Friday, August 20, 2010

Italian Chicken Tortellini soup

Tortellini pasta(dry)
Tortellini are ring shaped   pasta stuffed with different ingredients.I have used Pesto (basil leaves & pine nuts  paste) stuffed Tortellinis in this soup you can use any of your choice .This soup eats like a meal. Serve with a side salad and garlic bread for a healthy Italian meal.Replace chicken with Mozzarella cheese balls and chicken stock with Vegetable stock for a veggie version of this soup.

Note:  If using fresh Tortellini pasta cook  them for only 5-7mins in the soup  .If using dry pasta boil them for 10 mins or till tender seperately in boiling water as you would with regular pasta .. I have used dry Tortellini here.

Ingredients :

1/2 lb Tortelllini pasta
1 tbsp Olive oil
1 small white onion
1 cup chopped spinach
1/2 cup diced carrots , corn and red bell pepper
1/2 cup cooked chicken  peices
2 cups Organic low sodium chicken stock
1/2 tsp dry parsley flakes
1/2 tsp pepper pwdr
1/2 tsp garlic pwdr
1 tsp Lemon pepper seasoning
8-10 chopped fresh Basil leaves.
Salt to tasteDirections :

In a stockpot bring 10 cups of water to a rolling boil .Add the dry  tortellini pasta and cook for 10 mins till they are tender. Drain and keep aside.
In a  saucepan ,heat olive oil.Add the sliced onions and cook till they are transluscent.Add the garlic pwdr and chopped spinach,carrots,corn and red peppers.Add  pepper pwdr,lemon -pepper seasoning and salt .Stir and cook on a medium flame for 10 mins.Add the cooked chicken and chicken stock and bring to a boil once and then simmer. Add the cooked Tortellini or the fresh Tortellini at this point.Add the parsley flakes and chopped basil leaves and simmer for another 5 mins.Serve hot with salad or garlic bread.


  1. soup looks healthy and delicious too..haven't tried this shaped of pasta yet..thanks for sharing!

  2. Tortellini is one of my favorite pasta..the soup looks great n filling..liked the combo of ingredients u used.

  3. looks nice..healthy and delicious toooo

  4. Looks so delicious and to try out new soup recipes.
    U have a nice collection ..will visit leisurely again to go thru all.

  5. I have cooked this before and for the base I used water, chicken stock and a can of original stewed tomatoes with sauted garlic and let that cook together for thirty minutes on a slow simmer before even adding any of the other ingredients. This soup is amazing!


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