Tortellini Soup

So it’s January.  The holidays are officially over.  You may have overindulged in things like cookies, cocktails, and buttery treats.  Which may mean that you’re feeling a little cruddy right about now.  While I don’t have the cure for any additional pounds that may have stuck around as a reminder of cookies past, I have a lovely soup to warm you on a cold winter day.

I’m not naive, I know cookies are more fun than soup.  But a hearty bowl of tortellini soup comforts me on a cold, dark winter day.  I’ve yet to the meet the cookie that can do that.

Tortellini Soup

Adapted from Pan Anderson’s Meatless Meals

  • 1 quart vegetable broth (I used chicken broth)
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 8 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 9 ounces fresh or frozen tortellini

Combine the broth, tomatoes and any tomato juices, and water in a medium pot and set over low medium low heat.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a dutch oven over medium high heat.  Add the onion and carrots to the dutch oven and cook about 10 minutes or until softened.  Add the zucchini, red pepper, and Italian seasoning and cook for 5 more minutes.

Add the warmed broth mixture to the dutch oven and simmer, partially covered for about 10 minutes.  Stir in the spinach and tortellini and cook partially covered for another 10 minutes.

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17 thoughts on “Tortellini Soup

  1. i must disagree darling… i’ve always thought making soup (or anything savory) is more fun than making baked sweets stuff… all that takes precision whereas the a pot soup or stew can be transformed with various spices & seasonings.
    this soup looks so hearty and warm, so perfect for the dreary january that we had last week (tho not over the weekend!)

    1. You’re right that this soup is perfect for the dreadful cold we had recently. I imagine this will be showing up on our menu again quite soon.


  2. Yum! You know, I’d take a bowl of this soup over a cookie any day. Unless it’s morning coffee time–and then a cookie is irreplaceable. There’s just something about the sweet treat with the slightly bitter coffee that hits the spot.

  3. Looks and sounds excellent. I will be making this this week. except I will be putting some cheese tortellinis.

  4. Yum! I am actually pretty sick of cookies right now, so this soup is exactly what I’m hungry for. Adding tortellini to soup makes it oh so much more appealing to me. 🙂

    1. Jen, Pam’s tortellini soup is the perfect antidote to all the holiday cookies. And a slice of your sourdough, dressed with some Kerrygold #butterlove, would compliment it nicely.


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