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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bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 261761
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2017

"Make exactly as the recipe stated or with any kind of tortellini. Add ons can be ground sausage, chicken or any left over veggie you have on hand. Clean out the refrigerator and then freeze the "planned" overs because this is wonderful for lunch or dinner."

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."

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