Tortellini Soup Recipe

Vegetarian Instant Pot Tortellini Soup – An Easy Hearty Soup Loaded With Veggies For Busy Nights

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This is a fantastic vegetarian instant pot tortellini soup! When you are in need of a hearty, one-pot meal for busy nights, this soup should be on the top of your list.

Cooking this vegetarian soup in the instant pot provides you more hands-off cooking time than you would get if you made it on the stove.

You are able to get a nutritious vegetarian soup on the table in a short amount of time.

Step By Step Video On How To Make Tortellini Soup

What’s In Vegetarian Instant Pot Tortellini Soup?

Fresh Tortellini

I prefer using fresh tortellini in this recipe. You can also use frozen tortellini.


The tomatoes are flexible. You can use tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, or diced tomatoes.


Onions are a delicious aromatic that adds nutrition and flavor at a budget-friendly price


A flavor bomb in tiny little cloves. You can use fresh garlic or pre-diced garlic in the jars.


I love mushrooms. Standard button mushrooms are my go to shroom.


Peppers go great with Italian flavors. I sometimes buy the pre-diced frozen peppers to save time.


This leafy green is kind of magical when prepared in a soup. Since it wilts down in the broth you can pack in more than your family would eat raw.


Zucchini or yellow squash are a great mild flavored addition to this soup.

Italian Seasoning

A great flavor-filled seasoning staple that packs a punch of flavors. This herb mix makes seasoning this soup a pinch.

Olive Oil

A nice finishing drizzle of olive oil adds a nice touch to this vegetarian Italian soup.

How To Make Instant Pot Tortellini Soup With Photos

  1. Dice the vegetables into equal size pieces
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2. Put the tomatoes into the instant pot

3. Pour the vegetables into the instant pot

4. Pour the water into the instant pot

5. Add the diced garlic and seasoning into the instant pot

6. Place the cover in the instant pot an cook on the soup setting

7. Boil the water on the stove for the tortellini (in instant pot directions down below)

8. Cook the tortellini and drain

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9. Release the pressure manually on the instant pot when finished

10. Add the chopped spinach into the soup to wilt

11. Put some tortellini in your bowl and ladle some soup over it to serve

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Can I Cook The Tortellini In The Instant Pot?

Yes, you can cook the tortellini in an instant pot. Once the soup is finished cooking you can pour in the fresh tortellini and let them sit in the soup for about five minutes.

If you let them sit too long before serving they can get mushy.

I prefer to cook the tortellini separately in case I have leftovers for lunch the next day. If the tortellini were to sit in the soup they would get mushy.

How To Make Tortellini Soup On The Stove

If you don’t have an instant pot you can make this vegetarian tortellini soup on the stove. Here is how to do it.

  1. Saute all of the vegetables in the pot until almost done
  2. Add in the diced garlic and cook for a few moments. Be careful not to burn the garlic it can happen fast.
  3. Pour the tomatoes, water, and seasoning into the pan
  4. Cook for about ten minutes until completely warmed through. You can simmer the soup for a little longer if it needs to thicken up
  5. Boil the tortellini in a separate pot or put into the soup pot before serving
  6. Add in the spinach right before serving
  7. Serve and enjoy!

How To Make Tortellini Soup In A Crock Pot

Another great hands-off option is to cook the soup in a crockpot. Here is how to do it.

  1. Pour all of the ingredients except the tortellini and spinach into the crockpot
  2. Set the crockpot to cook soup
  3. Right before serving add the chopped spinach
  4. Right before serving add the tortellini or cook it separately on the stove

Vegetarian Instant Pot Tortellini Soup Questions

Can I Freeze Tortellini Soup?

Yes, you can freeze tortellini soup. You would need to freeze the soup without the tortellini in it or it will get mushy. I freeze the soup in cubes using souper cubes from Amazon and place them in freezer bags. I also freeze the package of tortellini as is directly from the store.

When you would like a warm bowl of soup or it’s a busy night you will be happy to have a soup stash in the freezer.

Is Soup Good For Meal Prep?

Soup is great for meal prep. It’s an easy way to have a quick, easy, and healthy meal in moments.

Soup can also be made ahead of time and stored in the thermos for a grab and go meal.

My go-to method for making soup for meal prep is to freeze the soup in predetermined portion sizes.

How To Freeze Soup

  1. Prepare your soup without the pasta
  2. Fully cool the soup before freezing
  3. Label your container with the soup and date
  4. Pour the soup into freezer-friendly containers. Freezer Bags, canning jars, or souper cubes are my ideal choices
  5. When ready to serve reheat on the stove or in the microwave

How Long Does Soup Last In The Freezer?

Soup can last for three months if frozen properly.

How Long Does Soup Last In The Fridge?

Soup lasts 3-5 days when properly stored in the fridge.

Can I Change The Vegetables In The Soup?

Yes, this soup is really flexible. You can use whatever vegetables you have on hand. Make sure your vegetables are fully cooked before serving since different vegetables require a variety of cooking times. Later in this post, I share some variations of this vegetarian tortellini soup.

Can I Switch Out The Pasta In The Soup?

Yes, you can use any small pasta you would like.

Tortellini Soup Serving Suggestions

One of the best things about this vegetarian soup is that it is a hearty one-bowl meal on its own. Some soups need a side salad or some bread to make it a complete meal. Not this soup it’s a meal by itself.

If you are feeding a crowd adding a salad and some bread would be an easy way to stretch the meal.

Soup Topping Ideas

Who doesn’t love delicious soup toppings? This is the fun way I get my kids interested in eating soup. Here are some favorites for this soup

  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Diced Onion
  • Pesto
  • Ricotta

Tortellini Soup Variations

  • Veggie Sausage and Spinach
  • Tex-Mex with salsa and beans
  • Minestrone Style with veggies and beans

How Much Does Tortellini Soup Cost To Make?

Pantry Ingredients

  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Fresh Ingredients

  • Tortellini
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach
  • Zucchini

Total Price

For 4 servings this recipe totals $ 5.18.

The per serving price is $ .86.

What To Make With Your Leftover Ingredients

I try not to waste food and have a plan for the ingredients I buy. Here are some ideas for the ingredients you may have leftover after making this soup recipe.

When purchasing your ingredients you may have purchased a package of tortellini that contains more than 9 oz. You can freeze them to use for another soup at a later date. They will stay fresh in the freezer for up to two months.

You will have some spinach leftover from the package purchased. You can make a spinach salad like my favorite fall spinach salad. Spinach also freezes well to use in smoothies.

There will be a half of a package of mushrooms leftover and maybe some zucchini. The easiest way to use these veggies is to saute them in butter with some eggs for a quick breakfast or lunch. If you didn’t use your spinach for salad or smoothies you can also add it to your eggs.

Vegetarian Instant Pot Tortellini Soup – An Easy Hearty Soup Loaded With Veggies For Busy Nights

Recipe by Sara- Saras Veggie KitchenCourse: MainDifficulty: Easy


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A simple and easy veggie loaded tortellini soup.


  • 9 oz package tortellini

  • 1 – 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes

  • 1/2 diced onion

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 4 oz mushrooms

  • 1 pepper (any color or combination of colors will work great)

  • 1 small or 1/2 large zucchini

  • 2 cups of spinach

  • 1 tbs italian seasoning

  • 1 tbs olive oil

  • 5 cups water (varies depending on the volume of your veggies)

  • Salt (to taste)

  • Pepper (to taste)


  • Dice the onions, peppers, mushrooms and zucchini into equal size pieces
  • Put the vegetables in the instant pot (excluding the spinach)
  • Pour the can of diced tomatoes into the instant pot
  • Pour the water into the instant pot (see notes)
  • Add the diced garlic clove into the pot
  • Add the italian seasoning into the pot
  • Place the cover on the instant pot and set to cook on the soup setting
  • When the soup setting is almost completed boil water on yout stove for the tortellini
  • Cook the tortellini in the boiling water and drain
  • Chop the two cups of spinach (if desired)
  • Once the soup setting is complete on the instant pot manually release the pressure and add the chopped spinach
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Finish by drizzling the olive oil in the soup
  • To serve put some tortellini in a bowl and ladle some soup over it. Top with your favorite toppings


  • This recipe calls for 5 cups of water. It’s very flexible and may require more or less water depending on the volume of your vegetables.