This soup using two ingredients, tortellini and chicken broth is so easy to make, it will become a staple in your home during those cold winter months.
Did you ever hear the name of a recipe and think to yourself, “This sounds too complicated so I’m not even going to look at the ingredients!” Well, this recipe for Tortellini en Brodo was that recipe for me when I was a new home cook living on my own.
What does en brodo mean?
I don’t know why the sound of this soup intimidated me as I was making far more difficult meals than this one by the age of 18. However, after realizing that ‘en brodo’ simply meant ‘in broth’ after I finally looked up the recipe, I felt foolish and just laugh at myself.
How do you make Tortellini en Brodo Soup?
You can make this soup with two ingredients: tortellini and chicken broth. Plus a little parsley, salt and pepper to season it as well, but it’s hard to count those ingredients when they’re a pantry staple!
Start by bringing chicken broth to a boil in a medium saucepan. I like to use the low sodium variety; then just add more salt as desired. Especially because I put salt in and on everything before even tasting my food anyway. I’m one of those. ?
I also don’t like to salt food I’m making during the cooking until I taste them after they’re done. Depending on the brands you’re using some products may be saltier than others.
Next, add tortellini and allow to simmer until the tortellini is cooked through. I used frozen and it took about 10 minutes from start to finish, but may take a little less time if using fresh or dried tortellini. Season with salt and pepper; then garnish with parsley if you’d like.
This Tortellini en Brodo makes 4 cups and my kids just love it when their starting to come down with a cold and want something hot to sooth their throat. Once they actually get sick, then they crave my Italian Pastina too! ~Enjoy!
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- Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a medium saucepan; then add the tortellini.
- Allow to simmer until the tortellini is cooked through, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with parsley.