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Quick Tortellini Soup

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A speedy soup for busy cooks that appeals to people of all ages. Serve with bread and sliced vegetables or salad.

Preparation facts

Servings: 4

Yield: 7 cups (1.5L)


5 1/2 cups (1.5L) chicken broth, or vegetable broth; use reduced sodium canned or homemade

3/4 cup (135g) onions, chopped

1 cup (150g) carrots, diced fine

4 oz (115g) green chiles, diced, (one 4-ounce can)

2 tsp garlic, minced (2 cloves)

1 tsp (1g) basil, dried or 1 Tbsp (1.5g) fresh, finely chopped

2 cups (150g) tortellini, cheese-filled*, fresh or frozen

2 Tbs (15g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese*


In a large soup pot, bring broth, onion, carrot, green chiles, garlic and basil to a simmer.

Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.

Turn heat up and bring broth to a boil. Add tortellini and cook uncovered until tender to bite, 4 to 8 minutes.

Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

* Allergy notes: The egg protein lysozyme is an unlabeled additive in some cheeses. People allergic to eggs should eliminate any cheese in this recipe.

Nutrition facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Calories 329
Calories from Fat 80 (24%)
% Daily Value*
13%Total Fat 9g
17%Saturated Fat 3.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.3g
12%Cholesterol 35mg
35%Sodium 832mg
17%Potassium 582mg
15%Total Carbohydrate 45g
12%Dietary Fiber 2.9g
Sugars 9g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
35%Protein 17g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.
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