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French Onion Tortellini Soup

This soup is delicious, pretty and unbelievably fast to make. For a creamy variation, I sometimes substitute cream of mushroom soup for the French onion soup. If there are any leftovers, they taste even better the next day. - Marsha Farley, Bangor, Maine
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed French onion soup, undiluted
  • 1 package (9 ounces) frozen cut green beans
  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil


  • In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 7-9 minutes or until tortellini is tender.
Alongside Tortellini Soup, serve refrigerated crescent rolls. Before baking, sprinkle the dough with Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 241 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 608mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • Kathleen
    Aug 11, 2020

    The basic recipe seemed too bland for me so I browned the beef with a tbsp. cajun seasoning. As I didn’t have the French onion soup, I made the cream of mushroom version and added 6 oz. of sliced mushrooms I had on hand, sautéed in the same pan as the beef until browned. Because I love zucchini, I used more plus some onion powder for flavor. This soup would be good with many combinations of different vegetables, especially fresh from the garden during the summer months.

  • Laura
    Jun 12, 2020

    This looks right up our alley! Making it meatless.

  • DuckyD
    Feb 13, 2019

    My son liked it better than I did. The only change that I made was to substitute beef broth for the 3.5 cups of water.

  • ljb703
    Mar 1, 2015

    Added a box of beef broth rather than water, used a small can of tomato paste rather than tomatoes, used a pkg of lipton onion soup mix rather than canned, so added a cup of water, added a tsp of black pepper, cooked everything but the pasta for 15 min, then with pasta for 10 min. Not bland. Yummy.

  • Rachel49707
    Dec 3, 2014

    This soup was very good but I added beef bouillon for more flavor. After that it was perfect and everyone loves it.

  • ckbray
    Jan 28, 2014

    I have to agree with previous posters. This soup was very bland. My 17 yr old son said it was awful and my husband said it wasn't bad but not good either. I won't be making this again. I made another Tortellini soup recipe that was much better with less ingredients.

  • lolohiser
    Nov 14, 2013

    Good when in a hurry!

  • jnjrok
    Nov 10, 2013

    Made as directed, but substituted canned green beans for frozen. I thought it was very bland and kept adding more and more seasonings until it had a bit more flavor. Will not make again.

  • jillEnsor
    Sep 19, 2013

    I made this recipe just like the recipe said and it was bland.

  • smerge
    Feb 2, 2013

    My Family loves this soup and easy to make