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30 Minute Kale Tortellini Soup

This simple dinner is on the table in only 30 minutes!  Try my homemade Kale Tortellini Soup recipe today.

Kale Tortellini Soup

Hi guys!

The weather has been so slow to cooldown this Fall.  I’m not a fan of the cold, so I’m not complaining but it has felt a bit strange.  Eventually, though the weather will catch up with the season and I’ll be in full on soup mode.  One of my all time favorites is my Kale Tortellini Soup recipe.  It’s a quick stovetop soup that uses an ingredient I always keep in my freezer, frozen tortellini.  I know frozen tortellini isn’t fancy BUT when I bulk it up with all sorts of colorful fresh veggies in this soup I get a fast vegetarian meal that is actually pretty healthy and makes everyone happy.  Yes, this one the Hubs loves too!

Kale Tortellini Soup

Here’s why you’ll love my Kale Tortellini Soup recipe…

For as much as I adore my crock pot, I don’t ALWAYS think ahead enough to make it happen.  This quick soup can be on the table in less than thirty minutes from walking in the kitchen.  If you have longer you can let the broth simmer even longer for more flavor!

Kale Tortellini Soup

Soup is so warm and inviting this time of year, and I simply can’t get enough of it.  The house feels so cozy and smells good all evening.  You’d never guess this Kale Tortellini Soup recipe comes together so quickly.

Kale Tortellini Soup

My Kale Tortellini Soup is packed to the brim with fresh veggies like carrots, onions, and kale.  I even added a can of tomatoes for more color and vitamins.  You can easily customize the soup to what you have though.

The only requirement is a big pile of delicious kale stirred in at the end.  I just LOVE the vitamin-packed green and can’t get enough.

This soup works well for vegetarians and meat-eaters because the familiar tortellini give it substance and bulk.  It’s very filling for a soup!

Kale Tortellini Soup

So grab a bag of that frozen tortellini and get cooking!  I promise this Kale Tortellini Soup will not disappoint.


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Kale Tortellini Soup

Kale Tortellini Soup

Kale Tortellini Soup recipe

Simple packaged frozen tortellini shine in this homemade kale tortellini soup recipe!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine American, Italian, Vegetarian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1/2 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 32 ounces vegetable broth, 4 cups
  • 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried crushed rosemary
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 bunch kale, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups frozen tortellini
  • garnish: parsley and parmesan cheese


  • In a large soup pot, saute the onion in the olive oil or medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until translucent.
  • Add the carrots and sautΓ© for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and sautΓ© for 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Add the broth, tomatoes, basil, oregano, rosemary, salt, pepper, and red pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  • Allow to simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  • Bring pot up to medium heat and add the chopped kale. It will look like too much kale, but it will cook down! Once it wilts, turn pot to a simmer and allow to cook for an additional 5-10 minute or until the kale is tender.
  • Meanwhile, cook the tortellini in a separate pot according to package instructions.
  • Add serve the soup with the tortellini mixed in and with a garnish of parmesan cheese and parsley.


If you are eating the soup all at once and serving immediately, you can cook the tortellini in the same soup pot. It's much easier! However, if you are waiting to eat or keeping some as leftovers, cooking the tortellini separately keeps them from getting soggy.
Keyword Kale Tortellini Soup
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Kale Tortellini Soup


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What do you always keep in your freezer? —>  I also always keep frozen shrimp in the freezer.

I’m linking up my Kale Tortellini Soup recipe with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!
By | 2020-05-28T22:24:35-04:00 October 10th, 2018|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Soups, Vegetarian Meals|51 Comments


  1. […] 30 Minute Kale Tortellini Soup […]

  2. p April 9, 2020 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    outstanding. used frozen spinach/kale combo and dry tortellini and still excellent. i think i will be making this often. adapt recipe to what you have on hand. thank you so much

  3. […] 30 Minute Kale Tortellini Soup […]

  4. Nikole October 15, 2018 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I love tortellini anything! It’s such a versatile ingredient! Great recipe!

  5. Amanda October 15, 2018 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Yum! This soup recipe is right up my alley! I can’t wait to try this!

  6. Beth October 14, 2018 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    This soup is so packed with color and veges! I can’t believe it comes together in 30 minutes! I can’t wait to give it try! It has really gotten cold so great timing!

  7. Ramona October 14, 2018 at 8:12 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I love soups and now, this time of the year a soup is a total winner. This soup sounds fantastic, will definitely make it super, super soon.

  8. Nicole October 13, 2018 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    This time of year, I’m always craving a big bowl of soup – this looks so great I think it’ll be my latest comfort food!

  9. Lisa Ballantyne October 10, 2018 at 10:55 am - Reply

    Looks absolutely divine, Julie!

  10. [email protected] October 10, 2018 at 10:42 am - Reply

    I love having frozen tortellini on hand and this is a great use.

  11. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real October 10, 2018 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Frozen tortellini is a life saver for fast meals! I never thought to add it to soup but I’m totally inspired to now.

  12. Cari Youngblood January 20, 2016 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Made this soup tonight, because I figured it would be perfect in snowy weather. It was so delicious!!! And super simple to make πŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder January 22, 2016 at 2:09 pm - Reply

      Hi Cary! I’m so glad you made the soup and liked it! Thanks for coming back and letting me know how it turned out!

  13. amber October 22, 2015 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    4 stars
    What a great idea using kale in there!

    • JulieWunder October 24, 2015 at 10:24 am - Reply

      Thanks Amber! Just adding more health to an easy recipe! Great to see you here today!

  14. easypeasylifematters October 21, 2015 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    This sounds amazing! What a fun twist on soup. Can not wait to give it a try! πŸ™‚

  15. Rachel October 19, 2015 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    Yum! Thanks for linking up for Meatless Monday!

  16. Tina muir October 19, 2015 at 8:32 am - Reply

    Oooooh This sounds like the perfect winter warmer, and I love that you had pasta in there to make it hearty! LOVE this!

  17. Sarah October 16, 2015 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    Soup is so perfect for right now, it’s in the 30’s here… going to add this to the list!

    • JulieWunder October 18, 2015 at 8:31 am - Reply

      Thanks Sarah! It’s cold here now too– perfect for this dinner! I might make it again this week!

  18. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes October 15, 2015 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    This looks so good! Another winner! I always have organic ground beef in my freezer!

  19. Dick October 15, 2015 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    Julie, terrific recipe. Made it Tuesday evening for dinner. Got a five star review from my wife. It is definitely on the re-make list.


  20. Mandi Korn October 14, 2015 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Looks yummy, my husband wants me to make some Minestrone soup, maybe I can coax him into this soup instead. Thanks for sharing.

    • JulieWunder October 18, 2015 at 9:39 am - Reply

      Ohhh!! I have a really good crock pot minestrone on my site too πŸ™‚ Just in case the convincing doesn’t work πŸ™‚

  21. Jess @hellotofit October 14, 2015 at 8:23 am - Reply

    What a simple and delicious recipe! I haven’t had tortellini in a long time πŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder October 18, 2015 at 9:38 am - Reply

      Thanks! So good and I add so many vegetables that you can justify a little pasta and cheese πŸ™‚

  22. Jessie October 14, 2015 at 4:55 am - Reply

    If only tortellini wasn’t so expensive here. Can you believe a small bag costs around $12.00. I just can’t stomach spending that much.. no matter how good it is! πŸ™ Will you do me the pleasure & enjoy a bowl.. or two of this for me?

    • JulieWunder October 14, 2015 at 8:18 am - Reply

      That’s such a bummer!!!! Wish I could send you some!!! You could make it with just pasta… not the same, but it would still be good.

  23. Runaway Bridal Planner October 13, 2015 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    Soup does sound good tonight, wish I had the energy to make this one!
    Looks fabulous, and so healthy!

  24. Farrah October 13, 2015 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    Ahh, soup would be so good right now! *-* Best fall comfort food ever! πŸ˜€

  25. Pragati // Simple Medicine October 13, 2015 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    I love how easy this recipe is. I love tortellini! The frozen/refrigerated versions make it so easy to enjoy at home πŸ™‚

  26. [email protected] October 13, 2015 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    I am loving all of your soup recipes!! Keep them coming! I have never tried frozen tortellini! That will have to change.

    • JulieWunder October 14, 2015 at 8:12 am - Reply

      Oh yeah– it’s a total staple in my house. I find one that is all natural!

  27. Jamie October 13, 2015 at 10:19 am - Reply

    So yummy! Great photography!

    • JulieWunder October 14, 2015 at 8:12 am - Reply

      Thanks! I was happy with the ways those turned out!

  28. Mary Beth Jackson October 13, 2015 at 9:57 am - Reply

    I loved how you used that prepackaged pasta! Smart! This does look simple and delish! I love some fall soups!

    • JulieWunder October 14, 2015 at 8:11 am - Reply

      Thanks MB! I’m all about a kitchen short cut!

  29. I am all about soup lately too! yum love this shortcut

    • JulieWunder October 13, 2015 at 9:54 am - Reply

      Thanks Deborah! It’s really filling and packed with veggies!

  30. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie October 13, 2015 at 9:01 am - Reply

    I’m loving all the soup recipes! Just give me all the soups now please : )

    • JulieWunder October 13, 2015 at 9:53 am - Reply

      Totally! Sounds like I need a soup party πŸ™‚

  31. Susie @ SuzLyfe October 13, 2015 at 7:19 am - Reply

    SO much yum. SEND ME FOOOOOD.

  32. Blane Sherer October 13, 2015 at 7:08 am - Reply

    Those pictures of the soup really jump out.

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