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Chicken and Kale Tortellini Soup

With tender tortellini, artichokes, greens and lots of herbs, this soup is so flavorful. The fact that it's easy to make is just a chilly-night bonus. —Emily Hobbs, Springfield, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings (3 quarts)


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-1/4-inch cubes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 package (20 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 jar (7-1/2 ounces) marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped fresh kale (about 2 ounces)
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese, optional


  • Place first 5 ingredients in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 2-3 hours, until chicken is no longer pink.
  • Stir in tortellini, beans, artichoke hearts and kale. Cook, covered, on low about 30 minutes, until tortellini and kale are tender, stirring halfway through cook time. Serve immediately. If desired, top with cheese.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Chopped fresh spinach can be used instead of kale. Stir it in during the last few minutes of cooking.
  • This soup is loaded with chunky ingredients. If you like yours with more broth, add an extra cup or two.
  • Health Tip: Switch to reduced-sodium broth to save about 300mg sodium per serving.
    Nutrition Facts
    1-1/2 cups: 386 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 1185mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 24g protein.

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    • DLB17
      Feb 28, 2021

      Made this yesterday evening, and the recipe is very easy, with a great flavour! The artichokes give it a nice tang, and a small amount of shredded parmesan on top rounds it out perfectly. Biggest thing is that, as described, it really is truly a chunky soup. I added 2 extra cups of broth as I began adding ingredients seeing it become overwhelmed, but I think the next time I make it I would add an extra 4. Second day still tastes great, but soaked up more broth, so the extra should help compensate for that.