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Creamy Instant Pot Tortellini Soup

A big bowl of Creamy Instant Pot Tortellini Soup is a simple, delicious, and affordable “whole meal” kind of dish. This cozy soup has an amazing and flavorful creamy broth paired with delicious cheese tortellini. You’ll find both Instant Pot and stovetop instructions in the post.

A white bowl with creamy tortellini soup

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If you’re looking for a quick weeknight soup that is positively packed with flavor, you’re going to LOVE this tortellini soup in the Instant Pot. This simple recipe combines affordable ingredients for an incredible dinner in just 30 minutes.

The best-kept secret of this soup is that it is BETTER the next day. So write this at the top of your meal prep list and get ready to crush dinner. If you are new to pressure cooking and the Instant Pot, check out this post on recipes for Instant Pot beginners.

Variations

  • You can sub in 1 15oz can of drained diced tomatoes or even homemade canned stewed tomatoes. I used tomato paste in this recipe because I was sick of fighting my picky children over the diced tomatoes I tried during multiple recipe tests. 
  • Want to make this vegetarian? Sub in your favorite plant-based protein and use veggie broth. You’ll also love our vegetarian Creamy White Bean Soup.
  • Feel free to sub in chopped kale or escarole instead of the spinach.
  • You can pump up the flavor by adding a few tablespoons of homemade tomato powder.

6 photos showing how to make a soup recipe in an Instant Pot

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • If you anticipate having leftovers, try adding the spinach to each individual bowl and ladling the hot soup over it. This will prevent the spinach from wilting too much when you reheat portions the next day.
  • We have tested this recipe with both fresh/refrigerated and frozen tortellini. You do not need to adjust the cooking time for different types. If using frozen, just a head’s up that the final texture will be a bit softer.
  • Want to make your meal prep faster? Use frozen onions and frozen garlic for a dinner that requires zero chopping. 
  • Get a great deal on tortellini? Buy extra packages and make this Instant Pot Tortellini with marinara another night.

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A white bowl with creamy tortellini soup
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5 from 4 votes

Creamy Instant Pot Tortellini Soup

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Pressurizing/Depressurizing16 mins
Total Time30 mins
This cozy soup has an amazing and flavorful creamy broth paired with delicious cheese tortellini.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Press saute on the Instant Pot.
  • When it is hot, cook sausage, breaking it up with a wooden spoon.
  • Add onions and garlic when sausage is almost cooked through. Stir until onions start softening (~2 minutes).
  • Add chicken stock to deglaze the Instant Pot insert.
  • Add tomato paste, tortellini, basil, oregano, and parsley. Stir.
  • Lock the lid into place and set the steam release handle (valve on top) to “Sealing”. Press Manual>High Pressure>4 minutes. 
  • When the Instant Pot has finished cooking, it will beep and switch to ”keep warm". Allow it to sit with the lid on for 5 minutes and then do a manual release with the nozzle set to venting.
  • In a small bowl mix cornstarch and a bit of the broth to create a slurry.
  • Press saute and add the cornstarch slurry. Stir until thickened (~3 minutes).
  • Add cream and then spinach. Stir, sat & pepper to taste, and serve.

Notes

We have tested this recipe with both fresh/refrigerated and frozen tortellini. You do not need to adjust the cooking time for different types. If using frozen, just a head’s up that the final texture will be a bit softer.
Stovetop Instructions:
  1. Cook sausage in a heavy-bottomed saucepan (like a dutch oven).
  2. Saute onion and garlic until softened. 
  3. Add chicken stock, tomato paste, tortellini, basil, oregano, and parsley. Stir.
  4. Cover, and cook on medium heat until tortellini begins to float to the top of the liquid and veggies are cooked through (~10 minutes).
  5. Mix cornstarch and a bit of the broth to create a slurry. Add slurry to the saucepan and cook until thickened (~3-5 minutes).
  6. Add cream and then spinach. Stir, salt & pepper to taste, and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Instant Pot Tortellini Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 787mg34%
Potassium 387mg11%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 1310IU26%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 111mg11%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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6 comments on “Creamy Instant Pot Tortellini Soup”

  1. This soup is DELICIOUS! I’ve been making a new soup every week since fall just for the heck of it and while I would make several of the recipes again THIS ONE is the only one so far that’s going into the LOVE IT recipe binder to definitely be repeated! So flavorful! I will say though, the smallest bag of refrigerated tortellini I could find was 18oz and I should have increased my broth just a smidge to accommodate that so mine turned out a bit more like a pasta dish than an actual soup; still awesome!5 stars

  2. I just want to relay how amazing this dish turned out.. my sick friends were over the moon when I left a couple of canning jars full of it with them to eat.. the couldn’t stop talking about it.. thank you Sarah.. it’s such a great tasty soup and I used bacon (cause I didn’t have sausage) but it still was super duper! Steph5 stars

  3. This is soooo good! My husband, I, and our 14 month old are all fans! Cooking the tortellini this way makes them rich and flavorful. Yum! A new favorite!5 stars