Quick Tortellini Soup

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
A speedy soup for busy cooks that appeals to people of all ages. Serve with bread and sliced vegetables or salad.


  • 5 1/2 cups chicken broth, or vegetable broth; use reduced sodium canned or homemade
  • 3/4 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, diced fine
  • 4 oz green chiles, diced, (one 4-ounce can)
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced (2 cloves)
  • 1 tsp basil, dried or 1 Tbsp (1.5g) fresh, finely chopped
  • 2 cups tortellini, cheese-filled*, fresh or frozen
  • 2 Tbs freshly grated Parmesan cheese*


  • In a large soup pot, bring broth, onion, carrot, green chiles, garlic and basil to a simmer.
  • Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.
  • Turn heat up and bring broth to a boil. Add tortellini and cook uncovered until tender to bite, 4 to 8 minutes.
  • Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

* Allergy notes: The egg protein lysozyme is an unlabeled additive in some cheeses. People allergic to eggs should eliminate any cheese in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 329
  Calories from Fat 80 (24%)
(13%)Total Fat 9g
(17%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(12%)Cholesterol 35mg
(35%)Sodium 832mg
(17%)Potassium 582mg
Total Carbohydrate 45g
(12%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 8g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(35%)Protein 17g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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