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Tortellini Soup

November 25, 2013Danita

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 I’d like to introduce you to my new favorite soup!    

It’s finally gotten cold here and when it gets cold I love to make soup.  This tortellini soup is new to our family.  It was served to us by our friends at our Wednesday night “nutrition video dinner”.  Let me just tell you…it is DELICIOUS.  I feel like I can say that since it’s not an original recipe.  I love everything about this soup, the taste, the colorful presentation and it’s super healthy!  It’s all four food groups in a bowl…meat, grain, vegetables, even dairy.  This makes me very excited because as I look back over my blog posts I realize we eat a lot of fried food, not to mention our family has officially entered the season of “indulgence” with our holiday baking and cooking.  This is such a hearty soup that it feels and looks indulgent.  The best part (besides the taste) is it can be made in under thirty minutes.  When you can get a meal that’s healthy, delicious and looks great on the table in that amount of time it’s a keeper!

Here’s the Recipe:

(printable recipe card below)

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 lb Italian sausage
  • 15-ounce can white beans, drained (I used navy)
  • 14-ounce can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 teaspoons herbes de Provence or Italian seasoning
  • 4-ounces fresh spinach, chopped (about 1/2 9 oz bag)
  • 6 to 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded carrots (optional)
  • 19-ounce bag cheese tortellini 

****For a milder flavor use 1 lb ground beef, pork or turkey 

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In a large pot, brown beef in a little oil until meat is no longer pink. (Drain if too  much fat) Add remaining ingredients, except tortellini, simmer for 15 minutes. 

While soup is simmering cook tortellini according to package directions

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Put tortellini in a bowl and ladle soup on top.

Serve with warm bread or toast

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***It’s very important to keep the soup and tortellini separate.  The pasta will absorb the broth and become “gummy”.  If you have leftovers store them in separate containers.  Reheat pasta in microwave and soup on the stove.  I added a little extra broth when reheating.

If you think you might not like it because it has spinach…my children don’t like cooked spinach at all and they like this soup.  

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Soup portion can be made ahead and frozen. When needed just thaw and make the pasta.  

The recipe says it serves 8, but it’s more like 10.

A very special “Thanks” to our friends, Ray and Jennifer, for making and sharing this with us!

Tortellini Soup
Serves 8
Hearty, healthy and delicious
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  2. 1/2 lb Italian sausage
  3. 15-ounce can white beans, drained (I used navy)
  4. 14-ounce can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  5. 2 teaspoons herbes de Provence or Italian seasoning
  6. 4-ounces fresh spinach, chopped (about 1/2 9oz bag)
  7. 6 to 8 cups chicken broth
  8. 1 cup shredded carrots (optional)
  9. 19-ounce bag cheese tortellini
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, brown beef in a little oil until meat is no longer pink. (Drain if too much fat)
  2. Add remaining ingredients, except tortellini, simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. While soup is simmering cook tortellini according to package directions
  4. Put tortellini in a bowl and ladle soup on top.
Notes
  1. For a milder flavor us 1 lb ground beef, turkey or pork instead of sausage
  2. It's very important to keep the soup and tortellini separate. The pasta will absorb the broth and become "gummy".
  3. If you have leftovers store them in separate containers. Reheat pasta in microwave and soup on the stove. I added a little extra broth when reheating.
  4. Soup portion can be made ahead and frozen. When needed just thaw and make the pasta.
  5. The recipe says it serves 8, but it's more like 10.
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4 Comments

  • RaShell

    January 4, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    I love this soup. It is so incredibly yummy!!!

  • Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}

    December 3, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    Wow, I’m such a huge fan of soup and this Tortellini Soup looks like it would be perfect for me on a cold winter day 🙂 Thanks for sharing your recipe link on The Best Blog Recipes Blogger Gallery!

    1. Danita

      December 4, 2013 at 6:42 AM

      Thanks Shauna! It’s an honor to be featured by you. Hope you’re doing well.

  • Crystal Jepsen

    November 25, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Looks fabulous. I love tortellini soup but have never made it myself. Pinned this recipe!

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