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This soup is the result of me cleaning out the fridge and freezer. I had a bunch of odds and ends left over, not enough to keep, but too much to throw out. It’s not the prettiest of soups, but it actually turned out really good. The kids were super excited about the tortellini and so they gobbled up the soup. Of course, a nice crusty bread is a must to slurp up all the leftover broth.
I made this vegetarian, but you could certainly use a chicken or beef stock and any variety of frozen tortellini that you like. I just love simple recipes like this that can be easily changed to fit my family’s likes or what I have in the pantry.
Spinach and Tortellini Soup
8-10 cups water or stock
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2 small onion, diced
1 1/4 tsp Italian Seasoning
1-14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with juice
2 cups baby spinach, lightly packed
1-22 oz bag frozen cheese tortellini
Parmesan cheese shavings and crushed red pepper flakes (opt)
In a large pot, combine stock, garlic, onion, tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and salt. Bring to a boil and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Add in tortellini and spinach. Continue boiling until the pasta is done. Garnish with Parmesan cheese shavings. Serve with crusty bread.
Nicole Sender says
I would use my garden’s Swiss chard in place of the spinach!
Marlena Curley says
This sounds so good. My guy won’t eat any dinner without meat so I would have to modify it a bit for him lol
Linda B. says
My hubby loves a sausage and spinach soup that I make…I bet he will like this one too.
This soup looks yummy.
Ellen Christian says
This looks fantastic! I’m going to give this a try this weekend. Thanks for sharing!
Wow, that really looks good. Impressive, especially considering you were just “cleaning things out!” I am going to bookmark this so I can try it later – thanks! 🙂
I love this recipe! The fall season is really putting me in the mood for some homemade soup!
This Spinach & Tortellini Soup is something new to me and I haven’t tried this in my life. I also this love meals that are thrown together using leftover ingredients. I’m sure if I gonna try this my husband and my kids would love it too.
Sarah BB @ East9thStreet says
I love meals that are thrown together using leftover ingredients. My friend makes the best “goulash” for lack of a better term this way!
This looks divine! I love trying new soup recipes and this will be on my list…thanks 🙂