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!

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!

I put a picture of this Quick and Easy Tortellini Soup with Spinach on my Instagram feed the night that I made it and the crowds cheered! I thought I better post the recipe sooner rather than later so that you all could get right to making it! 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.

Quick and Easy Tortellini Soup with Spinach

Tips and Tricks for Making Tortellini Soup with Spinach:

  • You have a lot of options when it comes to what tomato products you use. I used 2 quarts of home-canned whole tomatoes in their own juice. I have made this before using 2 cans of diced tomatoes and tomato juice, 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. You want about 8 cups of tomato product total. I don’t recommend using tomato sauce though, because you’ll feel like you are literally eating pasta sauce with a spoon. You’ll want the consistency of the finished dish to be thin and soupy. If your soup is thicker than you like, add more chicken broth and adjust your seasonings.
  • My, wouldn’t your soup look lovely in this pot? I think everyone needs a good cast iron dutch oven (I use mine almost daily)!
  • If you don’t want big pieces of spinach floating around, give them a good chop before adding (my kids eat the chopped up spinach better).
  • Crusty no-knead bread is SO great with this recipe. I think you should try it, too.

How long does it take to cook the spinach in this soup?

Cook spinach until it is wilted, usually 4-5 minutes.

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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!

Quick and Easy Tortellini Soup with Spinach


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x

Description

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!


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 cups tomato products (see notes)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 package frozen or fresh cheese tortellini (about 19 ounces)
  • 36 cups fresh baby spinach
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  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.
  2. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Add your tomato products (see notes), broth, spices, and sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add your tortellini and spinach and cook until the tortellini is cooked through and the spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot right away.

Notes

  • You have a lot of options when it comes to what tomato products you use. I used 2 quarts of home-canned whole tomatoes in their own juice. I have made this before using 2 cans of diced tomatoes and tomato juice, 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. You want about 8 cups of tomato product total. I don’t recommend using tomato sauce, though, because you’ll feel like you are literally eating pasta sauce with a spoon. You’ll want the consistency of the finished dish to be thin and soupy. If your soup is thicker than you like, add more chicken broth and adjust your seasonings.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove-top
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 416
  • Sugar: 17.1g
  • Sodium: 1508mg
  • Fat: 12.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 63.6g
  • Protein: 16.6g
  • Cholesterol: 38.8mg

Keywords: Dinner, Soup, Pasta, Spinach, 30 minute meal

If you loved this soup, you need to try these recipes:

If you need more healthy family-friendly dinner ideas, you’ll love my e-book Real Food for Real Families. Learn more about it here.

Thanks so much for stopping in and enjoy that soup!

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!
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5 Responses
  1. 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!

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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