I think you’ll agree that tortellini soup is the motherload of tasty pasta recipes. It’s quick and easy to make, sinfully delicious, and full of hearty nutritious ingredients. Tortellini is the pasta that eats like a meal.
Italians affectionately refer to tortellini as ‘umbelico,’ after the cute little belly button shaped pouches they resemble. I can’t get enough of them myself. I get all warm and fuzzy at the prospect of enjoying these little guys for dinner. So, I’ve rounded up my best tortellini soup recipes and posted them here for you.
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Best 5 Tortellini Soup Recipes
There are so many awesome tortellini recipes it can be hard to choose the best ones, but I’ve narrowed it down to five. Each of these wonderfully satisfying and delicious recipes can be easily tweaked to suit your personal preferences. So, without further ado……
Here are the 5 best Tortellini Soup recipes:
1. Creamy Tortellini Soup
This creamy tortellini soup has a mere ten minute prep time and truckloads of Italian flavor! Plenty of fresh herbs and fragrant veggies dance around in the silky cream base creating an easy tortellini soup that can be on the table in under an hour.
With an alfredo ambiance and a flavor that screams Italy, this little gem is sure to dress up your recipe box!
2. Sausage Tortellini Soup
Sausage tortellini soup is one-pot comfort food if I ever tasted it! In fact, it’s one of the best tortellini soup recipes I have. The rich vibrant sauce makes an ideal partner for the cheesy tortellini and man oh man – whatta’ flavor! Never mind that there’s plenty of fresh summer veggies in there to give it that nutritional boost. Now, this is good stuff.
3. Spinach Tortellini Soup
Spinach tortellini soup is one of those awesome recipes that comes out tasting just like grandma’s used to and you can throw it together quickly without tearing up the kitchen. This hearty soup is nutritious and satisfying without weighing you down.
It’s what people picture when you say “homemade tortellini soup.” Plus, it can be on the table in a little over half an hour.
4. Chicken Tortellini Soup
When you’re ready to nurture your inner child, make chicken tortellini soup. It’s that warm salty rendition of the soup you’re craving with plump succulent chicken, tender tortellini pasta, and truckloads of fresh veggies.
Layers of crave-worthy flavor create the chicken soup of legends while dressing up the dinner table and nourishing your soul. You’ll never eat store-bought again!
5. Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup
Creamy chicken tortellini soup is decadent and cheesy, and it screams eat me with crusty bread! Plump little tortellini and tender chicken basting in a rich creamy saucy soup with plenty of cheesy goodness in every bite. This little diamond in the rough is ready in about an hour flat and it’s crazy satisfying.
Recipe Variations and Notes
You can always tweak these recipes to suit your personal preferences by adding or omitting your favorite veggies. You can also opt for fresh herbs instead of dried, but you’ll have to use a little more of them. Dried herbs have a concentrated flavor profile that can lead to bitterness, so I use them more sparingly.
It’s also important to cook your pasta al dente when you know you’ll have leftovers. These tasty little ‘umbelico’ will continue to absorb water as it sits overnight and if the pasta is overcooked, you’ll have a mushy mess on your hands.
How To Make A Healthy Tortellini Soup?
Making a healthy soup is as easy as using chicken broth and chalking it full of fresh summer veggies. That’s the beauty of soup – you can add virtually anything you want! Think spinach tortellini soup on steroids.
How Can I Make A Three Cheese Tortellini Soup?
Simply swap out the regular tortellini with three cheese tortellini in your favorite recipe to make an incredible soup that’ll rock their world. (Creamy chicken tortellini soup is great for this.) Some of these recipes already have parmesan in the soup for that added touch of decadence.
Can I Make Tortellini Soup With Chicken Broth?
Absolutely!! Some of these recipes already call for chicken broth but it often makes a welcome variation when you want to save calories too. If the soup (or leftovers) will be sitting overnight, it often helps to have some chicken broth on hand for thinning since the soup often thickens as it sits in the fridge.
How to Eat + Serving Suggestions
Tortellini soup is a hearty satisfying soup that eats like a meal and it doesn’t disappoint. It’s a generational palate pleaser with a disposition that screams scrumptious looove which makes it great as a stand-alone or paired with bread and salad. Mmmm, mmm……good!
Tortellini soup is always a crowd-pleasing favorite. The recipes are super flexible, and they tend to come together pretty quickly without tearing up the kitchen. Experience Italy in every spoonful as you nurture your inner child and satisfy those cravings.
It’s great for intimate family meals, large gatherings, and even super friendly church potlucks. Queue up those umami taste buds, grab your large pot and make some tasty soup!
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