There’s nothing like a cozy bowl of Chicken Tortellini Soup to warm you up at the end of a long day. This recipe is chock full of veggies, tender chunks of chicken, and pillowy soft cheese tortellini.

Serve this easy meal with a tossed salad and some crusty bread for dunking.

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What Is Chicken Tortellini Soup?

Tortellini soup is often cream, cheese and fat laden but this recipe is deliciously fresh. In addition to diced chicken and aromatic vegetables, it includes a simple tomato broth and cheese-filled tortellini. Savory home-cooked comfort at its best!

Flavor this soup with dried Italian herb seasoning for a delicious taste without having to pull out tons of spices, this herb mix combines basil, oregano, thyme, and rosemary.

Ingredients for Chicken Tortellini Soup in a pot

How to Make Chicken Tortellini Soup

It’s easy to make a quick and nutritious soup:

  1. Brown Chicken & Onion: In a soup pot, brown the diced onion and chicken chunks.
  2. Simmer Veggies & Broth: Add remaining ingredients and simmer until tender.
  3. Add Tortellini: Stir in the tortellini and let it simmer, it only needs a few minutes to cook.

TIP: If you won’t be eating all of the soup at once, cook the tortellini separately and add it to each bowl. If the tortellini sits in the leftovers, it will get soggy.

Delicious Variations:  Try sausage, chicken or spinach stuffed tortellini if you prefer.  Some mini ravioli are also an option if you can’t find tortellini. As for spinach, either fresh or frozen will do. This recipe is also a great way to use up leftover chicken breast.

Pot of Chicken Tortellini Soup

What to Serve with Chicken Tortellini Soup

Chicken with tortellini soup tastes great with sandwiches like grilled cheese, tuna melt or sliced turkey sandwiches. Or, make the meal simple with a delicious bread dish like sliced Italian bread.  Serve with olive oil dipping bowls, seasoned with parmesan cheese and the same Italian herbs you use for the soup.

Warm garlic bread or cheese biscuits would also taste sensational.

Can You Freeze Chicken Tortellini Soup?

Chicken and tortellini soup will keep in the fridge for up to four days, or in the freezer for up to four months. Reheat without thawing in advance, either in the microwave or on the stovetop on low heat.

This nourishing and tasty soup is the perfect recipe for cozy comfort anytime!

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Chicken Tortellini Soup

This recipe is chock full of veggies, chicken, cheese and Italian seasonings.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14 oz, with juices
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 package fresh cheese-filled tortellini 12 oz
  • 2 cups packed fresh spinach, chopped or kale
  • 1 bay leaf
  • parmesan for serving


  • Season chicken with salt & pepper.
  • In a large dutch oven, cook onion and chicken until browned (chicken does not need to be cooked through).
  • Add seasonings, chicken broth, tomatoes, carrots, celery, and bay leaf. Simmer 10 minutes.
  • Remove the bay leaf. Stir in tortellini and spinach, simmer an additional 7 minutes or until tortellini is tender.
  • Garnish with parmesan cheese if desired.


To make a creamy tomato soup add 1 cup of heavy cream along with the tortellini.
For a thicker tomato broth, replace diced tomatoes with crushed tomatoes.
If you won't be eating all of the soup at once, cook the tortellini separately and add it into each bowl. If the tortellini sits in the leftovers, it will get soggy.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 242 | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 923mg | Potassium: 553mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3449IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Chicken, Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American
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    1. I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for sure Connie, but it should work just fine. In step 4, continue cooking the tortellini until it is tender. If you try it I would love to hear how it turns out!

    1. Hi Holly, we haven’t tried this recipe in the slow cooker but I would recommend cooking it on LOW for 6-8 hours, or HIGH for 3-4 hours to ensure the chicken pieces are fully cooked, and adding in the tortellini towards the final 20 minutes or so of cooking.

    1. The soup itself can be cooked in the slow cooker. I would suggest adding the tortellini for the last 20 minutes or cooking it separately and adding it to each bowl as you serve.