Creamy homemade slow cooker tomato and cheese tortellini soup. This easy and flavorful meal is perfect for any night of the week!

I’ve mentioned before how I don’t normally go to the theater to see movies, because it’s so expensive! Even if you go to a matinee, when the price is reduced, it’s still expensive. Tickets, snacks, drinks… it all adds up SO fast. However, I’m seriously tempted to go see Rogue One while it’s still in theaters, because we finally caught up on all of the others this weekend! We’re hooked. I never thought we’d all be Star Wars fans, but I think it’s safe to say that we might be. I kind of always have been but just slacked off on the new ones. I wanted to stick to the originals, the classics, but the new ones are SO good. So, if you haven’t seen them, I definitely recommend checking them out!

We’ve had a strange bird change in our yard this year. Normally we have a ton of little birds that hang out all winter long. I’ve seen fewer small birds and way more larger birds like cardinals, woodpeckers and groups of bluejays. We’re talking 4 or 5 bluejays at a time at the feeder, which is very unusual for us. They’re fun to see, but I do miss the smaller birds. The larger birds tend to scare all of the others away and hog the food. Tsk tsk!

Growing up, snow days meant soup and grilled cheese… and of course, hot chocolate! Classic winter comfort food. I always had chicken noodle… classic kid soup, that I still totally love. But, my mom always had tomato soup.

And, since it snowed this weekend, it’s a perfect time to share a tomato soup recipe!

This tomato soup is so creamy and ridiculously easy, but also packed full of flavor. To make it more filling, I added cheese tortellini… because who can resist pasta or cheese?!

This comforting slow cooker tomato tortellini soup is an absolute must make. A classic soup, perfect to warm up with on a cold winter day!

This is guaranteed to become a new favorite! Be sure to add it to your dinner plans!

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Slow Cooker Tomato Tortellini Soup

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 35 minutes
Yield: 6 plus
Creamy homemade slow cooker tomato and cheese tortellini soup. This easy and flavorful meal is perfect for any night of the week!


  • 1 C yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 28 oz diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, optional
  • 4 C chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 20 oz refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • Parmesan cheese, for topping
  • Basil for garnish, optional


  • To the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker add onion, garlic, tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, seasonings and bay leaves. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours. 
  • When initial cook time is up, remove and discard bay leaves. Use an immersion blender to puree soup. Alternatively, soup may be carefully pureed in a blender in batches. Stir heavy cream into pureed soup. Add refrigerated cheese tortellini to soup, stir gently and return cover. Continue cooking for an additional 20-30 minutes. 
  • Divide between bowls. Serve with freshly grated parmesan cheese. 


Recipe serves roughly 6-8.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel


Calories: 424kcal, Carbohydrates: 55g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 61mg, Sodium: 1736mg, Potassium: 558mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 788IU, Vitamin C: 20mg, Calcium: 218mg, Iron: 5mg
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Course: Soup

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Creamy homemade slow cooker tomato and cheese tortellini soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel