Spicy tortellini soup is a delicious Italian-American soup made with Instant Pot. This soup tastes fantastic with the tender tortellini, which melts in your mouth. This delicious soup is made with loads of fresh vegetables, with smoky roasted green and red peppers.
Get ready; let's look into this easy and delicious Instant Pot recipe for the Spicy Vegetable Tortellini soup.
If you want a hot appetizer for the party or need a comforting meal for busy weeknights. This soup is perfect for you. A wholesome meal made ready in less than 30 minutes.
This month, I’m heavily focusing on reducing my weight and concentrating more on clean food. This is an effortless attempt to satisfy both my craving and active sense.
This is the instant pot version of making spicy tortellini soup. But you can use the pressure cooker or stovetop method.
What is tortellini?
This is a classic Italian ingredient made with cheese filling. This is a unique variety of pasta where cheese is wrapped beautifully in the pasta sheet. Available as frozen or refrigerated, or as dried.
They're bite-sized, about 2 inches long. This is great for making exotic party dishes or hearty food for busy weeknight dinners like this spicy tortellini soup.
The types of tortellini:
There are varieties of tortellini available in the market with different flavors. Though all of them will be good to make this soup, I would prefer to go over the cheese tortellini.
This spicy tortellini soup has flavors so plain cheese tortellini would be a perfect addition. This complements well with all the beautiful flavors of the vegetables. Three cheese or cheese tortellini would be perfect for making this spicy soup.
Can you refrigerate tortellini soup?
You may store the leftover tortellini soup in the refrigerator in an airtight container. I would not advise keeping it in the fridge for more than a day since we have added all the fresh vegetables here. As a result, it is better to consume the soup within a day after refrigeration.
How long will this soup last?
It stays good for a day when refrigerated and lasts about 2 months when frozen.
Is it possible to make vegan tortellini soup?
Are you looking to make this recipe in a vegan way? Then substitute tortellini with vegan tortellini. Stores do carry vegan tortellini, where pasta is filled with vegan cheese.
Key ingredients for spicy tortellini soup:
Tortellini. Many varieties of tortellini are available in the market, like chicken tortellini, beef tortellini, or cheese tortellini. You may use any of its kind. Today, I made this recipe with three-cheese tortellini.
I find cheese tortellini is excellent for making this vegetable soup. So, it is up to you to decide on the variety depending on your requisition.
The stores do carry fresh, refrigerated, frozen, or dried forms. Using fresh tortellini is always welcome. But getting them is hard.
Frozen or refrigerated are equally good not only for this recipe but for any other recipes as well. I used to get the Frozen tortellini from Walmart. It cost about $3.
I can make two batches of soup for my family dinner; this is great for the price and the comforting Vegetable Tortellini soup.
Red and green peppers. Adding red pepper gives a full flavor and color to the soap. I have added green peppers as I had them from my garden. Using both the peppers or any one of them will do its job.
Vegetables. You may add any vegetables to the soup according to its seasonal availability. Since this is the harvesting season, we get a good quality of vegetables from the nearby farmers market in abundance.
Using fresh vegetables is always good, but in its absence, you may also use frozen vegetables for making this spicy tortellini soup.
Seasonings. I have added time-dried thyme, oregano, and basil. I find this combo gives me a great, wholesome flavor. But instead of adding these three ingredients separately, you may add Italian seasoning.
The vegetable broth. If you want to make your own, look into the Homemade vegetable broth. The store-bought vegetable broth is also suitable for making this tortellini vegetable soup.
Variations for spicy tortellini soup
- Add chicken sausages, turkey sausage, or meatballs to give an all-new dimension to the soup.
- Add cream cheese to the soup to make it creamy and cheesy.
- Add double that quantity of the tomatoes. This makes soup tangy.
- Add two cups of spinach to make spinach tortellini soup suitable for health, adding more nutrients.
- Add fresh basil leaves just before serving; it gives you a beautiful aroma and enhances the taste of the soup.
How to make spicy tortellini soup:
Preparing. Wash and rinse the vegetables under running water. Chop carrots, mushrooms, green beans, and cauliflower. Thinly slice green and red pepper. Mince garlic finely.
Sauteing. Keep the Instant Pot in sauteing mode. Add olive oil, garlic, red pepper, and green pepper. Saute until garlic leaves out the aroma and the edges of the peppers become golden brown.
Cooking. Add water, vegetables, vegetable broth, and salt. Set the Instant Pot to 10 minutes. Allow the steam to release by itself. Then add tortellini and close the lid. Set the timing manually for 3 minutes.
When the cooking cycle ends, quickly release the pressure in small intervals, manually removing the steam for a couple of seconds in regular intervals. This will prevent soup from spewing out with smoke.
Seasoning. When the Instant Pot pressure gets released, add dried oregano, thyme, and basil. Adjust salt and serve. Sprinkle cheese on the top if desired.
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Printable recipe card
Spicy tortellini soup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon garlic minced
- ¼ cup red bell pepper
- ¼ cup green bell pepper
- ¼ cup sweet corn
- ¼ cup green peas
- ½ cup carrot chopped
- ½ cup mushrooms sliced
- ½ cup cauliflower florets
- 1 cup green beans
- 1 cup tomato chopped
- 1 cup water
- 2 cup vegetable broth
- 1 salt or as required
- 1 cup tortellini frozen
- ⅙ teaspoon oregano dried
- ⅙ teaspoon thyme dried
- ⅙ teaspoon basil dried
- ½ teaspoon red chili flakes /or as per your choice
- Set instant pot in saute mode.
- Add olive oil, minced garlic, red bell pepper slices, green bell peppers slices.
- Saute until the peppers shrink down from its original shape or garlic discolors slightly.
- Now corn, peas, carrots, mushroom, cauliflower, green beans, tomato, vegetable broth, and water.
- Close the lid and set the timer for 10 minutes manually.
- Once cooked, then allow the instant pot to release the pressure naturally(normally it would take 10-12 minutes).
- Open the lid and add salt and tortellini.
- Now set the timer for 3 minutes manually by using +,- buttons.
- Once the cooking cycle ends, quick release the pressure manually for a couple of seconds at regular intervals.
- Once the Instant pot completely released the pressure. Open the lid and add dried oregano, thyme, basil, and red pepper flakes. Adjust the salt.
- Transfer the soup to the serving bowls and serve hot.
Cook the vegetables in a soup pot by adding 2 cups more water than the recipe says. Cover the lid and cook on medium flame by stirring occasionally.