Chicken Tortellini Soup


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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.

A serving of chicken tortellini soup in a white bowl.

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.

Chicken Tortellini Soup ingredients 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.

Overview of Chicken Tortellini Soup in a pot.

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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Review Recipe

Chicken Tortellini Soup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Chicken, Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American
This recipe is chock full of veggies, chicken, cheese and Italian seasonings.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 lb 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

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Instructions

  • 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.

Recipe Notes

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.

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
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A serving of chicken tortellini soup.
A serving of chicken tortellini soup.
Top image - a serving of chicken tortellini soup. Bottom image - Chicken tortellini soup prepared in a soup pot.

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    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.