Chicken Tortellini Soup
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Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe – A cozy blend of chicken, vegetables, spice, cheese, and tortellini in a thin creamy broth. Lightened-up!
There is nothing, nothing, as comforting as walking into the house after a long day to the wafting aroma of chicken tortellini soup.
Today’s Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup is a healthified version of a heavier cream-based soup.
I haven’t removed the essential elements that make it special such as tender chicken, hearty cheese tortellini, and even a little cream. I’ve just reduced certain ingredients, so you can feel good about serving this Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup to your family.
And maybe even having seconds.
Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup
I used plenty of fresh veggies and herbs, boneless skinless chicken breasts, and DeLallo Three Cheese Tortellini found in the dried pasta section of your grocery store.
I am partial to DeLallo products because they take such care in making sure they import and produce the very best Italian foods in the country.
Starting from humble beginnings, selling Italian imports from the back of a truck, this family business has grown into the true American dream. The grandchildren now carry on mom and dad’s vision with a DeLallo Store in Jeanette, Pennsylvania, and DeLallo products sold in supermarkets from coast to coast.
I just love that!
Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe
I stay stocked up on DeLallo olives, olive oil, pasta, and tomatoes. This dried tortellini is a marvelous pantry item, because it allows you to keep rich luxurious tortellini on hand all the time.
Adding it to this Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup gives it the extra something that makes it a true fall favorite.
Just look at the hearty chunks of shredded chicken, fresh vegetables, and glorious cheese-filled tortellini. It’s a satisfying meal any night of the week.
What Ingredients You Will Need
- DeLallo Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Large Sweet Onion – peeled and chopped
- Red Bell Pepper – seeded and chopped
- Carrots – sliced
- Minced Garlic Cloves
- Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
- Chicken Broth
- DeLallo Three-Cheese Tortellini Pasta
- Heavy Cream
- Packed Frozen Spinach – or fresh baby spinach leaves
- Fresh Chopped Parsley
- Dried Thyme Leaves – or fresh thyme leaves
- Crushed Red Pepper
- Salt and Pepper
How To Make Chicken Tortellini Soup
This Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup is quick and easy to make, yet offers so much wow-factor, your family will ask for it again and again!
- Saute. 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.
- Simmer. Add whole raw chicken breasts, chicken broth, dried thyme, crushed red pepper, salt, and ground black pepper to the pot. Bring to a simmer. Lower the heat a little and simmer for 15 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken and place on a cutting board.
- Cook Pasta. 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.
- Cream and Season. Once the tortellini is cooked through, about 10-14 minutes, turn off the heat. Stir in heavy cream, spinach, and parsley. Add a little more cream if desired. Taste, then salt and pepper as needed.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Do These Leftovers Last?
You can store this recipe in your fridge inside an airtight container for 3 to 4 days.
Can I Freeze This Recipe?
You can freeze it with the pasta. Just make sure to thaw it at room temperature, undisturbed, before stirring or reheating. If you try to heat and thaw at the same time, the tortellini will disintegrate.
Is 2 tablespoons of frozen spinach a typo?
No, the frozen spinach is cooked down and concentrated. If using fresh spinach, use ½-¾ cup.
Can I Make This In The Crockpot?
Yes! Make sure to sauté the veggies on the stovetop first. Then you can slow cook the soup (without the pasta) for 3-4 hours on high, or 6-8 hours on low. I would add in the pasta only 30 minutes before serving.
Can I Use Pre-Cooked Chicken?
Yes! In a pinch, adding leftover or rotisserie chicken is a great idea. Be sure to add it in when you add the tortellini.
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DeLallo Foods. All Italian-loving opinions are my own.
Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe
- 1 tablespoon DeLallo Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 large sweet onion, peeled and chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 2 cups carrots, sliced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast (2 large breasts)
- 9 cups chicken broth
- 8.8 ounces DeLallo Three-Cheese Tortellini Pasta
- 1/4 – 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons packed frozen spinach or 1/2 cup fresh baby spinach leaves
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves or 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- Salt and pepper
- 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.
- Add whole raw 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.
- 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.
- 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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This is such a delicious soup also a great article about every detail related to this soup.
Thanks Sommer Collier
Can you please help to explain how the carb and calorie is so high? The ingredients have low calorie and carb counts. Thank you.
I loved it minus the thyme. I didn’t realize how much I hate that flavor. It took over the whole soup! I’ll try it again next time with the smallest smallest smallest dash of thyme. Thyme is the worst.
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This is soooo yummy!! Just made it tonight! I skipped the red peppers due to an allergy and used rotisserie chicken! Winner!!
Left out bell peppers and also red pepper flakes. My kids don’t like spicy food so I add them as garnish to mine. One of our families favorite soups! Great with garlic knots bread or Texas toast.
It was so good! I made it for my mom and she loved it! Thanks!
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haven’t made this yet. Is it necessary to add the spinach?
Delicioso. Awesome recipe. Thanks for sharing this Puerto Rican chicken and rice, this one is so amazing. We tried it for the very first time and everyone loved it in my family.
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This is one of my favorite recipes. Do you think marinated jerk chicken thighs would be good in this recipe?
Wow, I haven’t tried that so it’s hard to say. But if you test it out, please report back. :)
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Can you use frozen tortellini
Yes, you can. Just adjust the cooking time according to the package instructions. :)
On your point about stirring the tortellini to not stick together, you could first put the tortellini in a bowl, and a bit of olive oil, and stir it around to get an even distribution. You can also put it in a container with a lid, add the torts and olive oil, put the lid on and shake it around.
This is my first time making tortellini soup and it was a home run. I may have changed this recipe too much to give it an honest review but we love the results regardless. I used homemade chicken and chicken stock I had frozen earlier in the year instead of using raw chicken breasts and stock. The dried thyme was perfect in this soup and so was the amount of cream. It was just enough and did not make it really creamy. I also used chicken tortellini because my family is not fond of the cheese. It was very good and I served it with a crusty Italian bread. A keeper recipe for sure.
This recipe is perfection. I added basil and Italian seasoning and a tad bit of butter to the pan before sautéing the onions and garlic. Otherwise I made it exactly like it says and it was unbelievably good, the kind of thing that you’d order in a nice Italian restaurant, but homemade is better.
Finished it off with a tablespoon of freshly grated Romano and served with slices of homemade “everything” French bread.
Made this delicious soup today for a relaxing Sunday. Wouldn’t change any part of this recipe!!
Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!!
Thank you for making my day!!
I made this with Rotisserie chicken and added just before the Tortilini. This recipe was a huge hit with my family. Very hearty and filling. Has a nice bit of spice with the red pepper flakes. Served with some crunchy French bread. Very easy and delicious!!
This looks delicious. I see many people used rotisserie chicken. Approx. how much did you use? Was it a whole chicken or just part of it? Can’t wait to try it. Thanks!
This soup was very good! My only change was I added a bit more cream and doubled the pasta. Delish! Thank you!!
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I love soup-it is such a great comfort food and this was one of the best soups I’ve had in a long time! So full of flavor and texture. The red pepper flakes were a bit much for me, but still good!
I just happened to have ALL the other ingredients available except for the heavy cream, so I substituted half and half. So good! When I heated up the leftovers today, the tortellini fell apart – Still delicious!
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Love this recipe. It was the first time that I have made it, it’s perfect for a cold chilly nights
Ahh Iam in love ,i spent a couple years in and around greece and love there authentic dishes.
Making this now❤️
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Love this recipe for whenever the weather starts cooling or I’m not feeling well. I love that it’s also a creamy version of your usual chicken soup too.
This creamy tortellini soup recipe is so GOOD! The soup comes together so quickly and its packed with flavors and the ultimate comfort food!!!
Oh, this makes me so hungry! Tortellini soup is one of the best!! A soup couldn’t get more creamy & tasty than this!
this soup is just amazing! I love adding tortellini to a great soup – also because I just love pasta
So delicious! The price for chicken thigh was lower, so I used thighs, and I browned them in a pan, then added to the soup so they could finish cooking through. I added chopped celery, and omitted the spinach and parsley because I didn’t have those ingredients. I used a cheese & spinach tortellini. This is definitely one of the best soups I’ve ever tasted.
This is VERY good! I did substitute 1/2 and 1/2 for the heavy cream, I think it affected the texture. How should I have fixed this problem?
I served this with crusty italian rolls.
Love this soup. I have made it so many times. I am wondering if I can use precooked rotisserie chicken and how I would make that work ??
Sure you can! Just add the shredded cooked chicken into the soup when you add the tortellini. :)
This is a top 5 go-to for my wife and myself. LOVE the flavors and its very calorie friendly. We sometimes double up the recipe to freeze some and save for later. It’s still amazing even when it’s reheated!! Highly recommend this one! 👌
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This soup is delicious. My whole family loved it. Well done.
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Excellent soup recipe. Tasty and hardy. I added a bit more chicken broth especially when reheating next day.
Family loved it!! Next time we will do less on the crushed red pepper because it was too spicy for us but we all still loved it. Definitely a keeper!!
This was really good! I used chicken thighs and added celery . Also, loved the little bit of spice the red pepper flakes added but it was too much heat for my 6yo.
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This was a wonderful “snow day” soup for us. If your tortellini is already cooked, put less chicken broth. Mine were and I cut the chicken broth to 7 cups; it was perfect!
We love this soup! I will be having our family over in a few weeks, and will be social distancing outside. I thought this soup would be perfect. I’d like to make it ahead, can I freeze this soup?
You can freeze it without the pasta, then cook it in the soup when you rewarm it later. Hope this helps!
Super easy!!….. I added a bit extra cream! The flavors were excellent… a very comforting soup!
My family loves this soup, especially when we’re not feeling well. I just made a quadruple batch for sick families at work and they all loved it as much as we do! Sharing the recipe now.
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I found this recipe a couple of years ago and we love it! Our son lost his job in NYC because of the pandemic and he, his wife and 3 kids moved in with us in June in Pittsburgh. We have had this several times and it’s great for a crowd – goes a long way and it’s something the kids will usually eat!!! Thank you.
The recipe was very good, but I used on 4 cups of broth; a better consistency for us.
This is my favorite soup to make!!! It’s a huge hit. One thing I suggest to try is adding an already shredded rotisserie chicken!! It’s more flavorful! (And easier too) I still followed the same directions and let the broth simmer for the same amount of time and then added the shredded chicken!
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Chilly Fall day here today, perfect for soup! Found this recipe online and it was a big hit! It is so flavorful! I added celery and mushrooms too! Love the idea in the reviews to add the Parmesan rind. This one is a definite keeper! Thanks!
This was a delicious soup! The flavor was spot on! Thank you!
I am going to be using a crock ot to make this recipe! for the crream, do i add it into cook for the 6-8 hours or when should i put it in? also can i put the tortellini in uncooked and it will cook in the soup prior to serving or do I have to preboil?
I’ve seen posts added in crock pot but you out it in about 30 minutes prior to serving it not at the beginning when you first start cooking it.
Add the cream at the end with the pasta. If the soup is simmering well, stir in the dried pasta and cream. Then let the pasta simmer another 20-30 minutes until soft. Hope this helps! :)
What a great Fall weather soup! Made this for 20 people. Everyone loved it! Love that you can change the serving size on Pinterest and it auto calculates the ingredients for you!
I will make sure I make this on the weekend thanks
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Oh my God, I’m so excited, I tried it and it was so good!! Excellent recipe, thanks for sharing!
I was wondering could you do this in the crock pot and if so, how would you suggest doing it?
Sure! You can definitely adjust this for the slow cooker… Sauté the veggies on the stovetop as directed. Then place everything except the tortellini in the crockpot. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours, or on HIGH for 3-4 hours. Shred the chicken and add it back to the pot, along with the tortellini. Cover and slow cooker another 20-30 minutes to cook the pasta.
This is hands down my favorite recipe. It’s a bit of work to make, but it is so worth the reward. I’m so happy it’s coming up on soup season so I can start making this gem again. So good!
This is the first time I actually rated a recipe because my family loved this so much. I didn’t have the red pepper flakes so I used a jalapeño I had. It was so good.
Delicious and a family favorite! I’m wondering how to adapt for instant pot?
Quick and easy – I too added a little extra spinach. Next time I might follow the one user’s suggestion and add the rind of some parmesan – for now I just sprinkled some grated on top to finish it when serving. My partner loves it and I find it enjoyable as well. Definitely going to be in my soup go-to book.
This recipe looks extremely delicious! I always cut off the rind of the parmesan and add it to the soup while it stews to add a punch of umami flavor.
This has been a favorite for quite some time, so I just had to leave a review (even though I NEVER do this!) My entire family loves this- do you know how HARD that is to accomplish?! It’s one of the very few no complaint dinners I make. It has stood the test of time, I make it about every two or three weeks year round. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
We love this recipe It’s very tasty and satisfying. Being from the south of course I make a pan of cornbread to serve with it.
Threw in some extra spinach & Parsley, parboiled chicken then combine with Recipe…Wife usually not a fan of Chicken but she did say recipe a keeper so it will make rotation…thxs..Great Recipe…Will k..
I’ve made this several times now and it turns out great every time. My husband is not a big soup fan and LOVES it.
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Delicious! Followed to a T except used milk/flour instead of heavy cream because we’re currently sheltering at home and don’t have any cream…but thankfully had everything else. It’s a great “you probably have all of this at home already” recipe! Thank you!
I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out amazing! Such a warm hearty recipe to make on a snowy day in Vermont self isolating from the coronavirus. My fiancé approved! The DeLallo tortellini is definitely delicious and perfect for this recipe. Thanks!
Very nice recipe…thanks for sharing with us
Can I sub half and half for heavy cream? Accidentally bought that instead 🤦🏻♀️
Yes, just add a little less as first to make sure you like the texture. Then add more if needed.
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It was good except will use a rotisserie chicken next time. The chicken breast was too tough with no flavor.
So good! My fiancé and I loved it!
This soup was delicious! I used a rotisserie chicken to save some time and also added white mushrooms. My husband was very pleased. Its very hearty with a robust flavor. I will definitely be making this again.
Flavorful and delicious! Will make it again,
I normally make chicken gnocchi soup but I decided to try this soup instead. I’m so glad I did. This was very good!
Creamy, hearty, chicken cheesy deliciousness
Loved the soup, had to leave the spinach out for my picky husband . Got a thumbs up from him. Will make again.
This is yummy. I subbed a rotisserie chicken for the chicken breasts and made the broth the day before from the skin and bones.
If I needed to make this the day before serving it, would you recommend not adding the tortellini or cream until the day of? Maybe cook the pasta separately so they can be thrown in quickly?
Yes, that’s what I would do to ensure the tortellini still has a good texture. :)
Cant WAIT to try it!
I’ve made this several times. It’s one of my favorite soup recipes. I love all the veggies and what the tortellini adds.
Oh, I’m so glad to hear it. We love this soup as well! :)
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I want to double the recipe for a church pot luck on Friday. But 18 cups of chicken broth seems excessive. Is that the correct measurement? So that’s supposed to be 12 servings if I double it.
Yes, it’s 9 cups of broth per recipe, so unless you have an enormous crockpot, a double recipe may not fit. Also, these are good sized bowl portions, so if you are using small disposable bowls, it will go further.
Wondering if you’ve ever tried it with rotisserie chicken?
Yes! In a pinch, adding leftover or rotisserie chicken is a great idea. :)
Delicious and super easy to make. I left
Out the chicken and it still turned out great!
i will try this recipe today
This recipe is useful for my family
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I have made this soup at very least 10 different times, my boyfriend and I LOVE it! We enjoy spicy so the red pepper flakes are a must! Love how it’s comforting and is different from your typical chicken noodle soups and doctored up to be spicy and creamy. I sometimes add just a little chopped fresh ginger root for extra kick and health benefits. THANK YOU FOR THIS RECIPE! 10 stars!!!!!
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If using a crockpot: We added the cream at the beginning of the cooking process and it curdled. We had to use a strainer to take out as much as we could. Upon looking it up later, with crockpots any cream or milk should be added at the very end. Besides that, the recipe was delicious! Good blend of spices!
Delish! Made exactly as written except I left out the crushed red pepper. It was wonderful!
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Tastes good, but would have been better with out the 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes I added. Very spicy!! 🌶🌶 I tried adding more cream, but it was still spicy. Recipe calls for 1/2 tsp. I will eliminate that ingredient next time! Would add more tortellini to this recipe for amount of broth (1/2 pkg. or so).
I prefer adding shredded rotisserie chicken at the end too. The chicken gets done quickly, so watch carefully so you don’t over cook it.
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Why does this have so much sodium? Is it the tortellini?
Yes, prepackaged foods are always the culprit.
Try using unsalted broth in soup recipes. You can always adjust upwards if it needs more salt.
Love this soup so much! It’s now in our regular rotation and I’m making an extra batch this week to take to a mom friend who just had a baby! My only change is adding a bunch more spinach. I always use fresh and it’s probably about 2 cups then chopped before throwing in. So delicious!
Very disappointed in this recipe.
Why what happened?
This looks so amazing – perfect for a chilly night!
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We all loved this! So comforting!
I loved it! So easy to make and very satisfying!
My family and friends love this recipe. It is one of my “go to” meals. So much flavor and simple ingredients. Sommer you hit a home run with this recipe! I use fresh spinach in mine and extra pepper flakes because we like more heat.
Cheese tortellini is an amazing shortcut ingredient that takes this soup over-the-top!
This was a hit with my family! Will be making it again soon.
Made these for dessert tonight…omg…they were amazing!!
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My family loved this recipe! It was SUPER easy to make too! My son asked me to make on change and I wanted to share it. We switched out the chicken for smoked turkey kielbasa. I highly recommend this switch!! (I am sure chicken would have been great too!) Thanks for a great recipe! I can’t seem to get the rating to work but it’s definitely a FIVE STAR!
This looks so delicious, I can’t wait to enjoy it with my family.
I have NEVER left a comment on a recipe and I’ve made a ton of recipes from online blogs. I just made this tortellini soup (modified just a bit to make in the Instant Pot) and it was, hands down, the BEST soup I’ve (we’ve) ever had! My 5 yo son and my husband both wanted to lick the bowl! I will be making this MANY times in the future. Thank you so much! Great recipe!
YAY!! I’m so very glad you loved it!
I added cream cheese to make it a bit more creamy! Super yummy!
How much and when did you add it?
HI!!! Ive made this several times and i even deliver it to sick families or families with new babies and they love it. Do you think it will freeze well?
I don’t see why not! Just be sure to thaw it completely at room temperature, before stirring or heating, to protect the pasta from breaking up.
This was delicious!
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I have made this soup three times now , and its always a most delicious meal. I still can’t believe that parsley, thyme, garlic and chicken stock can make a soup taste so good. Also, cheese tortellini is a fantastic addition. Thanks for posting this awesome recipe !!
This looks divine! I can’t wait to try it!
We love this soup! Tonight we added peas and it was just as tasty!!
I left out the spinach and put celery in. One of the best tasting soups I’ve made. Everyone loved it!
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Here is one more delicious Soup… Definitely i am gonna try all your soup Recipes .. detail info given.. keep posting
I love everything about this soup! So hearty and delicious!
Awesome soup. Next time will reduce crushed red pepper as it was a little to hot for our taste but still very good.
Would this soup be as good with turkey? Thinking of ways to use leftover frozen Thanksgiving turkey.
Really great recipe. There was a little too much crushed red pepper for my family, so I will just decrease the next time we make it. Husband loved it!
Made it tonight and it was great!! Could you make it in the crockpot? What would you recommend for cook time? :)
Yes! Make sure to sauté the veggies on the stovetop first. Then you can slow cook the soup (without the pasta) for 3-4 hours on high, or 6-8 hours on low. I would add the pasta in 30 minutes before serving. :)
This soup is the ultimate comfort food – so easy to make too!
This recipe is delicious! I made it in a crockpot. I put in the chicken, broth, veggies (EXCEPT the spinach) and spices to cook on low for 6 hours. Then I added the cream (substituted a whole can of coconut milk), spinach, tortellini (19oz frozen) and the fresh parsley and cooked for 45 more minutes. I snuck in a ton of extra fresh spinach and it still turned out amazing. Thanks for the recipe!
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This soup is amazing! I have made it several times and myself and my husband and we LOVE it. We are not crazy for bell peppers in our soup so I substituted them with mushrooms and it was a huge hit. I also suggest using fresh spinach-it makes a big difference. Also, don’t go crazy using the name brand tortellini, I used stop n shop brand and it was great. Definitely make this soup you will not be disappointed!
Made it as written, minus 1/ 2 tsp thyme bc my son doesnt like thyme. It was very good. Whole family enjoyed it. Can taste the spice flavor, but its not spicy.
Can you do this in a crockpot
Sure! Just sauté the veggies in a skillet first. Then add the pasta 30-40 minutes before serving.
Two Tablespoons of spinach. Is that a typo?
No, the frozen spinach is cooked down and concentrated. If using fresh spinach, use 1/2 cup.
Instead of heavy cream I used a pack of ranch dressing. What I had on hand at the time.. But still very good with cornbread.. 😄
This was easy to make and delicious!
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Could I freeze this? Would you suggest leaving out the pasta until thawed and then add in to cook? Thanks!
You can freeze it with the pasta. Just make sure to thaw it at room temperature, undisturbed, before stirring or reheating. :)
What a great twist on a classic!
As a Pittsburgher I was intrigued by your use and obvious appreciation of DeLallo products. I’m fortunate to live close enough to visit the Jeannette store regularly. Never disappointed there. Am looking forward to trying this recipe.
I made this tonight and it was delicious! I did add more cream but that’s the only thing I changed !!!
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I found if you cook the pasta separately, drain, and add pasta to the individual bowls of chicken soup, you can store the soup without breaking down the pasta. I refridgerate the leftover pasta and soup and add a handful to each bowl the next day and it tastes and looks great. I learned to do this when I make any soup involving rice or pasta as some members of family like pasta while others don’t and the same with turkey rice soup from Thanksgiving.
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I think your calorie counter may be off. You note this recipe is 172 calories. However, the package of tortellini is 900 calories or 165 calories/servings for 6 servings. Just adding the chicken in at 77 calories/serving means this recipe is ~240 calories. Per my calculation, this recipe clocks in around 300-400 calories.
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This is AMAZING!! I halved the recipe for my boyfriend and I and ended up with 4 servings.. It is one of my favorites! I used an orange pepper because they looked better at the store.. i liked the slight spice to it and i also used more heavy cream. It’s delicious
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We made this tonight for dinner and it is excellent! We love soups especially in fall. Today was the perfect weather to try this out and we are so glad we did!
This soup has become a staple in our house! We love it! I do make some slight variations. Instead of adding Bell pepper and crushed red pepper I use chopped celery and sometimes leek. I also use fresh chopped spinach. I recently added finely chopped kale and that was good too! The kicker for our house though is instead of adding heavy cream we add a few tablespoons of sour cream and shredded parmesan cheese! This gives the soup a little tang, which we like!
I made this tonight for the first time. I didn’t change a thing, and it was absolutely delicious. Thanks for the recipe. :)
O M G !!! This soup to die for. Just loved it and will definitely make it again.
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I made this with trepidations as the last couple of recipes I’ve made from Pinterest have fallen short. It was wonderful. I could not find the mentioned tortellini but what I used was fine. I used a fresh spinach and arugula mix and it was great. The amount of red pepper was just enough . I’ll definitely make this again.
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This is phenomenal! I added some Italian seasoning and fresh grated Parm to the soup in the last ten minutes of cooking. Great recipe. Will make again soon! Thank you!
I have used this recipe many times and I swear I came to use it for dinner tonight and it looks like some of the ingredients (garlic, carrots) are missing from the Ingredients list suddenly. Could anyone shed some light on this? Thanks!
I’m so sorry about that! We are using a program to convert our recipes into a more functional recipe form, but there have been a few glitches. Thanks for helping us fix this one!!
Awesome! I was able to guesstimate (because I have made it SO many times!) and make it, but I was so confused as to why it had changed! My husband finally told me to let it go because he was hungry and ready for dinner. 😂
Thanks so much, we LOVE this soup!
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I’ve made this dish several times, and my family enjoys it. It would be easier to follow , though, if the ingredients were listed in the order in which they were added.
Made this for my family tonight! Sooooo good. Beefed it up a bit and added more tortellini and more fresh spinach! GreT flavor! Thank you!
This is the perfect comfort food,made this tonight, and it is delish!!
Is NOW a family classic!!!!
We made this soup using chicken filled tortellini. Its was awesome. Very good & very filling.
Delicious! My picky family LOVED it! My husband and son had 3 bowls. Very, very good!
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This soup is delicious! I added some celery, and more fresh parsley. I also added a little Garam Masala. Next time, I may add coconut milk instead of the heavy cream. This soup has tons of tweaking possibilities!
I made this recipe! Just so wonderful!
I made it tonight. I only used five cups of broth (Better Than Boullion and water), and thickened it with about two teaspoons of cornstarch. Served it with Cheddar Bay biscuits. My husband isn’t much of a soup guy, but I enjoyed it. Thanks.
This was a delicious soup. Thank you. Made by recipe. It’s now on my go to list. Sorry never thought yo take s picture.
Very good. A tad too spicy. A bit too thin. At the end I thickened it a bit with cream and flour mix.
I thought it was much too thin, and thickened it too. I only used five cups of water mixed with Better Than Boullion. I added two teaspoons of cornstarch.
I made this tonight…..it’s really good! The thyme is a little over powering so next time I may use less. I also added a little more cream to it and used shredded canned chicken. Overall it’s delicious….even the kids loved it!
Made this for dinner tonight and it will definitely be made again!!
I made it for supper tonight! It was delicious, and my whole family enjoyed it! Thank you!
Easy and delicious. I would use a little less thyme, but will definitely make again!
i love this recipe. I make it about once a month. the thing i love about it is that i normally have most of the ingredients and can also just kind of throw in whatever i have around the house too. Tonight i had few strips of bacon leftover, i cooked those up first and then cooked the onions in it and followed the rest of the recipe. It turned out fantastic! i also always use a handful of fresh spinach because that is generally what i have around. thanks for the recipe! this also makes a VERY hardy 6 servings, if you have a little side of bread or something with it, you can definitely get a few more servings.
I’m totally making this tomorrow!
Great and easy
It probably will. But that doesn’t mean it can’t taste great. Curious, do vegetarian friends of yours eat dairy? If not, you will also need to substitute the cheese tortellini and the cream. Try spinach filled Tortellini instead of cheese, and coconut or cashew milk instead of cream. You can also thicken the soup with a small amount of mashed potato, pureed in a blender. It will be different but probably still taste outstanding.
This soup was amazing. Last night I had left over chicken, so I used shredded chicken from last night in the soup instead of cooking the chicken in the soup. I also added extra heavy cream. My husband loved this. He is taking it to work tomorrow’s work tomorow to share with his co-workers. We couldn’t possibly eat it all.
Whole family loves it!!
Can you share how to make this soup thicker?
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I just made this and it is delish! I did add just a little frozen broccoli and a few tips of asparagus. Wow this is a winner!
amazing soup! i eyeballed some of the measurements since i was just making it for me alone but it turned out delicious! thank you so much haha
So good! My fiance loves this soup, as do I. I told him I was making it again tonight and he was very excited. Can’t wait! Going to add celery just because I have it and want to use it up.
Can substitute greek yogurt for heavy cream?
You can definitely make this swap! Just whisk it in a little at a time so it doesn’t clump.
Could you use milk instead of heavy cream, and then thicken with flour/water mixture? I don’t have any heavy cream.
You could! The texture will be slightly different though. :)
I just made this , this week and is was so good . Will definitely make this again.
ridiculously simple and amazingly delicious! one of our new favorites!
was supposed to have been 5 stars! don’t know what happened. :(
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This is our favorite go to soup! So easy and so yummy! My picky toddler loves it too. Thank you!!!!
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This is the MOST delicious thing I have made in a long time. I followed the recipe pretty much to the letter. Didn’t really measure. Eyeballed the seasonings and used chicken and mozzarella tortellini rather than three cheese, and three chicken breasts not two. Adding the cream is where the magic happens. It’s not thick, but there is a creamy consistency to it. Absolutely fantastic!!!!!
This recipe turned out perfectly and was delicious!! Destined to become a family favorite!
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This looks delicious, can’t wait to make this. Thank you for sharing . By any chance do you know how long this will keep?
Soups usually last about a week in the refrigerator. However, the pasta will absorb the broth and break up after the first 3-4 days.
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Out of this world delicious!! My kids and hubby raved.
I thickened it just a tad by whisking flour into my chicken stock. So good!
Great recipe. We skipped the bell pepper since my daughter hates them, used the fresh spinach option and probably put more cream than strictly necessary. Very tasty and everyone in the family thinks it is a keeper. Thanks!
Have a grandson with dairy allergy. Wondering if this fantastic looking soup would work with other than cheese tortellini ? Any suggestions for an alternative? Thanks
It’s okay to add the raw chicken to the soup to cook?
Absolutely! The chicken cooks in the soup while it’s simmering. :)
Tried this soup yesterday and we LOVED it. Can’t wait to make it again
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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.
Tortellini doesn’t usually freeze very well, but you could give it a try. If you do, let me know how it thaws out! :)
It was so good! Definitely be making again, its been a great meal in our unfortunately sick house!
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!
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The soup is awesome I added extra veggies and diced the chicken before I cooked it! Thanks for the inspiration!
Could this be made in a crockpot ?
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How does this soup freeze? Thanks!
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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This soup is delicious! I’ve made it twice and we love it!!
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Honwant to make this ahead for a party. Would this be ok to keep in a crockpot or will noodles get funky??
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. :)
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.
9 cups of chicken broth?!? I am going to try this recipe tonight…just wanted to double check on amount of chicken broth…thanks!
Yes, 9 cups. How did it turn out? :)
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
I’m excited to try this recipe. It sounds so delish!
The flavor combo in this dish sounds amazing!!
Tortellini, chicken and soup…all in one dish…this will probably make my kid taste soups!!!! Marvellous!
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!
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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.
What great comfort food!
Such a tempting soup!
Perfect weather for soup!
My kids love soup night, this looks fantastic!
I am going to make this tomorrow can’t wait now I have like five adults two kids should I double it
This looks great, Sommer. Nice and creamy. Looking forward to trying it! Thanks for keeping it spicy. =)