Tortellini in Chicken Broth Recipe -
Tortellini in Chicken Broth Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Tortellini in Chicken Broth

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"In Italy, this soup is called tortellini en brodo. If you keep your freezer stocked, this soup is a snap to whip up after a long day at the office."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Stir broth and water together in a pot; bring to a boil. Stir frozen tortellini into broth mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until tortellini float to the top and the filling is hot, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir watercress and scallions into broth mixture and cook until watercress wilts, about 2 minutes. Add hot pepper sauce. Sprinkle with Romano cheese and black pepper to serve.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • You can substitute Parmesan cheese for the Romano cheese.

Reviews More Reviews

Jan 31, 2015

I love this soup! It's super easy to make. I use spinach instead of watercress because it's so hard to find. And I add a lot more liquid.

Jan 09, 2015

I followed the basic recipe. Also made a few modifications. I sautéed some red onion with shiitake mushroom with minced garlic A little bit of butter, used fresh spinach and celery. Delicious!!


4 Ratings

Jan 03, 2015

I made some changes based on what we had on hand and what we liked. I took another suggestion and used spinach instead of watercress and added meatballs. I also added carrots as my little one loves carrots. I did half chicken broth and half beef broth. It was very good and we have made it repeatedly!

Apr 22, 2014

For as simple as the ingredients are in this soup, it is really, REALLY good! I do love my cream-based soups, but this was nice and light, and I actually felt good eating it! I did not have watercress on hand, so I used spinach, which worked great in this and only regular chicken broth (no low sodium on hand), but I didn't find it salty at all. I may add some mini meatballs next time, just because I think they would be yummy in this. I doubled the recipe. This is simple, fresh and delicious...a definite keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)


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  • Calories
  • 204 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 10.9 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 335 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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