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This Tortellini Minestrone Soup is a Chic Site classic which I’ve been making for years now. I asked J to remake it and give it the proper spotlight it deserves with new step-by-step pictures. It’s the perfect soup to make this winter because you get the heartiness from the minestrone with the flavor of the tortellini. 

And, since we’re using store-bought tortellini it’s super easy to pull off!

ingredients for minestrone soup

Heat a large pot over medium-high heat and add in the oil. Sauté the onions and garlic until translucent. 

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Add in the carrots and celery and cook until tender, about 3 to 6 minutes longer. 

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Season with dried basil, oregano, salt and pepper, and cook for a minute longer. 

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Add the cans of diced tomato with the juices, and chicken stock. Cover and bring to a simmer, lower the flame, and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes. Once the veggies are soft, add the tortellini. 

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Cook until the tortellini have softened and come up to the top of the soup. Once they float, they are done!

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Serve the soup with a sprinkling of grated parmesan on top. 

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Tortellini Minestrone Soup
Serves 8
Tortellini Minestrone Soup is the best of both worlds coming together. A hearty minestrone soup mixed in with store-bought tortellini. It's quick and yummy!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  2. 1 yellow onion, diced
  3. 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  4. 4 large celery stalks, diced
  5. 2 large carrots, peeled and diced
  6. 2 (14-ounce) cans diced tomatoes with juice
  7. 2 (14-ounce) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  8. 1 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  10. 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  11. 2 teaspoons dried basil
  12. 4 cups chicken stock
  13. 1 (9-ounce) package store-bought cheese tortellini
  14. grated parmesan, for serving
  1. Set a large pot over medium-high heat with the olive oil. Once hot, add in the onions and garlic and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the celery and carrots and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes longer. Stir in the diced tomatoes with their juice and the beans. Season with salt, pepper, oregano, and basil.
  2. Add the chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Cook until the veggies soften about 10 to 15 minutes. Stick in the tortellini and cook until they float, about 3 to 5 minutes. Serve the soup with a sprinkling of cheese on top.
Rachel Hollis