Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:32 minutes

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Light and Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe. A cozy blend of chicken, vegetables, spice, cheese, and tortellini in a thin creamy broth. Lightened-up!

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  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.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 6

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 437 Calories
  • Total Fat: 16.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.4g
  • Cholesterol: 107mg
  • Sodium: 1642mg
  • Carbohydrates: 29.7g
  • Fiber: 3.3g
  • Sugar: 6.6g
  • Protein: 41.7g
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61 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

    Hi
    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

    Rating: 5
  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!!

    Rating: 5
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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!

    Rating: 5
  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!

    Rating: 5
  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!

    Rating: 5
  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.

    Rating: 5
    • 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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  30. Thelma Richardsposted June 28, 2017 at 11:05 pm Reply

    Tried this soup yesterday and we LOVED it. Can’t wait to make it again

    Rating: 5
  31. Laurenposted July 10, 2017 at 10:38 pm Reply

    It’s okay to add the raw chicken to the soup to cook? 

    • Sommerposted July 11, 2017 at 3:13 am Reply

      Hi Lauren,

      Absolutely! The chicken cooks in the soup while it’s simmering. :)

  32. carolposted July 14, 2017 at 1:17 pm Reply

    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

  33. Micheleposted August 13, 2017 at 9:43 pm Reply

    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!

    Rating: 5
  34. Wendyposted September 3, 2017 at 5:43 pm Reply

    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!

    Rating: 5
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  36. Carlieposted September 15, 2017 at 11:36 pm Reply

    This looks delicious, can’t wait to make this. Thank you for sharing . By any chance do you know how long this will keep?

    • Sommerposted September 16, 2017 at 10:49 am Reply

      Hi Carlie,

      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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  39. Rochelleposted October 2, 2017 at 11:48 am Reply

    This recipe turned out perfectly and was delicious!! Destined to become a family favorite!

    Rating: 5
  40. Nancy H.posted October 2, 2017 at 8:37 pm Reply

    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!!!!!

    Rating: 5
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  42. Becky S.posted October 8, 2017 at 7:41 pm Reply

    This is our favorite go to soup! So easy and so yummy! My picky toddler loves it too. Thank you!!!!

    Rating: 5
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  44. Ginaposted October 14, 2017 at 6:46 pm Reply

    Everything I drooled—I mean, dreamed—it would be. 

    Rating: 5
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  46. ellenposted October 17, 2017 at 2:47 pm Reply

    ridiculously simple and amazingly delicious! one of our new favorites!

    Rating: 4.5
    • ellenposted October 17, 2017 at 2:48 pm Reply

      was supposed to have been 5 stars! don’t know what happened. :(

      Rating: 5
  47. Adrianne Steetsposted October 20, 2017 at 2:15 pm Reply

    I just made this , this week and is was so good . Will definitely make this again.

    Rating: 5
  48. Cindyposted October 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm Reply

    Could you use milk instead of heavy cream, and then thicken with flour/water mixture?  I don’t have any heavy cream.

    • Sommerposted October 24, 2017 at 7:26 pm Reply

      Hi Cindy,

      You could! The texture will be slightly different though. :)

  49. Vanessaposted October 26, 2017 at 6:21 pm Reply

    Can substitute greek yogurt for heavy cream?

    • Sommerposted October 27, 2017 at 2:02 pm Reply

      Hi Vanessa,

      You can definitely make this swap! Just whisk it in a little at a time so it doesn’t clump.

  50. Allison Mposted October 27, 2017 at 11:30 am Reply

    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.

    Rating: 4.5
  51. morganposted November 10, 2017 at 4:56 am Reply

    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

    Rating: 5
  52. Jenniferposted November 12, 2017 at 2:42 pm Reply

    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!

    Rating: 5