How to Make Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup – A simple, easy and delicious recipe

Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

Looking for a comforting bowl of soup that’s quick and easy to make? This creamy chicken tortellini soup hits the spot! It’s just the thing on a chilly day. While keeping it simple, you can have this homemade chicken tortellini soup on the table in 30 minutes or less. Nothing complicated here, just wholesome ingredients combined in a way that delivers a big taste. Whether you are making this as an easy weeknight meal, or something special for guests, you can easily double or even triple the recipe and freeze leftovers for another night. Let us know what you think after you try this out for yourself!

creamy chicken tortellini soup

Creamy Chicken Tortellini soup

Serving Size:
30 minutes


  • Chicken – The better the quality of the chicken, the better your soup will taste. We recommend using a good quality, locally sourced chicken such as a chicken breast or thigh.
  • Heavy cream – You can use half and half if you prefer, but the cream will give it a richer taste
  • Hot water – Sure, you could use chicken stock, but this is just as easy and quick to make.
  • Hot water – Sure, you could use chicken stock, but this is just as easy and quick to make.
  • Parmesan cheese – It’s what gives this soup its “creamy” name, but also adds a bit of richness.
  • Tortellini – Any kind of tortellini will do, but we recommend using cheese tortellini.
  • Carrots – Are what adds a bit of sweetness to this recipe.
  • Celery – It helps to add a bit of flavor as well as texture
  • Onion – Any type of onion will work, but we recommend yellow onions.
  • Garlic – It’s what gives the soup its “oomph”!
  • Parmesan cheese – Sprinkling grated parmesan cheese at the end of the cooking process adds a lot of flavors.

How To Make Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

Start by sautéing the onions, celery and carrots in a large pot on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes. Next, add the garlic and sauté for an additional minute. Add the chicken and cook on high heat for about 5 minutes, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Add the hot water and heavy cream, stir, and then add the tortellini and seasonings. Simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes or until the tortellini are cooked and the soup is thick. Add freshly grated parmesan cheese to taste and serve warm.

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  1. First, you’ll need to fry up your onions, celery and carrots to get them nice and soft. You’ll want to use a good bit of oil or butter to help them along.
  2. Next, the garlic gets sautéed with the vegetables to bring out their flavor. You can add a bit of salt and pepper to the vegetables as well for a bit more flavor.
  3. After that, you’ll want to add your chicken to the pot. You can use boneless or bone-in chicken for this recipe. You want to cook the chicken until it is fully done and no longer pink in the middle.
  4. Next, you’ll add the water and heavy cream to the pot. This creates a rich, creamy soup that is sure to warm you all the way through.
  5. Finally, you’ll add your tortellini to the pot, along with any additional seasonings such as salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese. You’ll want to simmer the soup for around 10 minutes until the tortellini are cooked and the soup is nice and thick.

Tips For Making The Best Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

  • Use a large pot. Make sure you use a large enough pot that your ingredients aren’t too crowded, so they can cook properly.
  • Use a wooden spoon to stir. Using a wooden spoon will help prevent the pot from scratching.
  • Cook the chicken thoroughly. You don’t want to under or overcook the chicken.
  • Use freshly grated parmesan cheese. If you use the pre-grated stuff in the can, you’ll end up with a soup that tastes a bit powdery. Trust us, freshly grated parmesan cheese makes a huge difference in the taste.
  • Use heavy cream or half and half. You can use low-fat milk, but it won’t give you the same creamy result.
  • When you make your own creamy chicken tortellini soup, feel free to add or subtract ingredients to suit your tastes.

Final Words

This creamy chicken tortellini soup is the perfect meal to warm your heart and soul. It is hearty, delicious, and super easy to make once you get the hang of it! Make this classic soup on a chilly day and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a warm, cozy kitchen. This recipe yields 4 large bowls of soup, so you can easily split it with friends, or have leftovers for another day. We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup
Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup
How to Make Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup – A simple, easy and delicious recipe
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