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Easy Tortellini Soup Recipe

Easy Tortellini Soup Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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 vegetable.

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jayzmom User ID: 931119 253366
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2016

"I have made this twice, and it is very good! The 2nd time I did add some italian sausage meatballs to it and it was outstanding. No other soup loving husband Loves It!"

Kimberly Hines User ID: 1929928 225606
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2015

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

Revanesque User ID: 8015899 215205
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014


PattiD714 User ID: 5847929 132844
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

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

recipehound54 User ID: 4246730 116932
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!!"

rosomalley User ID: 3143785 123639
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."

mariposa767 User ID: 1061551 111470
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"I agree with the other reviews that it could use more liquid and I would put in a little less of the balsamic vinegar. It was too strong in my opinion. Otherwise, it was very simple to make and seems to be a healthy soup."

sls777 User ID: 6137319 111433
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2013

"I have made this recipe several times and I'm never disappointed ! This is better than restaurant quality, and super easy to make."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 194935
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2013


bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 117034
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2013


shelli1542 User ID: 1525176 194896
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"This was really good. Tastes very "homemade" considering how easy it is!"

suzie706 User ID: 5894457 194893
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2012

"Loved it, and so easy to make."

laurierankin User ID: 4021462 178950
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"I add some rotisserie chicken, and sliced mushrooms as good make it again and again"

autumnjewel User ID: 2634948 116930
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

"I have cooked this recipe twice and tonight I doubled the recipe. My husband and I love this soup! I use my own stewed tomatoes that I had canned and I increase the amount of garlic too. It is so delicious! Thank you Gaye Thompson for sharing your tasty recipe!"

jenrykel User ID: 1718800 194934
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

"This is my first ever recipe review. I just had to write on this one. I love it. When I make it I also take some to my elderly parents and it makes a wonderful healthy meal for them. The flavor is great. This is definitely one of my favorite soups."

getinked User ID: 5878982 178949
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

"I just made this last night for the first time. I used herbed chicken with rosemary and roasted garlic tortellini and added just a bit more broth. It was delicious! This one is a keeper!"

Crowley's kitchen User ID: 5845028 178948
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"This is a great recipe, the flavors meld so well together. I did add additional chicken broth. It's great as leftovers as well. I have already made this four times since I found the's a keeper!"

danid User ID: 5870512 195828
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2011

"Loved, loved, love it. easy and delicous!!"

mscjtroy User ID: 5385144 123637
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2011

"This is a delicious soup. I will add less tortellini for my taste, but it is easy to make and healthy!"

Jocelyns42 User ID: 4476329 116929
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

"The recipe was wonderful. I tend to need more protein in my diet so I added a pound of chicken to round it out. This one is a keeper!"

jmklar User ID: 1350173 111432
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"Excellent soup. I added more chicken broth than what is called for in the recipe."

jendf User ID: 5320990 111431
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011

"easy to make, delicious, and filling. I used Italian diced tomatoes (with basil and oregano) and spinach cheese tortellini. Makes great leftovers as well. I served this with breadsticks to complete the meal."

Shastayne User ID: 5829000 116926
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"Loved it! My husband ate 3 bowls! Next time I will try making it with Italian tomatoes."

TriciaA99 User ID: 2124147 111429
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2011

"This was so simple and absolutely delicious."

cyounce User ID: 2118537 194931
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"YUM! This soup was so good & so easy. Also, the leftovers made a great lunch the next day. Will definitely be a "keeper" recipe."

joyciepoe User ID: 5548163 116892
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"This is a very delicious soup, and easy to make! Makes a great lunch at work!"

foodfave User ID: 2810972 178012
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"We really liked this soup. Very tasty and nutritious. It's more of a tomato base if you don't drain the tomatos than the picture suggests. It's a thicker soup so you can add extra broth to thin it if you would like. I think I'll try adding basil and oregano next time for a bit more Italian flavor."

bluemailman53 User ID: 4953777 116890
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"This is a really good and hearty soup. Look forward to making it again. Needs a bit more liquid so next time, will also add a can of water."

asabot User ID: 620927 132843
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"Absolutely delicious! And so easy to make! I used the Italian diced tomatoes (with oregano and basil)."

Joanne Elizabeth User ID: 4910552 123635
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011

"awesome soup to have anytime, love, love it."

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