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Tortellini Soup

This started out as a very simple recipe – just the broth, tomatoes, spinach, and tortellini. I thought it sounded yummy and easy, but I couldn’t resist making it a bit more of a meal. It was still incredibly fast, and simple to make. Great for a busy weeknight, or a day like today where I just didn’t want to spend much time cooking dinner and got started a bit late. If you use baby spinach you don’t even have to spend time chopping that. It makes quite a bit, so plan on leftovers if you aren’t feeding a crowd.

 

Easy Tortellini Minestrone

Tortellini Minestrone

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Even with the chopping, this is a fast recipe that's perfect for a busy weeknight. Kids love the tortellini because it's like a fun little present.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp basil, dried
  • 1 tsp parsley, dried
  • 6 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 2 1/2 c water
  • 1 – 14 oz. can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 – 14 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 – 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 18 oz. tortellini
  • 5 oz. fresh baby spinach

Instructions

  1. In a soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Saute the onion, stirring often, for about 5-7 minutes (until the onions are translucent).
  2. Add garlic and saute an additional minute. Add the remaining ingredients through the bell pepper.
  3. Turn heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Add the tortellini and cook 3 minutes less than package instructions.
  4. Stir in the spinach during the last minute of cooking. Serve immediately, garnishing each serving with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

Notes

*I probably only used 3 oz. spinach because I had a 5 oz. container that I had used a little bit of to make a few of these sandwiches for lunch this week.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 287Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 24mgSodium 1244mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 6gSugar 9gProtein 13g

GoodLifeEats.com offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although GoodLifeEats.com makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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Kathy

Wednesday 9th of December 2015

To add a whole other dimension in flavor, I added chopped up sun dried tomatoes. Delicious!

Katie Goodman

Friday 11th of December 2015

Sounds amazing!