This is our twist on a classic favorite. We added tortellini to it instead of bread and diced the onions (instead of leaving them in the traditional, long strings), so you will get the best flavors in every bite! While this soup still requires a bit of time it is well worth the effort and actually much faster than the traditional version, which requires individual dishes to be made.

French Onion Tortellini Soup

Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

45 min

Total Time

55 min

Recipe Type: Soup

Serving Size: 1 cup

Makes 10 servings


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 4 onions, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 cup red wine
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 8 ounces fresh tortellini
  • Parmesan optional topping
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large a pot, pelt the butter. Toss in onions, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, salt, and pepper and cook for about 30 minutes or until the onions are caramelized.
  2. Add the red wine and bring to a boil. Continually stir to keep the onions from burning and cook until the wine has evaporated.
  3. When the onions are dry, whisk in the flour and stir continually. Cook on medium low for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the beef broth and bring to a boil.
  5. Place in the tortellini and cook for 8 minutes or until the tortellini is cooked to desired tenderness.
  6. Serve warm topped with parmesan, if desired.
Calories 220 (100 from fat)
Total fat 11g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 550mg
Carbohydrate 20g (2g dietary fiber, 3g sugar)
Protein 7g

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