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Tortellini and Vegetable Soup - The Best Recipe Ever

Updated on March 26, 2015

Tortellini & Vegetable Soup - The Ultimate Comfort Food

Comfort Food. Just those two words evoke warm and cozy feelings in just about everyone. But we need it to be fast and easy to prepare and nutritious and delicious.

Soup is a the king of comfort foods, I think. This recipe for Tortellini and Vegetable Soup is all of those things.  So cook up a batch of this delicious, tummy-warming soup on any chilly day.  You'll be feeling all cozy and warm and you'll be a healthier person as well.  What could be better than that?

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Tortellini and Vegetable Soup Recipe

A simple but delicious soup you'll make again and again.

Photo courtesy of Larlo

8 cups Chicken Broth

1 cup peas, cooked 1-2 minutes

1 cup carrots, cut into julienne strips 1 inch long and cooked 2-3 minutes or just until crisp tender

1 cup mushrooms cleaned and sliced

2/3 pound tortellini, cooked el dente

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese

In a medium stockpot, bring chicken broth just to boiling. Add peas, carrots, mushrooms and pasta. Ladle into bowls. Sprinkle with Parmesan.

NOTE: I don't recommend preparing this too far in advance because the pasta will absorb more of the broth and become a bit mushy. It's just perfect prepared right before you eat it.

This soup recipe could not be easier. It's perfectly delicious exactly as written, although you could jazz it up a bit if you like.

I used cheese filled tortellini but you could use any kind you like. You could use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. You could add bits of cooked chicken. Just use your imagination.

APPROXIMATE NUTRITIONAL CONTENT PER CUP

Total calories: 196

Fat: 5g

Percentage of calories from fat: 22%

Carbohydrates: 20g

Protein: 17g

Cholesterol: 46 mg

Sodium: 748 mg

Dietary fiber: 2g


(Weight Watchers: This recipe calculates to 4 points per serving.)

The Recipe Source - This cookbook has several great soup recipes - all healthy!

I've been making Tortellini and Vegetable Soup for years. It's just one of the many excellent healthy soup recipes in this cookbook.

There are recipes for homemade breads, soups, stews, salads, terrific sauces and dressings, entrees of every kind, and mouth-watering desserts.

Controlling Your Fat Tooth
Controlling Your Fat Tooth

Although there are more than 200 recipes in this cookbook, this isn't just a cookbook. It's also a guide to reducing fat consumption in our diets by more than 30%. It's a guide to making smarter food choices and to losing weight without dieting.

You will be impressed with the wide variety of soups, breads, salads, entrees and desserts recipes included. Plus lots of nutrition information.

 

Freshly chopped herbs such as parsley or chives make a very nice garnish for soup, as would freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

A perfect tool for homemade ravioli!

Although ready-made ravioli is readily available, wouldn't it be fun to make your own ravioli for this tasty soup?

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      Holley Web 7 years ago

      You know in my house the meals have to be fast, hearty and delicious... This definitely would do the trick! What a tongue tempting recipe! Love it!

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      Yum is right! This is a perfect middle of the afternoon I forgot to eat picker upper ;)

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      marsha32 7 years ago

      looks good to me

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I have been wanting to try this. Now I have a recipe for it. :)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      This sounds delicious and I love good soup recipes!

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      bdkz 7 years ago

      Yum!

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      myraggededge 7 years ago

      A great idea for a quick supper. My young'uns might even give it a go!

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      momto4 lm 7 years ago

      I can't wait to try this one! Thanks for sharing!

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Nicely done & blessed.

      Thanks for featuring my Best-Ever Chicken Pot Pie Recipe!

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Tasty! Lensrolling to Beef Barley Soup! :)

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      Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

      Nothing like soup on a cool fall day.

      Congratulations on becoming a Giant Squid!

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      Cheryl Kohan 7 years ago from Minnesota

      Thank you, everyone! This really is a delicious soup and I hope you all try it.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great lens, great soup, but have to say that no one makes soup like my mom. Even the soup Nazi can't compare.

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      Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

      It's cold and rainy outside...the perfect time to have your soup! Sound wonderful!

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      This sounds so delicious ... I really like what the tortellini adds to the mix!

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      Cheryl Kohan 5 years ago from Minnesota

      @julieannbrady: Thanks, Julie. It's so easy and so tasty...you will love it!

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