Garlic Tortellini Soup Recipe
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Garlic Tortellini Soup Recipe

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I like to top bowls of this tasty soup with a little grated Parmesan cheese, and serve it with crusty bread to round out the meal. —Donna Morgan, Hend, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 189 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 1074mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium heat; saute garlic until tender, about 1 minute. Stir in broth; bring to a boil. Add tortellini; cook, uncovered, until tender, 7-9 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and spinach; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.
Health Tip: The broth adds nearly 600mg sodium per serving, despite being reduced-sodium. Instead of broth, add 5-1/2 cups water plus just 3 tsp. reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules. That brings total sodium to just 636mg per serving.
Originally published as Tortellini Soup in Light & Tasty June/July 2003, p44

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cynandtom User ID: 2224843 257789
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2016

"This soup makes for a tasty, quick and easy weeknight dinner. I threw in some rotisserie chicken I had leftover, some ground nutmeg to the spinach and some fresh thyme to the broth."

allharrymama User ID: 560853 246348
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2016

"This was super easy to make and I loved the flavor. The chilies really made the difference. Even my husband liked it."

Shoes58 User ID: 2519954 241975
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"soothing and warming on a cold winter night. next time will add more garlic (we love it so.) also maybe a mix of cheese and meat tortellini."

dcRN311 User ID: 8247927 219840
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

"AMAZING dish. quick, easy, and TASTEY. I added 3 garlic cloves instead and used a four cheese tortellini. Low sodium chicken broth did well for me as well as low sodium italian herb diced tomatoes. Perfect for a cold winter evening!"

mkaskela User ID: 6061564 219618
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2015


bubba78236 User ID: 245751 62983
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014

"quick. Easy. And just a few ingredients. I used fresh spinach instead though. Yummy! If you are concerned about sodium, I used lower sodium broth to decrease it. It was still great."

ckbray User ID: 5521724 54912
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013 Edited Feb. 8, 2015

"This soup was really very good. I used one bag of fresh baby spinach, stems removed & a larger pkg of tortellini. It had lots of flavor & very easy to make. The review below of one star should be removed as it is not a review but an opinion about sodium. Some people have no issues with sodium & for them it is not a concern. This person doesn't have to make this recipe."

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 62982
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2013

"I made as written, with the addition of shredded boneless, skinless chicken. It was tasty, but I didn't think it was a winner. Just not outstanding flavorwise. My inlaws, who are both diabetic, did appreciate the recipe concept though."

abrice User ID: 3207303 43779
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"How can this soup possibly rate a five star when it contains nearly 1200 mg sodium. . .that's almost as much as a person should have covered over the entire day's food intake. OMG. . .I'd be in big trouble taking in this much sodium in only one serving."

Mishykrum User ID: 5850153 53336
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2013

"I have a recipe very similar. Try adding an 8 oz. block cream cheese cut into really small pieces, it melts better. I add everything at the start of the recipe and cook on low. It's so good."

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