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Tortellini Soup

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Tortellini Soup
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 10

The Italian nickname for this filled pasta is “ombelico,” which refers to their belly-button-ish shape. Including these noodles for easy tortellini soup not only increases its “fun factor” considerably, but also makes for a hearty, warming pasta-and-soup combo that’s a cut above the ordinary. MORE+ LESS-

Updated June 12, 2019
Progresso Broth
Make with
Progresso Broth

Ingredients

3
tablespoons butter
2
garlic cloves, finely chopped
2
medium celery stalks, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium carrot, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
2
cartons (32 oz each) Progresso™ chicken broth (8 cups)
4
cups water
2
packages (9 oz each) dried cheese-filled tortellini
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
teaspoon freshly grated whole nutmeg
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Steps

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  • 1
    Melt butter in 6-quart Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Cover and cook garlic, celery, carrot and onion in butter 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2
    Stir in broth and water. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Stir in tortellini. Cover and simmer about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tortellini are tender.
  • 3
    Stir in parsley, pepper and nutmeg. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Top each serving with cheese.

Expert Tips

  • Small stuffed pastas, like tortellini, are just the right size to fit a soup spoon. Dried tortellini is an easy pantry staple to keep on hand for whenever you want to make this recipe.
  • Chop up a mixture of Italian herbs, such as oregano, rosemary and thyme to sprinkle on top of soup before serving.
  • Spoon this into a short thermos to take along for an office lunch. Don’t forget a small container of grated Parmesan to sprinkle on top, along with some crisp bread sticks and a cluster of red grapes.
  • Look for reduced-sodium broth so you can control the level of seasoning in the soup. A flavorful beef or veggie broth can be used instead of chicken.
  • For a pretty color contrast, try using half spinach and half plain tortellini.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
1180mg
49%
Potassium
70mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
3g
Protein
11g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • If you love chicken noodle soup, you’ll love this cheesy riff on an Italian classic. Tortellini en brodo (in broth) is a simple soup consisting of broth and tortellini, which is traditionally served as a first course at Italian Christmas feasts. Betty’s version includes additional veggies, which together with the cheesy tortellini makes this recipe hearty enough to be a standalone meal. Even better, it’s still easy to make with the simplest of vegetables—carrots, onion and celery—your frozen ravioli and Progresso™ chicken broth. So next time you want to shake up your chicken noodle routine, give Tortellini Soup a try. Keep exploring Betty’s tortellini recipes and learn some handy tips for shopping for and keeping your tortellini fresh.

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