Easy Tomato Tortellini Soup with Kale

Easy Tomato Tortellini Soup with Kale: The Ultimate Comfort Food

When the weather is chilly and the days are shorter, a bowl of warm soup is the perfect thing to warm you up and soothe your soul. Tomato soup is a classic comfort food that we all know and love, but have you ever tried taking it to the next level? By adding some delicious tortellini and kale, you can turn an ordinary bowl of tomato soup into something truly special.

This hearty tomato tortellini soup is perfect for a cold winter day, and it’s also a great way to use up any leftover tortellini you may have. The addition of kale adds a boost of nutrients, making this soup not only delicious but also healthy.

Ingredients for the soup:

Butter: Butter adds richness and depth of flavor to the soup. It helps to sauté the onion, carrots, and garlic, enhancing their flavors as they soften.

Sweet Onion: Diced sweet onion provides a sweet and mild base flavor to the soup. It’s a common aromatic ingredient in soups that helps build a flavorful foundation.

Carrots: Carrots add natural sweetness, color, and a slight crunch to the soup. They contribute both flavor and texture.

Garlic: Shredded garlic infuses the soup with a strong and savory aroma. Garlic is a staple in many tomato-based dishes and adds a delicious depth of flavor.

Italian Seasoning: This blend of herbs such as basil, oregano, thyme, and rosemary adds a Mediterranean flair to the soup. It complements the tomato base and contributes a balanced herbal note. Sub out our Pizza seasoning for additional flavor!

Granulated Garlic: Additional granulated garlic intensifies the garlic flavor in the soup, enhancing its overall depth and richness. You may use garlic powder in the same manner.

Red Wine: Red wine adds complexity and depth to the soup’s flavor profile. It can help balance the acidity of the tomatoes and create a more nuanced taste. You can use white wine, or omit the wine, and use extra broth in it’s place. If you do this, add a splash of vinegar or a squeeze of lemon for the acid.

Vegetable Broth: Vegetable broth forms the soup’s liquid base and enhances its overall depth of flavor. It provides a savory, umami-rich foundation. We use vegetable broth but you can use chicken broth in it’s place.

Crushed Tomatoes: Crushed tomatoes create the base of the soup, providing a rich and robust tomato flavor. They add thickness and body to the soup.

Sea Salt: Sea salt enhances the overall flavor of the soup, balancing the sweetness of the vegetables and the acidity of the tomatoes.

Black Pepper: Freshly ground black pepper adds a subtle spiciness and warmth to the soup, enhancing its complexity. You can use regular pepper, but the flavor has a bigger punch with freshly ground.

Diced Tomatoes: Diced tomatoes add texture and more tomato flavor to the soup. They contribute a chunky element that contrasts with the crushed tomatoes.

Balsamic Vinegar: Balsamic vinegar adds a touch of acidity and sweetness, creating a harmonious balance with the other flavors in the soup.

Fresh Cheese Tortellini: Cheese-filled tortellini from the refrigerated section of the store adds heartiness and substance to the soup. They cook in the soup and absorb its flavors, becoming a delightful component.

Fresh Kale: Chopped kale provides a pop of color, nutrition, and texture to the soup. It’s a healthy addition that complements the other ingredients. If you can not locate kale, you can substitute fresh spinach.

Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese: Parmesan cheese adds a salty and savory element, enhancing the overall taste of the soup. It’s a classic garnish for tomato-based soups. Although you can subsitute pre-shredded parmesan, the freshly grated has a more robust flavor.

Each ingredient contributes its own unique qualities, combining to create a flavorful, hearty, and well-balanced tomato tortellini soup.

How to craft this Tomato Tortellini Soup with Kale:

1. Start by putting a pot on the stove. This pot should be a bit big, like the kind that can hold around 6 to 7 big cups of liquid. We’re going to make the soup in this pot.

2. Put some butter in the pot and heat it up. You want the butter to melt and become a little liquid. Imagine the butter turning into a shiny, golden liquid inside the pot.

3. Now, we’re going to add some chopped onion and sliced carrots into the pot with the melted butter. Let them cook together for about 4 minutes. You’ll notice that the onion and carrots will start to get a bit see-through, like when you look through a foggy window.

4. Next, we’ll add some special things for flavor. These are shredded garlic, granulated garlic, and Italian seasoning. Mix them in with the onion and carrots and let them cook for just 30 seconds.

5. Time for some red wine! Pour it into the pot and let it cook for about 4 to 5 minutes. You’ll see it bubbling and getting a bit thicker. It’s like when you’re making a sauce for your favorite dish. You can sub out the red wine for white wine, or omit it by using veggie broth instead.

6. Now, we’re going to add more tasty things: vegetable broth , crushed tomatoes , some salt, and a bit of pepper. Mix them all together in the pot. We want them to come together and gently bubble melding the flavors together.

7. Let’s keep cooking the mixture on a gentle simmer, where it’s not boiling too much but still making some soft bubbles. Keep this going for about 10 minutes.

8. Take some cans of diced tomatoes (tomatoes cut into small pieces) and pour them into the pot, juice and all. These can be regular diced tomatoes, or roasted diced tomatoes with herbs.

9. Time to turn up the heat a bit! Let the soup start boiling gently. This is when we add the tortellini, those yummy stuffed pasta circles. Follow the directions on the tortellini package, but cook them a bit less than what the package says, just one minute less.

10. Once the tortellini are cooked and cozy in the soup, turn down the heat again. Let the soup go back to a gentle simmer. Now, we’ll add a bit of balsamic vinegar, giving it a slightly sweet smoothness.

11. We’re almost ready to enjoy our soup! Get some bowls and ladle the soup into them gently. It’s like you’re pouring warm hugs into each bowl.

12. To make the soup even more delicious, sprinkle some fresh basil on top of each bowl. You can also use fresh parsley if you do not have basil.

13. And the final touch: grate some Parmesan cheese and sprinkle it on top. This cheese is like a cozy blanket that makes everything taste even better.

In the end, you’ve created a heartwarming Rustic Tomato Tortellini soup with Kale that’s filled with flavors coming together, just like friends gathering for a cozy get-together. Enjoy every spoonful!

This recipe is not only delicious and comforting, but it’s also a great way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet. Kale is a superfood that is packed with nutrients like vitamins A and C, as well as potassium and fiber. By adding kale to your tomato soup, you’re boosting the nutritional value and adding a delicious pop of color and flavor.

So next time you’re craving a warm bowl of soup, try this hearty tomato tortellini soup with kale. It’s the perfect combination of comfort and nutrition, and it’s sure to warm you up from the inside out.

Tomato, Kale and Tortellini soup

Easy Tomato Tortellini Soup with Kale

This rustic tomato tortellini soup with kale is simple to make. We used canned tomatoes, refrigerated tortellini, spices and fresh veggies. So easy, so good.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: kale, soup, tortellini
Servings: 6
Calories: 302kcal
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller


  • pot
  • chopping board
  • Ladle
  • spoons



  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 3 carrots small dice
  • 4 cloves garlic shredded
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 ½ teaspoons granulated garlic
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 32 ounces vegetable broth
  • 1 28- ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 grinds fresh black pepper
  • 2 14- ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 ½ cups fresh cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup fresh kale ribs removed, chopped
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for garnish



  • Melt the butter in a large (6-7) quart pot. Cook the onion and carrots in the butter until translucent. About 4 minutes. Add in the shredded garlic, granulated garlic and Italian seasoning and cook for 30 seconds.
    2 tablespoons butter, 1 sweet onion, 3 carrots, 4 cloves garlic, 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, 1 ½ teaspoons granulated garlic
  • Pour in the red wine and reduce for 4-5 minutes. Pour in the vegetable broth, crushed tomatoes, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Stir in the cans of diced tomatoes, including the juice.
    ¼ cup red wine, 32 ounces vegetable broth, 1 28- ounce can crushed tomatoes, 1 teaspoon sea salt, 6 grinds fresh black pepper, 2 14- ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • Bring to a boil and add tortellini. Cook as directed less one minute. Reduce heat to a simmer and stir in the balsamic.
    2 ½ cups fresh cheese tortellini, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Add in chopped kale, and stir. Let cook for about 1 minute.
    1 cup fresh kale
  • Serve in bowls topped with basil and fresh parmesan.
    Grated Parmesan cheese


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 1528mg | Potassium: 883mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 7127IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 5mg
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  1. Dana Reply

    5 stars
    I love this tortellini soup! This, with a fresh hunk of bread, is a meal all on its own. Will be making this a lot come the chillier weather!

  2. Mindy Reply

    5 stars
    We tried this over the weekend and everyone loved it! So warm and cozy. Makes me excited for the Fall weather!

  3. Kushigalu Reply

    5 stars
    Flavorful and delicious soup recipe. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  4. Lima Ekram Reply

    5 stars
    What a great combination of flavors. I have been trying to incorporate more greens into my diet and this kale recipe looks amazing! Cant wait to try it!

  5. Sara Welch Reply

    5 stars
    Enjoyed this for dessert last night and it was a savory success! Easy, hearty and robust; definitely, a new favorite recipe!

  6. Tayler Reply

    5 stars
    I absolutely loved this soup! Perfectly comforting and so flavorful!

  7. Chenee Reply

    5 stars
    This looks so good. I love love love soup with tortellini in it. I’ve had tomato tortellini before, but never with kale. Looking forward to trying it.

  8. Chenee Reply

    5 stars
    I can’t believe how easy this was. So flavorful too. I’ll definitely be making this one over and over.

  9. Casey Reply

    5 stars
    This is the perfect way to sneak some healthy kale into the kids’ diets. I chopped it really small and told them it was seasonings. They all had 2 bowls!

  10. Elaine & James Reply

    We just got your email, this soup looks amazing! Can’t wait to try!

  11. Elaine & James Reply

    5 stars
    We just got your email, this soup looks delicious! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  12. Chef Mimi Reply

    This is a really lovely soup. I think my grand kids would love this too!

  13. Gina Reply

    5 stars
    This is one delicious way to warm up! I see myself making this often!

  14. Anthony Reply

    5 stars
    This looks so good! I love the kale in tomato broth. I’m going to make it tomorrow!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      Yay! We hope you enjoy it!

      Happy almost weekend!

      Dina and Bruce

  15. Ieva Reply

    5 stars
    Delicious is an understatement! So easy to put together, and with plenty of veggies. We loved it for dinner last night and it won’t be the last time we make it! But first, we’ll be trying your French Onion Soup recipe for lunch today 🙂

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      We are beyond honored to hear about your liking our soups! THANK you so MUCH!

      Dina and Bruce

  16. Meldrum Jacqueline Reply

    5 stars
    That looks lush and so filling. Perfect for Autumn.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      It is a filling and delicious meal, thank you!

      Dina and Bruce

  17. Anjali Reply

    5 stars
    My whole family absolutely loved this soup! It was a great dinner for a busy weeknight – and tasted like it had been cooking all day! Yum!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      Awe, that is such sweet praise, we so appreciate you.

      Dina and Bruce

  18. Sisley Reply

    5 stars
    I loved adding the tortellini! It made this soup so fun and yummy.

  19. Charla Reply

    5 stars
    Sounds like a warm and hearty soup that I can see myself having during the wintertime.

  20. Beth Reply

    5 stars
    Such a filling and hearty soup recipe. Great flavours too.

  21. Toni Reply

    5 stars
    This is so perfect for weeknights!! A new favorite at my house!

  22. Kushigalu Reply

    5 stars
    What a flavorful soup recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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