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Tomato Soup with Cheese Tortellini

“Tortellini gives this garden-fresh tomato soup stick-to-your-ribs goodness,“ says Susan Peck, a busy mother of four. It's a staple on her table in Republic, Missouri.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (2 quarts)


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 pounds plum tomatoes, seeded and quartered
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 cup dried cheese tortellini
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add the tomatoes, broth, tomato sauce, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Cool slightly.
  • Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain well and set aside. In a blender, cover and process soup in batches until smooth. Return to the saucepan; add tortellini and heat through. Garnish with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 114 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 609mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • joycerm53
    Jan 14, 2014

    It is January in Minnesota , so Roma tomatoes are expensive and not very good. So, I used canned whole Romas. This soup was great! I will definitely be making this again. It is simple, uses things I usually have in the pantry, and tastes great! What more could you want?

  • Mindyskime
    Feb 9, 2013

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  • Chrstina72
    Jan 26, 2013

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  • MiracleLainey
    Dec 29, 2011

    Very tasty, I had to use cherry tomatoes because roma were not at my grocers. I added a whole container of tortellini, which my kids mostly ate out of the soup and left the the tomato soup.

  • pajamaangel
    Dec 9, 2011

    I have to admit I was a little skeptical at first when I read the ingredients to this soup. I was thinking it was going to have a very tomato-ey taste which neither my husband or I enjoy. I was pleasantly surprised when I served this delicious soup up!! My husband went back for seconds and thirds! Even my picky daughter enjoyed it. What a wonderful recipe. I didn't have fresh basil, but added a teaspoon of dried basil while the tomatoes simmered. Still tasted fabulous!

  • cyndic88
    Jan 30, 2011

    Big hit at our house! We really enjoyed it. I featured it on my blog in the recipe of the week section.

  • udwe58
    Aug 12, 2010

    I've made this recipe a few times & we love it. I will be making this again as soon as my plum tomatoes are ready. I'm glad I put it in my recipe box.

  • adelle cerruti
    Oct 8, 2009

    Tasty and fresh! Did add 1/3 cup light sour cream into the soup pot before serving. I think it adds to the texture and taste.

  • mrs_h
    Feb 15, 2009

    This makes a perfect lunch. I added a little bit of sugar and a little bit more salt to suit my tastes. The only change I would make next time is to use frozen tortellini. I just don't care for the taste of the dried ones.