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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Weekend Cooking: Tortellini Soup

I have been seeing several recipes for Tortellini Soup as of late and wanted to give it a try. I was going to make a healthier version that consisted only of tortellini, tomatoes, spinach, and a chicken broth base but then I came across this version in the 2012 Mixing Bowl magazine, a special interest publication from Better Homes and Gardens.
This version incorporates Alfredo sauce, chicken and cheese in addition to the tomatoes, fresh spinach and chicken broth. I used a jar of sun-dried tomato alfredo instead of the regular version for a little extra flavor but you could make your own alfredo sauce if you prefer your version to store bought. The amount of sauce you make will be dependent on how many servings you want.

First, boil your tortellini according to the package directions. Next, heat the alfredo sauce and broth on the stove. Adding the broth to make the soup the consistency you prefer. Bring to a boil, then toss in some pre-cooked shredded chicken and tomatoes. Finally, toss in your fresh spinach for a few minutes. Finally, combine the tortellini with the sauce mixture and sprinkle on some extra cheese if you so desire.

This was a great way to serve tortellini in a different fashion and it was a perfect cold weather, comfort food dish.
This post is linked up to Weekend Cooking, a weekly meme hosted by Beth at Beth Fish Reads.

Happy Cooking!


  1. Alfredo sauce? Really? I must say I never thought of that in my Tortellini Soup, which is very, very good, IMHO.
    But I totally vote for the cheese!

  2. This sounds like the perfect winter soup -- comforting and warming.

  3. Interesting. I never would have thought of Alfredo sauce in a tortelini soup either, but actually I am sure it goes well together.

  4. Yum! That looks delicious. I just recently pinned a recipe on Pinterest that is a chicken tortelini soup. Thinking I'm going to have to pull that one out soon. :)

  5. I'm off to add this to my Pinterest Recipes board. Love soups at this time of year. Well, really at any time of year. I plan to make two soups this week. Hope to make yours soon.

  6. Interesting - Alfredo Sauce would never have occurred to me but of course - it would end up a nice cream soup. Great idea!

  7. What a hearty looking soup! Yum!

  8. The alfredo sauce sounds like a yummy way to dress up soup. I have been in a very soup and salad kind of mood lately. Will give this a try soon!

  9. Oh, this sounds delicious! I will definitely be putting this on the menu sometime in the very near future :)

  10. I regularly make tortellini soup, with a chicken stock base flavored with tomato paste. Such a quick and easy dinner!

  11. I love the way it looks! This might be a soup to make if my husband goes up north snowmobiling later this week. He's not a soup fan, but I am!



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