Friday, October 30, 2009

Tortellini Tomato Spinach Soup

So, my kind husband went to the store the other day for us. He brought home some fresh tortellini, thinking that might diversify our meals a little. Well, he didn't understand that I don't like tortellini. I didn't have the heart to tell him that. So, I got online and found a recipe allowing us to use the tortellini. I found this one and it was SO GOOD! I really wish I had taken a picture because it is a beautiful soup, even though it was so easy to make. We were sorry when it was all gone.

30 min | 10 min prep


* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1/2 cup minced onion (about 1/2 small onion)
* 1 garlic clove, minced
* 4-6 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth (I threw in a couple of bouillon cubes)
* 1 (14 ounce) can whole tomatoes, coarsely chopped (I used pre-diced)
* 1 (9 ounce) package fresh tortellini or dried tortellini (or frozen and add with broth and tomatoes)
* kosher salt
* cracked black pepper
* 10 ounces fresh spinach or frozen spinach, defrosted and chopped (or just add the frozen block with broth and tomatoes)
* 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional)

1. In a soup pot, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
2. Saute the onion and garlic, stirring often until onions are translucent, about 5 to 7 minutes.
3. Add broth and tomatoes, turn heat up to high, and bring to a boil.
4. Add the tortellini and cook according to package instructions.
5. When tortellini is almost done, add spinach and taste, adjusting seasonings with salt and pepper.
6. Serve immediately.
7. Garnish each serving with a sprinkling of Parmesan.

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