Chicken Tortellini Soup
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makes8 servings (about 2 quarts)
I made this delicious soup with variations. Rather than frozen mixed vegetables, I used half a bag of frozen mirepoix. I had my own russet potato and a large carrot. I used spinach pasta cheese tortellini. Didn't have any fresh spinach to include. I included one can of fire-roasted tomatoes, increased the broth to almost 4 cups, and did not add any water. Because my family likes flavorful food, I recommend boosting the herbs and spices just a little. Adding the canned tomatoes changed the nature of the soup to a tomatoey stew. The pasta soaked up much of the liquid. I am looking forward to having leftovers for dinner tonight. I will add cheese to a casserole dish and bake it in the oven. I can recommend this soup as it is presented or with variations, 100%.
Inspiration came from a need for a quick meal and a package of cheese tortellini in the freezer. This is the ultimate "meal in a bowl", tasty and filling. My adjustments included use of veg broth, rotisserie chicken, frozen Italian mixed veggies and a couple of shakes of crushed red pepper. Comfort food on steroids and nearly effortless!
Delicious! A keeper.
This is the perfect dish for a quick healthy meal. Thanks!
I made this last night and was disappointed. Not much flavor. It didn't taste bad but it was just not enough flavor to say it was good. Will not make again and can't recommend this recipe but I do love Taste of Home recipes in general.
This soup was very good. I didn't have the refrigerator tortellini but I did have frozen tortellini. So I cooked the frozen tortellini and then added it to the soup. This soup is great on a cold night.
I make broth a lot and I found an awesome trick. I will use the carcass of a Costco whole chicken, put it in a cheese cloth and simmer for a couple hours with about 3 boxes of store bought broth. I put the wrapped chicken in the pot with the broth and fill the pot to a level I want with water. I always have people asking why my soup is so tasty. A turkey carcass would work too. I'd break it down, put it in cheese cloth to fit in a pot. Very flavorful.
Flavorful, simple and quick to make and, best of all, very healthy!! This will go into the "soup rotation" schedule at our house! :)
We made this using the body and scrap meat of a whole chicken we cut up another night. By doing that, we cooked it will all broth. Everything went together well. My husband preferred to soak up the broth with bread then add cheese to all the bits. I enjoyed it sans cheese.
Tastes great, easy to prepare. A favorite in our home!