Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup recipe, loaded with veggies, fennel, Italian spices, tortellini, and fresh spinach! A weeknight staple.

Slow Cooker Tortellini Soup

Just in time for soup season, our family LOVES this Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup!

Chicken Tortellini Soup

Make aheaad in the slow cooker, set it out … they will come! :)

Friends, you probably know by now my love for bringing the outdoors in, for decorating simply. We live in a small home, and our living space (one great room) consists of the kitchen, living room, and dining room. Which is why it’s a “great” room. Not great because it’s large, but great because this is where we live.

And cozy, the perfect place to sit and enjoy a bowl of this easy slow cooker soup!

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup

So much of life happens in this space. I couldn’t be happier. In fact, give me a large home where our family is all spread out, and only coming together to eat— that would be very sad.

On a hike, Paul snagged a manzanita branch for me. It sat on my sideboard during the holidays, and then hung here for a few meals.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup

Set the table

I think home decorating is a fun way to reveal your personality. You can be creative and use what you have, search the great outdoors, buy brand new, go to thrift stores, Craigslist (which, by the way, did you know we sold our last home on Craigslist in 22 days?), yard sales, or … go to Target.

These cute soup bowls. Swoon! I bought 6 white and 6 green. You can buy these Mini Bowl Reactive Glaze – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia – HERE [afflink]

Favorite gingham cloth napkins and a hanging manazanita branch. Fun!

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup

And a delicious Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup!

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe

Ingredients for tortellini soup

One the easiest chicken noodle soups you will ever make! It’s loaded with veggies, fennel (my favorite for soup), Italian spices, DeLallo’s ricotta + spinach tortellini, and fresh spinach!

A weeknight staple for sure.

Chicken Tortellini Soup

The last 15 minutes (like when the guests walk in the door), and add the tortellini and spinach.

A BIG pot of soup, served with shaved Parmesan cheese – so good.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 15 mins
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken tortellini soup, tortellini soup
Servings: 3 hours 25 minutes


  • 1 cup carrots peeled and finely diced
  • 1 cup celery stalks finely diced
  • 1 small white onion finely diced
  • 1 fennel bulb sliced
  • 2 cups shredded chicken I use rotisserie, but you can also add 1 pound of raw chicken breasts cut into pieces
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes do not drain
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces DeLallo tortellini ricotta + spinach
  • 4 cups fresh spinach stems removed
  • Parmesan cheese optional


  • Place the carrots, celery, onion, fennel bulb, chicken (you can use pre-cooked (shredded) or raw), chicken stock, tomatoes, basil, oregano, rosemary into a 6-quart slow cooker.
  • Cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 5 hours on high.
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the tortellini and spinach into the soup and mix. Cook on high for another 15 minutes.
  • Serve and garnish with Parmesan cheese.



Originally posted JAN 2018.

More tortellini recipes: One Pot Pizza Tortellini Bake [Spend with Pennies], Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet Tortellini [Inside BruCrew Life], Pizza Tortellini Salad [Crazy for Crust], and Tortellini Sausage Skewers Appetizer [RE].

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup

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12 comments on “Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup”

  1. I was just curious why would u use a Rotissere chicken & then cook it for 3 hours?

  2. Am I to use cooked rotisserie y, then cook it 3-3 1/2 more hours??

    • You can use pre-cooked shredded (it was delicious), or optional to use raw chicken. It may not be as tender, but it will be cooked! :)

  3. Hello,
    I am making this soup for dinner and had a couple of questions. Are you supposed to saute the vegetables before putting them in the slow cooker? In the photo it looks like tomatoes (or something else that is red?) just wondering…thanks!

    • Nope, no need to saute the vegetables. Yes, add 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes (do not drain), which I added to recipe. No need to worry if you didn’t buy them, it will still be great without them. ENJOY!

  4. This sounds glourious & I too love a hearty soup in the winter! Quick question… how do you suggest altering this recipe for freezing or do you think it’d be ok to freeze with the tortellini & spinach???? Thank you!! 

    • Hi, Jenny. I have never froze this particular tortellini, but I wrote to the brand to ask them. Stay tuned! Thank you!

    • This is what I found out about freezing pasta: “You can freeze pasta, but it might fall apart in the unfreezing process. So possibly undercook the pasta if you plan on freezing it.”

  5. Thanks!  Had fun getting to know you via the blog today, and I so enjoyed the remodeled home tour!  Beautiful, comfy, airy home!  Makes your recipes taste even better!

  6. Happy New Year to you, my cooking friend I haven’t yet met!  Today I printed your slow cooker chicken tortellini soup recipe to make tonight because of one ingredient in particular that caught my eye – fennel!  I’ve never cooked with before, and it’s not on the ingredient list – could I have printed wrong recipe?  I’m assuming thin sliced, but do I add it at end or to sauté with other veggies?  
    Thanks for your thoughts,

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