Tuscan Chicken Tortellini Soup (Crock-pot or Stove-Top)

It’s a wonderful time to make a big pot of this hearty and healthy main course soup! I adore soup meals because they are so satisfying. Each bowl of goodness has 300 calories, 4 grams of fat and 4 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 4 Green. This makes a large pot and happily, leftovers freeze great!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours on low heat or 2 hours on high heat


1 cup onions, diced

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, I like Swanson’s

1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained

1 (15 oz) can white beans rinsed and drained

2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

Salt and pepper, to taste 

1 (9-10 oz) package refrigerated cheese tortellini, I used Trader Joe’s, see shopping tips

2 cups cooked chicken, diced, see shopping tips

2 cups fresh spinach leaves, packed

1 cup reduced-fat milk

Grated parmesan cheese for topping (optional)


1. To Make on Stove-Top: Add onions to a small microwave-safe bowl. Cook for 1 minute, to soften.

2. in a large pot, heat olive oil. Add garlic, softened onions and sauté for a minute or so. Stir in chicken broth, diced tomatoes, beans, Italian seasoning, and a little salt and pepper, to taste. Bring it to a simmer. Continue to simmer for 10 minutes.

3. In the meantime, cook tortellini separately. Follow package directions. Drain and set aside.

4. To the pot of soup add cooked chicken, cooked tortellini, spinach, and milk. Let simmer for 5 minutes until heated completely. When ready to serve, sprinkle each serving with 1 teaspoon of Parmesan cheese, if desired.

5. To Make in Crock-Pot: Add all ingredients except the chicken, tortellini, spinach, and milk, into a crock-pot and let it cook on low heat for 3 ½ hours. Next, mix into soup the cooked chicken, spinach, and milk. Cook for another 30 minutes until heated through. In the meantime, cook tortellini separately. Once the soup is ready, stir in cooked tortellini. When ready to serve, sprinkle each serving with 1 teaspoon of Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Makes 8 servings. Each serving 1½ cups.

Healthy Benefits
Cooked tomatoes contain lycopene. This carotenoid is found in tomatoes (and everything made from them) has been extensively studied for its antioxidant and cancer-preventing properties.

Spinach provides an excellent source of both

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 of fresh cheese tortellini such as Buitoni.

I love the packages of grilled chicken breast strips at Trader Joe’s. Whenever a recipe calls for cooked chicken, I like to use it. Or use a store-bought chicken or a package of cooked chicken such as Tyson.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints 4-Blue
WW SmartPoints 4-Green

SKINNY FACTS: for 1½ cup serving
300 calories, 4g fat, 2g sat. fat, 35mg chol, 10g protein, 40g carbs, 10g fiber, 672mg sod, 8g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
122 calories, 1g sat. fat, 2g sugar, 5g protein


  1. I’m not sure Nayda since I’ve never tried almond milk in this recipe. It would probably work. I use unsweetened almond milk to replace milk in baking, coffee blended drinks and such but haven’t tried it in things like soup. I usually use Lactose-free milk to replace milk.
    Best of luck to you,

  2. I made this for dinner tonight and we are not fans of spinach so I didn’t add that but. It was so good!! Loved it! I will definitely make it again! The broth is rich and I cooked one and a half chicken breast which was plenty and chopped it really small. yum yum !

  3. I shredded close to 2lb skinless boneless chicken thighs and also didn’t drain the tomatoes resulting in a sweet red broth that my family loved! This will be a recipe for future dinners.

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