This simple dinner is on the table in only 30 minutes! Try my homemade Kale Tortellini Soup recipe today.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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 recipe
- ½ large sweet onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 large carrots, chopped
- 1 ½ 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 ½ 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 sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
- Add the garlic and sauté 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.
What do you always keep in your freezer? ---> I also always keep frozen shrimp in the freezer.
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
I love tortellini anything! It's such a versatile ingredient! Great recipe!
Mobasir hassan says
Really appreciate and enjoyed the way you made this delicious soup. Everything is so nicely described that really helped me. Thanks for this delicious soup recipe.
Yum! This soup recipe is right up my alley! I can't wait to try this!
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!
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.
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!
Lisa Ballantyne says
Looks absolutely divine, Julie!
I love having frozen tortellini on hand and this is a great use.
Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real says
Frozen tortellini is a life saver for fast meals! I never thought to add it to soup but I'm totally inspired to now.
Cari Youngblood says
Made this soup tonight, because I figured it would be perfect in snowy weather. It was so delicious!!! And super simple to make 🙂
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!
What a great idea using kale in there!
Thanks Amber! Just adding more health to an easy recipe! Great to see you here today!
This sounds amazing! What a fun twist on soup. Can not wait to give it a try! 🙂
Thanks! It's really very tasty!!
Yum! Thanks for linking up for Meatless Monday!
Thanks for hosting Rachel!
Tina muir says
Oooooh This sounds like the perfect winter warmer, and I love that you had pasta in there to make it hearty! LOVE this!
Thanks Tina! It's so simple!
Totally! So delicious and easy!
Soup is so perfect for right now, it's in the 30's here... going to add this to the list!
Thanks Sarah! It's cold here now too-- perfect for this dinner! I might make it again this week!
Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes says
This looks so good! Another winner! I always have organic ground beef in my freezer!
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.
Mandi Korn says
Looks yummy, my husband wants me to make some Minestrone soup, maybe I can coax him into this soup instead. Thanks for sharing.
Ohhh!! I have a really good crock pot minestrone on my site too 🙂 Just in case the convincing doesn't work 🙂
Jess @hellotofit says
What a simple and delicious recipe! I haven't had tortellini in a long time 🙂
Thanks! So good and I add so many vegetables that you can justify a little pasta and cheese 🙂
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! 🙁 Will you do me the pleasure & enjoy a bowl.. or two of this for me?
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.
Runaway Bridal Planner says
Soup does sound good tonight, wish I had the energy to make this one!
Looks fabulous, and so healthy!
Thank you! It's pretty simple! One pot too!
Ahh, soup would be so good right now! *-* Best fall comfort food ever! 😀
Agreed! So tasty!
Pragati // Simple Medicine says
I love how easy this recipe is. I love tortellini! The frozen/refrigerated versions make it so easy to enjoy at home 🙂
I am loving all of your soup recipes!! Keep them coming! I have never tried frozen tortellini! That will have to change.
Oh yeah-- it's a total staple in my house. I find one that is all natural!
So yummy! Great photography!
Thanks! I was happy with the ways those turned out!
Mary Beth Jackson says
I loved how you used that prepackaged pasta! Smart! This does look simple and delish! I love some fall soups!
Thanks MB! I'm all about a kitchen short cut!
Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner says
I am all about soup lately too! yum love this shortcut
Thanks Deborah! It's really filling and packed with veggies!
Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says
I'm loving all the soup recipes! Just give me all the soups now please : )
Totally! Sounds like I need a soup party 🙂
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
SO much yum. SEND ME FOOOOOD.
Haha! Ok! Soup on the way 🙂
Blane Sherer says
Those pictures of the soup really jump out.
Thank you! They did turn out good!!