Make-Ahead Pepper and Basil Tortellini Soup

Pepper and Basil Tortellini Soup
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 cups


  • 1 14.5 ounce can Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 ¼ cup water

  • 1 9 ounce package refrigerated three cheese-filled tortellini

  • 1 cup chopped red and/or yellow sweet peppers (2 small)

  • cup snipped fresh basil

  • 1 14.5 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • Salt

  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. In a 1-gallon freezer bag combine tomatoes, the water, tortellini, sweet peppers, and basil. Squeeze air from bag, seal, and freeze for up to 1 month.

  2. To serve, in a large saucepan bring broth to boiling; add frozen ingredients. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 20 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Season to taste with salt. If desired, top each serving with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
4g Fat
39g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 828mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 58.6mg 293%
Calcium 143mg 11%
Iron 2.8mg 16%
Potassium 177mg 4%
Folate, total 22.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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