Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup

05.15.2018

This Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup might just be the best tomato soup you’ve ever had! It’s so easy to make, perfectly flavorful and satisfyingly hearty.

And talk about comforting soup after a long day. The cheesy tortellini and cream in this soup just make it truly irresistible!

Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup

Why I Love Slow Cooker Soups

One of my favorite things to make for dinner is a tasty slow cooker soup recipe. They just have such a delicious slow simmered flavor, and all that cook time really allows the flavors to blend together.

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This soup is probably one of the easiest you’ll ever make and you wouldn’t believe how amazing it tastes (especially considering it’s ease of prep). And have I said yet I just can’t get over this flavor??

Ingredients You’ll Need for this Tortellini Soup

  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Vegetable Broth
  • Fresh Basil
  • Bay leaves
  • Sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Tortellini
  • Heavy cream
  • Parmesan

Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup

How to Make this Soup

First you’ll saute the onions, carrots and garlic in olive oil. Then you’ll add that to a large slow cooker (be sure it’s at least 6 quarts or the soup won’t fit!).

Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup

Add tomatoes, vegetable broth, basil, bay leaves, sugar and salt and pepper to slow cooker. Stir then cover cook on low 6 to 7 hours or on high 3 to 3 1/2 hours.

Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup

Once time is up remove bay leaves then blend soup in batches in a blender or with an emulsion blender. Stir in tortellini then cover and cook on high until tortellini have cooked through. Then stir in heavy cream and serve soup warm with parmesan and more basil.

Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup

What’s with the Carrots in the Soup?

You may be thinking that the three carrots seems odd but it gives this soup some body, a light natural sweetness and it offers such a vibrant color to this soup so you don’t end up with something pale pink in the end.

Other than that this soup is mostly tomato, which I believe the way a true tomato soup is meant to be. And it the flavor here is far from that gross concentrated canned tomato soup, yuck.

This makes a slow cooker brimming full so if you are only serving a few I’d recommend making 2/3 the recipe (using 2 cans of the tomatoes, etc). You can also reduce it to that if you have a 5 quart slow cooker because a full batch wouldn’t fit in that size.

Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup

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Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup

5 from 8 votes

This might just be the best tomato soup you've ever had!  It's so easy to make, perfectly flavorful and satisfyingly hearty. And talk about comforting soup after a long day. The cheesy tortellini and cream in this soup just make it truly irresistible!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: slow cooker tortellini, tomato basil tortellini soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 7 servings
Calories: 428 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup diced carrots (3 medium)
  • 1 3/4 cup diced yellow onion (1 large)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic , minced
  • 3 (28 oz) cans whole Roma tomatoes
  • 1 (32 oz) carton vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil , plus more for garnish
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 16 oz refrigerated three cheese tortellini
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • Parmesan , shredded, for serving

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots and onion and saute 3 - 4 minutes, add garlic and saute 1 minute longer. 
  2. Pour mixture into a 6 or 7 quart slow cooker along with tomatoes, vegetable broth, basil, bay leaves, sugar. Stir and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover slow cooker and cook on LOW 6 - 7 hours or HIGH 3 - 3 1/2 hours.
  3. Remove bay leaves then puree mixture well in small batches in a blender (only fill blender 2/3 full and cover removable insert with a kitchen towel) or us an emulsion blender*.

  4.  Stir in tortellini, cover and cook on HIGH heat 15 - 20 minutes longer (or until heated through). 

  5. Reduce heat to warm, stir in heavy cream. Serve topped with parmesan cheese and fresh basil.
  6. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

Recipe Notes

 If your slow cooker doesn't keep all the moisture in well while cooking, you may need to add in 1/2 cup water or so at this point so the soup is too thick.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 428 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 1319mg 55%
Potassium 828mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 15g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 129.1%
Vitamin C 45.5%
Calcium 23.9%
Iron 28.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

143 comments

  • Zoe: Looks SO yummy!! :)
    Much love September 22, 2014 at 2:02am Reply

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.: This soup looks so comforting and delicious! September 21, 2014 at 11:17pm Reply

  • Matt Robinson: This is being added to our Fall rotation for sure, looks amazing! September 21, 2014 at 11:12pm Reply

  • Liz @ Floating Kitchen: Looks delicious. I love adding carrots to tomato soup. You’re right – it does give it a great color! September 21, 2014 at 9:26pm Reply

  • Ordinary Blogger (Rivki Locker): Slow cookers are such a convenience, especially when I have long work days. I’m going to dust mine off (I tend not to use it in the summer) and bookmark this to try soon. September 21, 2014 at 5:47pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: Love creamy tomato basil soup! When I was pregnant, I was sooooo sick. For like, oh 38 weeks of it. But one of the only things I ever wanted was the Tomato Basil Soup from the Nordstrom cafe. It was an expensive little bowl of soup every week since I had to walk past the shoe dept, etc. en route to the cafe, but it was fun :) Your soup looks better than theirs – just perfect!! September 21, 2014 at 5:23pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): I love creamy tomato soup, this looks so good! September 21, 2014 at 5:19pm Reply

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar: Holy smokes! This soup looks so yummy! September 21, 2014 at 11:36am Reply

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