Sunday, January 23, 2011

De-Lish (and super easy) Tortellini Soup

We had this soup last night.

It was soooooooooooooooo good!

Lo gave it 10 thumbs up!

My husband loved it because it was fabulous and there was only one pot to wash.

(He always rates meals on a wash:taste ratio. A meal can be the best ever, but if it requires him to wash too many dishes then its rating goes down significantly.)

Thank you The Well-Fed Newlyweds!

Here is what you need:
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • ½ whole Small Onion, Minced (about 1/4 Cup)
  • ½ teaspoons Dried Oregano
  • 1 quart Low-sodium Chicken Broth (or Vegetable Broth)
  • 15 ounces, weight Canned Whole Tomatoes (I used a 20 oz can and did not drain it)
  • Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 9 ounces, weight Package Tortellini, Any Variety, Fresh Or Frozen
  • 3 cups Fresh Spinach, Chopped And Loosely Packed
  • Parmesan Cheese, To Serve

In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion. Cook until the onion is softened and the garlic has turned light gold, about 5 minutes.

Add the oregano, broth, tomatoes, and salt and pepper to taste. (You can break up the tomatoes with your fingers as you add them to the pot, or break them up with a spoon once you’ve added them to the soup.)

Bring the soup to a boil and add the tortellini. Cook according to the package directions.

One minute before the tortellini are done, add the spinach. Stir to combine.

When the tortellini are cooked, remove the pot from the heat immediately so they do not overcook. Season with additional salt and pepper, if necessary.

Serve the soup immediately, topped with grated Parmesan cheese.

**The only thing I didn't like was the lack of left-overs...we ate it all! Next time I will double the recipe so I can enjoy the yumminess the next day!


  1. Sounds yummy! I will have to try it sometime!
    That's too funny about your husband! My hubby is the same way. :)

  2. This may just be our dinner tomorrow night! Thanks for sharing!

  3. K - I made this soup tonight. SO GOOD!!! It's a new favorite of mine!!!