Delicious, cozy, homemade Tortellini Soup with all of the classic flavors of my Italian family’s handmade version, but simplified to only 6 ingredients so you can make it on a busy weeknight.
What is Easy Tortellini Soup
Homemade Tortellini Soup is Christmas Eve tradition for my Italian family. We all gather at my Grandmother’s home few days before Christmas, and we HANDMAKE thousands of tortellini.
My grandmother makes the chicken and cheese filling ahead of time, and the rest of us basically make a family assembly line to roll out the pasta dough, cut dough, fill them and twist them into the classic tortellini shape.
Then for Christmas Eve dinner, she makes homemade chicken stock and uses our handmade tortellini for the base of the most delicious, salty and simple Italian soup to get your palette going. We typically serve it as an appetizer course with crusty bread, before a main beef dish.
I’ve decided that this soup is too delicious to only have once a year. So I make my simplified version using store bought ingredients for my family all Winter long,
What do you need?
- chicken Stock (I like this one)
- beef Broth
- tomato paste
- refrigerated tortellini (recommend one with a chicken filling for the richest flavor like this one or this one)
How do you make Easy Tortellini Soup?
In a large pot over medium heat, combine 32oz of chicken stock and 2c of beef broth.
Stir in 3(heaping) tablespoons of of tomato paste, 3t salt and 1/2t pepper and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, add in the 20oz package refrigerated tortellini. Check the package for cook times. Most only require 4-7 min.
Ladle into bowls and serve with shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese to add on top.
What can you serve with the soup?
- crusty bread and butter
- bread sticks
- side salad
- roasted vegetables
- sandwiches or wraps like Italian BLT Wraps
- veggies and Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip
This is a very kid friendly dish with just a simple both and pasta.
Want to pack an extra nutritional punch with this soup? Add in vegetables like sliced carrots, diced tomatoes, spinach or kale. You will need to either use more broth or less pasta to accommodate the extra veggies.
Store refrigerated in an air tight container for up to 4 days. The pasta may start to soak up the broth over a few days, so I recommend having some extra chicken broth that you can add back in if needed.
Easy Tortellini Soup
- 1 large pot
- In a large pot over medium heat, combine 32oz of chicken stock and 2c of beef broth.
- Stir in 3 (heaping) tablespoons of of tomato paste, 3t salt and 1/2t pepper and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, add in the 20oz package refrigerated tortellini. Check the package for cook times. Most only require 4-7 min.
- Ladle into bowls and serve with shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese to add on top.