This fantastic creamy tomato soup recipe has it all! Delicious tomatoes are simmered together with Parmesan cheese, tender tortellini and topped with fresh basil. This tortellini soup is a fantastic Christmas Eve dish or wonderful anytime you’re looking to warm up on a cold night!
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Creamy Tomato & Tortellini Soup – an amazing creamy tomato soup recipe!
In my family, Christmas Eve has just as much celebration and importance as Christmas Day. Some of my fondest memories as a child are of going to my Great-Grandma Elsie’s house to celebrate Christmas Eve with my HUGE extended family. There was always enough food to feed double the crew – Christmas cookies and candies, salads, desserts and the dinner was always soup!
Soup on Christmas Eve has been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember. With this in mind, I wanted to continue to honor those farm-fresh traditions from my family in South Dakota with a tradition that my own family can honor and enjoy on Christmas Eve here in Virginia. This Tortellini Soup recipe will be a perfect fit!
The ingredients you’ll need for this Creamy Tomato Soup recipe:
To make this easy and delicious soup recipe, I stopped by my local Walmart to grab some essentials. The first stop was to grab the Hunt’s Petite Diced Tomatoes – you can find these near the pasta and sauces. Along with the tomatoes, I also grabbed a can of Hunt’s Tomato Sauce, which is a nice addition to this soup recipe.
This Tortellini Soup recipe is perfect for just about any occasion!
This soup is special enough for an occasion like Christmas Eve dinner, and easy enough for a weeknight meal. This soup comes together easily with Hunt’s Petite Diced Tomatoes – the farm-fresh flavors of Hunt’s tomatoes come through in every bite of this soup. Hunt’s Tomatoes are peeled using FlashSteam instead of chemicals, which means no chemical by-products go back into the earth. It might not be the easiest way, but Hunt’s believes that it’s the right way.
When making this tortellini soup, puree a large can of Hunt’s Petite Diced tomatoes, along with sauteed onions and garlic. I then add an additional 14.5 oz. can of Hunt’s Petite Diced Tomatoes, along with the tomato sauce, chicken stock, cream and some simple spices that you likely already have in your pantry.
This creates the perfect soup texture – creamy along with a bit of chunky. In my opinion – the perfect creamy tomato soup!
Love cooking with tortellini? Check out some of our other tortellini recipes:
What to serve with your Cream Tomato Tortellini Soup
Once the soup is done simmering, ladle into bowls and enjoy right away. Here are a few ideas on what to serve with this delicious soup:
- Easy Cheesy Breadsticks
- Roasted Carrot Salad with Apples and Pistachios
- Kale Apple Salad
- Harvest Salad with Pears
- Italian Chopped Salad
- Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad
If you loved this delicious Tortellini Soup recipe, check out some of my other soup, stew and chili recipes:
- Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup
- Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup
- Healthy Turkey Chili
- Loaded Crock Pot Chili
- Slow Cooker Sirloin Beef Stew
- Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Here’s the easy delicious recipe for my Creamy Tomato & Tortellini Soup:
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (28 oz.) can, Hunt's Petite Diced Tomatoes
- 1 (14.5 oz) can, Hunt's Petite Diced Tomatoes (1/2 cup reserved for garnish, if desired)
- 1 (15 oz.) can, Hunt's Tomato Sauce
- 3 c. chicken stock or broth
- 3/4 c. heavy cream
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp. dried basil
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/2 c. grated Parmesan Cheese
- 1 (20 oz.) package, cheese tortellini
- Garnishes (if desired):
- additional Parmesan Cheese
- reserved Hunt's Petite Diced Tomatoes
- fresh basil leaves, sliced or minced
- To a Dutch oven or medium stock pot, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and saute for 5-7 minutes or until nearly translucent. Add the minced garlic and saute for another minute. Remove from heat. Transfer mixture to blender.
- To the onion mixture in the blender add the 28 oz. can of Hunt's Petite Diced Tomatoes. Blend together for 30-45 seconds or until smooth. Pour the puree back into the Dutch oven. To the puree, add the 14 oz. can of Hunt's Petite Diced tomatoes (reserve 1/2 c. for garnish if desired), can of Hunt's Tomato Sauce, chicken stock, heavy cream, sugar, salt, pepper, oregano, basil, and nutmeg. Stir well, and heat over medium high heat until mixture comes to a simmer. Reduce to medium heat and continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
- After 5 minutes, add the Parmesan cheese and tortellini. Bring back to medium high heat and bring back to a simmer. Reduce to medium low heat and simmer for 5 more minutes.
- Remove from heat and ladle into bowls. Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese, tomatoes and basil, if desired.
- NOTE: Have an immersion blender? Instead of transferring the sauteed onions and garlic to a blender to puree with the tomatoes, feel free to keep these in the pot and use an immersion blender.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 415Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 3807mgCarbohydrates: 15gSugar: 7gProtein: 16g
I hope this soup recipe inspires you to start some delicious traditions of your own. Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays from my family to yours! ~Erin