Craving creamy, dreamy comfort? This easy Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup bursts with rich flavor and tender pasta. Whip it up in no time and enjoy warm bowls of family-favorite deliciousness!

This recipe costs around $20.04 to make. It makes eight servings, and each serving costs approximately $2.50. 

Creamy tomato soup in a bowl with tortellini floating in it.

What You’ll Love About Tomato Soup With Tortellini:

  • Easy To Make: From start to finish, this soup is made in less than an hour. It comes together easily and is something all levels of cooks can master. 
  • Customizable: You can personalize this recipe to your preferences by adjusting the seasonings, vegetables, and protein. 
  • Rich and Flavorful: Your family will love this comforting and filling soup, which can be enjoyed year-round. 
A wooden table picking up some of the soup.

Recipe Ingredients and Estimated Cost:

Per Serving Cost: $2.50

Recipe Cost: $20.04

  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage – $4.99
  • 1 medium yellow onion – $0.45
  • 2 large garlic cloves – $0.08
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth – $2.99
  • 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes – $3.99
  • 15.5 ounce can cannellini beans – $1.28
  • 8 ounces frozen cheese tortellini – $3.20
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning – $0.21
  • 1 teaspoon salt – $0.01
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper – $0.03.
  • 1 cup heavy cream – $1.54
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese – $0.60

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have. I updated the pricing for this recipe in February 2024.

All of the ingredients needed to make this recipe.

How To Make Tomato Tortellini Soup

***For complete recipe instructions and a recipe video, scroll to the recipe card below.

  1. Brown sausage in a pot and drain the sausage on a paper towel lined plate. 
  2. Sauté onion & garlic. 
  3. Then, add broth, tomatoes, beans, tortellini, and seasonings. Simmer for 8 minutes.
  4. Stir in sausage, cream, cheese, and basil. 
  5. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  6. Serve & garnish.

A picture collage showing how to make this recipe.

Recipe Variations

  • If you dislike Italian sausage, leave it out or use ground beef or chicken instead.
  • Instead of fresh basil, use 2 teaspoons of dried basil. Add it to the pot along with the Italian seasoning.

Creamy Tomato Soup with Tortellini Storage Tips

Storage, Freezing, and Thawing:

  • Store: Cool soup completely, transfer to airtight containers, and refrigerate for 3-4 days.
  • Freeze: Portion into freezer-safe containers, leaving headspace. Freeze for up to 3 months. Note that the tortellini can get mushy and bloated if frozen and reheated.
  • Thaw: Thaw overnight in the fridge or under cool running water.


  • Stovetop: Heat gently in a pot over medium-low heat, stirring frequently to avoid scorching. If needed, add a splash of broth or milk to adjust consistency.
  • Microwave: Transfer to a microwave-safe bowl and heat on medium power for 2-3 minutes, stirring halfway through. Repeat until heated through.

Creamy Tortellini Soup Recipe FAQs

What type of tortellini is best?

I prefer cheese tortellini and have found that the frozen variety works well in this soup. However, you can substitute your favorite tortellini for this recipe.

What to serve with Tortellini Tomato Soup?

Pair this soup with homemade bread bowls and a simple Italian salad for a delicious meal.

Two bowls of soup garnished with Parmesan cheese.

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Soup in a blue bowl.
4.88 from 8 votes

Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup

Recipe Cost $ $20.04
Serving Cost $ $2.50
Prep Time 9 minutes
Cook Time 21 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
8 people
This Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup is so delicious and so easy to make. I know it will become an instant hit at your house and your family will ask for it week after week!



  • Line a large plate with 3 sheets of paper towel.
  • Add the Italian sausage in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat and use a wooden spoon to break the meat into chunks.
  • Cook until browned and thoroughly cooked through, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Transfer the sausage to the paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • Increase the heat to medium-high, add the onion, and cook until translucent and starting to brown on the edges, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the chicken broth, tomatoes, beans, tortellini, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper, and increase the heat to high.
  • Bring the mixture to a low boil, and then reduce the heat to low and cook for 8 minutes.
  • Stir in the sausage, cream, Parmesan, and basil and cook for 2 additional minutes.
  • Ladle soup into bowls and serve with garnishes of shredded Parmesan cheese and chopped basil.



Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.69g | Protein: 17.17g | Fat: 27.51g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 1034mg | Potassium: 560mg | Fiber: 3.8g | Sugar: 4.39g | Vitamin A: 2000IU | Vitamin C: 18.2mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 2.7mg

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  1. Delicious! I love this recipe!

  2. Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie says:

    I love trying a new soup! My family is going to love this! Cannot wait to try it!

  3. Shashi at SavorySpin says:

    Oh My! This looks so creamy and so hearty! Perfect for this cold weather we are having here in Georgia!

  4. Adriana Lopez Martin says:

    Absolutely love tortellini. Little pockets of love and then in tomato soup great idea! Your pics look mouthwatering. Making this soon.

  5. Brian Jones says:

    Oh my what a wonderful looking soup, pasta in soups is definitely my kinda mojo and do it all the time!

  6. LaDonna DeaJardin says:

    Recipe is great. I used fresh tomatoes, stewing them first, added a carrot and two stalks of celery, then used the immersion blender. Also since we like spice, used hot Italian sausage. My pickiest eater is on his second bowl. Thank you.

  7. Why am I longing a plate with paper towel?? The recipe never says what to do with that. Am I missing something??

    1. Sorry about that. It’s for draining the Italian sausage. I fixed the recipe to reflect that.