Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup is absolutely delicious and perfect for cold weather! It’s packed with hearty veggies, rotisserie chicken, and cheesy tortellini that will have you savoring every last bite.
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I love making a big pot of soup when the weather gets cold. Where I live we don’t always get a lot of snow. This year it seems like we’re getting a ton on snow and ice! The kids have already had 4 snow days! When the temps drop I love getting cozy with a bowl of soup. Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup is a total favorite because it’s rich, indulgent, and delicious! It’s easy to make, and easy to double for quick lunches or dinners later.
I love making a big double batch so I can have dinner on night one, and freeze the second half for another night, or portion it into individual lunch size options for fast lunches ready to go.
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Now, let’s get back to the creamy chicken tortellini soup. It’s really quick and easy to make. It’s really great with crusty bread, and topped with some fresh parsley, and parmesan cheese.
You do want to serve or freeze it right away so the tortellini don’t absorb a bunch of the liquid and turn it into more of a pot of pasta then a soup!
If you want, when freezing, you could freeze the soup at completion, before adding tortellini, then freshly cook and add the tortellini the day you plan to serve. This is up to you, it is good either way.
Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup
- 2 lbs rotisserie chicken chunked
- 12 oz of cheese tortellini cooked according to package directions
- 4 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup yellow onion diced fine
- 1 cup carrots diced
- 1 cup celery diced
- 1 Tbs minced garlic
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 4 cups chicken stock or broth
- 2 cups packed baby spinach roughly chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- a dash of pepper
In a large pot, over medium high heat, melt the butter and sauté the carrots, onions, and celery for 6-8 minutes or until the onions start to turn translucent.
Add the garlic to the same pot, and and cook for 30 seconds or until it’s fragrant.
At this point, start your tortellini. Cook according to package directions. Usually this means boiling for 6-8 minutes, so plan to have it done around when the rest of your soup is finished.
Add the flour to your pot with your veggies, and stir well, continue cooking for a minute or two until a very light golden color.
Add in the chicken stock, and stir well while adding. This will keep the flour mixture from clumping, and keep it lose.
Add whipping cream (you can use milk)
Allow soup to come to a boil, stir frequently so nothing sticks to the bottom of the pot. Add the chicken, tortellini, baby spinach, and seasonings, and stir.
Put half away using GLAD containers, to use for on the go lunches, or another meal. You may want to leave tortellini out, to be added later so they don’t soak up too much liquid. .
To reheat, either heat in microwave, or on stove top, and add just a touch of chicken stock to thin the soup out a touch.
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