Creamy Tortellini Soup – Toni’s Recipes

This Creamy Tortellini Soup is a crowd-pleaser and the perfect cozy soup dish. This soup is easy to make, so forget takeout and whip up a pot of pure comfort food that’ll leave you feeling happy and full.

Wait.. If you like soups, look at some of my other favorite soup recipes, like Marry Me Soup or Loaded Baked Potato Soup!

What is Creamy Tortellini Soup?

Creamy & Tortellini Soup is a creamy, cheesy, and comforting soup featuring caramelized mushrooms, tender tortellini filled with melty cheese and a rich broth often simmered with chicken and vegetables. It is quickly customized with different spices and vegetables and is typically topped with a flakes puff pastry for textural contrast.

Reasons why everyone loves this recipe:

  1. It’s Creamy- Who doesn’t love a creamy bowl of goodness? This soup is rich so save it for the perfect day!
  2. The puff pastry- The puff pastry is the perfect flakiness and crunch to this recipe.
  3. It’s quick and easy to make- This is a fool-proof, simple recipe! Plus, you can’t mess it up!

Ingredients You’ll Need for Creamy Tortellini Soup

  •  Mushrooms: Sliced mushrooms, such as cremini, portobello, or a mix, for depth of flavor.
  • Chicken: Cooked and shredded chicken, or rotisserie chicken for convenience, adds protein and richness.
  • Tortellini Pasta: Fresh or frozen cheese tortellini for tender pasta pockets filled with creamy goodness.
  •  Broth: Use chicken or vegetable broth for a flavorful base.
  • Vegetables: Diced celery, carrots, and onions add texture and aromatics.
  •  Garlic: Who doesn’t love garlic?
  • Spices: Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, rosemary, or your preferred herbs and spices to elevate the taste.
  •  White Wine: A splash of white wine (optional) adds depth and complexity.
  • Cheese- I love using Parmesan Cheese in this recipe, but you can use whichever cheeses you like.
  • Heavy Cream- Heavy cream adds depth and creaminess to the soup
  • Bacon (optional)- I love using bacon for the fat to build flavor.
  • Butter & Flour- To build a roux and to thicken the sauce
  • Mirepox- A mirepox consists of diced celery, onions, and carrots.

FAQ for this Mushroom Tortellini Soup

  • How long does it take to make this soup? This depends on whether you cook the chicken yourself or use rotisserie chicken. With rotisserie chicken, it can be ready in under an hour. If cooking raw chicken, add about 30 minutes for cooking time.
  • Can I make this soup vegetarian? Absolutely! Simply omit the chicken and use vegetable broth instead. You could also use a plant-based protein alternative like tofu or lentils.
  • How can I adjust the level of creaminess? You can control the creaminess by adjusting the amount of mozzarella cheese you use. For a richer soup, add more. For a lighter version, use less or omit it altogether.
  • Can I use different types of mushrooms? Yes! Feel free to experiment with different types of mushrooms, such as shiitake, oyster, or chanterelles, for varying flavors and textures.

Creamy Tortellini Soup

Delicious creamy soup with chicken, tortellini, garlic and mushrooms

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 27 minutes

Course Soup, Side Dish, dinner

Cuisine American

Servings 4

Calories 608 kcal


For the Chicken

  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt

For the Soup Base

  • 6 strips bacon chopped
  • cup celery diced
  • cup carrots diced
  • cup yellow onion diced
  • 2 tbsps garlic minced
  • 4 tbsps butter
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp chicken bouillon base
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 8 oz tortellini pasta cheese, spinach, prosciutto
  • 1 cup parmesean cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh osemary & thyme chopped

Spices for the soup

  • tsp garlic powder
  • tsp onion powder
  • tsp salt

For the Stuffed Puff Pastry

  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • 4 oz shredded mozzarella


  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pot and crumble it into small pieces. Set aside.

  • Using the bacon fat, cook your seasoned chicken over medium heat until browned. Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside with the bacon.

  • In the same pot, add the celery, carrots, onions, and garlic. Sautee.

  • Then, add butter, chicken base, sliced mushrooms, and flour. Mix.

  • Pour in heavy cream, and chicken broth. Mix.

  • Add the spices and the cooked bacon to the pot. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for about 10 minutes.

  • Add the cooked shredded chicken and tortellini to the pot, and let it cook for about 5-10 minutes until the tortellini is tender.

  • Add the grated Parmesan cheese, and stir until the cheese is melted and well combined. Finish with fresh chopped herbs.

For the cheesy Puffed Pastries

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Lay out the puff pastry squares on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  • Add a spoonful of grated cheese to the center of each square.

  • Fold the puff pastry to create a triangle, and use a fork to seal the edges.

  • Brush the tops of the puff pastries with the beaten egg

  • Bake the puff pastries in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly.

  • Serve the stuffed puff pastries alongside the creamy chicken and tortellini soup. Enjoy!

Keyword creamy chicken, Cajun Soup, Tortellini Soup

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