Tortellini Soup

from Real Simple

Now that Fall is officially here, it beckons for cozy comfort food like soup and stews and chilli!  Share your favorite Fall recipe in the comments!

1 3 1/2- to 4-pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces
6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 carrots, cut into thin rounds
1/2 bunch Swiss chard, cut crosswise into 1-inch strips
1 8- to 9-ounce package tortellini, preferably vegetable
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Parmesan

Rinse the chicken pieces and remove the skin. Place them in a large saucepan. Add the broth and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently until the chicken is cooked through, about 35 minutes. Skim any foam that rises to the surface. Transfer the chicken to a plate; let cool. Shred the meat; discard the bones.

Meanwhile, strain the broth and return it to the saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add the carrots, Swiss chard, tortellini, salt, and pepper. Simmer according to the tortellini's package directions. When the tortellini are done, add the chicken and heat for 3 minutes. Ladle the soup into bowls and sprinkle with the Parmesan.

Yield: Makes 4 servings (9 cups)

CALORIES 570(25% from fat); FAT 16g (sat 6g); CHOLESTEROL 169mg; CARBOHYDRATE 42g; PROTEIN 64g; FIBER 2g; SUGAR 3g


  1. I love simple recipes like this one. And no one makes them better than the Italians, in my opinion. Good ingredients, simple recipe, equals great meal!

  2. I've had this bookmarked since I first saw it, and just finally made it last night. WOW! It was so good!!! I've never made anything with chard before (though my mom said she made it when I was growing up), so it was fun to try something new. Seriously, it was so good!


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