Dandelion Greens and Tortellini Soup


Vitamin A-rich dandelion greens mixed with tomatoes and carrots make an excellent soup. Add some crusty bread for a delicious meal.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ½ cups dry cheese tortellini

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup matchstick-sized carrots

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained

  • 2 cups chopped dandelion greens

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in tortellini and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, 10 to 11 minutes. Drain.

  2. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add carrots and onion; cook and stir until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Add chicken broth, tomatoes, dandelion greens, garlic powder, basil, salt, and black pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until flavors combine, 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. Stir tortellini into the pot and serve.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute oil for the butter if desired.

Substitute a 9-ounce package of fresh tortellini for the fresh if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

220 Calories
8g Fat
30g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 220
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 1300mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 24mg 118%
Calcium 179mg 14%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 511mg 11%

* 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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