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3 white bowls with chicken tortellini soup
Chicken Tortellini Soup - Instant Pot
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
40 mins

A Favorite combination of Chicken and Vegetables this Chicken Tortellini Soup uses basic pantry ingredients for a winner dinner.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: tortellini soup
Servings: 5
Calories: 317 kcal
Author: Archana
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 medium carrots peeled and slice
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce rao's marinara or trader joe's roasted garlic marinara
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3 cups water divided
  • 10 ounces fresh spinach tortellini
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley or fresh optional
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 4 ounces baby spinach or baby kale
  • 2 tablespoon grated parmesan optional
  1. Set the Instant Pot to Saute mode and heat oil. Add garlic, onion, carrots, tomato sauce, chicken, salt and 2 cups of water. Give a quick stir. Secure lid with pressure valve to sealing.

  2. Select the Manual / Pressure Cook (Hi) setting and adjust the cook time to 8 minutes. Allow natural pressure release. Open the Instant Pot, take the chicken out and shred.
  3. Set Instant Pot to saute(more) mode. Optional step - blend the soup partially (about 30 seconds) for a more creamier texture using an immersion blender. Add tortellini and cook for 2 minutes (follow instructions on the package). Add shredded chicken, parsley and red pepper flakes. Add 1 cup of water(optional). Fold in spinach and bring the soup to a gentle boil. Press Cancel. Enjoy hot with grated parmesan. 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

For Fresh Pasta's saute mode using the instructions on pasta package works best as the broth is already hot.

For dry pasta's, use pressure cook option. General rule is to half the cook time on the package minus 1 minute. Quick Release. Then stir in chicken and greens. 

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Tortellini Soup - Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 800mg35%
Potassium 875mg25%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 8925IU179%
Vitamin C 17.4mg21%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.