Easy Tortellini Soup Recipe
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Easy Tortellini Soup Recipe

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Quick, easy and colorful, this soup makes a cozy cup or even a light lunch on blustery days. Veggies add nutrition, and cheese tortellini makes it hearty and delicious. —Gaye Thompson, St. Charles, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini or tortellini of your choice
  • 3 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 178 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 652mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1 lean meat 1 vegetabl


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in broth and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add tortellini; cook for 7-9 minutes or until tender. Stir in the spinach, vinegar and pepper. Cook and stir until heated through and spinach is wilted. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Easy Tortellini Soup in Healthy Cooking February/March 2011, p21

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Reviewed Apr. 29, 2015

"Excellent! I Also added two cups of rotisserie chicken to make it a meal."

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014


Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"This was delicious!! I added some cut up chicken too."

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2014

"Delicious soup and so easy! I inadvertently grabbed a can of crushed tomatoes instead of diced tomatoes and decided to go ahead and use them. As a result, the soup didn't have the tomato chunks and didn't look much like the picture. My husband ate two servings and said that he liked the smoother consistency better than if I'd used diced tomatoes. I used reduced sodium broth to keep those numbers down and I don't think that it affected the taste at all. This soup went together so fast that it was almost as easy as opening a can of pre-made soup and it sure tasted better! If I were going to make any changes (other than my accidental oops), I might add either cooked shredded chicken or maybe some browned mild Italian sausage. A keeper!!"

Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"My whole family loves this soup. My daughter found this recipe and it is one of her favorites. It is very filling, and is one meal my meat loving husband eats and doesn't miss the meat. My son's vegetarian girlfriend loves it too, although for her, I use vegetable broth instead of chicken."

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