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11 May 2018

This tortellini soup recipe is loaded with flavor, made with fire roasted tomatoes, white beans, seared chicken thighs, cheese tortellini and a powerful blend of herbs and seasonings. Your taste buds will thank you for a bowl.

I guess you can say we’ve been hankering for soup around here lately. I mean, I JUST this week shared a fabulous 30-Minute Sweet Potato Soup Recipe, and I keep thinking about all of the great Soup Recipes I already have here on the site.

Soup! Love the stuff!

Patty is actually quite CRAZY for a good soup recipe, and I’m happy to make them for her because honestly, they’re pretty darned easy to make for the most part.

Zesty Chicken Tortellini Soup Sprikled with Spicy Chili Flakes
Zesty Chicken Tortellini Soup Sprikled with Spicy Chili Flakes

Why I Love Tortellini Soup

Tortellini soup is immensely satisfying, and as mentioned, it’s super easy to prepare.

The majority of the time spent with the recipe is waiting. You have about 10 minutes of food prep with some chopping, and maybe 10 minutes TOPS of cooking down your initial veggies and chicken, then it’s a “dump everything into a pot and wait”.

The ideas is you want the ingredients to meld and develop, resulting in a perfect bite every time you dip your spoon down into the bowl.

When you come up with a plump, cheese filled tortellini, watch out! Pure satisfaction.

And, not to mention, this soup is nice and spicy, just the way I like it.

So let’s talk about we make it then, shall we?

Zesty Chicken Tortellini Soup - Grab Yourself a Bowl
Zesty Chicken Tortellini Soup – Grab Yourself a Bowl

How to Make Tortellini Soup – The Recipe Method

First, cook down your peppers, onion, celery and garlic in a pot with a bit of olive oil. It should take about 5 minutes or so until they start to caramelize.

Next, toss in some chopped chicken thighs and give them a nice sear, about 5 minutes or so.

Next, add in a collection of flavorful ingredients – fire roasted tomatoes, white beans, chicken broth, and all of your herbs and seasonings. Stir and simmer the whole pot for about 20 minutes or longer.

When you’re just about ready to serve the tortellini soup, boil the tortellini according to your packaging instructions, usually only 3-4 minutes or so, and add them to the pot along with the chopped spinach.

Remove from heat, stir in some heavy cream and serve it up. Top the bowls with spicy chili flakes, fresh chopped herbs, maybe a few sliced peppers. Have fun with it!

If you’re looking for a lighter version of this recipe, skip the heavy cream and use either sour cream or Mexican crema, which is my personal preference. It has a lightness to it, but effectively adds a nice creamy texture.

The Benefits of Tortelli Soup

The benefits are obvious once you eat a bowl. Happy taste buds! This is such a great recipe for me because of the awesome combo – Quick and easy, big flavor, nice level of heat, and overall it isn’t high on calories, so my belly thanks me in more ways than one.

Try Some of My Other Popular Soup Recipes

Zesty Chicken Tortellini Soup - Here is the Recipe
Zesty Chicken Tortellini Soup – Here is the Recipe

I hope you enjoy it! Let me know how it turns out for you. If you make it, shoot me a note or post it somewhere on social media with the following – #ChiliPepperMadness. I want to see your creations! — Mike H.

4.29 from 7 votes
Zesty Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe
Zesty Chicken Tortellini Soup – Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
This tortellini soup recipe is loaded with flavor, made with fire roasted tomatoes, white beans, seared chicken thighs, cheese tortellini and a powerful blend of herbs and seasonings. Your taste buds will thank you for a bowl.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 452 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large bell pepper chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1.5 pounds chicken thighs chopped
  • 15 ounces white beans drained
  • 14.5 ounce can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon spicy chili flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 10 ounces cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup heavy cream optional (or use Mexican crema for a lighter touch)
  • FOR SERVING: Extra chopped peppers fresh herbs, Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat a large pot to medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the peppers, onion and celery and cook them down about 5 minutes to soften them up.
  2. Add the garlic and chicken and cook another 5 minutes, stirring, until the chicken is cooked mostly through.
  3. Add the beans, fire roasted tomatoes, chicken broth and seasonings. Bring the mixture to a quick boil, then reduce the heat and simmer at least 20 minutes to let the flavors develop.
  4. While the tortellini soup is simmering, bring a small pot of water to a boil and boil the tortellini until they float, about 3-4 minutes or so. Drain.
  5. Add the tortellini noodles to the soup pot and stir in the spinach.
  6. Remove from heat and swirl in the heavy cream or crema, if using.
  7. Serve into bowls with your extra toppings.
Recipe Notes

Serves 8

Heat Factor: Medium, though it's HUGE on flavor. Try adding habanero pepper with the other peppers for additional heat.

Nutrition Facts
Zesty Chicken Tortellini Soup – Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 452 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 752mg 31%
Potassium 742mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 4g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 41.1%
Vitamin C 43%
Calcium 16.8%
Iron 28.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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4 comments

  1. Great recipe. I may try this as a alternate for chicken and dumplings and use dumplings vs the tortellini.

  2. jeff Palmer

    Thumbs up on this soup – I saw it and its a cool rainy day in the midwest. Its a go for me!

    Got everything at home..Thanks for the perfect timing

    Jeff

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Great, Jeff. Thanks! Glad you liked it.

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