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Tortellini Taco Soup

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My Tortellini Taco Soup makes the perfect quick fix weeknight dinner for the whole family!
Taco Tortellini Soup

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you new Mexican Style family recipes.  This is the best time of year to make big pots of soup.  We are loving this fun twist on taco soup.  The tortellini brings a great layer of flavor and the kids go nuts for it.  This soup takes just minutes to prepare, perfect for busy school weeknights.  Add this one to your meal plan, you’ll be glad you did!

Taco Tortellini Soup

You’ll use Old El Paso’s Original Taco Seasoning Mix along with some simple pantry/refrigerator ingredients.

Taco Tortellini Soup

You’ll start by sautéing some chopped onions in hot oil.

Taco Tortellini Soup

Add some minced garlic, stirring until veggies are softened.

Taco Tortellini Soup

Add the ground beef and seasonings, cooking until browned.

Taco Tortellini Soup

Slowly add your broth.

Taco Tortellini Soup

Add your taco seasoning.


Taco Tortellini Soup

Add your ground cumin.

Taco Tortellini Soup

Stir in fresh, frozen or canned corn.

Taco Tortellini Soup

Add your tomatoes.

Taco Tortellini Soup

Slowly add your tortellini.

Taco Tortellini Soup

Stir and let cook for about 8-10 minutes, until al dente.  Remove from heat when tortellini is done.

Taco Tortellini Soup

What a beautiful pot of soup to serve your family and friends this season!

Taco Tortellini Soup

Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro, sour cream and shredded cheeses if you’d like.  Enjoy!

Taco Tortellini Soup


Tortellini Taco Soup

Taco Tortellini SoupPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 20 min | Total time: 30 min


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 32 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 packet Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • two 10 ounce cans diced tomatoes with chilies, mild
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 pound cheese filled tortellini
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat oil in large dutch oven over medium heat. When hot, add onion and garlic, cooking until softened.
  2. Stir in beef, sold and pepper cooking until browned. Add broth, taco seasoning, tomatoes and corn. Increase heat to medium high and stir in uncooked tortellini. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Immediately remove soup from heat when pasta is cooked. Stir in fresh cilantro and serve.

Makes 8 Servings

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  1. 1

    It’s amazing how good a pot of soup can taste at this time of year. Love your addition of tortellini, to make this one heartier. My teenage son could eat half this pot of soup in one sitting! Printing the recipe right now.

  2. 2

    This looks like a perfect Fall season dinner! Looking forward to having a big bowl of this soup soon!

  3. 3
    Maria Lichty says:

    I always love a quick weeknight dinner recipe!

  4. 4

    What great weeknight comfort food!

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    Nicole says:

    I am so ready for soup season! This looks perfect for those chilly Fall and Winter nights!

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    Jamie Burdorf says:

    Would you be able to freeze this and just not add the tortellini until the very end? What are your thoughts?

  7. 7

    I just want to dive into this soup!

  8. 8
    Sarah says:

    How much ground cumin should I use? I don’t see it listed in the recipe?

    Looks delicious!!!

  9. 9

    I am telling you, when I add Taco Seasoning to just about any dish my kids automatically love it! What a smart idea mixing it into tortellini soup! I would have never thought to do that!

  10. 10
    Joan says:

    I would also like to know how much cumin to add–it looks like a lot in the photo.

  11. 11

    We are loving up soup in Telluride, CO this time of the year! Must try this!

  12. 12

    Love the simplicity of this for weeknight meals!

  13. 13
    RJ says:

    Could I use a different type of pasta besides tortellini?

  14. 14
    Kalpana says:

    Hi Jenny ! Thanks for sharing tortellini taco soup recipe with us. It looks delicious and mouthwatering.I’m glad if you could join my online kitchen also. Thanks

  15. 15

    I want a bowl of this soup for dinner!

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    Tammy says:

    If I were to create this for work using crock pot to warm, when would you put the tortellini it? Thanks you your wonderful recipes!

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