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Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup

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Get ready to elevate your soup game with a bowlful of comfort that’s both hearty and hassle-free by introducing the Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe!

Imagine succulent chicken, tender cheese tortellini, and vibrant veggies coming together effortlessly in your Instant Pot for a taste that’s pure satisfaction in every spoonful.

So, grab your Instant Pot, roll up your sleeves, and get ready to savor the warmth and goodness of Chicken Tortellini Soup.

If you love This chicken tortellini soup recipe then you’ll want to try our Chicken Noodle Soup and Creamy Chicken Soup recipes.

Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Super Fast: Instant Pot Chicken tortellini soup comes together super quick in the Instant Pot.
  • Full of Flavor: Chicken, tortellini, and veggies create a tasty mix.
  • Highly Adaptable: You can easily modify this dish with your favorite ingredients or leftovers.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Chicken Parm Tortellini: Adds a delicious combination of tender chicken, cheesy tortellini, and classic Italian flavors to the soup, making it a hearty and satisfying dish.
  • Olive Oil: Serves as the base for sautéing the onions and garlic, infusing the soup with a rich and savory flavor.
  • Sweet Onion – Diced: Brings a subtle sweetness and depth of flavor to the soup, enhancing its overall taste profile.
  • Minced Garlic: Adds a delightful garlic aroma and a hint of pungent flavor, complementing the other ingredients and giving the soup a robust taste.
  • Tomato Paste: Concentrates the tomato flavor and adds a rich, savory taste to the soup, providing a delicious and comforting base.
  • Stewed Tomatoes: Bring a burst of fresh tomato flavor and vibrant color to the soup, adding a tangy and slightly sweet element.
  • Chicken Broth: Chicken broth makes the savory taste of the soup, adding richness and depth to the overall flavor profile.
  • Rotini Pasta: Offers a fun and satisfying twist to the soup, creating a pleasant texture and making each bite enjoyable.
  • Italian Seasoning: Italian seasoning provides a blend of herbs and spices that brings an authentic Italian taste to the soup, elevating its flavor profile.
  • Fresh Basil: Adds a refreshing and aromatic touch to the soup, contributing a hint of sweetness and a burst of freshness.
  • Ground Oregano: Enhances the herbal and slightly earthy flavor of the soup, adding depth and complexity to each spoonful.
  • Brown Sugar: Balances out the acidity of the tomatoes and adds a touch of sweetness, creating a harmonious flavor in the soup.
  • Italian Flat Leaf Parsley – Finely Chopped: Serves as a fresh and vibrant garnish, adding a mild herby flavor and a pop of green color to the soup.
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese – Optional Topping: Adds a nutty and salty taste to the soup, creating a creamy and indulgent finish when sprinkled on top.
Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Soup Recipe Ingredients.

How To Make Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup?

Step 1: Caramelize Onions

Press the Sauté button on the Instant Pot, and add the olive oil, and diced onion. Sauté the onion until it’s caramelized, or golden brown. 

Step 2: Add Pasta, Broth and Tomato Ingredients

Turn off the Sauté setting. Add the Chicken broth, tomato paste, Stewed tomatoes, Chicken Parm Tortellini, and Rotini, and stir well to blend all ingredients. 

Tomato paste in the Instant Pot.
Tomato paste and cheese tortellini in the Instant Pot.

Step 3: Add Seasonings And Spices

Add garlic, Italian seasoning, sweet basil, ground Oregano, brown sugar and Italian flat leaf parsley. Stir all together until well blended. 

Step 4: Pressure Cook

Place the lid on the Instant Pot until it beeps and locks. MAKE SURE the pressure valve is set to ‘SEALING’. Press the Manual setting and set the time to 2 minutes, and when the Instant Pot is done cooking, beeps and goes to ‘OFF’, do a quick release, and release the pressure.

Pasta and cheese tortellini in the Instant Pot.

Step 5: Naturally Release Pressure

When all the pressure has been released, and the float valve is down, remove the lid, and stir the soup. 

Step 6: Garnish & Serve.

Serve chicken tortellini soup in large soup bowls and top with shredded Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup In A Bowl, Ready To Serve.

Cooking Tips

  • Stir The Pasta: Be sure to give the pasta a good stir before pressure cooking to prevent it sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  • Quick Release Pressure: After your soup is done cooking, use the quick-release function on your Instant Pot. This stops the cooking process and prevents the tortellini from overcooking.
Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup In A Bowl, With Topping Of Cheese, Ready To Serve.

Variations

  • Spicy Variation: Add crushed red pepper flakes or diced jalapeno for a spicy kick. Spices can enhance the flavor profile and add warmth to the soup.
  • Creamy Variation: Stir in heavy cream or coconut milk at the end for a creamy texture. This addition creates a richer, more indulgent experience.
  • Vegetable-Loaded Variation: Increase the amount of vegetables for a heartier soup. Adding more veggies gives the soup a chunkier texture.

Substitutions

  • Tomatoes: If you don’t have stewed tomatoes, use regular diced tomatoes or crushed tomatoes. Fire-roasted tomatoes are also a good option.
  • Pasta Sauce: This can serve as an effective substitute for tomato paste and stewed tomatoes in Chicken Tortellini Soup, providing a rich tomato base while also adding depth of flavor to the dish.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Cool the Soup: Allow the soup to cool down to room temperature.
  • Transfer to Airtight Containers: Pour the soup into airtight storage containers.
  • Refrigerate or Freeze: If you plan to eat the soup within 3-4 days, refrigerate it. For longer storage you can freeze chicken tortellini soup for 2-3 months.
  • Defrost and Reheat: When ready to eat, defrost the soup in the fridge overnight and reheat it on the stove or in a microwave until hot.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Instant Pot Hawaiian Rolls: Sweet, fluffy Hawaiian rolls make a delightful accompaniment, soaking up the rich broth of the chicken tortellini soup.
  • Garlic Bread Pizza: The robust garlic and cheese flavors of this pizza offer an exciting contrast to the delicate chicken and tortellini in the soup.
  • Cornbread: Savory cornbread adds a satisfying touch to the comforting chicken tortellini soup.
  • Turkey Bacon Wrapped Asparagus: Provides a crisp, smoky counterpoint to the soft textures and savory flavors of the soup.
  • Parmesan Crisps are a fun and flavorful and can add crunch to your soup.

FAQ’S

Can I Use Frozen Tortellini For This Soup?

Yes, you can definitely use frozen tortellini for the Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup. Just add a few extra minutes to the cooking time to ensure they are fully cooked through.

Can I Add Cooked Chicken To This Recipe?

Yes you can use cooked chicken for your Chicken Tortellini Soup for extra flavor. I would not recommend chicken thighs or bone in chicken.

I would only add diced skinless chicken breasts or shredded rotisserie chicken.

How Can I Make My Soup Thicker?

To make tortellini chicken soup thicker, consider using an immersion blender to puree some of the liquid creating a creamier consistency.

Alternatively, add a slurry of flour and water, then saute until the soup thickens.

Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup In A Bowl, Ready To Serve.

Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup is a comforting blend of tender chicken, cheesy tortellini, and rich broth, all cooked up quickly and easily.

Ingredients

  • 1 package of Chicken Parm Tortellini - see link
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion - diced
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1 can of tomato paste - 6 ounce
  • 2 cans of Stewed Tomatoes - 14.5 - 16 ounces
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of Rotini pasta
  • 1 Tablespoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon of ground Oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of Italian flat leaf parsley - finely chopped
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese - for topping when served

Instructions

  1. Press the Sauté button on the Instant Pot, and add the olive oil, and diced onion. Sauté the onion until it’s caramelized, or golden brown. 
  2. Turn off the Sauté setting. Add the Chicken broth, tomato paste, Stewed tomatoes, Chicken Parm Tortellini, and Rotini, and stir well to blend all ingredients.
  3. Add garlic, Italian seasoning, sweet basil, ground Oregano, brown sugar and Italian flat leaf parsley. Stir all together until well blended. 
  4. Place the lid on the Instant Pot until it beeps and locks. MAKE SURE the pressure valve is set to ‘SEALING’. Press the Manual setting and set the time to 2 minutes, and when the Instant Pot is done cooking, beeps and goes to ‘OFF’, do a quick release, and release the pressure.
  5. When all the pressure has been released, and the float valve is down, remove the lid, and stir the soup. 
  6. Serve chicken tortellini soup in large soup bowls and top with shredded Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Stir The Pasta: Be sure to give the pasta a good stir before pressure cooking to prevent it sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  • Quick Release Pressure: After your soup is done cooking, use the quick-release function on your Instant Pot. This stops the cooking process and prevents the tortellini from overcooking.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 396Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 1565mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 6gSugar: 22gProtein: 17g

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