Tortellini Soup

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Servings: 4-5
  • About This Recipe

    “Whip this one up on a weeknight for a fast, easy, and delicous soup!”

    Ingredients

  • 1packagefresh, frozen tortellini or 1packagefresh, frozen tortellini
  • 1candiced tomato( or peeled, diced fresh)
  • 2canschicken broth( or equivalent bouillon cube)
  • 2cupsfresh spinach, chopped( or slightly less frozen)
  • 1stalkcelery, finely chopped
  • 2mediumcarrots, chopped
  • 1bay leaf
  • 2tablespoonsfresh basil
  • 1teaspoonfresh parsley
  • 2tablespoonsfresh oregano
  • 2teaspoonscrushed, chopped garlic
  • 1mediumonion, chopped
  • 1teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
  • 2teaspoonsgood quality olive oil
  • 1cupwater
  • Directions

  • Saute celery, onion, carrots and garlic in oil.
  • Add spinach and tomatoes and simmer 10 minutes.
  • Add spices and chicken broth.
  • Simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender-crisp.
  • Add water and tortellini and simmer 10- 15 minutes.
  • Remove bay leaf and serve.
  • Reviews

  • “This soup was really good my husband loved it. I made it for my grandmother and aunt after a long day of shopping and they thought it was wonderful. very very easy to make. Served it with salad and french bread. yum yum!!”

  • “I’m not a big soup eater, but this one hit the spot.It was very good and very filling.The only thing I did differently was to use Southwest Chicken & Herb boullion instead of regular to give it a little extra flavor.It was very good ~ easy too!”

  • “I really enjoyed this soup.I was a little free-wheeling with the ingredients (handfuls of spinach instead of cups, garlic powder instead of fresh garlic, guestimated amounts of liquid) but I don’t think I did too much damage to the original idea.I thought I had fresh garlic, but as it has been many months since garlic harvest, it turned out to be no good, so had to use garlic powder.Even though I was a bit heavy handed with the broth, I ended up adding a bit more water at the end, as the tortellini soaked up a lot of liquid.The recipe seems to be unclear about what kind of tortellini it calls for (fresh,frozen or fresh,frozen) and I used dried, so that is probably why it was a thirsty soup.The recipe didn’t state the size of the tortellini package, so I just threw in a couple big handfuls (my package was a Costco sized giant one.)The flavor was mild, but nice.I didn’t have fresh basil either (what didn’t I change here?) so used 2 tsp. dried.I’m sure fresh would have been much better, and the flavor would have probably been a little more intense.I’m sure I’ll be making this again, hopefully with fewer substitutions.I may add a zucchini next time, as I think that would be a nice addition to the veges.”

  • “This soup was easy and very good.I sprinkled imported parmesan cheese on top of each serving.I think this added another layer of flavor.”

  • “Soooo yummy!! Thanks for the recipe!! My husband and I both loved it! :)”

  • “I love this soup!I make it when I have friends coming for lunch or if I have vegetables that need to be cooked.It’s great left over, too, so don’t worry about making too much.”

  • “I used seasoned stewed tomatoes and still added the spices called for but thought the flavour was lacking a bit.So, I added fresh grated parmesan to each bowl when I served it and that seemed to add a nice dimension. It is a nice hardy soup and goes well with crusty Italian bread to sop up the juices. Thx s’kat!”

  • “Seems like it could use a little more flavor. I stirred in some leftover basil pesto andr that really brightened it. Salt and a touch more garlic would be nice.”

  • “Delicious.Even with ancient celery, frozen cheese tortellini (nuked for 2 minutes in the microwave first) and frozen spinach (ditto).Lots of flavor, great combination.Thank you.”

  • “Excellent taste and easy to make! The kids loved it.”

  • “Delicious soup that pleased even my soup-wary husband! I followed the recipe as written, although I will most likely add more chicken broth (and/or water) next time, as it came out a little more stew-like for us.”

  • “Excellent! Didn’t change a thing and there’s enough for tomorrow night as well.Delicious! Thanks for posting.”

  • “This is a very refreshing, yet filling soup.I love the fresh herbs and vegetables. In addition to adding some salt, I used some leftover parmesan-reggiano rind to further flavor the broth. Thanks for a quick soup idea that the whole family can enjoy.”

  • “This soup is wonderful! I had to use a few shakes of dry italian seasoning instead of the fresh herbs and I added some cooked chicken, but otherwise made it as written. This will definitely become a favorite dish for us. This would also be a wonderful base for many other soups if you feel like changing out the starches (ie rice for pasta). What a tasty, versatile soup. Thanks so much!”

  • “Great quick meal!My kids love cheese tortellini- so this soup was an big hit with them as well!We really like the Butoni cheese tortellini from the refrigerated section.Great with garlic cheese toasts.Thanks!”

  • “What a suprising outcome!I was skeptical with all the chopped veggies and the cooked spinach, but it was a perfect blend of broth (which I should’ve added more of since I doubled the tortellini by accident!), tender veggies and cheesy pasta…YUM!Served with cornbread, this meal warmed us right up!”

  • “I made this soup last night and enjoyed it very much. I used dried tortellini, I think this was the reason that I had to add more broth. Dry herbs also worked out very well. Thanks, s’kat, for a recipe that I will definitely be making again. “

  • “I love this recipe, I have made it several times and served it to many people.They have all enjoyed it, something that I have noticed though, if you do not have fresh herbs you can use dried, just cut them way down almost to a quarter of what is recommended for fresh.:o)”

  • “I made this soup yesterday.It was very very good.The fresh herbs make a difference.I added some grated parmesan cheese to my bowl of soup and some extra black pepper and it was perfect!thanks. “

  • “we had this soup on thursday,hubby liked it so much i made it again on friday super yummy”

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