With all the flavors of traditional chicken alfredo, this Chicken Alfredo Tortellini Soup is rich, creamy, and amazing. It's an easy, ultra-comforting soup, perfect for enjoying on chilly winter evenings!
Prep Time: 15mins
Cook Time: 15mins
Total Time: 30mins
1smallsweet onion, diced
1largecarrot, peeled and sliced into rounds
1 1/2cupssmall broccoli florets
1/2teaspoonkosher salt(not table salt)
1/4teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes
5cupslow-sodium chicken stock
9ouncerefrigerated cheese tortellini
2cupsfreshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
11/2cupschopped rotisserie chicken
In a large pot over medium-high heat, melt the butter; add in the onion, carrots, and broccoli; saute, stirring, until softened, 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 20 seconds. Stir in the garlic powder, Italian seasoning, kosher salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.
Reduce heat to medium-low and add in the flour; whisk until dissolved and cooked off.
Very gradually add in the heavy cream, whisking constantly until no lumps or flour remain, then whisk in the chicken broth.
Increase heat and bring to a gentle simmer, whisking occasionally until the soup thickens, 5-8 minutes.
Add in the tortellini and cook until al dente, 5-7 minutes. Remove pot from the heat.
Stir in the cheese until melted. Then stir in the cooked chicken.
Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
Ladle into bowls with a sprinkle of freshly shaved Parmesan and serve with dutch oven bread, if desired, and enjoy!
Increase cook time for frozen tortellini. If using frozen tortellini, it will lower the temperature of the soup and will take longer to cook.Thaw frozen broccoli. If using frozen broccoli florets instead of fresh, thaw them first and add them in 5 minutes before cook time is done.Add in some greens. Feel free to stir in some fresh baby spinach. Cook until just wilted.
Nutritional information given is an automatic calculation and can vary based on the exact products you use and any changes you make to the recipe. If these numbers are very important to you, I would recommend calculating them yourself.