Creamy Tomato Soup with Tortellini

Today.  The high is 77.  Yesterday.  The afternoon was beautiful and sunny and a perfect 70 degrees.  So why on earth am I posting a tomato soup recipe?

Well, the answer is simple – I love soup.  And also, I actually made this a couple weeks ago when it was blizzard-y and cold.  The truth is, I love soup all year ’round.  Lots of soups.  Except I can’t say that tomato soup was ever at the top of my list of favorites.

That was the truth, at least, until that soup swap that I told you about.  One of the soups that I came home with was a creamy tomato soup with tortellini and sun-dried tomatoes and it was seriously the best tomato soup I’ve ever had.  Paul said the same.

Creamy Tomato Soup with Tortellini

So I soon set out to recreate the recipe and you won’t believe how simple this is.  I am usually one to prefer to make these recipes from scratch.  But this tomato soup before your eyes is made from a couple of “doctored up” cans of tomato soup – not the condensed kind – but the bigger cans of tomato-basil soup.

A few extra herbs and garlic, some sun-dried tomatoes, a package of tortellini, and you have yourself the simplest, most flavorful and quick tomato soup!

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Creamy Tomato Soup with Tortellini

Yield: 2 servings

Total Time: 20 min

A simple, quick and flavorful creamy tomato soup recipe with sun-dried tomatoes and cheese tortellini. Perfect for anytime of day!


1 tsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. dried basil
2 (19-ounce) cans tomato basil soup (any brand)
1 (8-ounce) package four cheese tortellini, cooked 3 minutes less than directed on the package
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup milk
Parmesan cheese, for serving, optional


Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven or stock pot. Add the garlic and stir constantly until fragrant and soft, about 4 minutes. Add the dried basil and stir. Pour in the soup, tortellini, and sun-dried tomatoes. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes. Stir in the milk. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

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Creamy Tomato Soup with Tortellini