Chicken and Bacon Tortellini Soup


It’s a cold rainy day in California. Perfect for soup!

And that’s exactly what I decided to make. I made a chicken and bacon tortellini soup.


  • 5 slices of bacon ( I used Costco’s Farmers Applewood Smoked Thick Cut Bacon)
  • 1/2 a yellow onion chopped
  • 4 small chicken Breasts (cut into cubes)
  • 1/2 a bag of frozen crinkle-cut carrots
  • 1/3 a bag of frozen peas
  • 1 can of chicken broth
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 TBS of chicken flavored better than bouillon
  • 1 package of Tortellini pasta (I used the Costco Kirkland brand 5-cheese Tortellini)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Savory seasoning blend (my spice rack came with a pre-made one, but Italian seasoning would work just fine)
  • Dash of garlic powder


  1.  Start by adding your bacon into your pot. Let that cook until it is a light golden color.
  2. Add the chopped onions straight into the pot. (Yes, with ALL that yummy bacon grease still in there! TRUST me, it’ll add so much flavor to the soup!)
  3. Once the onions look translucent add the chicken and let that baby cook and soak up all that yummy flavor.
  4. When the chicken is fully cooked, add your frozen peas and carrots and put the lid on the pot and let those steam and soften. (about 3 minutes)
  5. Add the chicken broth, 3 cups of water and the 1 Tbs of Better Than Bouillon.
  6. Mix that until combined. Add the Tortellini and let that come to a boil. Boil for about 2 minutes (per tortellini package directions)
  7. Add a dash of garlic powder, the savory/Italian seasoning mix and salt and pepper to taste. Reduce to simmer for about 5 minutes to let all the flavors combine.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

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