cheese.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 241 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 608mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 16g protein.

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ljb703 User ID: 8275765 221743
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"Added a box of beef broth rather than water, used a small can of tomato paste rather than tomatoes, used a pkg of lipton onion soup mix rather than canned, so added a cup of water, added a tsp of black pepper, cooked everything but the pasta for 15 min, then with pasta for 10 min. Not bland. Yummy."

Rachel49707 User ID: 7641442 213897
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2014

"This soup was very good but I added beef bouillon for more flavor. After that it was perfect and everyone loves it."

ckbray User ID: 5521724 29094
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

"I have to agree with previous posters. This soup was very bland. My 17 yr old son said it was awful and my husband said it wasn't bad but not good either. I won't be making this again. I made another Tortellini soup recipe that was much better with less ingredients."

lolohiser User ID: 5362556 43506
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"Good when in a hurry!"

jnjrok User ID: 1992251 82226
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

"Made as directed, but substituted canned green beans for frozen. I thought it was very bland and kept adding more and more seasonings until it had a bit more flavor. Will not make again."

jillEnsor User ID: 3837943 82225
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

"I made this recipe just like the recipe said and it was bland."

smerge User ID: 6903917 83787
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2013

"My Family loves this soup and easy to make"

smerge User ID: 6903917 29022
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2013

"My Family loves this soup"

lexiladee User ID: 6905764 74639
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2012

"Love this recipe! The only thing I changed was using canned green beans instead of frozen."

voodoochik User ID: 6953895 74638
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2012

"I haven't tried it out yet, but can already see how tasty this will be. Double batch for sure! PS for the person wanting to add more tortellini, perfectly fine but you'll need to add more water and possibly will want to add another can of the soup to keep it from getting watery. As a side note, when I make beefy/oniony recipes, I change up 1-2 cups of water for red wine (box wine perfect). Makes the broth or gravy sweet and tangy :)"

Angelrider65 User ID: 5091434 46786
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2012

"is it ok to use a larger package of tortellini? 9oz doesnt seem like a lot for 6-8 servings, i accidently got the 20 oz,i'm a new cook so sorry if the question seems stupid!"

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 46784
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

"I increased the water to 4 c. and used 1/2 pkg. of onion soup mix instead of the canned onion soup. Instead of fresh zucchini I used canned zucchini in tomato sauce which I always have on hand for recipes that call for zucchini when I don't have fresh on hand."

ottis_1 User ID: 5948858 27638
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011

"I added a half of an onion and 3 gloves of chopped garlic added a little more flavor.very yummy!"

[email protected] User ID: 4441258 33379
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2011

"I made it without the zucchini. It was very delicious and will become a well used recipe. I've already passed it on to a friend of mine looking for healthy pasta dishes."

leclrm User ID: 2436562 46643
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"Two friends raved over this recipe. When I made it the first time, I tried the creamy variation mentioned in the description but didn't really care for it. I decided to give it another try, and it is so much better with the French onion soup. We'll definitely be having it again at our house!"

TheChristmasLady User ID: 5117022 83042
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"I must have done something wrong. The soup was very weak and watery. Not much flavor. It wanted to be better."

vinkas49 User ID: 2376080 27637
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"This is very easy to make and my family really liked it. I added a tablespoon of brown sugar to take the bite out of the tomato. Will be making this again."

jdoepel User ID: 1893886 107516
Reviewed May. 29, 2010

"A favorite if my family's and so quick to cook up. Delicious every time!"

cagostin User ID: 4483562 203930
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2009

"I made this hearty soup for our campground group on Soupfest 2009 night, it was a hit. I made a double batch and had maybe a bowl full left. Everyone was asking for the recipe. I would make this again in a heartbeat."

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