Recipe for Homemade Tomato Soup with Tortellini

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This recipe for Homemade Tomato Soup with Tortellini is so easy to make and much tastier and more healthy for you than the can of condensed tomato soup that is probably sitting in your pantry cupboard. I encourage you to try making it the next time you’re craving soup and a grilled cheese sandwich!

Tomato Soup with Three-Cheese Tortellini and Grated Parmesan

(Post modified on 10/12/23.)

Cooked in a broth made from onions, carrots, celery, and garlic, this tomato soup has loads of flavor. The three-cheese tortellini adds pasta texture while thyme and tarragon perfectly enhance the tomato base. My husband loves this soup. It’s so yummy!

 

A Note About Canned Tomatoes

Normally when I’m shopping, I tend to be pretty thrifty about the groceries that I buy. It’s not unusual for me to buy a generic brand such as Best Choice or Always Save. And normally, it doesn’t make a bit of difference. But because this recipe is ALL ABOUT the tomatoes, I encourage you to buy a higher end brand such as Cento, Hunts, or Red Gold.

I have made this recipe with canned whole plum tomatoes and crushed tomatoes. Both are very good, and I’m not sure you could tell the difference, especially when using a good quality tomato product. Please see the recipe directions for how to use each.

Parboiling Tomatoes and Peeling Skin

You might also opt to use fresh tomatoes or home canned tomatoes for this recipe.

If using fresh tomatoes, you’ll want to parboil them to remove the skins easily, and then dice them into small pieces. After that, hand crush them so they are ready for this recipe. To see more instructions on parboiling them, view this recipe for Homemade Salsa, especially Step #2.

 

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Ingredients for Homemade Tomato Soup with Tortellini

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  • Extra Virgin olive oil
  • sweet onion
  • carrots
  • celery
  • garlic cloves
  • canned whole plum or crushed tomatoes
  • chicken stock
  • granulated sugar
  • dried thyme
  • tarragon
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • package of three-cheese tortellini (dried or fresh)
  • grated Parmesan cheese

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Ingredients Needed to Make Homemade Tomato Soup

To begin, gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

 

Prepare the Vegetables

Using a chef’s knife and cutting board, dice the onion, carrots and celery. Mince the garlic.

In a large stockpot, heat olive oil and saute the diced onion, carrots, celery, and minced garlic until tender, 7-10 minutes.

 

Cook the Tortellini

While the vegetables are cooking, prepare the dried or fresh tortellini according to package instructions. Drain and set aside until ready to use.

You may use whatever type of tortellini you prefer. I like three-cheese tortellini, but I have also used a basil and spinach product that was really good. This can be dried or fresh tortellini–your choice. I use dried, as that is what I tend to stock in my pantry.

 

Make the Soup

Add the can of whole plum tomatoes and chicken stock to the vegetables. Puree with an immersion blender until smooth and creamy.

Adding Crushed Tomatoes to the Pureed Vegetables

If using crushed tomatoes, simply puree the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic with the chicken stock. Once the vegetables are smooth and creamy, add in the crushed tomatoes. 

Mix and Add Seasonings to the Tomato Base

Season the soup with sugar, dried thyme and tarragon, and kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Finished Tomato Soup with Tortellini

Add in your cooked tortellini. Stir together and allow to simmer over low heat for 10-12 minutes.

Serving Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

To serve, sprinkle bowls of soup with freshly shredded Parmesan cheese. Serve with grilled cheese sandwiches. This recipe will serve 6-8 people.

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Recipe for Homemade Tomato Soup with Tortellini

Homemade Tomato Soup with Tortellini

Homemade Tomato Soup with Tortellini is so easy to make and much tastier and more healthy for you than condensed tomato soup. I encourage you to try making it the next time you're craving soup and a grilled cheese sandwich!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Serving Size 8

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Ingredients 

  • 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 large sweet onion (diced)
  • 2 large celery stalks (sliced )
  • 1 large carrot (peeled, and grated)
  • 2 whole garlic cloves (minced)
  • 28 oz whole plum tomatoes (or crushed tomatoes)
  • 32 oz. chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 oz. three-cheese tortellini (prepared as directed on package)
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan cheese (for topping)

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Prepare the Vegetables

  • Dice the onion and celery. Peel and grate the large carrot. Mince the garlic.
  • In a large stockpot, heat olive oil and saute the diced onion and celery, grated carrot, and minced garlic until tender.

Cook the Tortellini

  • While the vegetables are cooking, prepare the tortellini according to package instructions. Drain and set aside until ready to use.

Make the Soup

  • Add the can of whole plum tomatoes and chicken stock to the vegetables. Puree with an immersion blender until smooth and creamy.
    If using crushed tomatoes, do not add until after the vegetables have been pureed.
  • Season the soup with granulated sugar, dried thyme, dried tarragon, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Add the prepared tortellini. Allow to simmer over low heat for 12-15 minutes.
  • To serve, sprinkle bowls of soup with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Serve with a grilled cheese sandwich. Serves 6-8.

Notes

*If using fresh garden tomatoes, you'll want to parboil them to easily remove the skins. Then dice and hand crush to prepare them for this recipe. 

Nutrition

Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 1079mg | Potassium: 381mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1773IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 2mg

 

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