Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup


This tortellini soup is comforting on a cold, blustery day. Cooked in the Instant Pot, you can have a bowl full of hearty soup in under an hour.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 1 tablespoon salted butter

  • ½ pound cubed boneless, skinless chicken breast

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup chopped carrots

  • 2 cloves minced garlic

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • ½ (8 ounce) package refrigerated cheese tortellini

  • 1 tablespoon chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup fat-free half-and-half

  • ¾ cup chopped fresh spinach

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Saute function. Add butter and melt. Add chicken, onion, carrots, and garlic. Saute until chicken is golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Hit Cancel.

  2. Stir in 1 cup chicken broth. Push chicken and vegetables to one side of the pot. Add tortellini in a single layer to the other side. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 7 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 15 minutes. Release remaining pressure using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions. Unlock and remove the lid.

  4. Stir 1 tablespoon chicken broth and flour together in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir in half-and-half. Microwave on high, stirring every 20 seconds, until mixture has thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer flour slurry into the pot and stir to combine. Add spinach, thyme, garlic salt, and pepper. Stir until spinach has wilted. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

305 Calories
10g Fat
31g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 305
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 1022mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 415mg 9%

* 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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