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Tortellini Soup

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Tortellini Soup
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 6
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Busy weeknights and winter weather are no match for this easy Tortellini Soup. The Italian nickname for tortellini is “ombelico,” which refers to their resemblance to a belly button. Including these flavorful noodles in a tortellini soup recipe makes for a hearty, warming pasta-and-soup combo that’s a cut above the ordinary. Show off your soup skills with a cheese Tortellini Soup that goes from stove to table in 45 minutes. This easy Tortellini Soup is brimming with chopped chicken, fresh vegetables and classic Italian flavors. What could be more comforting?
Updated Dec 28, 2020

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 medium celery stalks, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 cartons (32 oz each) Progresso™ reduced-sodium chicken broth (8 cups)
  • 1 package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken
  • 2 cups lightly packed fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 1
    In 4-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add carrots, celery and onion; cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown on edges. Stir in garlic; cook 30 seconds.
  • 2
    Stir in broth. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Stir in tortellini and chicken. Simmer 7 to 9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tortellini are tender.
  • 3
    Stir in spinach, parsley and pepper. Top each serving with cheese.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Small stuffed pastas, like tortellini, are just the right size to fit a soup spoon. Refrigerated tortellini is an easy staple to keep on hand for whenever you want to make this recipe.
  • tip 2
    We used chopped rotisserie chicken for this Tortellini Soup Recipe, but feel free to use leftover cooked chicken or turkey instead.

Nutrition

190 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 12g Protein, 14g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 3/4 Cups
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
1160mg
48%
Potassium
300mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
2g
Protein
12g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%
100%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*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 chopped cooked chicken and additional veggies, which make this recipe hearty enough to be a stand-alone meal. Even better, it’s still easy to make with refrigerated tortellini 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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