Easy Instant Pot Tortellini Soup

This easy Instant Pot Tortellini Soup comes together in less than 30 minutes with simple ingredients! Stove top instructions are also included.

a bowl of tortellini soup sitting on a white table

Soup is the perfect comfort food. It’s also a great choice when you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner. This creamy tortellini soup recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes in a pressure cooker or stove top.

Cheesy tortellini is combined with some fresh vegetables and a creamy broth. Simple flavors create a meal that is warm, comforting and delicious.

Ingredient Notes

ingredients for tortellini soup sitting on white counter

A few notes on some of the ingredients:

  • Tortellini: You can use fresh tortellini but cut the cook time down to two minutes as they don’t need to cook as long.
  • Spinach: You can substitute with kale, if desired.
  • Heavy Cream: You can omit the heavy cream but the soup will just be broth based and won’t be creamy.
  • Parmesan Cheese: This is optional, but is a great addition for serving.

Tortellini Soup in the Instant Pot

This creamy tortellini soup recipes comes together easily in an Instant Pot or pressure cooker.

cooking ingredients for tortellini soup in instant pot
  1. Cook the celery, carrots and onions in olive oil on the Sauté mode until softened. Stir in the garlic.
  2. Add the tortellini, broth, water, salt and pepper to the Instant Pot.
  3. Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes.
  4. Stir in the spinach and heavy cream.
  5. Enjoy!
a piece of tortellini sitting on a spoon in a bowl with the other soup ingredients

Stove Top Instructions

If you don’t have a pressure cooker, this recipe can be easily made on the stove.

Follow the recipe instructions, but cook in a large pot or Dutch oven instead. During step 4, bring the liquid to a boil before adding the tortellini. Cook the tortellini for the time specified on the package, then continue with step 5. 

a bowl of tortellini soup sitting on a white table

Tortellini Soup is easy yet so good! Both kids and adults love this meal. Serve it with freshly grated or shaved Parmesan cheese for additional flavor. Or add some red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.

Other Instant Pot Soup Recipes

a bowl of tortellini soup sitting on a white table

Instant Pot Tortellini Soup

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
This easy tortellini soup recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes! It can be made on the stove top too.
5 from 4 votes

Ingredients 

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups frozen cheese Tortellini
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • Turn the Instant Pot to saute and heat the oil for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add in the celery, carrots, and onions and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Add the tortellini, broth, water, salt, and pepper and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. Make sure the valve is in the sealing position. When the instant pot has finished, release the pressure manually by carefully using a wooden spoon to switch the valve to the venting position.
  • Add the spinach and cream and stir – the spinach should wilt almost immediately.
  • Serve, garnished with grated parmesan cheese, if desired.

Notes

SUBSTITUTIONS
  • Tortellini: You can use fresh tortellini but cut the cook time down to two minutes as they don’t need to cook as long.
  • Spinach: You can substitute with kale, if desired.
  • Heavy Cream: You can omit the heavy cream but the soup will just be broth based and won’t be creamy.
STORAGE
Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. This soup does not freeze well.
STOVE TOP INSTRUCTIONS
Follow the instructions above, but cook in a large pot or Dutch oven instead. During step 4, bring the liquid to a boil before adding the tortellini. Cook the tortellini for the time specified on the package, then continue with step 5. 

Nutrition

Calories: 401kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 81mg, Sodium: 874mg, Potassium: 255mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 5071IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 154mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
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4 comments on “Easy Instant Pot Tortellini Soup”

  1. Love how easy this recipe is. It’s perfect for our family!

  2. This soup was not only easy to make but also very delicious!

  3. This is a great recipe and another reason to leave my instant pot on the counter. Delicious!!

  4. I made this without the onions and it was still so yummy! Thanks!

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