Pesto Tortellini Soup – 20 Minute Meal

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This pesto tortellini soup is so quick and easy to make. It may not even take you 20 minutes. It’s as simple as boiling some broth and throwing in some pasta that cooks in 2 minutes. Literally. The pesto adds a nice salty-sweet flavor that (in my mom’s words) tantalizes your taste buds. The tortellini soup is pretty hearty, but you may want to add some garlic toast or French bread to round out the meal.

My kids also enjoyed this meal. It took my 3 year old a minute to be willing to try the tortellini, but once he did, he ate it all. That’s saying a lot for him, since he tends to eat like a bird at dinner.

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You may also want to try our recipe for Instant Pot Cheeseburger Tortellini Soup or Pepperoni Pasta Salad.

Pesto Tortellini Soup | Aileen Cooks

I purchased both the tortellini and pesto at Costco after hearing multiple rave reviews about their pesto. Yes, you can absolutely make your own. But, if you don’t feel like it – the pre-made stuff is pretty darn good. We have been eating it on everything this week.

Without further rambling, here is your recipe.

Pesto Tortellini Soup

Aileen Clark
An easy 20 minute soup recipe using premade tortellini and topped with yummy pesto.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 350 kcal


  • 8 cups low-sodium
  • chicken stock
  • 6-8 green onions chopped
  • 1/3 cup frozen chopped spinach crumbled
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 3 cups cheese tortellini
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto


  • Combine the chicken stock, green onions, spinach, salt, pepper, and oregano in a large pot and bring to a boil. Add the tortellini and cook for 2-3 minutes, until they float. Ladle hot soup into bowls and top with a generous spoonful of basil pesto.


Calories: 350kcal
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Nashville (not that I would know anything about that). If you happen to have extra time (ha!), drop me a comment or email and let me know how it turned out.

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