Cheese Tortellini Soup


Cheese tortellini soup will warm you up on those cold winter days. Simmered with bits of zucchini, red bell pepper and chunks of tomato, this zesty and filling dish is dressed with grated Parmesan. Serve with fresh bread or a light salad to complete your meal.

This recipe uses pre-packaged tortellinis but if you prefer and have the time, you can always make your own.

Below are the list of ingredients, directions, recipe nutrition information and Weight Watchers points.

cheese tortellini soup


Cheese Tortelli Soup

If you want to reduce the calories a bit on this soup, just skip the Parmesan cheese on top of the soup.

Recipe Type:

Soups, Pasta

Degree of Difficulty:

Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 med Red bell pepper cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups Three Cheese Tortellini
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil on medium.
  2. Add the onions, red bell pepper and zucchini to the pot.
  3. Cook until vegetables are tender but not mushy. About 4 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken broth, tomatoes, pasta and basil to the pot.
  5. Cook for about 7 to 8 minutes on medium heat or until Tortellinis are cooked through.
  6. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 12 minutes

Nutrition Facts for Cheese Tortellini Soup

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving for the cheese tortellini soup. The number of serving is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.


Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 6
Serving Size 1 bowl
Calories 250
Total Fat 9.7g
      Sat Fat 3.8g
Cholesterol 24.3mg
Sodium 477.1mg
Total Carbohydrates 27.1g
      Fiber 1.9g
      Sugar 3.3g
Protein 15.9g

Weight Watchers Points

FreeStyle
SmartPoints:
7 pts
SmartPoints
Non-FreeStyle:
7 pts
Points
Plus:
6 pts
Original
Points:
5 pts

The vegetables were not used when calculating any of the Weight Watchers Points.

Tips

If you don't want to take the time to sauté the vegetables first, just place everything in the pot at one time (skip the olive oil) and cook for a bit longer or until pasta is done and vegetables are tender.


Pair this soup with this Almond Citrus Salad to make a tasty meal.

Here are step by step directions on how to make your own tortellini from the kitchen.com.




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