Tortellini Soup. Not exactly a spring or summer meal… but I’m a year round pumpkin eater, so I guess I really don’t abide by seasons with food, do I? Well, except for produce and the like… but this is really a pantry meal, almost as easy to make with grilled cheese as canned tomato soup is.
We first enjoyed this last fall at Ben’s grandparents house, and his grandma was kind enough to share the recipe with me. If it’s grandma-approved, you know it’s gotta be good! Each spoonful of garlicky, light broth is full of cheesy tortellini goodness and vegified with hearty tomatoes and tasty spinach. Unlike most soups, this recipe doesn’t contain alot of seasonings, so be sure to choose high quality ingredients to get the best, freshest taste possible.
This soup is perfect for a cozy weekend lunch, or as some comfort food to enjoy on a rainy evening. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Tortellini Soup [from Ben’s grandma via College Inn]
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- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 48 ounces chicken or beef broth
- 19 ounces frozen cheese tortellini [or 8 ounces dried tortellini]
- 10 ounces frozen spinach, defrosted and drained
- 29 ounces stewed tomatoes, undrained and chopped
- Parmesan cheese, grated
Melt butter in large stockpot set over medium heat. When butter is melted, add garlic and cook until fragrant.
Stir in broth and pasta, then bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. [Or until dried pasta is cooked.]
Add spinach and tomatoes, then simmer for another 5 minutes.
Serve with cheese.
Time: 25 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings.
18 thoughts on “Tortellini Soup”
oh, yum! i love soup all year long, so this sounds absolutely wonderful to me. and tortellini soup in particular is one of my favorites. and grandma-approved? definitely a winner!
Grandma recipes are the best!!
What a scrumptious, simple recipe for the cooler spring days. This looks so delicious, Sarah! I’ve always wanted to make tortellini soup and I’d love to start with your grandma’s recipe.
If you do make it, I’d love to hear how it turns out!
Tortellini is a really fun pasta. I never think to put it in soups, though!
I crave soup constantly-all-the-time and this sounds delicious! Tortellini are such a fun stuffed pasta. Can’t wait to make this!
i want to try this with pesto tortellini too!
this sounds so comforting and delicious!
Sounds absolutely fabulous and I love all the color!
i know, isn’t the color great?
Great idea! I’m absoltely going to file this away for when I want soup without the wait!
let me know if you try it- thanks for commenting!