There’s something undeniably comforting about a steaming bowl of soup, especially when it’s loaded with tender spinach and cheese-filled tortellini. Spinach tortellini soup is a hearty, flavorful dish perfect for chilly days or when you crave a cozy meal. Soup has a magical way of soothing the soul, and this spinach tortellini version is no exception.
What is spinach tortellini soup made of?
We lean on some convenience foods to get this soup on the table in 15 minutes, including:
- Frozen, chopped spinach
- Chicken broth or vegetable broth.
- Canned stewed tomatoes
- Canned tomato sauce
- Chicken bouillon or vegetable bouillon cube
- Clove of garlic
- Refrigerated cheese tortellini
- Parmesan cheese for serving
If you canned or froze your summer veggies, you may have homemade versions of some of these ingredients in your pantry or freezer. Feel free to use the home-cooked and storebought versions interchangeably here!
What’s the difference between stewed tomatoes and regular canned tomatoes?
Stewed tomatoes are slow-cooked with spices, herbs, and other veggies before they are canned. Regular diced or whole canned tomatoes will have some salt and acid in them but are otherwise straight-up tomato. Because of this difference, stewed tomatoes have tons more flavor, which is what you want for such a simple soup. You’ll find the stewed tomatoes in the same aisle as the other canned tomatoes—make sure you grab some jars before making this spinach tortellini soup!
Uh, where’s the salt?
Just because there isn’t salt on the ingredient list doesn’t mean this soup is unseasoned. Between the broth, stewed tomatoes, and bouillon cube, this soup gets plenty of salt and seasoning.
How do you make spinach tortellini soup?
Get out your soup pot, and let’s start simmering!
- Bring the spinach, broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, bouillon cube, and garlic to a boil. Use a wooden spoon to smash the tomatoes into smaller pieces if they are stewed whole tomatoes.
- Stir in the tortellini and cook for 7 minutes, or however long the cooking instructions on the tortellini package says.
- Spoon into bowls and garnish with shaved Parmesan cheese.
What goes with tortellini soup?
We believe that no soup dinner is complete without some good fresh bread on the side. Try:
How do I reheat the leftovers?
Allow any leftover soup to cool completely before stashing it in an airtight container in the fridge. To reheat the soup, bring a serving to a simmer in a small pot over medium heat.