This Instant Pot Tortellini Soup a hearty, creamy dish perfect for any occasion. Tender pasta is cooked with onions, garlic, tomatoes and spinach in a creamy, comforting soup! And it’s ready in just minutes in your Pressure Cooker!
Why You Will Love Instant Pot Tortellini Soup
- EASY – Making soups in an Instant Pot is quick and easy! Everything is prepared in one pot so clean up is a cinch! It as easy as making something in a slow cooker, but in a fraction of the time!
- DELICIOUS – A rich creamy broth and tender tortellini, with vibrant tomato flavors. Yum! By cooking this soup in a pressure cooker, you are sealing in all the flavors and aromas so that the end result is simply delicious!
Instant Pot Tortellini Soup
I love this recipe because there are just a handful of common ingredients and it’s so easy to make! That’s the Instant Pot for ya! For step-by-step instructions, check out the printable recipe card below. But here is what you’ll need to get started:
- EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL – We use the saute function to saute our onions and garlic. We love using EVOO for this, but if there is another oil you’d like to use, go for it.
- ONION – We used Yellow Onion for it’s milder, sweeter flavor. But you can substitute Red Onion if you’d like.
- GARLIC – Minced. You can mince your own garlic or use the stuff in the jar.
- TOMATO PASTE – You’ll add this to your onions and garlic.
- SPICES – We use a mixture of ground cumin and Italian spice.
- TORTELLINI – We use dry tortellini. Read below if you are planning on using fresh tortellini.
- SPINACH – You’ll want to use fresh spinach in this recipe. You can substitute baby spinach or kale if you’d like.
- VEGETABLE BROTH – If you don’t mind this not being vegetarian (or if you are going to add chicken anyways) you can substitute with Chicken Broth.
- CRUSHED TOMATOES – When pressure cooked with the other ingredients, you’ll get that rich, vibrant tomato flavor!
- COOKING CREAM – Read below for info on cooking cream.
- SALT AND BLACK PEPPER – Optional. To taste.
Can You Add Meat To Tortellini Soup?
Absolutely! Chicken or Italian Sausage would work great!
CHICKEN: just add 1.5 lbs of chicken to the soup when you add the vegetable broth and tomatoes, just before you close to lid to cook. You can use either boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, whichever you prefer. Put the chicken into the pressure cooker whole and, when done cooking, cut them up and put them back in when you put the cooking cream in.
ITALIAN SAUSAGE: Simply crumble your sausage and saute it with the onion and garlic. You can use any pork sausage you’d like.
What Is “Cooking Cream”? Do You Need To Use It?
We did use cooking cream in our recipe. Cooking Cream (also called Culinary Cream) is a great option to use in Pressure Cookers because it is stabilized to withstand high temperatures without curdling. If you have plain old Heavy Cream on hand, that will work too. I’ve used this often in other Instant Pot Recipes and it’s worked out fine. If you are looking for a vegan friendly, non-dairy option, I’ve also used Full Fat Coconut Milk as well!
Can You Use Fresh Tortellini?
We use dry tortellini for this dish, which requires us to add it before pressure cooking. If you want to use Fresh Tortellini, you can. You’ll just add it after the pressure cooking, when you add your cream. Just turn on the saute mode of your Instant Pot and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
Storage, Leftovers and Freezing
Store leftovers in an Airtight Container in your refrigerator. The leftover should be good for about 4-5 days. You can reheat Tortellini Soup in the microwave.
You can freeze Tortellini Soup. Let it cool to room temperature and put in an airtight, freezer safe container or a freezer bag. It will be good in your freezer for 4 month. Thaw overnight in your fridge.
Notes, Tips and FAQs
- ADD SOME HEAT – You can add a little spice by adding red pepper flakes when serving.
- MY BROTH IS TOO THIN? – If your broth is a bit too thin for your liking you can thicken it up by making a Cornstarch Slurry. Simply mix together equal parts Cornstarch and equal parts Water. Mix into the soup until you get the desired consistency.
- OTHER VEGETABLES TO ADD TO TORTELLINI – Celery, zucchini, carrot, broccoli or cauliflower would all work in this soup.
LOOKING FOR MORE SOUP RECIPES? CHECK OUT:
- BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP
- CROCKPOT CORN CHOWDER
- 8 CAN TACO SOUP
- CROCKPOT BLACK EYED PEAS
- HAM AND BEAN SOUP
I hope you enjoy this Instant Pot Tortellini Soup Recipe! I’d love to know how it turned out for you after you make it. Let me know in the comments!
Instant Pot Tortellini Soup
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 3 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp Italian spice
- 4 cups tortellini
- 6 oz. fresh spinach
- 5 cups vegetable broth
- 30 oz. crushed tomatoes
- 1 cup cooking cream
- Set Instant Pot to its saute setting and heat olive oil in inner pot.
- Add onion and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Add tomato paste and toss for another 2-3 minutes.
- Add ground cumin and Italian spice and mix.
- Turn off the saute function and add tortellini and fresh spinach.
- Follow by adding vegetable broth and crushed tomatoes.
- Attach lid to the Instant Pot and set on high pressure for 10 minutes.
- Once time is up, release the pressure.
- Remove lid from the Instant Pot and stir in cooking cream.
- Serve in individual bowls and enjoy.