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Creamy Chicken Soup with Pasta and Spinach

by Christina Cherrier – Sep 4, 2021
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Creamy Chicken Soup with Pasta and Spinach
Creamy Chicken Pasta Soup Recipe - #chicken #pasta #soup #recipe - Nutritious, easy and big on flavor, this delicious chicken pasta soup tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen, but it's done in less than 30 minutes!

Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe – Nutritious, easy and big on flavor, this delicious chicken pasta soup tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen, but it’s done in less than 30 minutes! This chicken pasta soup recipe is the perfect comfort food in a bowl. An easy weeknight dinner for all fans of good heartwarming chicken soup. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Creamy Chicken Pasta Soup Recipe

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1. To make the creamy chicken pasta soup: In a large dutch oven, add the carrots, celery, onion, garlic and saute in olive oil until tender and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add cooked chicken and continue cooking for 3 minutes, stirring regularly.

2. Add the broth, heavy cream, and cream cheese. Cover and bring to a boil, then cook for 15 minutes.

3. Lower the heat, then add pasta and cheddar and simmer until pasta is cooked to your liking. Add spinach to the chicken pasta soup toward the end, and stir until wilted.

4. Adjust seasoning to taste with salt and black pepper. Serve the creamy chicken pasta soup into bowls and top with extra parmesan cheese if desired. Enjoy!

Note: If you like a thinner chicken pasta soup, you can cook pasta on the side and add to the soup at the end and reheat before serving.

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Tips for the chicken noodle soup recipe

This creamy chicken pasta soup is quick and super easy to prepare. It’s heartwarming, delicious, and loved by everyone who tries it! Here are a few tips to make the best chicken pasta soup ever!

  • This soup is loaded with tender shredded chicken, plump pasta, and healthy vegetables. Feel free to customize the recipe and add your favorite veggies like tomato, mushrooms, or even chopped leeks!
  • If your chicken pasta soup is too thick once it’s done, simply add more chicken stock in small increments until reaching your desired consistency,

What other pasta is best for chicken soup?

Traditional egg noodles, broken spaghetti, rotini, macaroni, or whatever you have on hand! This chicken pasta soup recipe is very forgiving so you can use whatever pasta you like.

Can we make this pasta soup lower in carbs?

Yes! Instead of noodles, you can add in zucchini noodles for a lower-carb option or sweet potato noodles. Toss them toward the end of cooking time, so they have time to absorb some juice, but without breaking up.

Can we make this chicken noodle soup ahead of time?

You can prepare this chicken pasta soup in advance and store it in the fridge, but do not add the pasta until you are serving it. If you add the noodles or pasta to the chicken soup before serving, they will swell up and become mushy. So add the pasta when you reheat the soup for serving, adjust the consistency with more chicken stock if necessary.

Also, keep in mind that this soup won’t freeze well because it contains dairy which tends to separate and curdle when frozen but 

What other reader are saying about this chicken pasta soup recipe

“This soup is so yummy! I cooked the pasta separately, spooned so into each bowl then ladled soup over it. This way the pasta didn’t absorb all the liquid when it was in the fridge overnight! You can even eat this soup without pasta, it’s that good.” – Christina

“Made this for Sunday dinner. It is very easy and really very quick to make. My men loved it. All of them!” – Jalee

“Everyone loved it and that never happens! I had to add more broth because the noodles really soaked it up but it was soooo good!” – Bonnie

“Super easy to make! A big hit with the kids.” – Iris

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  • Robin

    2021-10-06 18:37:03

    This recipe needs to be overhauled with seasoning. A bay leaf thyme oregano and paprika really leveled up the flavor!!

  • steffi

    2021-09-15 20:05:46

    This was very good. I did read reviews and followed some of them. I used 1 1/2 cups pasta and still think that was a little too much. I added 1/2 cup extra cream and 1 extra can of broth. I think it was too soupy. Next time I will not add more broth. I added thyme, a bay leaf, and parsley. I reduced the cream cheese to a third of a bar. It was very tasty and we enjoyed it! I agree with BC... took WAY more than 5 minutes prep time-LOL. And I let it simmer much longer!

  • BC

    2021-07-18 16:22:35

    Very good. I must be very slow though. Cooking the chicken and chopping the vegetables took way longer than the 5 minutes of prep time indicated 😂

  • DW

    2021-06-04 00:35:33

    Found this recipe and made it, absolutely finger licking till the last drop!! I made mine with shredded chicken and added more garlic and some mushrooms. Used recommended amount of broth, cream cheese & cheddar, perfecto! Tasted just like the one my mom used to make for us growing up. So comforting, loved it!

  • Jackie

    2021-04-22 11:55:51

    Used a rotisserie chicken🙄 and also cooked ditalini separately. Soup came out delicious....thank you for sharing the recipe

  • Barb Clough

    2021-03-27 20:25:00

    Loved this & so did my family! Did follow some other reviews -cooked pasta separately (mini shells), cut cream cheese in half and added a bit more broth. Had a small amount (maybe 1/3 c) of cooked chorizo so added that and a shake of Zatarain’s Creole spice mix. Only had extra sharp cheddar so used that. Just delicious!

  • Katie

    2021-03-24 17:49:19

    I agree with most of the other reviews that the flavor was great, but it if you follow the directions exactly as shown, it becomes more like a casserole and way too thick. They should have noted that the pictures of the “soup” on the recipe is based on cooking the pasta separately and probably having more broth/cream. They mention that you can do that at the end for a thinner soup, but when I see a picture of what I’m making, I am led to believe that the directions I’m following will give me a meal that looks like picture! If you want it to be more of a soup, definitely cook the noodles separately and add more broth!

  • Marnie

    2021-03-20 04:24:51

    Absolutely beautiful and winner for who ate. Served it as a thinner soup rather than a thinker pasta sauce. Will be repeating as we enter the winter. Thank you.

  • Kaley R.

    2021-03-18 12:36:38

    This soup is so good! I definitely recommend cooking the noodles separately because cooking them in the broth thickens it up SO much that it feels like you're not having soup. I add extra chicken broth, cream cheese & whipping cream to have extra broth & it makes it more creamy! One of my favorite soup recipes for sure!

  • Emma

    2021-03-04 08:41:37

    This recipe was so delicious and perfect for eating with bread bowls! However, the noodles absorbed most of the broth even though I was very generous with the 4 cups. I'm looking forward to trying this recipe again, but I'll definitely add more broth and heavy cream next time.

  • Kathy

    2021-03-02 16:01:49

    I was looking for a new chicken soup recipe and this one sounded good plus I had everything on hand. Boy is it good! The cream cheese adds a creamy goodness. Definitely a keeper!

  • Colleen Madden-rautanen

    2021-02-20 14:42:29

    I can’t rave enough about how delicious this was!!! I followed the recipe exactly, upon standing it thickened up quite a bit. I would add a tad more broth next time. This is for sure a new favorite!! Very easy to make!!

  • Connie

    2021-02-15 22:58:11

    It was goooood. Liked using up the last of veggies and added thyme, bay leaf and parsley...

  • Kay

    2021-02-07 11:22:01

    Omg! This is the best soup!! I did add more broth than is called for and added corn and green beans and some spinach. This is a keeper!!

  • Donna

    2021-02-04 13:44:16

    Although this was a very tasty recipe, I am going to only add half of the pasta to make it more like a soup. It came out way too thick so I added more chicken broth.

  • Jan

    2021-01-26 19:23:21

    My Daughter-in-law first made this. It was so good I asked her to share the recipe and just made it. Delicious!!!

  • Mindy

    2021-01-23 18:48:42

    It was a big hit tonight. It was so good!

  • Kristine

    2021-01-21 13:27:44

    Love it!! We have made this many times! How many ww points?

  • Trinity

    2021-01-16 19:31:31

    Excellent flavor! I agree that the original recipe comes out too thick. I added mushrooms because I'm a fungus freak. And a little extra garlic for flavor. I will definitely make again adding more broth. Should've read the comments before making, but still very much edible :)

  • Dottie

    2021-01-14 15:08:36

    Made this today and it is delicious!!!! I didn’t have carrots or celery, so I added celery salt for flavor and along with the onions I sliced some red & yellow peppers.... came out better than I expected!!!❤️

  • Carla

    2021-01-10 20:50:19

    This soup is delicious! My family really enjoyed it... Thanks for sharing!

  • Katy

    2021-01-08 16:31:10

    I loooove thicker soups and this is what a comforting, creamy bowl of soup perfection looks like! Thank you for such a simple recipe!

  • Carmen

    2021-01-07 23:30:48

    I just made this wonderful soup and it is really delicious. The smell took my son out of the videogame!!! Thank you for sharing the receipt.

  • Elyse

    2021-01-06 10:53:45

    This was SO GOOD. I like brothy soups so I added about half the cream, cream cheese, and cheese. I still got the creaminess but less thick. I also added fresh thyme and rosemary because I had it on hand. Delicious!

  • Jen

    2020-12-29 19:00:13

    This soup is delicious! I just made it for dinner and the whole family loved it. Great find. Thanks for sharing.

  • Tammy

    2020-12-19 16:34:29

    Delicious recipe for a cool December day! Serving it with a thick slice of crusty artisan bread. I doubled the broth to 8 cups and it's still super thick- looks more like creamy mac & cheese. Next time I'll try using 1 cup of pasta instead of 2.

  • Bree

    2020-12-17 17:02:53

    This soup was pretty good. I had to add 7 cups of broth to make it more like soup, like others have said, or else it was way too thick. I didn't have celery so I added extra carrots. I put a 1/2 cup parmesan in the soup because I only had a cup of cheese on hand. I was also out of garlic cloves so I had to use garlic powder. It still came out tasty!

  • Jessy Kinnaird

    2020-12-17 13:35:03

    So good! I just made this last night for my family and they loved it! We were sick of making the same thing every week during quarantine. I would probably only add 1 cup of pasta to make it more like soup next time. Otherwise, it's a winner!

  • Cynde

    2020-12-16 20:09:38

    This was sooo good. It came out more of like a creamy pasta than a soup though but I added extra cheese! We love cheese here. It was amazing regardless though. Definitely a keeper in this house.

  • Allison Gentry

    2020-12-16 12:48:41

    This soup is delicious! I’ve made it probably 6 times in the last 2 months. Highly recommend using a rotisserie chicken. I tried making it with baked chicken but wasn’t nearly as good. I made 4 batches and froze them this time. Make sure when you freeze not to add pasta, cheddar cheese or spinach. Delicious! Thank you!

  • Cindy Breaux

    2020-12-14 09:32:06

    Great soup! Very visually appealing! Great taste! Once I souped it up! We are Cajun and require a pop of flavor in every bite. I found it to be a bit bland after following the directions. So I added garlic and onion powder, plus some Tony Chachere’s. I also addded some chicken soup seasoning and salt and pepper. I was trying this soup out to see if I wanted to make it for Christmas. And yes, I think it will do just fine as a side dish for my Cajun Christmas dinner!

  • Jane

    2020-12-11 18:14:02

    Had really good flavor. But 4 cups of broth definitely not used in pictures for recipe. I would strongly recommend 6 cups of broth and cut the cream cheese to 5 ounces. Will make again with changes.

  • Lisa J

    2020-12-11 17:22:54

    We absolutely love this recipe in my house. I've made it several times. I always add much more chicken broth, a little more garlic, and I leave out the celery. Celery is a very overpowering flavor to me, so I've started leaving it out of most things. I love to make some nice homemade crusty bread to go with this soup.

  • Donna

    2020-12-05 16:02:38

    Have made this twice and Love it! Shared with family members during quarantine and the girls loved it. We say it’s a “Girl Soup”. I added about twice the chicken broth to make more broth. Delicious!

  • Kenna

    2020-11-25 15:54:23

    Loved the flavor! I used the whole box of pasta which was about 3 cups rather than 2 and I added an extra cup of broth to compensate... like someone else mentioned, it turned out like creamy pasta, not soup. So keep that in mind if you decide to add more pasta! Next time I will add more broth and a little less pasta because it was really good! Just was looking for soup rather than pasta. My fault 😬

  • Maxine

    2020-11-22 11:33:19

    Oh my gosh,this soup is so very yummy!!! My husband raved about it for days. Thank you for the recipe.

  • Hannah

    2020-11-14 19:14:14

    Pretty delicious. I would recommend using 6 cups of chicken stock at least. I used 5 and there wasn’t enough soup to really call it soup, more like a moist pasta dish.

  • Natalie Ford

    2020-11-13 21:21:16

    Excellent, home cooked meal with a short turn around time to get dinner on the table! I cut most of the cheese and cream for a lighter option but it still remained creamy and delicious!

  • Kim

    2020-11-13 20:35:58

    Made it tonight for dinner and it was delicious. No leftovers for tomorrow and toddler approved

  • Shelly

    2020-11-05 08:54:18

    Fabulous recipe - I used rotisserie and it came out great- perfect recipe for the fam on our now cooler nights!

  • Farrah

    2020-11-04 23:09:38

    Looks so good

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