Italian Antipasto Tortellini Soup Made Skinny

This heartwarming soup is so quick to fix on a busy night and full of healthy, tasty ingredients! In the past, I’ve shared an antipasto tortellini pasta salad. So, I thought it might be fun to create this main course soup using the same fabulous flavors. Each large 2 cup serving has 318 calories, 8 grams of fat and 6 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 9 Green.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes


1 cup onions, chopped

1 cup red bell peppers, chopped

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon garlic, minced

2 cups lite salami, cut in fours or lite turkey pepperoni, see shopping tips

1 (48 oz) container Swanson’s reduced-sodium chicken broth or 1 (32 oz) container and 1 (14.5 oz) can

1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes, undrained

1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

1 (9-10 oz) package refrigerated cheese tortellini, see shopping tips

½ small can sliced black olives, drained

2 cups fresh baby spinach, packed

¾ teaspoon dried basil

Black pepper, to taste

Grated Parmesan cheese, optional topping


1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, add onions and red bell peppers. Cook in microwave for 2 minutes, to soften.

2. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large nonstick pot or pan. Add garlic and salami and saute for 1 minute.

3. Stir in broth, tomatoes and beans. Bring to a bowl. Stir in tortellini. Turn heat down and simmer 5 minutes until pasta is almost tender. Stir often. Mix in black olives, spinach, basil and a little black pepper. Cook for 2 minutes until spinach is wilted and tortellini is tender.

4. Ladle into bowls. Top with a little Parmesan cheese, if desired. ThIs soup freezes great. Since the pasta absorbs some of the liquid, when reheating, you might need to add a little more chicken broth.

Makes 12 cups total, 6 main course serving. Each serving, 2 cups.

Shopping Tips
I used Trader Joe’s Cheese Tortellini. It’s fresh pasta and found in the refrigerated section. Most supermarkets carry a few brands, such as Buitoni.

I used Gallo reduced-fat salami. This brand and other brands are available in the luncheon meat section of the supermarket. In addition, I like Columbus Lite Italian Dry Salami and it’s gluten-free. I found it at Von’s/Safeway in the deli section. Or you could use Hormel’s 70% reduced-fat turkey pepperoni. You’ll find it in the luncheon meat section of most supermarkets.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints 9-Green

SKINNY FACTS: for 2 cup serving
318 calories, 8g fat, 2g sat, fat, 47mg chol, 20g prot, 40g carbs, 7g fiber, 1,300mg sod, 7g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
201 calories, 2g sat. fat, 12g protein, 2g sugar


  1. Hi Nancy ,
    This looks great . I have a question : About how many ounces of salami should I buy to equal two cups . In the photo it looks like white beans , maybe navy or great northern . Did you still use garbanzo beans ?
    I cant wait to try this .

  2. Ni Nancy ,
    Are there black olives in this ? Just trying to make sure that I have everything . We love antipasto .

  3. You can use any white bean such as garbanzo, cannellini, or navy. As far as the salami, just buy 1 package of Gallo reduced-fat salami. You’ll have plenty leftover and you can freeze it for another use.
    I hope you thoroughly enjoy this soup Robin!
    My very best wishes,

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