Use store-bought fresh cheese tortellini to make this easy kid-friendly soup. This is a great thermos-filler for school lunches.

Yield: Serves 4.



  • 5 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 pkgs (350 g each) fresh cheese tortellini
  • 1 can (14 oz/398 mL) diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp basil, crumbled
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese*


  1. Bring broth to a boil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add tortellini, tomatoes, onions, garlic, basil and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until tortellini is tender, about 10 minutes. Ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving:

576 calories, 12.8 g fat, 24.8 g protein, 91.7 g carbohydrate, 4.8 g fibre, 2030 mg sodium

*Ingredient not included in nutritional analysis.