This tortellini soup is loaded with vegetables cooked in a flavorful broth for a simple vegetarian meal that is filling and delicious!

vegetarian tortellini soup
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It’s officially soup weather and I love soup weather. I decided to combine my love for pasta and my love for soup and make vegetarian tortellini soup. It’s perfect for a quick and easy meal because premade tortellini creates a quick and easy shortcut to dinner!

Why I Love this Tortellini Soup

I love tortellini but I find that the portions are fairly small — and I’m often still hungry if I’m just eating pasta. This soup is great because it’s packed with lots of vegetables so you can enjoy a large portion, which makes it extra satisfying. The marinara sauce adds lots of flavor to the broth and this recipe reheats well, so the leftovers are great for lunch the next day.

Tortellini Soup Ingredients

  • Olive Oil– This helps soften the mirepoix and adds flavor to the soup.
  • MirepoixThe traditional combination of celery, carrots, and onions creates a savory flavor in the soup. It’s an easy way to fill your bowl with vegetables.
  • Garlic– I prefer fresh garlic but you can use minced or garlic powder.
  • Vegetable broth– My favorite is Edward & Son’s “Not-Chicken” style broth, which is vegetarian.
  • Marinara sauce– See below for my tips on the best sauce.
  • Diced tomatoes– Look for fire-roasted diced tomatoes which have more flavor. You can substitute with diced tomatoes if needed.
  • White beans– I used cannellini beans, but white navy beans are fine too.
  • Cheese tortellini– See below for my picks on the best tortellini.
  • Kale- Adding in a few handfuls of kale adds color and a nutritional boost to this recipe.
meatlesss spaghetti sauce

The Best Marinara for Tortellini Soup

Because this recipe uses just a handful of ingredients, it’s important to choose high-quality items. The sauce will largely determine the flavor of this soup, so don’t skimp on the sauce! I like Rao’s Tomato Basil or Barilla’s Vero Gusto Tomato Basil sauce. Both have tons of flavor and will make a great base for your soup! If you’re looking for a homemade recipe, try my meatless spaghetti sauce! It’s made with mushrooms for a hearty flavor.

The Best Tortellini for Soup

You can use fresh or frozen tortellini for this soup recipe! I recommend using cheese tortellini, but you could also use mushrooms or any other vegetarian tortellini. I typically use the Buitoni brand, which you can often find in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. But you can also use shelf-stable brands like the Archer Farms brand from Target.

How to Make Tortellini Soup