Timesaving Tortellini Soup

This savory soup is a perfect way to put a new spin on standard pasta. Round out the meal with warm Italian bread and steamed mixed veggies.
serves 4 (serving size: 1/4 recipe)


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1 (8-ounce) package frozen cheese tortellini
2 (14-ounce) cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
Small bunch watercress, large stems discarded, cut crosswise into thirds (about one cup), or 1/2 cup finely sliced fresh spinach leaves
2 scallions, trimmed, and finely chopped
4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese


1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a 3-quart saucepan, bring broth to a boil over high heat.

2. Add tortellini, watercress, and scallions to broth; simmer over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.

How kids can help: Older kids can chop the scallions; younger ones can sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the soup.

Created date

October 2003