Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 32 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon DeLallo Extra Virign Olive Oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast (2 large breasts)
  • 9 cups chicken broth
  • 8.8 ounce package DeLallo Three Cheese Tortellini
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons packed frozen spinach (1/2 cup fresh baby spinach leaves)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves (1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Place a large sauce pot over medium heat. Add the olive oil and chopped onions. Saute for 3 minutes to soften. Then add the chopped bell pepper, carrots, and garlic. Saute another 3 minutes.
  2. Add whole chicken breasts, chicken broth, dried thyme, crushed red pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper to the pot. Bring to a simmer. Lower the heat a little and simmer 15 minutes, until the chicken in cooked through. Remove the chicken and place on a cutting board.
  3. Turn the heat back to medium. With the broth still simmering, stir in the DeLallo Three Cheese Tortellini. Stir well so it doesn't stick together. Then chop or shred the chicken and place back in the soup.
  4. Once the tortellini is cooked through, about 10-14 minutes, turn off the heat. Stir in 1/4 cup heavy cream, spinach, and parsley. Add a little more cream if desired. Taste, then salt and pepper as needed.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DeLallo Foods. All Italian-loving opinions are my own.

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33 comments on “Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

  1. Mike Hultquistposted October 19, 2016 at 8:44 am Reply

    This looks great, Sommer. Nice and creamy. Looking forward to trying it! Thanks for keeping it spicy. =)

  2. Jenny Flakeposted October 19, 2016 at 8:51 am Reply

    My kids love soup night, this looks fantastic!

  3. Maria Lichtyposted October 19, 2016 at 9:43 am Reply

    Perfect weather for soup!

  4. Marla Meridithposted October 19, 2016 at 2:55 pm Reply

    Such a tempting soup!

  5. Heather Christoposted October 19, 2016 at 4:26 pm Reply

    What great comfort food!

  6. Emily @ Life on Foodposted October 19, 2016 at 4:47 pm Reply

    This looks so good. I am a huge fan of soup. Once it is cold I could eat it every day. And just about do. Adding this recipe to the list.

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  8. Jordan @ Read and Eatposted October 20, 2016 at 7:11 am Reply

    This might seem kind of weird, but I’ve kind of only recently discovered how good tortellini is, so I’m excited to give this recipe a try!

  9. Mary pandremmenouposted October 20, 2016 at 10:47 am Reply

    Tortellini, chicken and soup…all in one dish…this will probably make my kid taste soups!!!! Marvellous!

  10. Gaby Dalkinposted October 20, 2016 at 5:03 pm Reply

    The flavor combo in this dish sounds amazing!!

  11. Reta Myersposted November 5, 2016 at 9:08 am Reply

    I’m excited to try this recipe. It sounds so delish!

  12. Sudha Steinposted November 12, 2016 at 9:38 am Reply

    I made this soup last night, delicious!!!!  A slight variation, used Italian sausage instead of chicken, but with chicken stock & added a spoonful of Lemon pickle to spice it up a bit. Perfect for my taste buds. Thank you

  13. Anne Hurrle-Kazekposted December 4, 2016 at 12:55 pm Reply

    9 cups of chicken broth?!? I am going to try this recipe tonight…just wanted to double check on amount of chicken broth…thanks!

    • Sommerposted December 6, 2016 at 8:33 am Reply

      Hi Anne,

      Yes, 9 cups. How did it turn out? :)

  14. Maureenposted December 11, 2016 at 10:24 am Reply

    I need to feed 5 people of which 4 are boys .

    This recipe says it yields 6 servings . Is this pretty accurate ? If so I would need to double receipe.

    Thank you 

  15. Kristiposted December 13, 2016 at 12:46 pm Reply

    Honwant to make this ahead for a party.  Would this be ok to keep in a crockpot or will noodles get funky??

    • Sommerposted December 15, 2016 at 8:54 am Reply

      Hi Kristi!

      If you plan to make the soup a day or two ahead, I would make the soup base, but not add the pasta until the day of the party. Then bring it to a boil before your guests arrive, and simmer as directed. You can put it in a crockpot to keep it warm after that. :)

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  17. Richelleposted December 19, 2016 at 8:16 pm Reply

    This soup is delicious!  I’ve made it twice and we love it!!

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  19. BAposted January 4, 2017 at 10:46 am Reply

    How does this soup freeze? Thanks!

    • Sommerposted January 9, 2017 at 9:19 am Reply

      Hi Brandi,

      Yes, however I would freeze it right away so the tortellini doesn’t absorb too much of the broth and turn soggy.

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  23. Sarahposted January 22, 2017 at 11:21 am Reply

    Could this be made in a crockpot ? 

  24. Michelleposted February 11, 2017 at 7:41 pm Reply

    The soup is awesome I added extra veggies and diced the chicken before I cooked it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. Sherry Claridaposted March 13, 2017 at 10:16 am Reply

    I would like the recipe for Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup. Thank You

  26. Kristin Avrilposted March 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm Reply

    I made this EXACTLY as written with one minor exception: I left out the crushed red pepper since I didn’t have any. Everything else was the same, and it was soooooo delicious! I love soup, and this really hit the spot. I will say that because of the tortellini, it was incredibly filling, so plan to eat less than you normally would with soup. I made a small bowl and still ended up not finishing it because it was so filling. Brava!

  27. Michelleposted April 24, 2017 at 10:30 pm Reply

    It was so good! Definitely be making again, its been a great meal in our unfortunately sick house!

  28. Bethposted May 2, 2017 at 1:27 pm Reply

    Made this Sunday for lunches this week and its amazing!!! Looking like I will have a lot leftover. Do you think it will freeze well, or should I try to use up the leftovers quickly.

    • Sommerposted May 7, 2017 at 12:15 pm Reply

      Hi Beth!

      Tortellini doesn’t usually freeze very well, but you could give it a try. If you do, let me know how it thaws out! :)

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