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tortellini soup with shrimp

Tortellini en Brodo - Tortellini Soup

Tortellini cooked in chicken broth with vegetables is an Italian staple.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean


  • 1 shallot finely diced
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced thin
  • 1 inch red chili pepper diced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white wine optional
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 twist lemon peel about 2 inches
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 64 ounces chicken broth
  • 5-6 per person shrimp raw, peeled and deveined
  • 20 oz fresh cheese tortellini
  • parmesan or romano cheese for garnish


  • Put shallot, carrot, celery, garlic, and chili pepper into a soup pot. Cover with water and wine. Add salt, pepper, thyme, lemon peel, and nutmeg. Cover with lid and boil until vegetables are soft.
  • Add chicken broth, cover, and bring to a boil.
  • Add shrimp and continue to boil for 1 minute.
  • Add tortellini and continue to boil for 3-4 minutes depending on package instructions.
  • Remove lemon peel and thyme.
  • Serve sprinkled with parmesan cheese.


When we say twist of lemon peel, we used a pairing knife and cut about a 2-inch piece of the lemon skin.
We used fresh tortellini in a 5-cheese blend.
Keyword chicken broth, soup, tortellini