Hearty Chicken & Tortellini Soup Recipe

Hearty Chicken & Tortellini Soup Recipe

  • Makes: 12 Servings
  • Ready In: 40 mins
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins

Every parent knows that it is impossible to make it through the winter without Mr. Common Cold paying a visit to your home. Sometimes Mr. Cold brings with him Mrs. Fever and Aunt Ear Infection, both unwelcome guests, but alas, Mr. Cold rarely travels alone. This meal fits the emergency, it is a soup that is quick, nutritious, warm and bubbly, all the right elements for sick-bed comfort food.

The beauty of this recipe is its flexibility. You can add almost any ingredients you want. For example, sun-dried tomato chicken sausage or regular sliced chicken breasts or even,  pork sausage. If you are a vegetarian you can use vegetable broth and omit the chicken altogether. Use fresh fluffy cheese tortellini or frozen ravioli if you prefer.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 205
  • Fat: 10g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Sodium: 649mg
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 1g


  1. 2 T. olive oil
    12 oz. chicken sausage, sliced (I prefer sun-dried tomato flavor for this soup)
    3 cloves garlic, chopped
    1 medium onion, chopped
    4 c. chicken broth
    2 t. italian seasoning
    9 oz. fresh cheese tortellini
    28 oz. can crushed tomatoes with juice
    8 oz. baby spinach, roughly chopped
    Salt & Pepper Parmesan Cheese


    1. In a deep heavy-bottom pot heat olive oil.
    2. Add garlic, onion and chicken sausage.
    3. Cook until onion is wilted and sausage is cooked through.
    4. Add chicken or vegetable broth and italian seasoning.
    5. Bring contents to a boil and add tortellini.
    6. Boil just until tortellini is cooked through (don't over cook).
    7. Lower heat, stir in tomatoes and simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
    8. Add spinach and cook until wilted.
    9. Season soup with salt and pepper to our taste.
    10. Serve hot with a generous handful or parmesan on top and a crusty baguette on the side.

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