Keep a bag of frozen tortellini tucked away in your freezer and you can rest easy knowing that a quick meal is always at the ready. This series on fast tortellini dinners will show you how to transform frozen tortellini into dinner using pantry staples and a few surprising techniques. Pasta sauce is just the beginning!
Here's a quick and easy trick to improve a box of tomato soup or take your favorite homemade version to the next level: Simply grab some tortellini from the freezer and pour them right in. Tortellini — especially the cheesy kind — are right at home in tomato soup. Add them straight from the freezer and tack on an extra few minutes of simmering to make sure they're heated through. This clever combo is one of the easiest ways to enjoy a bowl of comfort food on the nights when you don't have much time to spare.
Why You Should Add Tortellini to Tomato Soup
Adding tortellini to tomato soup instantly makes it more hearty and satisfying. Go for cheese tortellini if you want to keep the meal vegetarian, or opt for meat-filled tortellini if that's not a priority. Plus, there's no need to boil the frozen tortellini separately — just let it cook right in the simmering soup.
How to Make It
Either bring your favorite store-bought tomato soup to a simmer on the stove or make it from scratch. Pour in frozen tortellini and let the soup simmer for another six to eight minutes, until the pasta is cooked through. Ladle into bowls and enjoy.