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Vegetable Tortellini Soup
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Vegetable Tortellini Soup

Vegetable Tortellini Soup is a light vegetarian meal that you can make in half an hour. Perfect for a busy weeknight family dinner.

Vegetable Tortellini Soup
I admit Tortellini soup isn’t something that was on the menu regularly growing up. We saw it often on different social media channels, so we decided to give it a try and try to create our version that would be delicious. The goal was to make a vegetarian soup full of veggies, legumes, and tortellini. We always choose tortellini filled with ricotta cheese or basil pesto. That works best for us, but feel free to choose whatever you like. This beautiful one-pot meal is perfect for hectic weekdays or easy weekends. Vegetable Tortellini Soup is a light vegetarian meal that you can make in half an hour. Perfect for a busy weeknight family dinner.

A beautiful meatless vegetable soup

This simple Vegetable Tortellini Soup is a fantastic recipe for a light vegetarian meal during the week. These are the top reasons why we love it:

  • one-pot meal prepared in a little over half an hour
  • delightful vegetable soup packed with carrots, tomato, chickpeas, and white beans
  • a simple family meal for kids and adults
  • feel free to use your favorite tortellini 
  • you can easily store any leftovers in the fridge and reheat it the next day

Vegetable Tortellini Soup

Vegetable Tortellini Soup

How to make Vegetable Tortellini Soup my own

For this Vegetable Tortellini Soup, we used tortellini with basil pesto, but cheese tortellini or ricotta tortellini would work great too.

Optionally add:

  • spinach: add 1/2 cup (100g) of spinach at the last minute of cooking for some extra greens
  • kale or cavolo nero (black kale): add a bunch of kale at the same time as adding chickpeas
  • Shredded chicken: if you want to add extra protein to the dish, adding shredded chicken is a great choice. You can use store-bought or use our recipe to make it.
  • a teaspoon of ricotta cheese: add to the soup right before serving

We used terrific Kotanyi spices (in a mill) for this recipe. We love working with them because the quality of their herbs never disappoints. In this recipe, we used their salt and pepper. 

Adding tortellini to a pot with Vegetable Tortellini Soup

Seasoning Vegetable Tortellini Soup

Vegetable Tortellini Soup


Feel free to store any Vegetable Tortellini Soup leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Before serving, reheat in a microwave or a pot on the stove.

Vegetable Tortellini Soup

Vegetable Tortellini Soup

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Lets get cooking!

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  • make the soup

    Add olive oil to a pot and place over medium heat. Add diced onion, flour, and sugar. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the minced garlic and carrots. Saute for 5 minutes. Add the tomato passata, water (or vegetable broth), thyme, oregano, and season with salt and pepper. Cover the pot with a lid and leave to simmer for 15 minutes.

  • add the legumes

    Add cooked and drained chickpeas, cooked and drained white beans, and tortellini to the pot. Bring to a boil, then cook for 5 minutes or until the tortellini cook.

  • serve

    Before serving, season the soup with salt and pepper to taste. Divide between four plates and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Optionally add a drizzle of olive oil and some shredded parmesan cheese on top or a teaspoon of ricotta cheese.


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