1. In a heavy bottomed 8 quart pot, heat oil over medium-high heat.
2. Add onions, celery, and carrots to oil. Stir to coat vegetables in oil. Cook covered for 5-7 minutes until onions are translucent.
3. Add basil, peppers, garlic, red pepper, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil. Add tomatoes, broth, and water. Return to a rolling boil.
4. Add tortellini and cook according to package directions. Serve and enjoy!