Tortellini Soup!


I printed out a recipe from Spark People for what I thought was tortellini soup, but it turned out to be a recipe for a side dish that was just called “tortellini with vegetables.” Since I still had soup on my brain, I read the recipe a few times, thinking they missed an ingredient. “Where’s the broth?” Then I read the instructions and found out it wasn’t soup!

BUT, I wanted to make it soup, so this is my version!


Ingredients for tortilla soup

1 medium red pepper, sliced
1 medium green pepper, sliced
1 orange pepper, sliced
4 cloves of garlic
1 cup snow peas, sugar snap peas, or green beans (I used pea pods)
2 tsp. olive oil
1 banana pepper, sliced (optional)
1 medium onion, chopped
5 or 6 fresh basil leaves (didn’t have that!)
salt and pepper to taste
2 quarts of chicken broth
2 chicken breasts, boneless, cubed and cooked

In a big blender, I chopped up the veggies and added some of the chicken broth and pureed all the veggies.

Blender of veggies!

I do not like chunks of veggies!

Blender of veggies different view!

In a big stock pot, I added the oil, the pureed veggies, and the rest of the chicken broth. Heat on low, stirring for about 10 minutes. Then in a separate skillet I cooked 2 chicken breasts, which I cut into small pieces until they were almost cooked through and added that to the pot. Then I added the frozen cheese tortellini (1 bag) and put the heat on high until it came to a boil, then reduced the heat and cooked for about 6-8 minutes until the tortellini was cooked. If you are using the fresh basil, after the soup is done, add the basil to the soup and stir it in.

It turned out so great! My husband, my older son, and my daughter all had seconds, so I consider that a good thing!

Jennโ€™s tortellini soup!

It was a little spicy, but the flavors of all the peppers was wonderful. For my bowl, I picked out 1 serving of tortellini (which was 12 tortellini for only 290 calories!) and I took about 1 1/2 cups of broth and picked out the pea pods and a little chicken. So I am thinking its about 320 calories or so for a nice big bowl. If you wanted to have it less calories, then you could reduce the amount of tortellini!

I will be making this one again for sure!


  1. Leslie says:

    I dont like big chunks of veggies either. I love that you blended them

  2. Krissie says:

    That looks so good! I will have to try to make your recipe sometime! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m adding a link to your blog if that’s cool!

  3. Selba says:

    Yuummm… looks so yummy!

    I didn’t know that yellow pepper calles as banana pepper, sounds so cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Sharon says:

    Mmmm, delicious, and I love your cute spoon!!!

  5. Christina says:

    Oh wow, this looks so colorful and pretty and looks like it would taste like Spring!! I can’t believe you get 12 tortellini for 290 calories! I’d be stuffed!

  6. Emily says:

    I love tortellini in soup. This sounds great!

  7. Nowheymama says:

    Wonder how this would be with potato pierogis to make it dairy free?

  8. Hmm, this looks like our chinese wanton or dumplings!

  9. lili says:

    looks so delicious, I can’t believe it the low calories – that’s awesome!

  10. Way to improvise! This looks so healthy and delicious. There is nothing like a nice homemade soup full of veggies to fill your belly. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Kerstin says:

    What a lovely soup – I love adding tortellini to soup because it makes the dish so much more filling!

  12. K says:

    I’ve never had tortellini in soup – sounds great!!

  13. Sarah says:

    looks awesome!!! Way to adapt a recipe ๐Ÿ™‚ I love tortellini as well, but I’ve never made a homemade soup with it… now I really want to try this!!!

  14. Monique says:

    Looks like a quick and easy recipe! Thanks for the comment!

  15. Priyanka says:

    yummy that soup is amazing! I too think seconds is a sign that the meal is a HIT!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your blog and your achievements are fantastic!

  16. Sounds great! I love tortellini in a brothy soup.

  17. OriyaFood says:

    Lovely soup… Thanks for dropping by

  18. Michelle says:

    Gorgeous color to your soup!! Interesting recipe too and one I just might try!

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