Creamy Chicken, Spinach and Mushroom Tortellini Soup


Now is the time you definitely can’t have too many soup recipes! It’s been soup half the time around here for the last few weeks and I’m sure that’s not about to change, I’ll probably only start making it more often to get through this bitter cold season. Ahhhh to sink my toes into the warm sand on a tropical island somewhere is sounding really nice just about now! But until then I’ll sit back and dream and sip on a warm bowl of this delicious Creamy Chicken, Spinach and Mushroom Tortellini Soup (and I know isn’t that a ridiculously long name that seems so unnecessary? Well each word is must because you need to know how much goodness is packed into this soup).

Creamy Chicken, Spinach and Mushroom Tortellini Soup | Cooking Classy

This is a deliciously creamy and hearty soup and it’s total comfort food for this season! The chicken, spinach, mushrooms and tortellini all just go so well together and they are perfectly complimented by the creamy broth. Try it, you’ll love everything about this soup…unless you are like my husband and hate mushrooms then you just may find yourself picking them out. I don’t get the mushroom hate – they’re just so good! But if you hate them you can definitely omit them. Tortellini soups are some of my favorite kinds of soup, tortellini has got to be the best kind of pasta, right? I’m mean anything with a hidden pocket of cheese inside has got to be good! Enjoy and stay warm!

Creamy Chicken, Spinach and Mushroom Tortellini Soup | Cooking Classy Creamy Chicken, Spinach and Mushroom Tortellini Soup | Cooking Classy


Creamy Chicken, Spinach and Mushroom Tortellini Soup

4.91 from 11 votes

Yield: About 5 servings


  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/3 cups chopped yellow onion (1 medium)
  • 1 1/3 cups diced carrots (about 3 medium)
  • 6 - 8 oz cremini mushrooms , sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 4 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 lb bonless skinless chicken breasts , pounded evenly to about 1/2-inch thickness
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter , sliced into 1 Tbsp pieces
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 9 oz refrigerated three cheese tortellini
  • 4 oz fresh spinach (4 cups)
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • Finely shredded parmesan cheese , for serving


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrots and mushrooms and saute 3 minutes then add garlic and saute 1 minute longer. Add in chicken broth, chicken, oregano and thyme and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover pot with lid and allow to simmer 10 - 15 minutes until chicken is cooked through (it should register 165 degrees in center on an instant read thermometor).
  2. While chicken is cooking, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and cook, whisking constantly 1 minute. While whisking vigorously slowly pour in milk. Season with salt and pepper and bring mixture just to a light boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Remove cooked chicken from soup and transfer to a cutting board, let rest 5 minutes then cut into pieces. Meanwhile, add tortellini to soup in pot, cover pot with lid and allow to boil over medium heat about 7 minutes (or time directed on package) adding in spinach during last 1 minute. Stir in chicken, white sauce and cream. Serve warm with parmesan cheese.
  4. Recipe source: Cooking Classy


  • Liz: Sounds really nice. December 27, 2015 at 4:58am Reply

  • Kristin: Ok, this looks absolutely amazing!! I cannot wait to try this once I get back home to Colorado. THE perfect soup for a cold winter’s night. Thank you for sharing! Your recipes are my favorites!

    Kristin December 27, 2015 at 10:57am Reply

  • Whisking Mama: O M G this sounds amazing! I will for sure be making! Thanks! December 27, 2015 at 4:21pm Reply

  • Kari: This looks so warm and comforting!
    Kari December 27, 2015 at 5:18pm Reply

  • Tara: Just made it for dinner. We all really enjoyed it. My daughter said it tasted like pot pie soup! This definitely goes into the rotation. Only took about 20 minutes of actual work. Thanks for the recipe. December 28, 2015 at 5:25pm Reply

  • Brenna: We had this tonight . . . wow. Seriously amazing food — thank you! December 28, 2015 at 8:57pm Reply

  • Jo Ann West: This is absolutely delicious, perfection at it’s best! I made my own broth using legs and thighs and this was the meat that I shredded to go into the soup. Because it was darker meat, it just melted in your mouth, truly exquisite. I will keep this recipe and make it on special occasions. Thank you, Jaclyn, for sharing it. January 9, 2016 at 8:56am Reply

  • Raquel: This was so very good! Thanks for the recipe. Our grocery store was completely out of fresh spinach. So, rather than substitute frozen, I used a bunch of Swiss chard. I removed the stems and chopped it. It worked well. Everyone in the family loved the soup, including a very picky 4-year-old. He picked around the greens and mushrooms and just ate the carrots and tortellini, but the fact he ate any of it was wonderful!! January 18, 2016 at 10:05am Reply

  • Connie: I made this today and it’s a keeper! Loved it! I just added a little red pepper, about 1/8 t. at the end of cooking to give a little more flavor. I will definitely make this again for friends with a side of garlic bread. January 30, 2016 at 3:37pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Love your addition of a little heat! Always good in my book :). Glad you enjoyed this Connie! January 31, 2016 at 12:47am Reply

  • Deborah: SO good! I pretty much followed the recipe exactly and it was a big hit. My husband thought it was even better the next day. Will definitely make this one again! February 29, 2016 at 10:23am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Deborah I’m so happy to hear you tried this and more importantly liked it :)! Thanks so much for letting me know! Hope you are doing well! February 29, 2016 at 10:48am Reply

  • Mica: Looks so yummy! I have some fresh mushroom ravioli in the fridge, I think I’ll try using them in this. March 13, 2016 at 1:20pm Reply

  • Audrey Nugent: Have made this twice now for book club and also for birthday lunch at work. Everyone loved it. It taste great, creamy and nutritous. April 3, 2016 at 12:48am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you loved it Audrey! April 4, 2016 at 11:43am Reply

      • Lyn: Can I double this ? November 3, 2016 at 9:52am Reply

  • Leslie: Made this last night, was delicious! Had friends over and they asked for your receipe! Thanks so much for sharing, was a wonderful meal. April 4, 2016 at 9:57am Reply

  • Gill: Absolutely beautiful recipe, Made it tonight and added a glass of wine it went down a treat with everyone, thank you :-) July 6, 2016 at 12:55pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad it was enjoyed Gill! July 11, 2016 at 3:09pm Reply

  • Angelina: Just made it and is delicious! I know everyone else will enjoy this delightful soup. Thank you for the recipe! August 20, 2016 at 5:46pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you liked it Angelina! September 2, 2016 at 2:32pm Reply

  • amy: does this reheat well. If i make this the night before and heat it up for guest the next day? September 7, 2016 at 8:57pm Reply

  • Kristin: Just made this tonight and it. Was. HEAVENLY.
    No one in my house is a huge fan of oregano, so I ended up substituting some rosemary and it was an instant hit! Will definitely add this to my recipe box! :) September 18, 2016 at 5:16pm Reply

  • Jacquie: Made this yesterday for my mom. My son asked to try it. He LOVED it, then asked what was in it! He really doesn’t like mushrooms or spinach, so you know it’s good for him to rave on about it!!! Will definitely make this again! October 9, 2016 at 12:30pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad it was enjoyed Jacquie! October 18, 2016 at 11:26am Reply

  • Julie: Can this be frozen w/ the tortellini and cream in it? November 8, 2016 at 8:29am Reply

  • Robin: Loved this. Made it lower fat using 2% milk and fat free 1/2 and 1/2. I also subbed fresh Swiss chard for the spinach. March 11, 2017 at 7:21pm Reply

  • Jane: Oh my! This was so delicious! I made the white sauce with skim and skipped the cream. Can’t wait to make it again when I have fresh mushrooms on hand. Thanks so much for the recipe! March 21, 2017 at 6:23pm Reply

  • Tamara: Can the tortellini be substituted for something else, and if so what?? July 12, 2017 at 12:01am Reply

  • Jill Proudfoot: could I get the nutritional values (carbs) for this recipe October 5, 2017 at 10:49am Reply

  • Jill Proudfoot: nutritional values? October 5, 2017 at 10:50am Reply

    • Vicky: You can Google nutritional calculators and input the ingredients. There are many different ones available. December 25, 2017 at 1:01pm Reply

  • Nan: I made this last night and it was WONDERFUL! Thank you.
    Blessings to you and yours October 16, 2017 at 7:09am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Nan! You as well! October 16, 2017 at 4:02pm Reply

  • Becca Besaw: Second time I’ve made this! So delish! My family complains about the veggies in it, but still gobbles it up, especially the tortellinis! November 30, 2017 at 5:50pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad your family loved it Becca! December 4, 2017 at 12:16pm Reply

  • Jen fox: I omitted the mushrooms and it was still so tasty my family loved it. Ian thinking of adding sundried tomatoes next time. Thanks for the recipe! December 4, 2017 at 9:36am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you loved them Jen! December 4, 2017 at 11:47am Reply

  • Michele: My favorite family recipe. Made this for my husbands cook off at work. Of course it’s so good it won “best soup!” Love this soup!! Fairly easy to make December 6, 2017 at 8:46pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the great feedback Michele! December 7, 2017 at 3:12pm Reply

  • LeAnne: Fantastic! It’s one of my favorite go to comfort soups!} December 10, 2017 at 12:35pm Reply

  • Vicky: Excellent soup! I added freshly grated parmesan directly into the soup at the very end.

    It is also a great way to use leftover chicken (and cuts down overall cooking time). December 25, 2017 at 1:00pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you loved it Vicky! January 2, 2018 at 4:05pm Reply

  • Amy Brower: This was really good. I cooked it in the crock pot except for the tortellinis, milk mixture, cream, and spinach, which I added with about an hour before dinnertime. My husband, who normally does get excited about soup, said he would “eat it again.” January 2, 2018 at 6:02pm Reply

  • Victoria Rackley: This was sooooo good. Easy to make. Great combo if flavors!! January 4, 2018 at 6:29pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Victoria! January 8, 2018 at 12:24pm Reply

  • Jayne: I noticed that you didn’t respond to the questions on can you make it the day before and reheat it.

    I have made the soup the day of but wondering if it reheats okay because I never have any leftovers. Great recipe thank you January 5, 2018 at 1:19pm Reply

    • Alexa: Did you end up making it and having leftovers? I’m making this soup today but bringing it to work tomorrow for a potluck. Worried the tortellini will be mushy April 8, 2018 at 7:35am Reply

  • Kim: This was a big hit tonight when we had some friends over for dinner. My husband and my friend’s husband kept raving about it. They loved the tortellini in it. My husband said this is his new favorite soup that I make!!! Amazing. January 7, 2018 at 6:11pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad it was a hit! Thanks Kim! January 8, 2018 at 12:07pm Reply

  • Lacey: Delicious! I wasn’t too sure about this as it was cooking, but the finished produce is great! I love most soups, and usually stick with broth based so it’s a little healthier. This was so good that it will definitely be in my recipe box for a treat every now and then. February 11, 2018 at 1:05pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, glad you loved it Lacey! February 12, 2018 at 10:17am Reply

  • Shannon: Can I use almond flour to make this gluten free? February 23, 2018 at 1:06pm Reply

  • Angela: Sooo delicous! I used regular pasta instead of tortellini (didn’t have any) and sour cream instead of heavy cream…what a yummy soup! March 27, 2018 at 12:16pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you enjoyed it! :) March 27, 2018 at 2:17pm Reply

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