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Tortellini in Broth with Escarole


This simple and satisfying dish is a quick version of a traditional Italian dish.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, October 2003


  • 3 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1 small head escarole, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 pound cheese tortellini
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. Combine broth, 2 cups water, and bay leaf in a large stockpot; bring to a boil.

  2. Add escarole; cook, stirring constantly, until wilted, about 15 seconds.

  3. Add tortellini; cook until they float to the top, 4 to 5 minutes.

  4. Discard bay leaf, and season soup with salt and pepper. To serve, ladle into bowls.

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  • LadyTurz
    29 SEP, 2011
    I make this a lot and I love it! Easy, quick, tasty.
  • redcharlotte
    13 JUL, 2008
    Just a note. If you're going to make this recipe, make sure you use FRESH tortellini and not the pasta you can get from the pasta aisle. I did that and it just didn't turn out as nice!
  • kkach
    7 MAY, 2008
    I agree about the tomato. This is one of my favorite simple recipes, but I add a can of spicy tomatoes for a little kick!
  • sarahwithstyle
    6 MAY, 2008
    I make a recipe like this one, but I add chopped tomato. Yum!
  • sweettart72
    10 JAN, 2008
    So good! So easy!!