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Too-Easy Tortellini Soup

In Chesterfield, Missouri, Beth Daley combines packaged tortellini and canned goods to quickly bring this hearty soup to the table. Basil and Parmesan cheese round out the flavor of this family favorite.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese and coarsely ground pepper, optional


  • In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Stir in tortellini. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the beans, tomatoes and basil. Simmer for 4-6 minutes or until pasta is tender. Stir in the vinegar. Sprinkle with cheese and pepper if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 276 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 457mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 lean meat, 1 fat.

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  • Ham_Sammich
    Jun 2, 2016

    Needed a quick and easy dinner and this fit the bill! Very tasty - added fresh basil at the end. Will definitely make again!

  • hyattmyers
    Oct 6, 2015


  • lindachicken__Oklahoma
    Feb 6, 2014

    My favorite 'go-to-recipe' when in a hurry to get dinner to my mother....some soft garlic bread sticks and a fresh salad. This is always a hit, thank you for sharing!

  • acturner20
    Sep 29, 2013

    So easy and so tasty. We have loved this soup for years.

  • aicenhour
    Aug 22, 2013

    I made a lot of soup when I was pregnant with my twins in 2011. This was one of the recipes I tried and decided it was a keeper. I add whatever I have on hand though... So if it were summer, I would add zucchini. Change it up with the veggies! Or add some stewed chicken! Mmmmmm!

  • pammybo
    Aug 18, 2013

    I've been making this for years and it has become a family favorite. I serve it with crusty bread. Very easy, quick and delicious!

  • itsmeinindy2
    Nov 3, 2012

    I love this recipe and make it often. I use chick peas in place of the beans, just because I love them. Thanks for sharing!

  • kandala
    Jan 17, 2012

    been making this for quite a few years now, exact recipe. love it and family loves it

  • bjsilve0
    Oct 29, 2011

    It's excellent even re-heated. For you Weight Watchers it's low points.

  • mewolcott412
    Jun 20, 2011

    It's easy, and it's quick and it tastes great. I top it parmesan that's been shredded on the large holes of a grater, to have it pack more of a punch. I serve it garlic bread or popovers, and a salad.