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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Hearty Chicken Tortellini Soup with Meatballs


best chicken tortellini soup recipe

Winter is now upon us, and there is nothing better than warming up with a hearty and delicious bowl of homemade chicken tortellini soup. This soup is a favorite in our house all through the cold weather season.

This soup is a great starter for any meal or, this soup can be a meal in itself. The soup is filled with chicken, tortellini, and meatballs,  all in this flavorful chicken broth. This soup is sure to fill you up on a cold winter day.

This is just one of the many soups we enjoy in the cold weather season, so stay tuned for more delicious soups.


  • 12 oz bag of Fresh or Frozen Tortellini
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 bag celery
  • 1 bag carrots
  • 1 big onion
  • 2 or 3 large bone-in chicken breasts
  • Vegetable or chicken bouillon
  • 1 or 2 cans of chicken broth 

  1. Cut up tomatoes into 4 sections each
  2. Cut onion into 4 to 6 sections
  3. Clean celery and carrots
  4. Put all vegetables and chicken breasts in a large stock pot, cover with water and this come to a boil
  5. Reduce heat and let this cook for 45 minutes to one hour
  6. While this is cooking make your meatballs
  7. Add Parmesan cheese, garlic salt, egg, breadcrumbs, and pepper to the meat and mix thoroughly
  8. Shape into small meatballs and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes
  9. Using another pot under a strainer drain the broth, discard the tomatoes and onion.
  10. Cut the celery and carrots into small pieces and add to broth
  11. Shred the chicken and add to broth
  12. Add 2 or 3 vegetable or chicken bouillon cubes and chicken broth if more liquid is needed
  13. Add the tortellini, and return to stove, bring to a boil until the tortellini is cooked
  14. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy this easy chicken tortellini soup.


  1. This looks delicious. I can almost feel my insides warming up already!

    1. Hi Susan, It's so nice to hear from you, I hope all is well with you. This soup is a great one for the cold weather. Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great evening:) It's snowing here already!!!!

  2. Oh wow I can't wait to try your soup recipe. I love soup!

    1. Hi Susan, I do know you love soup, as I've pinned some of your amazing recipes. Thanks and I hope you enjoy this soup :)

  3. I may have to make this with all the sickness going around here! - sounds so good too

    1. Hi Barbara, Chicken soup heals all, doesn't it ? Thanks for visiting and wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas :)

  4. Definitely need some HOT soup today. It's the coldest day we've had this winter, I think. Looks yummy.

    1. Hi Brenda, Same here with the coldest day, and we had about 6" of new snow. Soup is definitely on the menu today. Thanks so much for stopping by, and stay warm :)

  5. Hubby told me to email it to him LOL I pinned it for back-up!

    1. Hi Fay, It is a hearty soup and I hope you like it if you give it a try. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend :)

  6. I love chicken soup but I have not tried tortellini in the chicken soup yet. I have to try this but without celery. I don´t like the smell of celery. Thanks for the recipe Sam. Bookmark for later use.

    1. I'm sure you will like this one Thelma, it really is a meal all in itself. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend :)

  7. Sounds like a nice combination of ingredients. I've never made soup with tortellini... I should try this. There's nothing quite like warm, delicious soup on a cold winter day.

  8. I'm thinking that this would be fantastic with homemade egg noodles instead of Tortellini. :)


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