In Italy, this soup is called tortellini en brodo. If you keep your freezer stocked, this soup is a snap to whip up after a long day at the office.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Stir broth and water together in a pot; bring to a boil. Stir frozen tortellini into broth mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until tortellini float to the top and the filling is hot, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir watercress and scallions into broth mixture and cook until watercress wilts, about 2 minutes. Add hot pepper sauce. Sprinkle with Romano cheese and black pepper to serve.

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Cook's Note:

You can substitute Parmesan cheese for the Romano cheese.

Nutrition Facts

204 calories; 6.1 g total fat; 30 mg cholesterol; 335 mg sodium. 27.3 g carbohydrates; 10.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2015
I love this soup! It's super easy to make. I use spinach instead of watercress because it's so hard to find. And I add a lot more liquid. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2015
I love this soup! It's super easy to make. I use spinach instead of watercress because it's so hard to find. And I add a lot more liquid. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2015
I love this soup! It's super easy to make. I use spinach instead of watercress because it's so hard to find. And I add a lot more liquid. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2015
I made some changes based on what we had on hand and what we liked. I took another suggestion and used spinach instead of watercress and added meatballs. I also added carrots as my little one loves carrots. I did half chicken broth and half beef broth. It was very good and we have made it repeatedly! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2015
This soup was amazing! And so simple. I'd never had watercress before and I'm glad I tried it it gave the soup a unique flavor that I really enjoyed. You could add spinach instead as some other reviewers suggested but I would highly recommend sticking to using watercress. My only critique would be that I had to add A LOT more liquid. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2015
I followed the basic recipe. Also made a few modifications. I sautéed some red onion with shiitake mushroom with minced garlic A little bit of butter used fresh spinach and celery. Delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2014
For as simple as the ingredients are in this soup it is really REALLY good! I do love my cream-based soups but this was nice and light and I actually felt good eating it! I did not have watercress on hand so I used spinach which worked great in this and only regular chicken broth (no low sodium on hand) but I didn't find it salty at all. I may add some mini meatballs next time just because I think they would be yummy in this. I doubled the recipe. This is simple fresh and delicious...a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2016
This is excellent as written. The second time I made it I had a lonely large mild Italian sausage left from a cook out. I took it out of the casing fried and crumbled it up and added it to the soup. So good. I also used spinach as that is all I had. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2016
Execellent quick meal. Used chicken and prosciutto tortellini and it turned out amazing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2016
I absolutely love this soup! The recipe is great as is or as a springboard to creating your own version if you are adventurous! For my own version I added about a 1lb of cooked chicken a couple handfuls of coin carrots 4oz of baby bellas a small amount of red onions and some minced garlic all sauted in some butter (2 tbls.) then I topped it off with the spinach and scallions to my liking. I also added more chicken broth to compensate for the extra food items in the pot. Delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2019
spinach instead of watercress chives and parsley. Its perfect for a quick light soup. For something a little heartier I might sautee some chicken with garlic in butter but as is is a nice refreshing light soup. so YUM Read More