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This Creamy Tortellini Soup is a quick, easy, and deliciously creamy soup packed with cheesy tortellini and fresh spinach.

Creamy Tortellini Soup | | Quick, easy, and deliciously creamy soup packed with cheesy tortellini and fresh spinach.


And all the pasta-soup lovahs, please stand UP! Wednesday is calling, rain is raining, and easy, 30-minute meals are awaiting!

Creamy Tortellini Soup for the win!

Hey Hi, internetS friends! How in the heck are ya? GREAT, I hope!

Wanna talk about current events?!

Yesterday my little one started preschool and I didn’t cry! AND neither did she!! But, that one had me puzzled for a bit. Like, should I be okay with the fact that she didn’t tug on my clothes and cry out all her tears for me? In fact, her demeanor to the whole thing was more like, “Bye, Felicia!”. She just walked off, ran toward all the other little ones and never looked back!
You think she was just being brave??

Where’s the wine? Is 10 am too early?

Aleksandra's First Day

Cute, ain’t she??? Just like her Mom! Duh. 😉

Creamy Tortellini Soup | | Quick, easy, and deliciously creamy soup packed with cheesy tortellini and fresh spinach.

It’s been nearly nine months since I shared a soup recipe and, well, that’s just not right.

This tortellini amazingness before us is just throwing a bunch of stuff together in a pot and waiting for it to finish cooking. It has layers upon layers of flavors and lotsa texture. I’m a texture faaaah-reak.

In my perfect world, eating carbs would be considered exercise and they would burn every fat cell in the body, and I would eat a big bowl of this Creamy Tortellini Soup for lunch every day.

However, in my perfect world I would also live in the city, have a butler, a private chef, a driver, and I would be able to properly wear skinny jeans with booties, and my ankles would look skinny as can be!

Them darn booties make my ankles look like I have cankles underneath.

Creamy Tortellini Soup | | Quick, easy, and deliciously creamy soup packed with cheesy tortellini and fresh spinach.

So yeah, this beautiful tortellini soup has just about everything your little [vegetarian] heart desires; cheesy tortellini, carrots and spinach. A little roux and a splash of milk makes it super creamy, soul-warming, and of course, comforting. It’s also pretty to look at.

Creamy Tortellini Soup | | Quick, easy, and deliciously creamy soup packed with cheesy tortellini and fresh spinach.

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4.92 from 36 votes
Creamy Tortellini Soup | | Quick, easy, and deliciously creamy soup packed with cheesy tortellini and fresh spinach.

Creamy Tortellini Soup

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WW Freestyle: 9
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
This Creamy Tortellini Soup is a quick, easy, and deliciously creamy soup packed with cheesy tortellini and fresh spinach.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 237


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 yellow onion , diced
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 2 large carrots , thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4- cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 package (12-ounces) frozen tortellini
  • 1 bag (5-ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup cream OR milk OR half-and-half (I use 2% milk)


  • Melt butter in a large saucepan or soup pot.
  • Add onion, garlic, carrots, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper; cook over medium-low heat for 6 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  • Whisk in flour; whisk until crumbly.
  • Slowly add broth and continue to vigorously whisk until everything is well combined and there are no clumps.
  • Bring soup to a boil.
  • Add frozen tortellini and spinach.
  • Continue to cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes, or until tortellini is tender and heated through.
  • Stir in cream or milk; bring back to a steady boil and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until smooth and thickened.
  • Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Taste for salt and pepper, and adjust accordingly.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Tortellini Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 1408mg59%
Potassium 132mg4%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 4685IU94%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Keywords: creamy soup recipe, easy soup recipe, pasta soup recipe, tortellini soup recipe

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125 Responses
  1. Mary

    My family loves soup and I knew they would love this recipe! So easy to make and very delicious. The only thing I added was Parmesan Cheese because my kids are “cheese addicts”. and as recommended by another commenter. So very, very good. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

    Your daughter is beautiful. Such an exciting time in her life.

    1. Z

      Can’t wait to try this! Do you think I could freeze this? Making some postpartum meals for my friend and it looks delicious.

      1. Katerina Petrovska

        Yes, you can technically freeze this soup, however, just keep in mind that creamy soups have higher chances of flavor and texture changes when defrosted. Creamy/milk soups are more likely to split once defrosted. I suggest to defrost and then reheat over low heat while frequently stirring.

  2. Patricia

    I made this soup but didn’t have spinach so I used kale I love nutmeg in cream dishes so I added a pinch and some parmesan cheese it was delicious and I will definitely be making it again thanks for the recipe!

  3. Michelle Bunker

    My family made this for me today the creamy tortellini soup. Oh my stars so good! I’m so blessed to have a family that cares so much to cook for me…

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      As a starter, soup’s serving size is about one cup, but if you’re going to serve it as a main, then you can have around 1.5 cups to 2 cups per serving.

  4. Abbey

    This was amazing!! The soup came out creamy and full of flavor and it is so comforting! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  5. Niki

    This soup is AMAZING! I didn’t have Italian Seasoning, so I just did half of my recipe. Also, I had refrigerated tortellini and fresh spinach, so did the milk step first, then just heated the tortellini and spinach at the very end for 2 minutes. So delicious and easy — I’ll definitely be making it again soon!

      1. Tammy Jenkins

        What are your thoughts on adding rotisserie chicken to this recipe? Would it mesh with the flavor profile? Looking for a way to add protein.

  6. Jennifer

    Wonderful tortellini soup, but I substituted escarole for the spinach, and skipped the dairy altogether. Used rich homemade chicken stock and fresh tortellini. Followed your directions on the roux and it came out thick and creamy. I lost power while making this (thank goodness for a gas cooktop 😂). Will make it again. Thank you!

        1. Katerina Petrovska

          Yes, because 1% milk (low fat) has a thinner consistency and it’s less rich in taste. Fat is what makes dairy products creamier.

          1. Katerina Petrovska

            Yes. Combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 3 tablespoons cold water and whisk until smooth. Stir that into the soup and continue to cook for couple minutes, or until thickened.

  7. L Darr

    This soup is absolutely delicious and heart warming! I have made it multiple times during quarantine, and have been making it for family members and friends. It is always a hit and the broth is amazing. The only thing I add is stirring in some Parmesan and a scoop of cream cheese at the end (I read this in other reviews), I’m sure it doesn’t need this but it does add some extra lusciousness! LOVE!

      1. AngTea

        Wha?? Only 11
        WW Smart Points??? This soup tastes so sinful and delicious! I made it as written but added chopped mushroom. I had no problem getting the soup to thicken and I boiled it for about 10 minutes after adding the half/half. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

  8. Laurie Lyter

    This is so tasty and comes together quickly. I throw together a salad and maybe a loaf of store bought Italian bread, and there’s a hearty fall or winter supper for a work night. I’m a happy lady at work the next day with leftover soup for lunch. I use fresh tortellini. A fancy touch that goes a lot further than saucing the tortellini, so it’s still an economical meal. Looking forward to more soup recipes from your website!

    1. Sarah

      I made it in a crock pot but I did’t add the spinach and tortellini until about an hour before I wanted to eat it.

  9. Kristen

    This soup is amazing! It is a now a go to in my house. I like to add celery and mushroom and occasionally I substitute mini beef ravioli instead of the Tortellini. THANK YOU 😊 🤩😘 for sharing this great versatile recipe!

  10. Rg

    This is a great recipe. It’s frequently requested by my wife and sisters. Sometimes we add mushrooms but it’s pretty perfect as is.

  11. Mk

    Ok, it’s time to take a stand. Can we stop with the unnecessary life monologues before every recipe? Your preschooler and your cankles serve no purpose to this recipe. Just. Get. To. The. Recipe. Please. We don’t care about this other stuff.

    Soup was delicious though.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      I appreciate your comment and opinion, and thank you for sharing it, but this is my website, my content, my story. I can’t believe a picture of my daughter, and a bit of this-and-that about her first day of preschool would bother you so much. It was a proud-mom-moment and felt that I could share that with my readers. At the time (this recipe was shared in 2015), more people came to blogs to read about our personal stories. Times have changed, clearly, but I can’t imagine a picture of a young girl going to school would make you want to leave a comment like this.

      Also, there’s a button at the very top of every post labeled as “JUMP TO RECIPE”. Click on it and you won’t have to deal with my monologues.

      1. Heather

        WOAH the negative comments on here made my jaw drop. 😨 Shame.
        ANYWAY…. Made this tonight, delish!!!! I actually am weird and subbed out the carrot for tomatoes so with the cream it made it look like a Valentine’s Day soup 😅 also used chicken broth instead of veggie. So good tho!!!! ♥️♥️♥️

    2. Melissa

      Mk, consider how many free recipes you’ve gotten from bloggers. These don’t come without effort. Maybe try thanking instead of criticizing?

      Katerina, your daughter is a cutie. Thanks for this recipe.

      1. Denise

        I have been making this recipe for a couple of years and it has become a regular favorite in my house. Thank you so much for sharing it!

  12. Sara English

    This is a wonderful soup for this chilly day. I didn’t have carrots, so I made it with mushrooms, which made it a little watery (I should have known) but it was delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  13. Julie Shelton

    My husband and son LOVE this soup. It is super easy to make and is a great way to get them to eat vegetables.

  14. Amanda

    I made this recipe and followed all of the directions. It did not turn out as creamy as I would have liked using just milk. I added half of an 8oz block of cream cheese (that’s all I had at the time) and it helped improve the consistency. Next time I make it, I’m going to use heavy cream to see if it improves the creaminess. Also, in my opinion, the amount of Italian seasoning, 1 Tbsp, is too much for my taste, the flavor was a little over powering. Next time I’m going to use half or even a third of it instead. Other than that, this was a really good soup that paired up nicely with garlic bread sticks.

    1. Stella

      Have you ever frozen this soup? I’m thinking I would leave the tortellini out and then cook it when reheating the soup since they’re so quick to cook, but wondered about freezing and reheating a cream based soup. I haven’t done it before. Thoughts?

  15. Harriett

    Katerina, I never read blogs just recipies,, but for some reason I read yours and I loved it. Your are a very good commucator and I loved your humor.

    1. Cheryl Little

      I have made this soup several times and my family loves it. So easy and so yummy. Tonight I took it to church for a soup supper. Not even a spoonful left over! I was the only one that went home with an empty pot! People aaked for the recipe and I printed from your site with full credit to you! Thank you for an awesome recipe.

  16. Tom Williams

    I followed the recipe exactly as written and it is awesome! I used heavy cream and it was thick. I also used a chicken/herb tortellini which my wife loved. I may try a three cheese tortellini the next time. I have made this recipe a total of three times in the last 6 weeks so I know it spot on! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Theresa Park

    I never boil cream because it will separate and break down…that includes half and half. I suggest not boiling the soup after the cream is added.

  18. Carol

    Is there a conversion for coconut flour (instead of wheat flour) & coconut milk (in place of dairy)? I’m trying to avoid everyone’s allergies in one dish.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      I’d use 1-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch in place of flour, if you can. In as far as dairy, you can definitely use non-dairy “milk”.

  19. J

    I made this tonight for the GF and I and it was delicious. I followed the recipe as written but the soup didnt thicken as i would have liked. Any suggestions?

    1. Ginger Thomas

      You should make a simple roux with equal parts flour and butter then add that to your veggie broth in the recipe. The recipe doesn’t really specify to do it this way, which will make the flour more lumpy and take longer to thicken the broth. For my dairy I also use half and half. My soup turned out perfect and delicious! The only addition was a little parm at the end.

    2. Josh

      I had the same problem. I followed the recipe as written, using 2% milk, but it didn’t thicken up like i would have liked. The soup, though, was delicious. I will try the flour/butter trick next time or use a heavier cream in place of the milk. GF loved it so will definitely be making it again.

  20. Debra Martinez Ruiz

    I have made this twice and my husband and I loved it. I didn’t have fresh carrots so I used canned carrots and added some polka kielbasa. It was delicious. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.

  21. Ashley

    I just made this for my husband and myself. Pregnant me was craving something hot and creamy. This was delicious though I have to admit I didn’t measure a single thing. I love recipes that you can just estimate each ingredient and adjust to taste. I also wanted more veggies (I’m a vegetarian so I often add more to any recipe) so I added a can of diced tomatoes without draining it and it was the perfect touch. Will make again.

  22. Melissa

    You know you found a good soup when your kid ask you almost begs you make it. This easy to make and my family loves it. I have made this several times. We got a football game tonight need something ready eat eat so we can get to going. So I’m making this yummy soup.

    1. Linda

      I really liked how this soup tasted and how quickly and easily it went together. I didn’t have spinach so I added peas and mushrooms. It was a great choice for meatless Monday.

  23. Carla

    It’s a perfect rainy day for soup and I’ve been wanting to try this one! I modified it just a little by adding chicken stock instead of vegetable stock. And also because my family needs something a little more hearty, I knew I wanted to try adding some spinach & asiago chicken sausage. It was the perfect combination. I’ve definitely added this to our list of favorites!
    Thank you for sharing!

  24. Leah

    Hi! I just moved to New Zealand from Austin, Texas this last December and I kept waiting for summer to start and then all of a sudden the first day of autumn came and went and I was like, “THAT’S what you call summer?!” And now it’s May and winter is creeping in and it’s like Kiwis have never heard of central heating. Back home it’s already getting close to the 90s and I’m down here in the southern hemisphere wearing my leopard print slippers and a hoodie tied up around my face (with a knit Peruvian hat sticking out underneath because this shows my boyfriend I’m about to die from the cold and we need a house with GD central heating please!) and I’m cooking your creamy tortellini soup and oh my gosh…it was just what I needed. So delicious and comforting! They say it snows in June here…this Texas girl will be making all your soup recipes. Our kitchen is the warmest room in the house, so that’s where I’ll be, bundled up and cooking your soups.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Evelyn!! The nutritional facts were there, but a glitch in the system wiped them all out. I am so sorry about that, and thank you for letting me know that they were gone! I just included a new “nutritional facts” card right underneath the recipe box. I hope this helps. Thank you!

  25. Lindsey

    Great, easy recipe! I added mace (nutmeg) and a bit of fenugreek at the end which really added to the depth of flavor, but it was good before I added them.

  26. Jessica Ford

    I made this tonight and it was delicious! I think next time I’ll shred some chicken and add it in. Thanks for a great recipe!

  27. Amy

    I made this soup for dinner last night and it was delicious. I just added fresh cracked pepper to my bowl before eating. I could believe I could make such a yummy soup in such a short amount of time. Finally a soup I can make after work that is ready by dinner time!

  28. samantha

    this soup was delightful.

    added mushrooms and peas for my own personal touch but the base and soup is perfect within itself.
    didnt even add that much cream or milk and it still tasted decadent, rosemary from the garden a nice touch.

    thank you for this lovely soup!!!!

  29. Michelle

    I made a batch of this soup the other day for my husband and I and it was DELICIOUS. I am pregnant and have been having a very hard time finding food that is actually appetizing to eat. This seriously hit the spot, I have had at least one bowl of it everyday for the last 3 days…. In fact I’m eating a bowl now for lunch and it’s still delicious! This recipe is perfect! The carrots, spinach and onions were sublime! I used chicken broth instead of vegetable broth just because I can’t stand the smell of vegetable broth for some reason! Lol. Used regular milk and it came together SO GOOD. I ate mine just the way it was made and loved it, sprinkled some Parmesan cheese on my husbands and he said it was “over the top!” This recipe is absolutely perfect for my family! Thank you so much for sharing!!

    10 stars! 10 thumbs up!

  30. Heather

    I made this today. It was light and refreshing. I put a little shredded cheese in mine to add more flavor. I would give this recipe a 4/5.

  31. Ann-Marie Duque

    I made this tonight and this was by far the BEST tortellini soup recipe I’ve ever made!!! I didn’t have carrots on hand so that was eliminated, and I only added some parm cheese on top when I served it. Thank you for sharing!

  32. Lolly

    I made this tonight. I had to make a few changes, though. I didn’t have the spinach on hand but I will definitely add it next time I make it. I also only had chicken broth so I used that.

    This is outstanding. It’s a definite comfort food.

    Thank you for sharing it.


    1. Linda Rock

      Very good receipe, made it by directions first time, made it my own 2nd time,no ita. Seasoning, add celery & chicken, so delish doubled and no loftovers. House full of boys. They Loved it !! Thank You

  33. Sherry

    Made this for a cold, rainy Friday night’s meal and it was stupendous! I’ll definitely make agin. Was a refreshing change from tomato base tortellini soups,

  34. Mrsyog

    The hubby dislikes cookedand or wilted spinach. Will only eat raw. Has anyone tried it with kale? I know, he is crazy. Will eat kale but not spinach! Lol

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi!! I’ve made it with kale plenty of times and it’s just as good. The only thing I do different when I make it with kale is that I stir in the kale at the very beginning with the onions. I hope that helps. 🙂

  35. kay

    I tried this tonight. It’s really good, Lighter than the usual tomato based soup like this I usually make. I love the spinach and carrots in it- sliced the carrots thin and they cooked perfectly in the time allowed. Great meal. Added a bit more pepper but other than that loved it as is. Gonna try and freeze it- thanks for great recipe

  36. Crystal

    Super delicious!! I’m not quite ready for soup yet since it is still in the upper 90’s-100’s here in Texas. However, as soon as the first “cool” front comes through I will be making this soup. Thanks for the great recipe!!

  37. eat good 4 life

    My kids love, love, , love tortellini so I know this would be a hit in my house. Love the fact that it looks so creamy. Can’t wait to start making soups again.

  38. Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates

    Aw your daughter is adorable! I just know I am gonna cry my eyes out when my daughter goes to school…luckily we have a few more years to go 😉
    This soup is total comfort food. Yum! Pinning!

  39. Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie

    This looks SO GOOD. And the picture is beyond words cute. She looks like she was so excited!! So sweet.

  40. Bonni

    Looks good. I might add the spinach and tortellini to a roasted garlic soup I make in the wintertime. Thanks for the idea and your “little one” is a cutie pie.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Thank you, Bonni!! 🙂
      And roasted garlic soup is soooo good!! I have yet to share my recipe… will have to get on that, stat! 😉

  41. Cate | Chez CateyLou

    Pasta loving, soup loving, 30 minute meal loving girl right here! This soup looks so creamy and delicious, and I am a sucker for tortellini. Definitely making this the second it gets chilly!

  42. Leslie

    This looks hearty! Yum! Thanks for sharing because I pinned it. I think this’ll be a great lunch when it starts getting cooler.

  43. Lora @cakeduchess

    The first day of school is always so sentimental for me. Good for you to not cry…Felicia looks so happy to go!! She’s so precious and I love, love this soup, my dear. xx

  44. Lorena

    10 am is absolutely not too early in occasions like this one. I couldn’t believe it either when BOTH my kids couldn’t care less about me on their respective first days of preschool. Buaaaaaaaahhhh!!!

    Great first soup after 9 months break 🙂 Looks absolutely gorgeous. Almost as gorgeous as your princess.

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