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Tortellini Soup

Tortellini Soup
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Tortellini Soup

Even though it is only the beginning of September, I am anxious for fall to start.  Cooler temperatures, leaves changing colors, hot cocoa, apple cider, pumpkin everything, blankets to curl up with and soup!  I will be posting my fall Butternut Squash, Pumpkin and Apple Soup, but first I want to post my Tortellini soup recipe.

Soups date back to 20,000 BC.  They were pretty basic back then.  Today, we have different varieties of soup.  Most are served hot, but some soups are served cold such as Vichyssoise.  There are cream soups, broth soups, fruit soups and even dessert soups. We now have many options to choose from and there are cookbooks devoted to just soups.

My version of Tortellini Soup is a slight variation on Mr. Food’s Mama Mia’s Tortellini Soup.  This is a quick and easy recipe and one that your family will enjoy.

I have used a variety of tortellini (4 cheese, Chicken and Prosciutto, etc.).  They all work well in this soup.  I also use Del Monte’s garlic and onion diced tomatoes.  They add to the Italian flavors of the soup.  I typically stay away from anything with more Italian spices, as oregano can overpower this soup.

Finally, I like a little more Balsamic Vinegar than what the original recipe called for.  I typically use 3 Tablespoons, sometimes 4, but you can experiment and see what you prefer.  This also may depend on how strong your balsamic vinegar is.

While this is a broth soup, the tortellini makes it a nice hearty soup.  Serve this soup with a side of garlic bread and garnish it with some grated Romano cheese.  You can add a salad for a more complete meal.

Tortellini Soup in Pot

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For a quick mid-week meal, try my version of Tortellini Soup.  Your family will enjoy it.   It you have tried this soup, please leave a comment below.  Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Tortellini Soup

September 12, 2019
: 4-6

A perfect soup for when the weather starts to change. Filled with great Italian flavor.


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, small dice
  • 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
  • 48 oz of low-sodium chicken broth or homemade stock
  • 2 (14 1/4 oz each) cans diced tomatoes (garlic and onion)
  • 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 19 oz frozen or refrigerated tortellini
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 12 ounces fresh baby spinach, remove tough part of stem
  • Grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
  • Step 1 Remove the tough part of the stems of the fresh baby spinach leaves.  Set aside.
  • Step 2 In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil.
  • Step 3 Saute the onions and celery until tender.
  • Step 4 Add the remaining ingredients except the fresh baby spinach.
  • Step 5 Bring to a boil.
  • Step 6 Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until the tortellini are tender.
  • Step 7 Add the fresh baby spinach and cook for 2-3 minutes longer.
  • Step 8 Remove from the heat.
  • Step 9 Ladle the soup into bowls and serve immediately. Sprinkle with grated Romano or Parmesan cheese.

    NOTE: I have used a variety of tortellini and all were good. The four cheese tortellini are a favorite at our house.
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