Cheese Tortellini in Curried Coconut Milk


We love this when coming home from work on a cold and rainy day, of which we have many in Vancouver, BC. It adds your favorite comfort foods—soup and pasta—together in a surprisingly delicious combination! We serve it with bread sticks or garlic bread.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 cups


  • 1 (9 ounce) package cheese tortellini

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 shallot, minced

  • 1 tablespoon curry powder, or to taste

  • 1 ½ cups vegetable broth

  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk

  • 1 tomato, chopped

  • 2 pickled jalapeno pepper slices, minced

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; stir in tortellini and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.

  2. Heat butter over medium heat in a saucepan; stir in shallot and saute until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add curry powder; cook and stir until a paste forms, about 1 minute.

  3. Pour vegetable broth into curry paste mixture. Stir until curry is dissolved, about 1 minute; bring to a boil. Slowly pour in coconut milk; adjust heat to return soup to a simmer.

  4. Stir tomato and jalapeno into soup, simmer 5 minutes more. Stir tortellini into soup; season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Notes:

Dried tortellini can be substituted for fresh tortellini. Green onions can be substituted for shallot.

This will be thin, the consistency of a soup. We like the soup with more liquid, as it is so tasty. I tend to add more broth and coconut milk. Additionally the spice of the soup can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing the amount of curry and jalapenos.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

451 Calories
30g Fat
39g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 451
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 23g 116%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 459mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 358mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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