Quick and Easy Tortellini Soup with Spinach

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Tortellini soup with spinach is a quick, simple, healthy dinner idea that the whole family will love and it is done in about 30 minutes!

This is one of those throw-together soups that I find myself making over and over again because it comes together quickly and everyone loves to eat it.

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This soup is really simple, comes together in under 30 minutes, and is the perfect match for my Super Simple No-Knead Bread recipe. Have you tried that bread yet? It’s amazing.

My kids liked this soup because it’s full of cheese tortellini, and I loved that they ate it because it’s full of vegetables. The leftovers were even more delicious the next day, when everything had time to marry and blend.

top view of the completed tortellini soup with tomatoes and spinach

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick Cleanup: Since it’s a one-pot meal, you won’t have a pile of dishes to clean up afterward. This makes it an excellent choice for those who want a tasty meal without the kitchen cleanup marathon.
  • Convenience: Quick and easy tortellini soup is perfect for busy individuals or families on the go. With minimal prep and cooking time, it provides a satisfying and nutritious meal without the hassle.
  • Comfort Food: Tortellini soup is the ultimate comfort food. It warms you up on a cold day and provides a sense of coziness and satisfaction. It’s like a warm hug in a bowl.
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Recipe Ingredients

  • Olive Oil: Two tablespoons of olive oil give a rich and savory flavor to the soup.
  • Onion: Chopped onion adds a sweet and savory taste to the soup.
  • Garlic: Minced garlic brings a pleasant, slightly spicy flavor.
  • Canned Tomatoes: Canned diced tomatoes provide a tangy and juicy base.
  • Chicken Broth: Four cups of chicken broth make the soup hearty and comforting.
  • Herbs: Dried parsley, basil, and Italian seasoning add a flavorful herbal touch.
  • Sugar: A tablespoon of sugar balances the tomato’s acidity.
  • Tortellini: A package of cheese tortellini makes the soup filling and delicious.
  • Spinach: Fresh baby spinach adds a vibrant green color and healthy greens.
  • Meaty Twist:Add cooked Italian sausage, ground beef, or shredded rotisserie chicken to make the soup heartier and meatier.
  • Creamy Comfort: For a creamy tomato tortellini soup, stir in half-and-half or heavy cream at the end of cooking to create a luscious, creamy texture.
  • More Veggies:Experiment with additional vegetables like diced carrots, celery, or bell peppers to enhance the soup’s nutritional value and flavor variety.

How To Make Tortellini Soup with Spinach

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1.In a large stock pot or Dutch oven, cook the onion in the olive oil, over medium high heat, until the onion is soft, about 6 minutes.

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2. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

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3.Add the diced tomatoes, broth, spices, and sugar.

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4.Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

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5. Add your tortellini and spinach and cook until the tortellini is cooked through and the spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes.

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6. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot right away.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to cook the spinach?

Spinach cooks really quickly. Cook spinach until it is wilted, usually 4-5 minutes. Sometimes I’ll chop the spinach up before adding it to the pot so that it’s easier for kids to eat.

Can I cook spinach tortellini in advance and reheat it later?

Yes, you can cook spinach tortellini in advance and reheat it. To do so, cook the tortellini until it’s al dente, then drain and rinse it with cold water to stop the cooking process. Toss it with a bit of oil to prevent sticking, and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to eat, reheat it gently on the stove or in the microwave.

How can I prevent spinach tortellini from sticking together while cooking?

To prevent tortellini from sticking together, make sure to use a large pot with plenty of boiling, salted water. Stir the tortellini gently after adding it to the pot and occasionally while it cooks. Adding a bit of oil to the boiling water can also help reduce sticking.

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Expert Tips

  • Don’t Overcook the Tortellini:When cooking the tortellini, follow the instructions on the package carefully. Overcooking can make them mushy, so keep an eye on them and aim for that perfect “al dente” texture, where they’re tender but still have a slight bite.
  • Fresh Spinach Goes a Long Way: If you’re using fresh baby spinach, remember that it wilts quickly. Add it to the soup just a few minutes before you’re ready to serve. It doesn’t need a lot of cooking time, and this ensures it stays vibrant and doesn’t turn too soft.
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What tomato products are best to use in tortellini soup?

The recipe suggests using diced tomatoes which are a great option, but you can use quite a few other things as well.

You have a lot of options when it comes to what tomato products you use. I have used 1 quarts of home-canned whole tomatoes in their own juice. I have also made this before using 2 cans of diced tomatoes, and I have also made it using whole tomatoes in their own juice and I just diced the tomatoes before adding them. Crushed tomatoes on their own or combined with diced are also a good option too. Feel free to use what you have on hand.

How to freeze tortellini soup

You can freeze the soup with or without the tortellini in it. Simply put in a freezer safe container and freeze up to 3 months. The pasta will get a little soft when you reheat it but it’s never stop us from enjoying it out of the freezer.

What would you serve with tortellini soup?

I love all things bread with this soup! Here’s some of my favorite recommendations:

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4.13 from 8 votes

Quick and Easy Tortellini Soup with Spinach

Tortellini soup with spinach is a quick, simple, healthy dinner idea that the whole family will love and it is done in about 30 minutes!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes, with juice (15 ounce cans)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 package frozen or fresh cheese tortellini, about 19 ounces
  • 3-6 cups fresh baby spinach
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • In a large stock pot or Dutch oven, cook the onion in the olive oil, over medium high heat, until the onion is soft, about 6 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, broth, spices, and sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Add your tortellini and spinach and cook until the tortellini is cooked through and the spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot right away.

Notes

  • Don’t Overcook the Tortellini:When cooking the tortellini, follow the instructions on the package carefully. Overcooking can make them mushy, so keep an eye on them and aim for that perfect “al dente” texture, where they’re tender but still have a slight bite.
  • Fresh Spinach Goes a Long Way: If you’re using fresh baby spinach, remember that it wilts quickly. Add it to the soup just a few minutes before you’re ready to serve. It doesn’t need a lot of cooking time, and this ensures it stays vibrant and doesn’t turn too soft.

Nutrition

Calories: 416kcal, Carbohydrates: 63.6g, Protein: 16.6g, Fat: 12.4g, Cholesterol: 38.8mg, Sodium: 1508mg, Sugar: 17.1g
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  1. 5 stars
    This was a family hit! We all loved it and so quick and easy and delicious. Definitely adding to the weekend night rotation!

  2. This looks like a winner! I bet I could even get my child to eat this! He loves those little cheese tortellini. He will even eat the spinach tortellini. Defiantly pinning this one!