Is the weather gloomy and grey where you live? There is nothing better on days like this than soup and one of my favorites is an easy tortellini spinach soup.
In about 20 minutes it’s ready to eat.
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I make a pretty big batch so I have some for lunch later in the week. Then freeze it in an airtight container or a freezer bag. It makes a great nutritious lunch or a quick dinner on a cold night.
Easy Tortellini Spinach Soup
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 2 tbsp crushed garlic (or 6 minced garlic cloves)
- 2 cans diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
- 1 can tomato paste (6 oz)
- 6 cups vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 2 tsp basil
- 1 20 oz. package of refrigerated tortellini
- 4 cups fresh spinach
- salt and black pepper to taste
- In a large stock pot or soup pot, heat oil over medium heat. add the onions and sauté onion until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute, stirring continually so the onion and garlic don't burn.
- Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, broth, and seasonings. Bring mixture to a boil and then add tortellini and cook according to package directions. Typically 8 minutes. Salt and Pepper to taste.
- Stir the spinach into the soup. Garnish if desired and serve.
What Kind of Tortellini?
Tortellini is one pasta that I’ve not tried to make at home but it’s on my to-do list.
With close proximity to Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, I’m able to find brands that are good for you.
Even our local grocery store has some good options.
I typically chose cheese tortellini for this recipe for a vegetarian tortellini soup so it’s a meatless meal but sometimes I will get chicken or sausage-filled tortellini for a change of pace.
I always choose fresh tortellini options.
Other Tortelli Spinach Soup Options
I use chicken broth or vegetable broth along with diced tomatoes and tomato paste for a rich tomato flavor.
If you want a more creamy version, you can add a cup of heavy cream to the recipe for creamy spinach tortellini soup.
There are also other things you can add to the soup based on your personal preferences.
- Sliced, Cooked Mild Italian Sausage or Spicy Italian Sausage (both personal preference)
- Cooked Chicken Breast Diced or Rotisserie Chicken
- Extra Veggies: Carrots, Celery, Peas
- White Beans (or any beans you prefer)
- red pepper flakes – for some heat
Easy Tortellini Soup Recipe
The first time I made this soup, it was on a busy night
I had nothing planned and I just used what I had in the refrigerator and pantry.
I was surprised at how quickly I threw it together and how good it was.
A hearty soup is such a wonderful comfort food in the cold winter months
Best Way to Serve Soup
For this soup, the best way to serve it is topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and slivered basil for a cheesy tortellini soup.
A side salad and some crusty bread will round out this meal.
Peace and Love,
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