Spinach Tortellini Soup

How can it be October 1st already?  

With kids’ activities, 6th grade homework, and making sure we have time together as a couple and as a family, decent meals have been few and far between lately.  Waffles, pasta, and grilled cheese are on a weekly rotation;)  

Sundays offer a few extra hours, so I dug out a recipe for Spinach Tortellini Soup that was hidden in a recipe book from years ago.  David and I agree that it had been far too long since I made this one!  Spinach Tortellini Soup is light, full of flavor, and really simple and quick to prepare.  

Spinach Tortellini Soup

3 t. olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 fresh garlic cloves, pressed
2 cans chicken broth (or 4 chicken bouillon cubes dissolved in 4 cups hot water)
1 cup uncooked cheese-filled tortellini (frozen, fresh, or dried)
1 can petite-diced tomatoes, undrained
1 t. dried basil leaves
1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed (I use about 1/2 package)
 Fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
Salt for individual servings, if desired

In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add onion and garlic.  Cook until tender, about 2 minutes.  Careful!  Garlic burns easily.

Add broth immediately and bring to a boil.  Add tortellini and cook according to package directions until tender.  Do not drain.  

Stir in tomatoes, basil, and spinach.  Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes or allow to cook very low and covered until ready to serve.  
Using a Microplane Zester, grate fresh Parmesan cheese over individual servings of soup.  Have each person salt to taste, if desired.  

Yield:  4-5 servings


Recipe adapted from Pampered Chef to suit our taste!

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  1. That looks absolutely delicious! Perfect for a fall day!

  2. Yummy!!!!! This looks so good!!!

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  5. Need to try this one soon, looks amazing, thanks for sharing!