Chicken Alfredo Tortellini Soup + Video

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Chicken Alfredo Tortellini Soup is like a chicken Alfredo recipe with vegetables in a creamy soup. Make this recipe for a comforting meal.

Creamy Chicken Soup with Tortellini

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Carrots and onions in dutch oven

How to Make Chicken Alfredo Tortellini Soup

  1. Saute the vegetables. First, you’ll saute carrots and onions with some butter in a large pot. Then, add diced chicken breasts and cook them for just a few minutes.
  2. Make the soup base. You will make a creamy sauce with flour, heavy cream, and chicken broth.
  3. Add the frozen tortellini. You’ll add the pasta after the soup simmers for a few minutes.
  4. Add the cheese. The final step is adding cheese and allowing it to melt.

You can have this hearty soup recipe on the table and ready for dinner in just 30 minutes. And, it’s perfect for either lunch or dinner.

Easy substitutions


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  • Chicken – If you prefer dark meat, you can substitute boneless chicken thighs for the breasts.
  • Vegetables – I use carrots, onions, and spinach in my soup. But, if you want a chicken broccoli alfredo soup, you could easily add frozen broccoli or another vegetable instead.
  • Fresh herbs – You can also add other herbs to your soup while it’s cooking. A few good options would be basil, oregano, or thyme.

Making the recipe with fresh tortellini

I make the soup with spinach and frozen tortellini. But, you can definitely use fresh tortellini. The only change you’ll need to make is to reduce the cooking time of the tortellini to 2 to 3 minutes.

How to make the soup extra creamy
If you want an extra creamy tortellini chicken soup, you can add an extra handful of cheese to the soup. Slowly melting the cheese will give the soup a smooth and creamy consistency.

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Storing and freezing leftovers

  • You can refrigerate this soup in an airtight container for 3 to 5 days if you have leftovers. Or, you can freeze it in a freezer container for up to 6 months.
  • To reheat cream or cheese soup, warm it in a pot on the stovetop over low heat, stirring frequently. Add milk to loosen the soup.
  • You will need to warm cheese- or milk-based soups slowly to prevent them from separating or having a grainy texture.
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What to serve with Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

Of course, this soup is very hearty, so it makes an entire meal in itself. But, if you want to serve something along with it, consider making one of these recipes:

bowl of creamy chicken soup with tortellini

Other hearty soup recipes
If you’re looking for a few more hearty soup recipes, you might want to try these next.


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Chicken Alfredo Tortellini Soup in a dutch oven


Watch the video below to see how easy it is to make this recipe!

chicken alfredo tortellini soup

Chicken Alfredo Tortellini Soup + Video

Donna Elick
Chicken Alfredo Tortellini Soup is like a chicken Alfredo recipe with vegetables in a creamy soup. Make this recipe for a comforting meal.
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Method Stovetop
Servings 8


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 4 ounces baby carrots, halved lengthwise and sliced into half-moons
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size cubes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 9 ounces cheese tortellini, frozen or fresh
  • 2 cups freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 ounces fresh baby spinach


  • Warm a large pot over medium-high heat. Once you can feel the heat when you hold your hand 6 inches above the pot, add the butter and let it melt. Add the onion and carrots. Cook the vegetables until the onions are translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Then add the chicken, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Cook for 3 minutes, just to get a little color on the chicken, stirring occasionally. Don’t worry about the chicken being cooked through, because we are going to continue cooking it.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the chicken and veggies. Stir to coat everything and continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes to cook out the floury taste. Stir in the chicken stock, half-and-half and red pepper flakes. Continue cooking until the soup thickens, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the tortellini to the pot and cook until al dente (has a bite to it), 5 to 7 minutes (frozen takes longer). Remove the pot from the heat. Sprinkle a handful of cheese over the soup and stir. Once it has melted into the soup, add another handful. Slowly melting the cheese will give the soup a smooth consistency. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as necessary. Pour into bowls and garnish with the spinach.


Donna’s Notes

To reheat cream or cheese soup, warm it in a pot on the stove top over low heat, stirring frequently. Add milk to loosen the soup. Cheese- or milk-based soups need to be warmed slowly to prevent them from separating or having a grainy texture.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 378cal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 1008mg | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 324mg | Iron: 2mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published January 2018, updated and republished September 2020

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  1. This was amazing. I also added mushrooms and about 2x as much spinach. I also added a little hot sauce to give it more of a kick. Honestly, I think I might like it even more without the pasta. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. I have not tested that, it should work. My only question would be the liquid. Keep a close eye on it and add more as necessary. ENjoy!

    1. That would be fabulous! Add thawed frozen broccoli florets about 5 minute before cook time is complete and continue cooking until broccoli is warmed through. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

  2. This was extremely
    Good. I used 2.5 cups whipping cream because that is what I use to make Alfredo
    Half and Half tends to seperate
    Will make again this was amazing
    Just bookmarked your pecan squares too

  3. This turned out sooooo good. I did make a few tweaks. I used turkey kielbasa instead of chicken, I added italian seasoning and a lot more garlic than it called for, and I also added the spinach to the soup during the last minute and let it wilt, then removed from heat and added the cheese. I think next time I will add more chicken broth/half and half, as the ratio of soup to veggies/meat didn't seem to be enough. Really really good though.

  4. I made this for a Christmas party and OMG!!!
    It was an over the top success!! I had people copying the recipe and even people I really didn’t know coming up to me raving about it!
    Definitely a keeper !

  5. This is a restaurant quality meal, seriously. Amazing. Next time I'll add more liquid because I think I let it thicken too long but still incredible! Adding mushrooms sounds great too!

  6. Made this on a damp rainy day. Oh my goodness. It was wonderful. I will certainly make again but double it cause one big bowl was not enough for each of us. We all wanted seconds

  7. YUM!!! Really quick, easy and SO delicious!! I did add more spice, just because of preference. Thank you!!!!

  8. Thank you Donna. This soup was awesome. I purchased cheese tortellini from Costco and used the Costco rotisserie chicken instead of fresh, and added a little poultry seasoning and made it slightly thicker. I will make it again. It took me a little longer than 30 minutes to make it though.

  9. I made it with some tweaks. I have a big family. Doubled chicken and garlic, used heavy cream and twice as much, 2 cups more broth, added more spinache and in the pot at the end. It was fabulous!!! I will make it again and again! Yes restaurant quality!

  10. When I make a new recipe, I always make it exactly as written. I don't think anyone should "tweek" a recipe until they have tried it as written. This is delicious. I will definitely make this again, but as suggested in a few of your reviews, I will add fresh sauteed mushrooms and more spinach.

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