Saturday, October 18, 2014

Chicken Carbonara Tortellini Soup

Calling this soup a carbonara soup may cause an up roar. I know there are no eggs or bacon in the list of ingredients. But it sure taste like carbonara. It is rich, cheesy and the ham gives the broth a savory smoky flavor like bacon. I decided to go with a name that suited the flavors not a list of ingredients that would make for a long rambling name. This is another speedy souper supper inspired by Sunny and Rachael's 10 Instant Supper Soups. It is also inspired by a Easy Chicken Manicotti recipe I made once. The flavors were so good but it was a time consuming dish. This easy soup has all the same great flavor and can be ready in less than 20 minutes. And as a bonus it is even better the next day. All the tortellini soups I have made just get better the next day. So make enough to have leftovers. Double the recipe if you have to. I promise you will not be disappointed.

Chicken Carbonara Tortellini Soup
Servings:  6


6 cups fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
9 oz. package cheese tortellini
1/2 cup diced cooked chicken
1/2 cup diced ham
10 - 12 oz. frozen peas
1/2 cup half and half
Black pepper (3 to 4 grinds)
Ground nutmeg (just a sprinkle)
Parmesan, shredded to garnish


Place broth in a stock pot, bring to a boil. Add tortellini, simmer 9 minutes or according to package directions. Add chicken, ham, peas and seasoning, continue to cook until peas are defrosted and chicken is warm through. Add half and half and taste for seasoning, adjust to taste. Do not let the soup simmer after adding the half and half. Keep warm on low heat. Serve garnished with Parmesan.

Linking to:
Love Bakes Good Cakes: The Ultimate Soup Recipe List Linky
Ms. enPlace: See Ya in the Gumbo
The Tumbleweed Contessa: What'd You Do This Weekend?
Back to the Basics: Tuesdays with a Twist
Miz Helen's Country Cottage: Full Plate Thursday
My Turn for Us: Freedom Friday with All My Bloggy Friends


  1. You can call it whatever you want. ..all I know is that rich, cheesy, & smokey are things that I want. Thanks for linking this week, Denise. This will be great for the cool nights we've had lately.

  2. This is a fantastic dish and we would love it. Hope you are having a great fall day and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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