This tortellini soup is one of those soups you want to have every winter day. Each bowl is filled with flavorful broth, stuffed tortellini, and delicious flavors that you won’t be able to stop eating. It’s healthy, easy, fast, and super-rich.
About this recipe
Vegan tortellini soup is a delicious vegan meal option that can be easily prepared at home. Vegan tortellini soup is made with vegan tortellini, which is filled with vegetables or tofu instead of cheese or meat.
The soup also contains a variety of vegetables, such as onion, garlic, carrots, and celery, and is made with vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. Vegan food is important because it is a way to reduce environmental impact and improve health.
In addition, there are many vegan food options available, including soups, salads, pasta dishes, and cereal bowls. Vegan tortellini soup is an excellent choice for those looking for a delicious vegan comfort food.
what are tortellinis?
Tortellini is small stuffed pasta in the shape of a ring or “navel”. The filling may vary, but the most common include cheese, spinach, or meat. The choice of filling adds a unique layer of flavor to the soup. In a vegan version, tortellini would be filled with vegan cheese or spinach.
About Vegan Tortellinis
Vegan tortellini is an animal-free version of traditional tortellini, which is usually filled with cheese or meat. Here are some common filling options for vegan tortellini:
- Spinach and Vegan Ricotta Stuffing: This is a popular option that combines chopped spinach with a mixture of vegan ricotta, garlic, and spices. The blend is smooth and tasty.
- Mushroom Stuffing: Chopped mushrooms sautéed with onion and garlic are an excellent choice for a vegan tortellini filling. The texture and umami flavor of the mushrooms make it delicious.
- Pumpkin Filling: Roasted pumpkin mixed with herbs and spices can create a sweet and savory tortellini filling that is perfect for the fall season.
- Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Filling: Chopped sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil add a Mediterranean flavor to vegan tortellini.
- Tofu and Herb Filling: Crumbled tofu mixed with herbs such as oregano, thyme, and parsley creates a delicious, protein-packed filling for tortellini.
- Roasted Pepper Filling: Roasted red peppers mixed with garlic, onion, and spices can add a smoky, sweet touch to vegan tortellini.
- Broccoli and Vegan Cheese Stuffing: Chopped and steamed broccoli mixed with vegan cheese creates a healthy and delicious stuffing.
You can find vegan tortellini in some vegan or natural food stores, or even make them yourself at home using vegan pasta recipes and molds available online or in vegan cookbooks. By choosing the right ingredients, you can enjoy delicious tortellini suitable for a plant-based diet.
- Olive oil, use the one you like the most.
- Onion, carrot, and celery, finely chopped, about the same size. Also if you want you can put them in the food processor and pulse it faster.
- Finely chopped or very finely sliced garlic
- 4 cups of vegetable broth or water
- 1 can (14 oz.) diced tomatoes, you can also use homemade tomato puree.
- Italian spice blend
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 9 oz. (about 2 cups) of vegan tortellini. You can use fresh tortellini or dried tortellini. If you use dry tortellini you have to cook it before. If you use fresh tortellini you can put it directly into the broth.
How to make the soup?
Sauté the aromatics: Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, chopped garlic, carrots and celery with a good pinch of salt. Sauté for about 5 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.
Add Broth and Tomatoes: Add the can of chopped tomatoes. Add the Italian spice mix and a good pinch of salt. Allow the tomatoes and sofrito to integrate and the tomatoes to cook a little. The idea is that when you pass the spoon you can see the bottom of the pot. Add the water or vegetable broth . Stir well and bring the soup to a simmer.
Add the Tortellini: Once the soup is simmering, add the tortellini if they are made with fresh pasta. Follow the cooking instructions on the tortellini package, but it usually takes about 5-7 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
If you use dried tortellini, it is better to put them in water aside and when they are cooked or al dente add them to the soup.
Taste and Adjust: Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning with more salt and pepper if necessary. You can also add more dried herbs or fresh herbs if you prefer a stronger flavor.
Serve: Once the tortellini is cooked, your vegan tortellini soup is ready to serve. Serve in bowls. Garnish each bowl with freshly chopped basil leaves and a sprinkling of grated vegan Parmesan cheese if desired.
tips to make the best soup
- If you want a healthy tortellini soup, add a handful of spinach or kale at the same time you add the tortellini.
- You can also add a cup and a half of white beans, kidney beans or cannellini beans to make it a little more filling.
- Finish with a spoonful of parsley and basil pesto, or finish by drizzling each bowl with olive oil.
- If you want a thicker tomato flavor, add a spoonful of tomato paste to the vegetables while they are sautéing.
How to store the soup?
This soup can be stored in the refrigerator or frozen. However you are going to store it, it is important to let it cool down very well. To store in the refrigerator, place the soup in a tightly covered tupperware container. The soup lasts up to three days. To reheat, place it in a pot on the stove over medium heat.
If you wish to store the soup for a longer period of time, you can freeze it. To do this, make sure the soup is completely cold and then divide it into individual or larger portions, according to your needs.
Place the soup in freezer bags or airtight containers, leaving a space at the top for expansion during freezing. Clearly label the portions with the date and place the bag in the congee horizontally.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are ravioli and tortellini the same thing? Although ravioli and tortellini are similar, they are not exactly the same. Both are types of stuffed pasta that originated in Italy but have some distinctive differences.
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VEGAN TORTELLINI SOUP: HEALTHY, DELICIOUS, AND QUICK FLAVOR-FILLED RECIPE
- 1 Soup Pot of 5 quarts or larger
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- ½ cup onion
- ½ cup carrots diced into small cubes
- ½ cup celery diced into small cubes
- 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped or thinly sliced
- 4 cups vegetable broth or water
- 1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons Italian spice blend
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt if using sea salt, use two teaspoons
- Approximately 9 oz 2 cups vegan tortellini.
- Sauté the Aromatics: Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, chopped garlic, diced carrots, and diced celery with a good pinch of salt. Sauté for about 5 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.
- Add Broth and Tomatoes: Add the canned diced tomatoes and the Italian spice blend. Season with a good pinch of salt. Let the tomatoes integrate with the sautéed vegetables and cook for a bit until you can see the bottom of the pot when you pass a spoon through. Then, pour in the water or vegetable broth. Stir well and bring the soup to a simmer.
- Cook Tortellini: Once the soup is simmering, add the tortellini if they are fresh. Follow the cooking instructions on the tortellini package, but it usually takes around 5-7 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. If you’re using dried tortellini, cook them separately and add them to the soup when they are cooked or al dente.
- Taste and Adjust: Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning with more salt and pepper if needed. You can also add more dried herbs or fresh herbs if you prefer a stronger flavor.
- Serve: Once the tortellini are cooked, your vegan tortellini soup is ready to serve. Ladle it into bowls and garnish each bowl with freshly chopped basil leaves and a sprinkle of vegan grated parmesan cheese if desired.
Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.