Tortellini Soup

I made this on a whim as I was looking for something “different” one night for dinner. It turned out fabulous and made for a great meal the next night as well!

Tortellini Soup

Category: Soup/Chowder

Tortellini Soup

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbs unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 medium celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, stemmed, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, seeds/membrane removed, chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 4-6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 12-16 oz fresh tortellini (can use frozen as well)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 16oz (or more) baby spinach, washed (can use frozen spinach as well)
  • fresh grated parmesan cheese, optional
  • fresh basil, optional

Instructions

  1. Over medium heat, melt butter in large pot
  2. Add garlic, cook for 3 minutes
  3. All all vegetables, cook for 10 minutes or until vegetables are soft
  4. Stir in italian seasoning
  5. Stir in water and broth, stir well, cook 5 minutes
  6. Add tomato sauce, mix well
  7. Simmer 7-8 minutes
  8. Stir in tortellini, cook for approximately 10 minutes
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste
  10. Stir in spinach until wilted
  11. Serve with grated parmesan/asiago cheese and sprinkle fresh basil over top
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As always – enjoy!

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