Thursday, January 15, 2015

Spinach and Tortellini Soup

Spinach and Tortellini Soup

My husband and I came across a variation of this recipe several years ago.  We adapt the recipe slightly every time, but this is how we made it last time.

1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp butter, or olive oil
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, do not drain
32 oz chicken broth
1 bag fresh spinach
1 package of cheese tortellini
Parmesan cheese
Salt/Pepper to Taste

1.  Saute the garlic in the butter in a large pot over medium heat about 2 minutes.
2.  Add tomatoes, chicken broth and spinach, and allow the spinach to wilt down
3.  Season to taste here
4.  Add tortellini and let it simmer 10-12 minutes
5.  Serve in bowls and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese if you like.
6.  ENJOY!

We have used frozen tortellini, Italian diced tomatoes, canned spinach (which I think was in the original recipe--drained and added towards the end) and other variations.  That's one reason we like this soup.  It's easy to make with whatever you have on hand.  I've mentioned before that my boys are slightly picky about soups, but Eleanor will eat the tortellini.  So this is a few and far between recipe for us, but it's a nice change of pace.

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  1. Yum! I happen to have some tortellini in the fridge from hubby's late night snack last night, so I might try this sometime in the next day or two :). Thanks for the recipe!

  2. This looks really good! I have spinach in the fridge, so I am hoping to try it this week.

    1. We love it! I hope you do too!

    2. Finally made it today - very good!! My hubby doesn't think soup is a meal, and a couple of my kids are skeptical of spinach, but everyone enjoyed it. :-)

    3. YAY! Thanks for letting me know! :)