Creamy Tomato, Basil, & Garlic Cheese Tortellini Soup

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Something I whipped up from a combination of recipes -- really hearty and filling. Great for canned or fresh tomatoes, especially during the summer season!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté minced garlic in vegetable oil until slightly browned and fragrant.
  2. Combine garlic with tomato juice, chicken broth, and petite diced tomatoes in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Add cheese tortellini and basil leaves, then simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Slowly add butter and heavy whipping cream, and stir continuously over low heat until heated through. DO NOT LET BOIL.
  5. Goes great with side salad and bread.


Most Helpful

Wonderful tasting, quick and simple recipe. I followed the recipe pretty much except for adding some salt and pepper and an extra package of tortellini (I used herbed chicken tortellini from Aldi). I then added more broth, tomato juice and cream until it was a consistency I was satisfied with. Everyone in my family of six thought it was great- definitely a keeper!

Brenda December 02, 2016

This recipe is so yummy. I usually make two batches at once because everyone loves it so much. The only changes I make is I double the amount of tortellinis and add some italian sausage.

alyssa_hanzel January 07, 2013

My family can't get enough of this recipe! We have it at least every other week. Even my picky 4 year old eater loves it. I've shared it with a few people and they all rave about it. I don't normally like tomatoes or tomato soup but this is fantastic! We use an entire bag of frozen tortellini though and make it extra pasta-y. We think it's even better the second (or third) day! I wish it wasn't so thick though the next day and I'm considering using just cream instead of heavy cream.

jas84047 June 20, 2011

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