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Garlic Tortellini Soup Recipe

Garlic Tortellini Soup Recipe

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: 30 min. YIELD: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


  • 1. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium heat; saute garlic 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 242 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 1181mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 4g fiber), 13g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat

Reviews for Garlic Tortellini Soup

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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."

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."

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!"

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2015


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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"I added one small zucchini"

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2012

"We love this in our house! It's quick and easy, and hearty enought to make everyone happy. I definitely recommend doing it with chicken stock rather than vegetable stock though."

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2012

"This is a family favorite! I use fresh spinach instead of the frozen. Easy, quick. Delish!"

Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"Fast, easy, delicious! I use fresh spinach, adding it just a few minutes before serving to keep the color. Whole family favorite!"

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2011

"I rated the wrong recipe, I haven't tried this one yet....sorry !!!"

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2011

"Really good soup! I added sliced ,fresh mushrooms to mine.I will cut back on the water also next time .... I was thinking I may try adding pasta instead of torlellini next time to see how that would taste !"

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2010

"I use my own chicken stock, or canned low sodium broth. Having used both frozen and fresh spinach, I'd say the fresh spinach is the best tasting in this soup! Flavorful, filling, great for cool days."

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"This is a quick healthy dinner that my kids loved. I don't think they noticed the green stuff was spinach. It's perfect on a cold day with some hard rolls."

Reviewed Mar. 23, 2010

"I liked this soup. I loved all the spinich. And the next day it gets even thicker"

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