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Slow Cooker Basil and Tomato Tortellini Soup

Homemade Slow Cooker Tomato Tortellini Soup with Basil is creamy and delicious with a minimum amount of prep-work and a maximum amount of comfort!


Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup

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Nothing says “comforting meal” during the fall and winter like a big bowl of soup.  But often soups and stews take about an hour to make from start to finish, and busy weeknights make it hard to fit that in.

Enter the crock pot!! Dumping everything in the slow cooker  in the morning and having an easy dinner ready for you is literally a huge life saver – especially when you are having to hustle between school and evenings activities.


Easy Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup with Cheese Tortellini

I wanted to create an easy tomato basil soup in the slow cooker  and make it almost effortless. A lot of recipes call for finely chopping your veggies before you add them into the crock pot – but honesty, who has time to do that? The morning hours are crazy enough without having to wake up 30 minutes early so you can perfectly dice your veggies.

Tomato Basil Soup with Cheese Tortellini

Another method some people recommend is to rough chop things in the morning, and then use a blender before you serve to make your soup as smooth as silk. This sounds awesome in theory, but have you ever tried to blend boiling hot soup with small children attached to your hip? Maybe its just me, but seriously – this is a recipe for disaster. I always make a giant mess, and I always fling soup the temperature of lava all over my clothes, my counters, and the kitchen rug (it used to be white, by the way. It’s not anymore). No, thank you!


Quick Tomato Basil Soup with Cheese Tortellini

My easy solution —-  use a food processor like a Magic Bullet!! Using the chop or puree setting to finely dice your onions, celery and carrots into tiny pieces not only cuts down on all that prep work, but it also makes the blending unnecessary. The nice thing about this is you can also make the veggies as finely diced, or pureed, as you want with just a few pushes of a button.


Crock Pot Tomato Soup with Tortellini


Then right before you eat, make a quick roux to help thicken up your soup and give you a nice consistency – add a few more ingredients and you are ready to eat! Homemade Tomato Tortellini Soup  with a small amount of work, and the max amount of flavor!


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Slow Cooker Basil and Tomato Tortellini Soup

Slow Cooker Basil and Tomato Tortellini Soup

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 10 minutes

Homemade Tomato and Basil Soup in the crock pot that is creamy and delicious with a minimum amount of prep-work and a maximum amount of comfort! 


  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 15 oz petite diced tomatoes
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 TBSP Butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 package refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • fresh parmesan or shredded italian cheese blend


  1. Use a food processor to finely dice/puree the onion, carrot and celery (you may have to do these separately depending on the size of your food processor).
  2. Place the pureed veggies into the crock pot along with the tomatoes chicken broth.
  3. Put the lid on and allow to cook for 7 hours on low.
  4. In a large skillet, melt the butter on medium heat.
  5. Whisk in the flour until well combined, and continue to whisk for 1 minute.
  6. Take out about 1.5 cups of the hot stock out of the crock pot and slowly, 1/4 cup of a time, whisk into the flour in the skillet. Whisk one addition completely in before adding the next 1/4 cup.
  7. When all the stock has been added, allow to cook for 1-2 minutes more.
  8. Transfer this into the crock pot and add the cheese tortellini with the oregano and salt and pepper.
  9. Place the lid on and allow to cook for about 15 minutes more.
  10. Stir in the fresh chopped basil before serving.
  11. Top with fresh grated parmesan cheese or shredded italian cheeses.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 195 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 24mg Sodium: 1284mg Carbohydrates: 27g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 10g Protein: 8g



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  • Reply
    Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats
    September 2, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    I'm putting this on my list to make soon!

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    Johnna Perry
    September 6, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    This is perfect for fall! Thank you.

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    Megan @ MegUnprocessed
    September 6, 2016 at 9:05 PM

    Love your photography!

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    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.
    September 7, 2016 at 12:59 AM

    Can't wait to try this!

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    Kelli Davidson
    September 7, 2016 at 4:16 PM

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    February 19, 2017 at 6:42 PM

    What changes might you make to do this in a Dutch Oven? (No crock pot, unfortunately, so I’d make on a Sunday)

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      February 26, 2017 at 2:59 AM

      You can totally make this on the stovetop!! Just simmer until heated through!

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    October 28, 2017 at 2:39 AM

    Super delicious! I used a submersible hand blender to puree the veggies after they had cooked, and instead of making the roux, I just put in a cup of heavy cream with the tortellini. I made it for a gathering with some friends and it was a hit. Thank you! I will definitely make this again.

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    Veena Azmanov
    January 25, 2018 at 1:04 PM

    This sounds so delicious. It’s like pizza in a bowl. I love ooye gooey cheesy so this has my name all over it.

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    February 6, 2018 at 2:38 AM

    After a cold and snowy day like today, I could definitely go for a hot bowl of this soup!

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    October 1, 2018 at 9:43 PM

    This looks yummy but I only have a 4 quart crock pot. How could I adjust the recipe so that I could make it??

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      October 2, 2018 at 1:10 AM

      Hey Beau! I would just reduce everything by half and make enough for 3-4 servings instead of 6-8! That would fit perfectly in your 4 quart!

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