Mom's Creamy Tortellini Tomato Soup Recipe -
Mom's Creamy Tortellini Tomato Soup Recipe

Mom's Creamy Tortellini Tomato Soup

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"This is a creamy, rich, delicious soup. Most of the people I cook for are very picky and this one turned out to be a crowd pleaser. Serve with fresh Italian bread on a cold winter's night! This soup would be great with either chicken or even meatballs instead of sausage; that just happened to be what I had on hand that particular day."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 15 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir sausage and garlic until sausage is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease.
  2. Melt butter in a large stock pot over medium heat; whisk in flour, salt, and black pepper until smooth. Gradually whisk in chicken broth and red wine. Stir in tomatoes and onion soup mix. Simmer until thickened and flavors have blended, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in cooked sausage and basil. Continue to simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir tortellini into soup; simmer until tortellini are tender, about 15 minutes. Add half-and-half, stirring until soup is hot, about 5 minutes more. Serve in large bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 15, 2012

I used a pound of ground turkey that I spiced up to fake pork sausage (rubbed sage, marjoram, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, basil red pepper flake, salt/pepper) and I cut back on the flour to a quarter cup only because I didn't want a thick soup. I also used a homemade onion soup mixture as I am sensitive to MSG and most pre-packaged onion soup mix has MSG. This was good. For us, it had a little too much cream. I would use more broth next time and cut the cream back considerably.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 26, 2014

I did not care for this recipe.


27 Ratings

Nov 27, 2012

This soup is excellent. Mine came out extremely thick so I doubled the broth and still thought is was a little thick so I added about three more cups of broth. It was still rich and creamy. I also used milk instead of half and half. Very tasty. My family and I really enjoyed this. I will absolutely make this again.

Aug 02, 2013

This soup was amazingly delicious and deserves more than 5 stars!!! I used milk in place of the half and half, only 1/4 cup flour, dried basil instead of fresh (grocery store was out) and added a 1/2 tsp. oregano. Love this soup and will make it again. Thanks for the recipe!

Nov 24, 2013

This soup is definitely a winner.. As with other reviewers, i too used a bit more broth ( 48 oz ). I also used red cooking wine because the spirits store was closed. The only other change i made was with the half/half. I used 1 cup of half/half and a cup of 2% milk. Thanks so much for such a delicious recipe.

Dec 30, 2012

We really loved this. Only added 1/2 cup of the flour but added a handful or parm at the end to the soup. Also threw in the left over stock from the box, probably 1/2 cup. I also added 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes and 1/2 tsp oregano. Will definitely make this again!

Sep 16, 2012

This is so delicious! The only change I would make is instead of making it as a soup, I'd pour it over tortellini (more like a sauce) instead of adding the tortellini to the soup. As a soup, it is very thick and quite rich. But it really was delicious. Will definitely make it again.

Mar 04, 2015

I'm giving it 4 stars. This recipe is such a great jump start recipe to add your own twist. I used chicken which was awesome. I didn't add the onion soup mix, instead used a onion blend I had from our local spice shop . I also added some heat. Cut the half and half by half. It's was still super thick. We will make this again for sure.


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  • Calories
  • 689 kcal
  • 34%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51.2 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 117 mg
  • 39%
  • Fat
  • 42.4 g
  • 65%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 24.9 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 2017 mg
  • 81%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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