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Creamy Ravioli Soup

Creamy ravioli soup is the perfect dish for a cold and cozy night. You’ll love this easy recipe that combines cheese-filled ravioli, fresh vegetables, and ground turkey in a creamy and flavorful broth. Plus, you can make this hearty soup in just one pot and 30 minutes. It’s a family-friendly meal that everyone will enjoy!

Overhead image of soup with ravioli in a soup pot.

There’s something incredibly comforting about a bowl of soup on a cold night. And, when you combine the richness of cheesy ravioli, flavorful ground turkey, fresh veggies, and an herby broth, the result is pretty awesome! If you’re a fan of lasagna soup, this creamy ravioli soup will make you very happy this winter.

Why This Is One of Our Favorite Easy Soup Recipes

  • One-pot meal. The soup is a complete meal in one pot, making it convenient to prepare and super easy to clean up.
  • Customizable. Ravioli soup is incredibly easy to customize. You can change the type of ravioli, the veggies, the meat (or opt for a vegetarian version), and the seasonings to suit your personal preferences.
  • Versatile. Ravioli soup is a complete meal on its own and can easily stand as a main dish. But, if you prefer a smaller portion, it makes a great side or starter.
  • Family-friendly. This soup is popular with children and adults alike, making it a good option for family meals. If you have young kids, you may opt for a smaller ravioli so they’re bite sized and easier for kids to eat.
Bowl of creamy ravioli soup.

What You’ll Need

  • Olive oil and butter
  • Pasta. The core of this dish is fresh cheese ravioli.
  • Veggies. Onion, carrot, baby spinach, and garlic.
  • Meat. Ground turkey or Italian sausage.
  • Seasonings. Basil, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  • For the broth. Chicken stock, crushed tomatoes, and half and half.
  • Garnish. Parmesan cheese.

How to Make Creamy Ravioli Soup

  1. Cook the veggies and meat. Heat olive oil and butter in a large pot or Dutch oven. Once hot, sauté onions and carrots until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the ground turkey (or sweet Italian sausage for more flavor) and brown; drain grease if necessary. Mix in garlic, basil, and oregano.
  2. Make the broth. Add crushed tomatoes and chicken broth and bring everything to a boil.
  3. Cook the ravioli. Add the ravioli to the broth and cook for 6 minutes or until they float and are tender.
  4. Finish. Stir in spinach until it’s wilted, then add a little half-and-half. Once the soup is simmering again, mix in Parmesan cheese and adjust spices to taste. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • Brown the meat. If you’re not super familiar with how to make soup, pay attention to this step! Browning the meat adds richness and great depth of flavor. I will sometimes cook the meat first and then add the veggies so everything can cook in the juices.
  • Season generously. Soup needs to be seasoned in layers to have the best flavor. I like to add salt and pepper to the meat, to the veggies, and then again at the end to finish.
  • Monitor the ravioli. The 6-minute cook time is a suggestion, but this can vary quite a bit depending on whether ravioli is fresh or frozen, small or large, and their shape. Be sure not to overcook, because you want to avoid mushy ravioli.
  • Adjust the consistency. Adjusting the consistency of your broth is really simple. If it’s too thick, just add a bit more broth. If it’s too thin, let it simmer for a few minutes to reduce.
  • Garnish the soup. A bowl of ravioli soup loves a nice topping of freshly grated parmesan cheese. You could also chop up a little fresh basil or add a drizzle of good olive oil. With these little additions, this soup will become one of your favorite comfort food recipes.
Overhead photo of ravioli soup in a pot.

What to Serve With Ravioli Soup

I think a great bowl of soup is the best dinner for cold weather. It’s always what I crave once the seasons turn! The great news, is that ravioli soup can be a full meal on its own. But if you’re looking for some great pairings you’re in luck! A bowl of this soup pairs great with my no knead Dutch oven bread, this grilled salmon salad, or this avocado tomato salad. You could also serve this authentic bruschetta to go with it and finish off with a slice of chocolate eclair cake. Get creative and enjoy!

A bowl with creamy ravioli soup. Torn up bread is placed near the bowl.

Storing Leftovers and Reheating

  • To store. Let the soup cool to room temperature and pour into an airtight container. Ravioli soup will keep in the fridge for about 3 to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.
  • To reheat. Simmer the soup over medium-low heat until heated through. If the soup is a little thick, just add a bit more broth.
Close up image of a soup with spinach and ravioli.

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5 from 20 votes

Creamy Ravioli Soup

Creamy ravioli soup is the perfect dish for a cold and cozy night. You’ll love this easy recipe that combines cheese-filled ravioli, fresh vegetables, and ground turkey in a creamy and flavorful broth. Cooked in one pot and ready in just 30 minutes!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: best dinner for cold weather, comfort food recipes, easy soup recipes, how to make soup, lasagna soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 325kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 carrot large, sliced into coins
  • 1 pound ground turkey, or Italian sausage
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper,
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 package (20 ounces) fresh cheese ravioli
  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 cups half and half, or heavy cream
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated, plus more for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil and butter in a large stock pot or Dutch oven.  Add onions and carrots; cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the ground meat and cook until browned. 
  • Drain grease, if needed, and stir in garlic, basil, and oregano; cook for 2 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes and chicken broth; bring to a boil.
  • Stir in the ravioli and cook for about 6 minutes or until the ravioli is just tender.
  • Stir in the chopped spinach and cook for 2 minutes or until the spinach is wilted. Slowly stir in half and half or cream.
  • Return the soup to a simmer and stir in the Parmesan cheese. Taste for salt and pepper and adjust accordingly.
  • Ladle into bowls and serve.

Notes

  • Sauté the onions and carrots well before adding other ingredients. This helps to develop their flavors and enhance the overall taste of the soup.
  • Brown the meat properly to add a rich flavor to the soup.
  • Cooking times for ravioli can vary based on whether they are fresh, frozen, or freeze-dried, as well as their size and shape. Watch them closely and test for doneness to avoid overcooked, mushy ravioli.
  • Spinach cooks quickly, so add it towards the end of cooking to preserve its color and texture.
  • When stirring in the ravioli, spinach, and half-and-half, do so gently to avoid breaking the ravioli.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 894mg | Potassium: 729mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2274IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 2mg

55 Comments

  • Carrie Robinson
    Feb 13, 2020 at 12:09 am

    Adding ravioli to soup is genius! Looks so good. 🙂

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Feb 13, 2020 at 2:01 pm

      Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
      • AJM
        Mar 20, 2022 at 9:22 pm

        Tried this tonite…OMG!! Its sooo good and filling! I love the 1/2&1/2 with the tomatoes…so creamy and tasty. And a quick too! Thank you so much for this. I will be making again and again!

        Reply
        • Katerina
          Katerina Petrovska
          Mar 22, 2022 at 2:17 pm

          Wonderful to hear! I am very happy you loved it! Thank you for chiming in! 🙂

          Reply
  • Chrissie Baker
    Feb 13, 2020 at 8:01 am

    5 stars
    This sounds wonderful, Katerina. I think I’m going to have to put it on my list of things to make soon.

    Reply
  • Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
    Feb 13, 2020 at 9:45 am

    5 stars
    This Creamy Ravioli Soup couldn’t look any more perfect!

    Reply
  • Toni
    Feb 13, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    5 stars
    I love how easy this is to make!!

    Reply
  • Sara Welch
    Feb 13, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    5 stars
    This is everything a gourmet meal should be, and then some! Adding this to my dinner line up for the week; definitely can’t pass this up!

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Feb 14, 2020 at 11:14 am

      I hope you enjoy it, Sara! Thank YOU!! 🙂

      Reply
  • Jacque Hastert
    Feb 14, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    5 stars
    Love everything about this soup! I love the use of fresh veggies and the creamy base that this soup has.

    Reply
  • Liz
    Mar 14, 2020 at 12:12 am

    Is it possible to make this meatless? Substitute beans for the turkey?

    Reply
  • Angie
    Oct 15, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    5 stars
    This soup is yummy! My husband said it is one of his favorites. Made just like recipe using sausage ravioli and Italian sausage.

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Oct 16, 2020 at 2:08 pm

      That’s great! I am very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Joanie
    Nov 3, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    5 stars
    This is a great easy soup and tastes even better on the 2nd day! My preference is to use tortellini or small bit size ravioli for easier spooning and eating. I had to add maybe 2 tsp. of pepper to give it some needed heat. i used chicken sausage as the meat. Definitely will make again. Next time I may cook the pasta in chicken broth and add to each bowl at serving time. Easier for storage. Thankyou!

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    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Nov 4, 2020 at 3:21 pm

      That’s great! I am very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Sarah
    Nov 7, 2020 at 12:47 am

    5 stars
    Amazing recipe!! Will definitely be making again!

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Nov 10, 2020 at 8:28 pm

      Thank YOU! I am very glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

      Reply
  • Wanda
    Nov 22, 2020 at 12:48 am

    5 stars
    OMG girl, this is by far the best soup I ever made…used gluten free cheese ravioli and used mix of turkey/italian sausage and only made half recipe, but my tastebuds are just going crazy right now. This is definitely a keeper for me…oh and only had frozen spinach but put it in when simmering tomatoes, etc and was perfect. Thank you SO much for this fantabulous recipe 🙂

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Dec 1, 2020 at 6:09 pm

      That’s great to hear! I am very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Holly
    Dec 1, 2020 at 2:58 am

    Can you make this in crockpot for how many hours

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    • Holly
      Jan 6, 2021 at 2:06 am

      Can this be made in crockpot for how many hours.
      Thanks

      Reply
      • Shelby
        Jan 11, 2023 at 7:33 pm

        Do the pasta at the end by turning up to high or on the stove. The rest would be 4 hours on high or 6 on low.

        Reply
  • Denise
    Jan 8, 2021 at 2:24 am

    What is half and half?!

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    • Katerina
      Katerina
      Jan 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm

      Half & Half is a blend of half cream and half milk. It’s sold in grocery stores near the milk and other dairy products.

      Reply
  • Terah
    Jan 28, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    5 stars
    This is one of the best soups I have made. I used gluten free ravioli and it was amazing! Thank you!

    Reply
  • Stephanie Barnes
    Jan 30, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    Unfortunately I have been unable to find Spinach or anything like it …will it be alright without the spinach ? or do u have another suggestion in place of ?

    Reply
    • Darlene
      Dec 13, 2021 at 7:59 pm

      Kale is also good to use in place of spinach

      Reply
  • Linda Curnow
    Nov 11, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    5 stars
    Delicious soup! I used a combination of chicken stock and chicken bone broth. Spinach and cheese ravioli plus the spinach called for in the recipe.
    I just love this soup on a chilly fall night. Will be making it again during the the winter months.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe.
    Linda

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    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Nov 13, 2021 at 10:43 am

      That’s great to hear! I’m very glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for chiming in! 🙂

      Reply
  • VANINA
    Dec 26, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious and simple. Just had the idea today, I like to also try it with pumpkin ravioles.

    Reply
  • Jodi
    Jan 16, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    I need something for a large group, can I double this? I have a large dutch oven.

    Reply
  • Shelley Bowen
    Jan 30, 2022 at 2:28 pm

    5 stars
    This was very good. I had frozen, braised beef ravioli, so I used it instead of fresh. I also left out the ground turkey since I had meat in the ravioli. My husband commented that if it were a little thicker, it would be a good sauce over pasta. Will definitely make again and try with cheese-filled ravioli. A keeper!

    Reply
  • Lexi
    Feb 8, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    5 stars
    Oh my god so good, I’m vegetarian so I switched out the meat for spicy soy chorizo, and used spicy vegetarian broth and let me tell you that it is the best soup I’ve made! Will definitely be making this again

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    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Feb 9, 2022 at 1:04 pm

      That’s great to hear! I’m very happy you loved it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Jillian
    Sep 30, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    5 stars
    This is such a yummy hearty soup. My family loves it. This last time I didn’t have any ground turkey but happened to have a bag of frozen turkey meatballs. I added them at the same time as the spinach. It was so good! Just thought I’d pass that along as an option to anyone else who makes it.

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    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Oct 3, 2022 at 11:39 am

      That’s great! I’m very glad you and your family enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Hannah
    Oct 31, 2022 at 11:12 am

    I made a couple adjustments to this for my own taste; I used a 14 Oz can of tomato sauce instead of crushed tomato only because im not fond of the chunks of tomato. I actually had minced garlic and forgot to put it in so I added about a tablespoon and a half of garlic powder in the broth. I also added a bay leaf and let it simmer just a little before adding the ravioli. It turned out great. Makes enough for the whole family. Boyfriend and I will definitely eat the left overs.

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    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Nov 1, 2022 at 11:25 am

      That’s great! I’m very glad you and your boyfriend enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Jo
    Feb 20, 2023 at 7:45 pm

    This soup was so good, it’s at the top of my list and will definitely make it again!

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Feb 21, 2023 at 2:22 pm

      That’s great! I am very glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
    • Jennifer
      Oct 16, 2023 at 9:37 am

      Can you use frozen ravioli?

      Reply
  • Sally
    Mar 11, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    5 stars
    I used mushroom ravioli and it was delicious

    Reply
  • Susanne
    Aug 31, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    5 stars
    Looking forward to making this delicious soup recipe. Do you think this soup could be frozen? I’d like to share, as I am making a freezer full of “freezer” meals to take to our son and his wife. I’m enjoying your website, Thank you.

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    • Katerina
      Katerina
      Sep 1, 2023 at 7:10 am

      Hi!
      Technically, you can freeze any soup/food, but the problem is the texture after it is thawed. Soups with any cream or milk tend to separate with freezing. This leads to a grainy textured soup after reheating. My suggestion is to freeze the soup without adding in the dairy, and when it comes time to reheat, you can stir in the dairy while the soup is heating on the stovetop. Or, you can make the soup, cream included, but when reheating, do it over low heat and stir as often as possible.

      Reply
  • Beth
    Nov 1, 2023 at 2:46 pm

    5 stars
    This soup is absolutely delicious. I made it last night for dinner, and it was a huge hit. This has a new permanent place in my recipe rotation.

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Nov 2, 2023 at 1:46 pm

      That’s great! I am very glad everyone enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Erin | Dinners, Dishes and Dessert
    Nov 1, 2023 at 11:26 pm

    Looks so good! Adding on our must make list!

    Reply
  • Catalina
    Nov 2, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    5 stars
    I love how creamy and rich this ravioli soup is! My family won’t resist it!

    Reply
  • Sandra
    Nov 3, 2023 at 11:12 am

    5 stars
    I love everything about this soup! Easy, flavorful, and delicious! Will definitely make it again!

    Reply

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