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14 March 2015

SUPER EASY TORTELLINI SOUP




I love making soups for easy dinners, especially on work evenings that have commitments after dinner.  This recipe is one I discovered through Taste of Home magazine.  It originally called for sausage but we don't eat that kind of meat...some people I know use ground beef but we don't eat that either so I made mine as a vegetarian soup.  I really like how it came out as did my husband!
EASY TORTELLINI SOUP

1 small onion, chopped
6 cloves of garlic, chopped fine
2  cans of reduced sodium chicken broth
(about 30 oz)
1 3/4 c. water
1 pkg refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
(I use the petite cut)
3 c. fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
(you can substitute kale for the spinach)
3/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
dash of crushed red pepper flakes

  • Lightly spray (I use canola oil cooking spray) a stockpot and saute the onion and garlic until just browned.
  • Stir in the broth, water, and tomatoes and bring to a boil.
  • Add in the tortellini and bring back to a boil cooking on high for about 8 minutes.
  • Add in the spinach and spices and simmer on low for about 3 minutes or until the spinach is wilted.
  • Serve in large ceramic soup bowls and add 2 Tbls of fresh shredded Parmesan cheese to each bowl.
I like to serve this with multi-grain Italian bread (I buy it from a local grocery store's bakery) and we dip the bread into the soup.

I also serve fresh fruit on the side and I've also added a can of black beans to this soup for extra protein.

ENJOY!!







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6 comments:

Simply Linda said...

Thanks!! I have saved this recipe. I have kale in the freezer, and the rest of the "fixins" as well. Blessings

Dianna said...

Hi Faith,

This is one of our favorite soups! I normally use the kale, but spinach is delicious as well.

Hope you are doing well.

Susanne said...

Love soups of all kinds. And this is a fave and super easy! Win, win!

Willow said...

I love minestrone soup--mine is vegan, but other than that, almost the same as yours. Yum!

Deb said...

I love this recipe. I think I would also make it a vegetable soup. Will print this off and try it! Thanks and have a great week.

Janet Roseberger said...

I love tortellini soup...I've made a creamy tomato tortellini...so good! This looks yummy too!