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Chicken Tortellini Soup

September 17, 2013 by  
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Cooler weather is beginning in my area.  As much as I love summer, fall weather, I do believe, is my favorite.  Crisp, cool air with the fresh smell of changing leaves.

I also love this time because I can start pulling out soup recipes I’ve wanted to try all summer long.  This one sounded so easy and delicious that I whipped up it this week with some leftover rotisserie chicken I had from another dinner.

I have to tell you, my picky son was quite sure he was going to hate this meal.  After a few tentative bits he said “Wow, this is really great!”  I was amazed!

Chicken Tortellini Soup

  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 9 oz. pkg frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes
  • 10 oz pkg frozen spinach
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

In large saucepan, melt butter and saute garlic for 2 minutes over medium heat.

Stir in broth and tortellini and bring to a boil.  Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add cooked chicken, tomatoes, frozen spinach, pepper and basil and simmer for 10-15 minutes.  Stir every 3 minutes or so, breaking up frozen spinach and blending into the soup.  Serve when heated through along with cheese to spoon over individual servings.

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3 Responses to Chicken Tortellini Soup

  1. Linda says:

    Yes, please! I’ll be making this one for sure. I love homemade soup.

  2. Lynnette says:

    Just wanted to say I’ve made this soup twice now and my family loved it. Thank you for sharing it. Very easy to make. The second time I made it I used fresh basil and I added a couple tablespoons of tomato paste as I like more tomato flavor, but that’s just my preference. I think this recipe lends itself well to making changes to suit personal taste.

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