Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe (Quick Dinner Idea)

One of my favorite meals to make for friends or moms with new babies is Chicken Tortellini Soup. I wanted to post the recipe here today. One of my college roommates passed it my way years ago, and it's an easy, tasty soup recipe. This is one of those awesome "dump it all in a pot and watch it cook fast" recipes...great for those busy nights when you're in the middle of activities, homework, blog posts, and spending time with the family.
Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe, from Serenity Now

Chicken Tortellini Soup

Ingredients:
4 cups water
1 can (10 1/2 oz) chicken broth
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
2 cans (10 1/2 oz) cream of chicken soup
4 cups cooked chicken
3/4 tsp. basil
3/4 tsp. oregano
Pinch of minced garlic
1 pkg. (16 oz) frozen broccoli and carrots
1 pkg. cheese tortellini

*Notes: I usually just cook 3 or 4 frozen chicken breasts and cut them up into very small pieces. I also often substitute the dried minced onion from my spice cabinet if I don't have a fresh onion on hand. I add dashes of salt and pepper to taste.

Instructions:
1. In a large pot, combine water, chicken broth, cream of chicken soups, chicken, and spices. Bring to a boil.
2. Add vegetables and tortellini. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe, from Serenity Now

And that's it.

Pretty easy, huh? This is delicious served with a side of crusty bread.
Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe, from Serenity Now
Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe, from Serenity Now

If I'm taking a meal to someone, this recipe easily leaves an extra small portion (great because T won't eat tortellini-so it's all mine!). I also slice and butter the crusty bread with a note for the recipient to bake it (in foil) at 350 for 15 minutes. Add a plate of brownies, and you have a yummy meal to bless someone else with!

What's your favorite soup recipe?

Here are a few other soup recipes I've shared here at Serenity Now:
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9 comments:

Bugs and Sunshine said...

Man, I always forget about cheese tortellini! Looks good!

Centsational Girl said...

Ack you're makign me so hungry! That's looks delish, I honesly haven't had that style of soup in years but you know what? I'm off to the grocery store and those ingredients are on my list. :)
Kate

Paula@SweetPea said...

This looks so good and easy, too.

Catie @ Catie's Corner said...

Yummo! That looks delicious Amanda. I would love a bowl of it right now. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing! =)

~ Catie

Kelly said...

I am going to give it a try! Looks easy and tasty- my kind of recipe! Thanks for sharing Amanda!

Miss Charming said...

Thanks for the recipe, Amanda! You inspired me to make this tonight. It was so yummy! (I just replaced the broccoli with corn.)

Centsational Girl said...

I was inspired to make tortellini soup tonight too! I didn't have the cream of chicken soup or onion just broth and used chopped garlic in its place but oh man was it satisfying and my kids were like "mom, why have you never made this for us before, it's yummy" so if you get the kids' seal of approval, life is good.
Mange!
xo
Kate

Lisa Cato said...

That sounds like a yummy recipe. Thanks!

Shabby Sweet Tea said...

Yumm, this may be dinner tonight. I wonder if I can make it veg...Maybe use veg.broth and cream of mushroom soup, and omit the chicken?? It's worth a try!

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