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Tortellini in Brodo

Tortellini in Brodo

Tortellini in Brodo is a delicious and comforting Italian soup recipe perfect for toddlers and adults alike. This simple yet flavorful dish features delicate tortellini pasta filled with cheese or meat, floating in a savory and nourishing broth. Packed with nutrients and easy to digest, this dish is sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Whether enjoyed as a quick and easy weeknight meal or as a special treat on a chilly day, Tortellini in Brodo is a versatile and satisfying option for the whole family.

General Information

  • Servings: 4
  • Keywords: toddler friendly, tortellini in brodo, easy, family friendly
  • Calories: 250 per serving
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbs: 30g
  • Fats: 8g
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • 500g fresh tortellini
  • 1 liter low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 small celery stalk, diced
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Prepare the vegetables: Ask your little helpers to wash the carrot and celery under cold water. Then, show them how to peel and dice the carrot, dice the celery, and dice the onion. Make sure to supervise them closely to avoid any accidents.

  2. Cook the vegetables: In a large pot, heat a little bit of olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced carrot, celery, onion, and minced garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes until the vegetables are soft.

  3. Add the broth: Pour the chicken broth into the pot with the cooked vegetables. Add the bay leaf and bring to a simmer. Let it cook for about 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

  4. Cook the tortellini: While the broth is simmering, bring a separate pot of salted water to a boil. Add the tortellini and cook according to the package instructions. Once cooked, drain the tortellini and set aside.

  5. Assemble the dish: Divide the cooked tortellini among serving bowls. Ladle the hot broth and vegetables over the tortellini. Top with freshly chopped parsley and grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

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