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Timesaving Tortellini Soup

Yield serves 4 (serving size: 1/4 recipe)
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.


  • 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

How to Make It

  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.

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