Friday, February 20, 2015

Cheesy Chicken Tortellini Soup

Here is another "Souper" tortellini soup for you. Do you love rotel dip or cheesy chicken spaghetti? If you do, you are going to be crazy for this soup. It is loaded with flavor. Roasted chicken, onions, peppers, mushrooms, spicy tomatoes, tortellini and a cheesy broth. Oh it is so good! I used a leftover roasted chicken breast and this meal came together so fast. Taste just like crockpot cheesy chicken spaghetti but a lot less work. No waiting for pasta to boil or the crockpot to finish. And . . . I did not use any cans of cream soups. I know people are avoiding those type of prepared soups these days, so I gave it a try. I did not miss them at all. The soup was still creamy and had great flavor. It was delicious the next day for lunch too. All the tortellini soups are better the next day. I am definitely making this one again and again. I know of at least two friends who are going to love this quick take on cheesy chicken spaghetti. I hope you do too.


Cheesy Chicken Tortellini Soup
Serves 6

Ingredients

1 tsp. chicken fat or olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
6 oz. mushrooms, sliced
Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
4 cups unsalted chicken stock
1 (10 oz.) can tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
1 (9 oz.) pkg. three cheese tortellini
1 roasted bone in chicken breast, de-boned and chopped
8 oz. 2% milk Velveeta cheese, chopped
2 cups 2% milk

Directions

Heat chicken fat in a soup pot over medium high heat. Add onion and bell pepper, saute until onion starts to get translucent. Add mushroom continue to cook until mushrooms are soft. Season with salt and pepper. Add chicken stock and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Add tortellini and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 7 minutes and add chicken and cheese. Stir until cheese is melted. Reduce heat to low and stir in milk, allow to warm through and serve.

Note: The soup will separate after sitting for a while. Just stir and the creamy texture will return to normal. Re-heats well on the stove or in the microwave, just avoid bringing to a boil when re-heating.




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5 comments:

  1. That soup looks perfect! And beautiful photos too!

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    1. Thanks so much Nicole. I hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  2. Chicken tortellini soup is one of my favorite things! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned to the Bloggers Brags Broad.

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  3. I love totellini and have seen variations of this. I must admit that I have never made it! I am in for a try! Thank you for the yummy recipe! :)

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  4. I love chicken spaghetti--fun to turn it into a soup!

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