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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

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

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  • 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; protein 10.9g 22% DV; carbohydrates 27.3g 9% DV; fat 6.1g 9% DV; cholesterol 30.4mg 10% DV; sodium 334.6mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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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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  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 1
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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
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
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
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
06/13/2018
Awesome soup and quick to make. I have never bought or used watercress but I always have fresh spinach on hand. I also used a refrigerated tortellini instead of frozen. Not a fan of the frozen. I'll make this over and over and over again! Read More
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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
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2016
We make tortellini in broth quite often. This recipe differs slightly with the addition of the watercress scallions and hot sauce. I substituted spinach for the watercress as that's what I had on-hand and made my own homemade chicken broth from the carcass from last night's "spatchcock chicken" (recipe also from this site). This was a quick and easy weeknight meal after a long day at work. I really liked the additions and will make it this way again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2018
Excellent! Added a few things to it. Sautéed up mushrooms garlic sliced carrots scallions and spinach. Added in some chopped up grilled chicken that I had left over. Will make again and kids loved it!! Read More