Cheese Tortellini and Pesto Soup

This very tasty soup is a huge time saver and great for those busy nights! No chopping or extra prep required to make this yummy Cheese  Tortellini and Pesto Soup.

This very tasty soup is a huge time saver and great for those busy nights! No chopping or extra prep required to make this yummy Cheese  Tortellini and Pesto Soup.

It was just one of those nights when I needed to make dinner but I didn’t have enough time. Our fridge had a lot of food in it but it seemed that everything I thought of making required too much effort, lots of ingredients involved and quite a long cooking time, Making Filipino or Asian food was out of the question as that usually required a lot of prep time usually in the form of chopping vegetables. What was a mommy to do?

This very tasty soup is a huge time saver and great for those busy nights! No chopping or extra prep required to make this yummy Cheese  Tortellini and Pesto Soup.

Thankfully, I saw these very brightly colored cheese tortellini in the corner which my little boy grabbed from the grocery the other day. He loves cheese tortellini and was fascinated with all its bright colors and asked me to buy a package. I acceded to his request knowing that one day it would be handy for dinner time.That night it seemed to be my best option.

This very tasty soup is a huge time saver and great for those busy nights! No chopping or extra prep required to make this yummy Cheese  Tortellini and Pesto Soup.

Of course, I didn’t just want to boil these stuffed pasta in chicken broth as that would be too boring. This was when I thought of the pesto which I bought with the tortellinis. Perhaps a tablespoon or 2 of pesto would add some depth of flavor to the soup. And….yes, it did. It added a subtle herby taste which did not overwhelm but simply enhanced the flavor. Then serving it with a little bit of parmesan on the side – whether simply grated or made into crisps truly brought this soup to a higher level of deliciousness. Enjoy this quick and easy tasty soup!! It’s a huge time saver!

This very tasty soup is a huge time saver and great for those busy nights! No chopping or extra prep required to make this yummy Cheese  Tortellini and Pesto Soup.

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Cheese Tortellini and Pesto Soup

By: Manila Spoon
Published: 03/15/2017

Cheese  Tortellini and Pesto Soup

This very tasty soup is a huge time saver and great for those busy nights! No chopping or extra prep required to make this Cheese Tortellini and Pesto Soup.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups Chicken Broth
  • Two 9-ounce packages refrigerated Cheese Tortellini
  • 2 Tablespoons homemade or storebought Pesto, or to taste
  • Ground Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Pour the broth in a large deep pan and bring to a boil. Add the tortellini. Bring to a simmer and cook according to manufacturer’s instructions or until al dente.
  2. Stir in the pesto and season with freshly ground pepper, to taste. Ladle into bowls and serve immediately. Serve with some parmesan cheese on the side. Enjoy!

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 00 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 20 mins.
Total time: 20 mins.
Tags: Cheese, Tortellini, Pesto. Soup, Winter, Fall, Easy Recipe, Italian, Appetizer

17 Comments

  1. March 17, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    This sounds like a great time saver for busy nights or when you just don't know what to cook. I seem to have my far share of those. Love the addition of the parmesan crisps with this soup 🙂

  2. March 17, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    Such a perfect combination cheese and pesto.. your tortellini look so colorful and cute. Sounds delicious.

  3. March 18, 2017 / 5:20 am

    Wow, this sounds so easy and super flavorful. I love fast weeknight meal ideas like this and I know my girls would love these colorful tortellini as well.

  4. March 18, 2017 / 6:21 am

    My kind of dish now that winter has been longer than expected. Nothing like a good hearty soup to enjoy and be warm.

  5. March 19, 2017 / 2:30 am

    What a quick and delicious weeknight dinner. Love the colour in that bowl. Perfect comfort food, especially for these still cold and dreary winter days.

  6. March 19, 2017 / 5:18 am

    What a great recipe for busy week nights. I love the colors and I am sure my kids will eat this soup without complaining!! Yum!!

  7. March 19, 2017 / 8:41 am

    Oh how tasty does this sound? I love the tricolore pasta parcels – so cute. And pesto makes life itself better 😀

  8. March 19, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    Sometimes, nothing but soup will do after a long day at work. This recipe is so fast and so easy. There's certainly no excuse now. 🙂

  9. March 19, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    Yum! This sounds like my type of meal! What a smart idea to add the pesto to the broth. I know, sometimes you just don't want to take an hour to chop ingredients. Seems like everyone was happy with your results.

  10. March 19, 2017 / 11:48 pm

    These are delicious as it is colorful, kids will love it. I need to check for these colorful cheese tortellini , it is going to great time saver.

  11. March 20, 2017 / 1:06 am

    YUM! Love Cheese Tortellini. My husband and I were just talking about making something like this the other day. This recipe means we really should, now!

  12. March 20, 2017 / 9:38 am

    This looks so pretty and colorful. I love the combination you have going on here and will try this soon. It will be a perfect weeknight dinner.

  13. March 20, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    What a great recipe with cheese tortellini! I love recipes like this that can be made in a jiffy and also tastes great! Can't wait to try this out soon.

  14. March 20, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    Now if this isn't the easiest most delicious looking soup, I don't know what is. We love tortellini in this house and I always have homemade pesto on hand. This is perfect for a rainy day!

  15. March 20, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    Wow that bright colour tortellini look incredible. I totally understand why your kiddo grab it. Heheh my would too. Love this soup. It's so easy to make, perfect for busy families.

  16. March 21, 2017 / 12:40 am

    What a great easy supper! I love tortellini for that reason and I love that I can sneak spinach in and my kids don't know that it's there. I have the same problem as you when I walk into the kitchen looking for food and all I find are ingredients. Having a quick easy meal like this tortellini soup helps a working mom out greatly!

  17. March 21, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    Simple meals really are the best! When you have quality food – you really don't need to complicate it. Love the parmesan crisps served with it!

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