Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe

Erin S. | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup - A quick and easy soup that is perfect for a cold night. Warm up with this cozy soup filled with vegetables, chicken and tortellini all in a delicious creamy broth.

I absolutely love soup on a cold night. But sometimes soup can take forever to make, and I just don't have time on busy weeknights to let soup simmer for an hour before dinner is done.

Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup Photo

So this chicken tortellini soup is perfect, because it is ready in about 30 minutes.

Super comforting and ready fast? That is my definition of perfection! I like to save something like Beef Barley Soup for a weekend when I have more time. 

To make this soup quick and easy I rely on a little help from the store with fresh made tortellini (you can use the frozen stuff as well) and a good quality chicken broth.

Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup Picture

Both things help give the soup great flavor without any extra time or effort on my part.

You can even use a rotisserie chicken to make it even easier on yourself! Just pull apart the meat and add to the soup to heat it through and you are done. So simple!

Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup Image

What Kind of Chicken Do You Use?

There are a couple options for cooking the chicken in this soup. You can use raw chicken breasts that you poach in the chicken broth as the soup cooks.

Then you just remove the chicken, shred it into bite sized pieces and add back to the soup at the end.

You can also use leftover chicken that you just add during the last few minutes of cooking to heat it through.

Rotisserie chicken is also a great option. You can shred about 2 cups of chicken that you add to the soup without any real work for you. 

Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup Pic

How to Make Chicken Tortellini Soup

  1. Saute together onion, celery, carrots and garlic until they are soft and tender
  2. Next pour in the chicken broth and season with salt, pepper and thyme.
  3. If you are using raw chicken, this is when you would add it. Let is simmer until it is cooked and then remove to shred it. 
  4. After the broth is simmering add in the tortellini and let them cook until they are tender (usually about 5-6 minutes depending on the package that you buy).
  5. At the last minute stir in the creamy and parsley. Adjust the seasonings as needed and you are ready to serve.

This tortellini soup is really hard to make ahead of time, because the tortellini absorb the broth as it sits and just become mushy.

If you want to make it head of time, your best bet is to prep everything until the point of adding the tortellini and then stop.

File 1 - Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

You could refrigerate or freeze the soup at this point. And then when you are ready to eat the soup, bring the broth to a simmer again and add the tortellini.

Getting dinner on the table every night can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be. Having a few easy recipes in your back pocket can make life easier.

This Spaghetti & Meatball soup is another favorite that with just a little help from the store can be on the table in minutes.

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Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 small Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk Celery, finely chopped
  • 2 medium Carrots, peeled and diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 6 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 pound Chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 9 ounces Fresh Cheese Tortellini
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper


  1. In a large pot heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion, celery and carrots. Cook for 5-6 minutes until soft. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add broth and bring to a simmer.
  3. Add cooked chicken, uncooked tortellini, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the tortellini are cooked through.
  4. Stir in cream and parsley to serve.



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Author: Erin S.
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 109
Calories 332

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
  Saturated Fat 7g
Sodium 1353mg
Total Carbohydrate 24g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 20g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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