Creamy Tortellini Soup

This Creamy Tortellini Soup is a delicious and easy dish that you can throw it together in a matter of MINUTES! The tortellini in the soup makes this one of my very favorites!

If you love soup and need something new – then this Tortellini Soup is something you must try.

Now this recipe makes A LOT of soup which is great because you can freeze half of it for another day, or you can have leftovers the next day and you don’t have to cook! Either way, it is a win-win!

One Pot Creamy Tortellini Soup

If you love soup and need something new – then this One Pan Creamy Tortellini Soup is something you must try! Because you only need one pan, clean up is easy. Plus, this Tortellini Soup recipe makes a lot, so you can have leftovers or freeze for another day.

I’m of the opinion that everyone needs a good tortellini soup on hand.  This One Pot Creamy Tortellini Soup is at the top of my list!

It is creamy!  Plus, all the flavors blend well to make a flavorful dish that your family will love.

What is a roux?

A roux is a mixture of fat and flour that is the base for making smooth, thick soups and sauces.  We used butter for this recipe.

In this recipe, we saute the veggies and garlic in the butter before adding the flour.  When it is time to add the flour, add it slowly, while whisking, to avoid clumping.

Have the chicken broth ready and on hand to add when your flour and butter are combined into a thick paste.

Stir constantly while slowly adding the chicken broth. Again, the goal is to avoid lumps by adding slowly and whisking constantly. Wire whisks are a must for this recipe!

Tips for making homemade soups:

  • Double your recipe. While this recipe already makes a lot, if you know it’s a favorite, consider doubling and freezing for an easy meal another day.
  • Add salt last. It’s best to add salt to taste at the end.  You don’t always know how salty various ingredients, such as canned beans, may be.
  • Cook the noodles in the soup. Cooking the tortellini in the soup, rather than in a separate pot of water allows the noodles to soak up the flavor.

Try some more of our one pot meals!

I am a huge fan of doing fewer dishes! If you want to save time leaning over your sink and scrubbing until your hands are raw, check out my favorite one pot meals!

Creamy Skillet Pasta Recipe
20 Minute Skillet Lasagna Recipe
Spinach and Feta Pasta Recipe
Santa Fe Soup Recipe

Serves: 6

One Pan Creamy Tortellini Soup

10 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup carrots (sliced)
  • 4 stalks celery (sliced)
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 6 cups chicken broth (divided)
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups cooked cubed ham
  • 1 (15 ounce) Cannellini beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (16 ounce) package cheese tortellini (in the refrigerated section)
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley (chopped and divided)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (divided)


  1. Melt butter in soup pot over medium high heat.
  2. Add onions and saute for 2 minutes.
  3. Add carrots and celery and cook stirring constantly for 3 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
  5. Sprinkle in flour then cook, stirring constantly for 3 minutes (it will be thick).
  6. Turn heat to low and gradually stir in 5 1/2 cups chicken broth.
  7. Whisk 2 Tablespoons cornstarch with remaining 1/2 cup chicken broth in a separate bowl and then add to soup.
  8. Stir in ham, beans, Dijon mustard, herbs and spices.
  9. Bring to a boil; cover, and reduce to a gentle simmer for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  10. Add tortellini and boil for 1-2 minutes or until cooked Al Dente.
  11. Stir in half and half, and milk, adding additional milk or broth if desired for a thinner soup and warm through.
  12. Top with fresh parsley and Parmesan cheese



706 cal


47 g


64 g


8 g
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