This weeknight Chicken and Cheese Tortellini Soup is an easy and flavorful dinner to quickly get on the table.  It's a simple dinner idea for a family favorite meal!
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Chicken and Cheese Tortellini Soup

This weeknight Chicken and Cheese Tortellini Soup is an easy and flavorful dinner to quickly get on the table.  It's a simple dinner idea for a family favorite meal!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: chicken soup, easy dinner ideas
Servings: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 oz uncooked bacon slices (about 6 to 8 slices) cut into small pieces
  • 3 large carrots peeled and diced
  • 3 celery stalks diced
  • 1 small yellow onion peeled and diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lb package fresh 3-cheese tortellini (found refrigerated near the cheese section)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1/2 teaspon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat 6 quart Dutch Oven (or large pot) over medium heat. Toss and cook the bacon until cooked through.  Add the carrots, celery and onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.  Stir in the garlic and cook for another 1 minute.
  • Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil.  Once boiling, add the tortellini, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes.  Stir in the cream, cheese, and chicken.  Heat another 5 minutes on low, or until heated through.  Season with salt and pepper.  Serve immediately.
  • Can be kept in the fridge for up to 1 week.  Reheat leftovers on the stove top with additional chicken broth.