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Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup – A quick and easy soup that is perfect for a cold night.  Warm up with this cozy soup filled with vegetables, chicken and tortellini all in a delicious creamy broth. 

I absolutely love soup on a cold night.  But sometimes soup can take forever to make, and I just don’t have time on busy weeknights to let soup simmer for an hour before dinner is done.  So this chicken tortellini soup is perfect, because it is ready in about 30 minutes.  Super comforting and ready fast?  That is my definition of perfection!  I like to save something like Beef Barley Soup for a weekend when I have more time. 

Creamy Chicken Tortellini soup is super quick and easy to make. Great for busy weeknights

 

To make this soup quick and easy I rely on a little help from the store with fresh made tortellini (you can use the frozen stuff as well) and a good quality chicken broth.  Both things help give the soup great flavor without any extra time or effort on my part.  You can even use a rotisserie chicken to make it even easier on yourself!  Just pull apart the meat and add to the soup to heat it through and you are done.  So simple!  

What Kind of Chicken Do You Use

There are a couple options for cooking the chicken in this soup.  You can use raw chicken breasts that you poach in the chicken broth as the soup cooks.  Then you just remove the chicken, shred it into bite sized pieces and add back to the soup at the end.  You can also use leftover chicken that you just add during the last few minutes of cooking to heat it through.  Rotisserie chicken is also a great option.  You can shred about 2 cups of chicken that you add to the soup without any real work for you. 

A warm and comforting bowl of tortellini soup is the best on a cold night

How to Make Chicken Tortellini Soup

  1. Saute together onion, celery, carrots and garlic until they are soft and tender
  2. Next pour in the chicken broth and season with salt, pepper and thyme.
  3. If you are using raw chicken, this is when you would add it. Let is simmer until it is cooked and then remove to shred it. 
  4. After the broth is simmering add in the tortellini and let them cook until they are tender (usually about 5-6 minutes depending on the package that you buy).  
  5. At the last minute stir in the creamy and parsley.  Adjust the seasonings as needed and you are ready to serve. ‘
Get this soup on the table in minutes! Super easy and comforting creamy chicken tortellini soup is great for busy weeknights

What Kind Of Tortellini To Use

I like to use the fresh cheese tortellini you find in the refrigerated section at the grocery store. But really any kind works. If you have frozen or even dried, you can use them. You just add them to the soup and simmer until they are done. So it may take less or more time than directed, but it will still work great!

Can I Make This Ahead

This tortellini soup is really hard to make ahead of time, because the tortellini absorb the broth as it sits and just become mushy.  If you want to make it head of time, your best bet is to prep everything until the point of adding the tortellini and then stop.  You could refrigerate or freeze the soup at this point.  And then when you are ready to eat the soup bring the broth to a simmer again and add the tortellini.

Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup - A quick and easy soup that is perfect for a cold night.  Warm up with this cozy soup filled with vegetables, chicken and tortellini all in a delicious creamy broth. 

Getting dinner on the table every night can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be.  Having a few easy recipes in your back pocket can make life easier.  This Spaghetti & Meatball soup is another favorite that with just a little help from the store can be on the table in minutes.  

What to Serve with Tortellini Soup

close up tortellini soup in a bowl

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Yield: 6

Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup - A quick and easy soup that is perfect for a cold night.  Warm up with this cozy soup filled with vegetables, chicken and tortellini all in a delicious creamy broth. 

Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup - A quick and easy soup that is perfect for a cold night.  Warm up with this cozy soup filled with vegetables, chicken and tortellini all in a delicious creamy broth. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 small Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk Celery, finely chopped
  • 2 medium Carrots, peeled and diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 6 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 pound Chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 9 ounces Fresh Cheese Tortellini
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

Instructions

    1. In a large pot heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion, celery and carrots. Cook for 5-6 minutes until soft. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute.
    2. Add broth and bring to a simmer.
    3. Add cooked chicken, uncooked tortellini, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the tortellini are cooked through.
    4. Stir in cream and parsley to serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 415Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 116mgSodium 1525mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 27g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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Sarah

Tuesday 26th of March 2024

This is so good! Quick and easy too…

Debra Casey

Thursday 13th of October 2022

Can you use frozen tortellini instead of fresh?

Erin S

Monday 17th of October 2022

Absolutely, just cook it until the tortellini is done

Nancy L Kuclo

Friday 6th of August 2021

Does the soup freeze well?

Erin S

Friday 6th of August 2021

The tortellini tends to soak up the broth as it cools. So if I have leftovers or what to make extra to freeze, I just leave the tortellini out and add it when I am reheating later.

marguerite

Thursday 16th of January 2020

How many carrots did you use?

Erin S

Thursday 16th of January 2020

I used 2 small/medium carrots. Thanks for pointing that out, I will get the recipe updated.

Jacque Hastert

Monday 13th of January 2020

Love how quick and easy this soup is. It will be the perfect soup to enjoy on this cold evening tonight!

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