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Quick Fix: 15-Minute Creamy Tortellini Soup Challenge

Quick Fix: 15-Minute Creamy Alfredo Tortellini with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Onions | The Chelsea Project Blog | www.thechelseaproject.com

There must be a thousand tortellini soup recipes on the internet.

Maybe even a million.


But, I wanted a 15-minute alfredo-based creamy tortellini soup.

And….guess what?

Not there.

So I took a 3-hour crock pot version of what I had in mind and shaved it down to 15 minutes

start to slurp.

I mean…….no disrespect to crock pots….but 3 hours?

Huuuum.  No.

Fasten your seat belts soup lovers.


Here we go.


Step 1:  Get your veggie on.  



One large onion

8-ounce package of white mushrooms (using presliced saves even more time)

3 garlic cloves (again….using jarred saves even more time)

Step 2:  Saute….in your fav soup pot..

3 to 5 tablespoonfuls cooking oil

And the chopped veggies

Now…see that spinach sitting over there….in the bowl?  Give it a quick wash and drain.  But, do not add it to the pot just yet…..will circle back to it later.

Step 3:  Tort time

But…you can add….

4 cups water……turn up the heat and bring it to a rapid boil


2 Tablespoonfuls chicken bouillon granules

Sprinkle of pepper – to taste

When the water boils…..dump in a bag of FROZEN cheese tortellini (mine was 19 ounces)


Step 4:  Go green

When the tortellini begins to plump…..don’t be embarrassed…..everybody’s does.

Turn down the heat so the torts don’t stick…..I’d say to about 4 or 5 on the dial.

Then, dump all of that nice, clean spinach in on top.  I used 4 ounces….add more if you really like spinach.



And let it wilt, let it wilt, let it wilt.

Step 5:  Say hello to Al

Meanwhile. crack open your favorite standard size jar (16 ounces) of alfredo sauce

…and dump it in.  That’s right.  All of it.


Stir it around and then add…

1/4 cup Half and Half

Step 6:  Finish line

You did it…over the finish line… in a record 15……


Oh…….and sprinkle parmesan on the top……if you like.


Applause.  Applause.  Applause.


…..Don’t stop….

………I love applause………




I really do.


Until next time…

Happy slurping,



This recipe was inspired by BHG’s Creamy Tortellini, but the 15-Minute ideas are original.


  • Reply The Cedar Shake Cape January 25, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Yum! Did you really have to get me salivating at work?! Lol looks delish!

    • Reply thechelseaprojectblog January 25, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      Have hubs pick up the ingredients…and you will have it made in a quick 15. Have a good day and may the credit be good.

  • Reply arianazuber January 25, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    I will be making this next week!! thank you!! and I am in love with your blog!!! <3

    • Reply thechelseaprojectblog January 25, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      TY so much! Feel free to tell all your friends…getting started can be tough…but friends can make it easier. Thanks, friend.

  • Reply thechelseaprojectblog January 25, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    TY so much! Look forward to seeing how you like it.

  • Reply arianazuber January 25, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Reblogged this on Life made beautiful and commented:
    Hello Bloggers, I saw this today and just had to share.. probably the easiest tortellini recipe I have seen around, and it just looks so delicious to try! I hope you guys Enjoy, <3



  • Reply Jayne January 25, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Looks quick and easy enough! Just to let you know, since you are a newbie at this blogging thing, 😉 there are recipe card plugins you can get so people can easily print the recipe.

  • Thanks so much for your comment!