Tortellini in Chicken Broth


In Italy, this tortellini soup in chicken broth 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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • cup water

  • ½ (16 ounce) package frozen cheese tortellini

  • 1 cup chopped watercress

  • 2 scallions, sliced

  • 3 drops hot red pepper sauce (Optional)

  • 2 tablespoons grated Romano cheese

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Stir broth and water together in a pot; bring to a boil.

  2. Stir frozen tortellini into broth mixture and cook, occasionally stirring, until tortellini floats to the top and 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.

  3. Sprinkle with Romano cheese and black pepper to serve.


You can substitute Romano cheese with Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

204 Calories
6g Fat
27g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 204
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 335mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 56mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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