Tortellini Primavera Soup
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 2 cartons (32 ounces each ) reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 package (10 ounces) julienned carrots
- 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
- 1 cup frozen peas (about 4 ounces)
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
- In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Add carrots, tortellini, peas and pepper; return to a boil. Cook, uncovered, 7-9 minutes or until pasta is tender. Top servings with basil.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts2-1/4 cups: 282 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 1461mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 17g protein.
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Dec 15, 2017
I loved how simple this recipe was! I did make a few changes just for our preferences. I used fresh green beans, rinsed and diagonally cut into small pieces. I bought fresh baby carrots and julienned them. I increased the Chicken Broth*used regular broth* from 64 oz to 80 oz. I also used a full 16oz package of the fresh refrigerated cheese Tortellinis. I followed the directions given, but also added dry basil seasoning, about 1 tsp., and about 1 tsp onion powder. I boiled the broth and added the carrots and green beans in first. I slow boiled them for about 10 minutes. I then added the tortellini and seasonings. Once it started to boil again, I turned it down to a slow boil and timed it for 10 minutes. I tested the vegetables and they needed a little more time* we like our veggies soft**. 4 more minutes and it was ready! My husband liked it very much but said he missed having some diced chicken in it. He ate almost 3 bowls! I had 1 1/2 bowls and loved it. I will make this again and try adding some shredded chicken breast next time. Thank you for your recipe!
Nov 9, 2017
Very quick and easy, will make again often.
Feb 23, 2017
Incredibly easy recipe and both my kids ate hearty portions of it. I didn't use the basil and used both julienned and chopped carrots and they were perfectly done. I added a little shredded chicken and I would skip it next time. The reason I subtracted a star is that my husband and I found it to be bland. I added some parmesan cheese and some cayenne and that helped.
Apr 28, 2016
I submitted this recipe, and it is supposed to be made with shredded carrots, not julienned. I have never had a problem with the carrots being undercooked using shredded.
May 4, 2015
This was easy but I added some grilled chicken chunks. Any vegetable would work in this soup. Carrots need to easily cook 5 mins before adding tortellini.
Apr 13, 2015
This was easy but was not a hit. I think the carrots needed longer to cook as they were still hard and crunchy and the tortellini was almost overdone. I would add the carrots a few minutes before the tortellini if I were going to make it again.