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We really enjoyed this soup. I used boneless skinless thighs (DH's favorite) and browned them in a little olive oil. I then added the mushrooms to the "drippings" and sweated those until tender. I added the butter (increased to 4 tbsp) and sauteed the vegetables until soft and slightly carmelized. I didn't use the thyme or Mrs. Dash - just an all purpose seasoning. My last change was to add 1/2 cup dry white wine. I had picked up a loaf of french bread from a local bakery and it went great with the soup. I shared some with my neighbor and we all agreed this soup warmed our souls on a cold and dreary night.
A little bland for my tastes but it is a good meal substitute. I am not likely to make this again.
This is a great basic recipe. I increased the amount of carrots, onion, and celery to compensate for not doing any mushrooms (while I would have loved having the addition of mushrooms, my son would have been terribly upset). I also used Italian seasoning and some additional oregano and basil instead of using Mrs. Dash. Everyone loved the soup! Thanks for sharing.
I really enjoyed this soup. I thought I had tortellini & discovered I had ravioli. I decided, this time I would save the ravioli (since the kids aren't fond of mushrooms) & used a 1/2 cup of pearl barley in step 5, in it's place. I also left out the chicken & upped the veggies. Next time I'll make it per the recipe, but it was great as I made it this time. Thanks for sharing this warm & filling recipe!
Very good soup! I had some leftover chicken to use up, but not having much I compensated by adding extra tortellini. I also used a Parmesan rind to flavor the soup in place of freshly grated cheese. And lastly I used curly kale in place of the spinach. Otherwise made as written. I think this would be great as a "post-Christmas" soup using turkey in place of the chicken. Thank you, Kim127! [Made for The I Recommend Tag Game]
This was a very tasty soup!! I had all the ingredients on hand and not a lot of time to get dinner on the table, so this worked out great for me! The kids liked the tortellini in the soup and even my picky husband had seconds!! Great tasting soup on a cold day in Iowa!!
Colorful, quick to make and filling! I used two cups of carrots so it would be more in proportion to the amounts of the other vegetables. Also I used different seasonings since I didn't have fresh thyme or Mrs. Dash.
This was a very tasty soup , and quite filling. Really liked the addition of the Mrs. Dash for extra flavor.
I just bought the Progresso Soup and more recipe book at the checkout and made the Chicken and Spinach Tortellini Soup only I added regular onions (not green), celery and mushrooms. When I went to post the recipe I found you had one almost exactly like the one I made. Only difference is I didn't add fresh thyme or Mrs. Dash. I used basil and garlic seasoning and fresh parsley. So glad to find I could save typing the recipe and put yours in my file. I will make it again because it is a quick and delicious soup for a cold evening. Thank you!
It's such a great idea to make a soup with packaged tortellini and chicken broth - it's delicious and so easy to put together. Thanks for posting. Made for Spring PAC 2009.