Too-Easy Tortellini Soup Recipe
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Too-Easy Tortellini Soup Recipe

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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
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) white kidney or 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

Nutritional 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.


  1. 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. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Too-Easy Tortellini Soup in Quick Cooking July/August 2001, p57

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Ham_Sammich User ID: 8473184 248979
Reviewed 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!"

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Reviewed Oct. 6, 2015


lindachicken__Oklahoma User ID: 227696 80373
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3842381 55505
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

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

aicenhour User ID: 4627743 73260
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5523460 104135
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4549395 73257
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6461411 55499
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

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

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 31236
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

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

mewolcott412 User ID: 875327 73255
Reviewed 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."

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