Swiss Chard Soup With Tortellini and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a great, flavorful vegetable soup, which is very hearty with the addition of the tortellini. I like to throw the onion carrots and squash in the food processor to get them really small- my husband likes it chunkier. I also think it's a little more flavorful to use vegetable broth instead of water.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. cover sun-dried tomatoes with hot water, let stand till needed.
  2. Heat oil in large soup pot, add onion and carrot and saute over medium heat, covered, stirring occasionoally until onion is golden.
  3. Wash and trim swiss chard off of ribs, cut into 1/2 in by 2 in shreds. Place in another large pot, steam 5-7 minutes, until limp and bright green (I sometimes skip this part and just let it cook in the soup).
  4. Add 6 c water (or broth), tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes and italian seasoning to onion and carrots. Gently simmer covered, for 15 minutes.
  5. Add the yellow squash , dill and tortellini and simmer 10 more minutes until they are done.
  6. Stir in swiss chard, season with salt and pepper (can add more water if it seems too crowded).
  7. top with parmesan cheese.


Most Helpful

Loved it. I added sausage and sauteed with onion. I also used chicken broth along with water to make lots of broth. I usually guess the amounts of ingredients anyways. Left out the dill. I have never cooked with it and I'm a chicken. My daughter is a vegetarian and I plan to make this for her. Thanks.

DanaJoy! January 10, 2010

I tried this with chicken broth and chicken tortellini. I didn't use the parmesan, and it was great! The whole family liked it. Thanks for posting.

Pesto lover January 12, 2008

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