Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

garnished bowl of soup with glass jar of Zoup! bone broth in the background

This Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup is the ultimate one pot recipe to slurp on all winter long! It’s creamy, loaded with flavor and SO delicious. 

This recipe is sponsored by my friends at Zoup! Good, Really Good®. As always, opinions are 100% my own and I appreciate you supporting the brands that make OBB possible! Learn more about Zoup! Good, Really Good® below! 

I don’t know about you guys, but as soon as January hits, I’m so ready for SOUP. 

It could be a mixture of the cold weather or desire to have something easy to make or the fact that there will most likely be leftovers the next day… whatever the reason, I’m all in on soup.

Specifically, this Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup! Let me tell you why! 

Why You’ll Love this Soup: 

First off, like I said above, this soup is a ONE POT dream! I love a soup where you can just kind of throw everything into one pot and let it go and this fits the bill. I love washing less dishes, ha! 

This soup is the perfect blend of creamy and savory – from the fresh veggies in each bite, the shredded chicken and of course, the CREAM. 

I personally love creamy soups. To me, they’re the best of both worlds because they’re a bit healthier and lighter but also you get some indulgence from the cream. Win win!

close up of garnished bowl of tortellini soup

In this recipe, I actually used both half and half and heavy cream to not make it feel so overwhelmingly heavy and I think it was really successful. 

The tortellini are the perfect little pasta bites to use in this recipe – highly recommend!!!

I also love that in this recipe, I used fire roasted tomatoes! It added such a kick of flavor.

But the real MVP of this recipe? The Zoup! Good, Really Good® Chicken Bone Broth I used! 

photo of Zoup! Chicken bone broth

A good soup needs a high-quality broth and their Chicken Bone Broth absolutely NAILED the flavor profile I was hoping for. I love that the ingredients are simple, and the flavors are out of this world. The flavor was complex yet balanced and tasted homemade! 

If you didn’t know about Zoup! Good, Really Good®, all of their broths are kettle cooked in small batches using the freshest and finest ingredients. These broths were actually created by the team behind Zoup! Eatery, which served people fresh soup for over 2 decades!

side view photo of garnished bowl of soup with Zoup! bone broth packaging in the background

Another thing I love about Zoup!? All of their broths are completely free of artificial ingredients, preservatives, gluten, and GMO’s. Plus, they’re packaged in glass jars which are awesome to reuse in your own home! See the bottom of the blog post to learn more about the other products Zoup! offers and where you can purchase them for yourself!

So let’s get into what you need exactly to make this soup! 

Ingredients You Need: 

Zoup! Good, Really Good® Chicken Bone Broth – a must use for the base of this soup! 

Chicken – I used cooked shredded chicken for this recipe. You can dice your chicken as well if desired. 

Yellow Onion – dice it finely. 

Fresh Garlic – minced!

Fire Roasted Tomatoes + Crushed Tomatoes – this adds so much flavor! 

Tomato Paste – major depth of flavor, a must! 

Italian Seasoning, Garlic Powder, Salt, Red Pepper Flakes – the basic seasonings you’ll need for this soup! 

Baby Spinach – you add this in at the end! 

Half and Half + Heavy Cream – the perfect amount of creamy goodness this soup needs! 

Cheese Tortellini – get the refrigerated kind at the store! 

Olive Oil – to cook the veggies in. 

Parmesan Cheese – this is used to garnish! 

Step by Step Instructions on Making Soup: 

  1. Add olive oil to a large pot or dutch oven on medium heat.  Let it warm up. 
  2. While it’s warming, dice the onion and mince the garlic. 
  3. Add diced onion to the pot with a pinch of salt. Let cook for 5 minutes or so, stirring occasionally and then add in the garlic as well as the Italian seasoning, garlic powder and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 more minute. 
  4. Add in the tomato paste, canned tomatoes and Zoup! Chicken Bone Broth and stir together. Bring to a gentle boil and let simmer for 15 minutes. 
  5. Once simmering is done, bring back to a boil and add in the shredded cooked chicken along with the cheese tortellini. Cook for 5 minutes or until tortellini are fully cooked through and then add in the spinach and heavy cream. 
  6. Once spinach is wilted (which should be quick!) taste and season with salt and pepper and serve while warm! Garnish with parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes. 

Best Soup Making Tips: 

If you aren’t using rotisserie chicken for this recipe, simply cook your chicken in the pot before you do anything else. It will add amazing flavor to this recipe! 

To do this, just add a splash of more olive oil, add one large chicken breast and then cook for 10 minutes or so, flipping halfway until the chicken is FULLY cooked through – 165 degrees F. Once done, remove to a plate, shred and wait until later in the recipe to add it back in. 

close up of bottom half of bowl of garnished tortellini soup

Taste as you go with this soup! Of course I always give the basic measurements when it comes to the spices I used, but everyone’s palates are different. 

For example: If you want it extra creamy, add a splash more of half and half. Need it spicier? Add more red pepper flakes and so on! 

Be sure not to overcook the tortellini! Follow package instructions on what your specific cook time will look like. 

Ingredient Substitutions: 

You can sub roughly chopped kale for the baby spinach if desired. 

You can also use butter instead of olive oil to cook the onions in. 

If you want, you can use just half and half if you want to skip the heavy cream. 

You can also use just crushed tomatoes instead of fire roasted if that’s all you have. 

close up of bite of tortellini soup on spoon

Any flavor of tortellini is great. Just make sure it’s the refrigerated kind in the store!

Storing Leftovers: 

Store leftovers in a tightly sealed container for up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

Overnight, the tortellini will begin to soak up the liquid from the soup. For leftovers the next day, you might need to add additional broth or cream to your soup. Warm up and enjoy!  

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Happy soup season, friends! -Haylie

Did you enjoy this recipe? Here are a few other soup recipes you might like: 

Creamy Black Bean Soup 

Cheesy Chicken Chipotle Soup 

Lemon Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup 

Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup 

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Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

This Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup is the ultimate one pot recipe to slurp on all winter long! It’s creamy, loaded with flavor and SO delicious. 

Course dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy chicken tortellini soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Haylie

Ingredients

  • 1 Large yellow onion, diced finely 
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken (1 large chicken breast) - see notes!
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 14.5 oz can fire roasted tomatoes 
  • 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 32 oz Zoup! Chicken Bone Broth
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes 
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 2-3 cups roughly chopped fresh baby spinach 
  • 16 oz refrigerated cheese tortellini 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • ½ cup half and half 
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream 
  • Freshly shredded parmesan cheese to garnish (if desired) 

Instructions

  1. Add olive oil to large pot or dutch oven on medium heat. Let warm up. 

  2. Finely dice the onion along with the garlic. 

  3. Add diced onion to the pot with a pinch of salt. Let cook for 5 minutes or so, then add in the fresh garlic as well as the Italian seasoning, garlic powder and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 more minute. 

  4. Next, add in the tomato paste, both cans of tomatoes and Zoup! chicken bone broth. Bring to a gentle boil and let simmer for 15 minutes. 

  5. Next, bring the liquid to a boil and add in the cooked shredded chicken along with the cheese tortellini and bring to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes or until tortellini is fully cooked through. 

  6. Lastly, add in the roughly chopped baby spinach, half and half and heavy cream. Once spinach is wilted (which should be quick!) taste and season for salt and pepper and serve while warm!

  7. Garnish with parmesan cheese and additional red pepper flakes if desired!

Recipe Notes

This is a great recipe to use leftover cooked chicken in OR rotisserie chicken. If you aren’t using rotisserie chicken for this recipe, simply cook your chicken in the pot before you do anything else. It will add amazing flavor to this recipe! To do this, just add a splash of more olive oil, add one large chicken breast and then cook for 10 minutes or so, flipping halfway until the chicken is FULLY cooked through - 165 degrees F. Once done, remove to a plate, shred and wait until later in the recipe to add it back in. 

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