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Creamy Shrimp Tortellini Soup

Creamy Shrimp Tortellini Soup is packed with vegetables, so filling and so comforting – ready in about 30 minutes

Creamy Shrimp Tortellini Soup

I love to play around with my favorite recipes ! We normally have a chicken and vegetable based soup, but it can be adapted to include (or exclude!) ingredients easily.

This time round I was looking for a more filling soup using some Shrimp I had in the freezer. I took my basic recipe for a creamy chicken and vegetable soup and made Creamy Shrimp Tortellini Soup.

I know I have mentioned it before, but we are really having strange weather nowadays. First almost a week of a full blown heatwave, and lo and behold, the other morning started out cold.

And by cold, I mean freezing cold. It was cloudy, misty and just miserable outside. Not much later during the morning we received a high alert for Gauteng for severe thunderstorms, high winds and possibly hail as well. And hail is something that scares the heck out of me – especially here in Gauteng on the East Rand.

We have had our (more than fair!) share of hail damage during the years, as the hail we are getting, is the size of golf balls and bigger !

Creamy Shrimp Tortellini Soup

Right, so it was definitely a soup kinda day ! The creamy Shrimp and Tortellini soup turned out an instant winner and my family loved it.

Rich, thick, vegetable loaded, shrimp and with added cheese Tortellini ! How can this not be a new family favorite ? Not to mention that the soup is ready in under 30 minutes – perfect !

Creamy Shrimp Tortellini Soup

Don’t get me wrong, I will take colder weather any day over a hot day. My son is the same, hubby.. well, he is content with any kind of weather.

I would happily move to Antarctica, even though I always mention that South-Africa has the perfect weather. This soup and my favorite Chicken Noodle Soup will get me through any cold weather !

Creamy Shrimp Tortellini Soup

You can use just about any vegetable combination in this Shrimp Tortellini soup. The Chicken stock can also be substituted with Vegetable stock. Whichever flavor you use, try to use the KNORR stock pots – absolutely the best ! And of course homemade stock are always a great addition.

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I have used cheese Tortellini but you can use whichever one you prefer. The spinach Tortellini will work just as well and add a tiny bit of veggies as well.

Creamy Shrimp Tortellini Soup

Creamy Shrimp Tortellini Soup

Linda Nortje
Creamy Shrimp Tortellini Soup is packed with vegetables, so filling and so comforting - ready in about 30 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Course Soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 People


  • 2 TB Butter
  • 2 cups Frozen Vegetables defrosted (small chopped type)
  • 5 cups Milk
  • 1 KNORR Chicken Stock Pot (dissolved in a little boiling water)
  • 500 g Tortellini ( 16 oz ) I used cheese Tortellini
  • 250 g Frozen Cooked Shrimp defrosted (but not necessary) ( 8 oz )
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste


  • Heat the Butter in a large saucepan (with a lid) - saute the mixed Vegetables until soft ( 5 - 8 minutes )
  • Add the Milk as well as the dissolved Chicken Stock and bring to the boil
  • Stir in the Tortellini, lower the heat and simmer, partially covered, until done ( about 15 minutes )
  • Add the Shrimp, cover partially, and simmer for 2 - 3 minutes to heat through
  • Season to taste with Salt and Black Pepper


If the soup is not thick enough to your preference - mix 1 teaspoonful Cornflour ( Cornstarch ) with a little Milk - stir into the soup - cook, whilst stirring until thickened - this will only take a minute or two.
Nutrition value, where given, is not always accurate. Please also check your ingredient labels.

Serve immediately as the soup will thicken on standing.


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Creamy Shrimp Tortellini Soup
Creamy Shrimp Tortellini Soup
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Thursday 11th of January 2018

Oh my! Comfort food at it's absolute best! Can't wait to give this a try. Thanks for sharing :)

Rebecca Hubbell

Thursday 11th of January 2018

I bet there is tons of flavor in every bite of this soup! My husband loves tortellini so I'll have to make this recipe real soon!


Thursday 11th of January 2018

I've actually never had shrimp in soup before, but this sure looks delicious. I love all the other stuff you mentioned and I do like shrimp, sounds like a great combination.

Kristen Chidsey

Thursday 11th of January 2018

It is so cold this past week where I live, and unlike you I prefer warmer days. But I do love that the cooler weather makes it the perfect time for soup--and this creamy tortellini soup sounds perfect. Do you think it would be okay to leave out the shrimp?

Linda Nortje

Thursday 11th of January 2018

Kristen, I am sure you can leave out the shrimp (or sub the shrimp with chicken ? )


Thursday 11th of January 2018

It's been so cold and blustery where I live... and it totally makes me crave a warm, hearty bowl of soup! Your tortellini soup looks simply amazing! Just the cure for this cold weather. :)

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