Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 servings

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This Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup is loaded with vegetables, chicken, cheese tortellini, and so much flavor! The pressure cooker makes it so easy.

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If you’ve been hanging around for a while, then you know I’m a big soup lover. And now that fall is here, it’s time to bust out my Instant Pot for another instant pot chicken soup recipe.

This Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup is a play off of my Creamy Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup. I used almost the same recipe, but swapped the Ditalini pasta out for some cheese tortellini and skipped the cream (although you can add that in if you wish!)

Oh. My. Word.

This soup is loaded with healthy ingredients, tastes rich and indulgent, and is a total family favorite!

Bonus: it’s freezer-friendly and ready in under 30 minutes!

Serve it up with these Homemade Crescent Rolls or some Garlic Bread for dunking.

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Chicken Broth: I use low sodium chicken broth. Feel free to use regular, but you may want to add less salt yourself.
  • Veggies: diced carrots and celery are the perfect way to add some color, texture and nutritious deliciousness to the soup.
  • Seasonings: we’re using a simple blend of dried parsley, salt, dried thyme, garlic powder, and black pepper.
  • Chicken: you’ll need 2 cups of cooked and chopped chicken. Don’t have any? I recommend meal prepping a big batch of this Baked Chicken Breast or this Crockpot Shredded Chicken.
  • Tortellini: I use cheese tortellini, but feel free to use your favorite pasta!
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How to Make Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup

This tortellini chicken noodle soup is ready in under 20 minutes!

  1. Make the soup: Add carrots, celery, broth, and seasonings to the instant pot. Cook for 10 minutes, then release the pressure.
  2. Cook: Turn the Instant Pot to sauté, then add the chicken and tortellini. Cook until the tortellini is tender.
chicken tortellini soup in white bowl with blue rim.

Chicken Tortellini Soup FAQs

What is Tortellini Soup made of?

Tortellini Soup is a super simple soup made with broth, veggies, and seasonings, sometimes a protein (in this case, chicken), and tortellini pasta.

What does tortellini pasta have in it?

Tortellini pasta is traditionally stuffed with cheese, but you can also find it stuffed with a variety of different meats such as pork, prosciutto, Italian sausage, etc.

How to store:

Leftover Chicken Tortellini Soup will last in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Keep in mind that the pasta will soak up the liquid as it sits and become soggy. It will still be delicious though! To reheat, warm on low on the stove until heated through.

How to freeze:

You can freeze your chicken soup, but I recommend doing so without the noodles. To freeze, assemble and cook the soup as instructed, add the chicken, but leave out the tortellini. Instead, cool completely, pack in an airtight container, and freeze for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to serve, thaw overnight in the fridge, then add the tortellini and warm in the instant pot or on the stove.

What if I don’t have an Instant Pot?

You can make this soup on the stove top in a similar way — just simmer your veggies and spices until cooked, and then add your tortellini. If you desire, you can saute your vegetables first in 1 tablespoon of oil before adding your broth.

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  • Use another protein. Swap the chicken out for cooked Italian sausage, cooked ground beef, cooked and chopped turkey, or even chickpeas.
  • Add more veggies. Anything goes! Feel free to add in whatever veggies you like to jazz your instant pot soup up a bit: diced onions, mushrooms, peppers, peas, corn or mushrooms are all great ideas.
  • Make it vegetarian. Just leave out the chicken and swap the chicken broth for vegetable.
  • Make it creamy. Make your instant pot chicken soup creamy by adding a splash of heavy cream or half-and-half at the very end.
  • Spice it up. Heat things up with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper.

Serving Suggestions

This chicken soup is hearty and filling all on its own, but I do love to serve it next to Garlic Herb Dinner Rolls, Garlic Bread, Roasted Green Beans, or a simple green salad.

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Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup

4.87 from 23 votes
This Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup is loaded with vegetables and cheese tortellini! The perfect chicken soup for a chilly day — made in 30 minutes or less and freezer friendly!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Servings 4 servings
Calories 381cal


  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 3 large carrots peeled and sliced
  • 2 ribs celery sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups cooked chicken chopped
  • 2 cups cheese tortellini 1 250g package


  • Add carrots, celery, broth, parsley, salt, thyme, garlic powder, and pepper to the Instant Pot (I use a 6 quart). 
  • Set to high pressure, Manual mode, for 3 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes to come to pressure and start counting down.
  • When cook time is over, release pressure gradually (use a towel to keep the steam off your hands, but keep your hand on the valve to slowly release the pressure. Be careful because soup can sputter).
  • Turn the Instant Pot to saute and add the chicken and tortellini. Cook for 5 minutes or until tortellini reaches desired tenderness.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 381cal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 981mg | Potassium: 549mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 7790IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 3mg
Keywords chicken noodle soup, chicken soup, instant pot chicken soup, instant pot soup, soup recipe

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    I love making soups!!! It’s generally very healthy and perfect for cold days, even in Florida! You are very inventive Ashley, for such a young girl. I never delete an email from you.Keep those recipes coming girl!!!!!!

  2. Jan says

    Thanks Ashley for giving another way to fix this shop. Like you I love soups. I’m still one of those people that don’t own a instant pot. Even though I’ve asked for one for the past 2 Christmases. I must be a bad girl because I haven’t gotten it yet. Maybe this year. Thanks again and keep the recipes coming

  3. Lorraine says

    Question: I have a crock pot and would love to make this, but there are a few hiccups.
    I have a crockpot, I have frozen thighs and frozen tortellini. Could I still make this and how would I change up my instructions, I mean if we can. 🙂

    Thank you. I can’t wait to try.

    • Ashley Fehr says

      No problem! I would put the frozen chicken in at the beginning with the veggies and broth, and cook until chicken shreds apart and veggies are cooked. I would add the frozen tortellini at the end before serving and let heat in the slow cooker until tender, maybe 10-20 minutes

  4. Valerie B Williams says

    This really hit the spot, thanks. Feeling under the weather and this was quick and easy.
    I didn’t have any cooked chicken, but I did have chicken and ricotta tortellini. Didn’t miss the chicken at all. I also used a box of chicken bone broth which worked well.

  5. The Angry Intern says

    I made this tonight for dinner, as I remembered I still had some grilled chicken from Costco in the fridge. Stupidly easy to make, cooking times given are pretty accurate. It was quite tasty and I’m also happy I wasn’t left with 5 gallons of soup for leftovers. One bowl for dinner and I probably have 2 lunch portions left. Thanks for posting this one, I’m going to check out some of the other recipes you have, been looking to expand my Instant Pot repertoire.

  6. Cindy Kitchen says

    I would think we could add the tortellini at the end and just put the lid back on and let it cook that way, same with already cooked chicken?

  7. Megan says

    Have you cooked the chicken with the liquid in the beginning? Just wondering how I could I corporate that so I don’t have to cook the chicken separately

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Yes you definitely can! You might want to cut it up and give it a head start before adding the veggies though because the vegetables don’t need to be cooked that long, and you definitely want your chicken to be cooked through.

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