Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Based on a recipe from Grandma's Italian Kitchen cookbook. If you love pesto, you'll like this soup!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions, drain.
  2. Meanwhile, boil broth over high heat in covered Dutch oven.
  3. Add cooked tortellini, peppers and peas; return broth to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 1 minute.
  5. Remove from heat; stir in spinach and pesto.
Most Helpful

I have never rated a recipe one star. I followed the recipe to the "t". I used store bought pesto so maybe this made a difference. IMO, I think there is too much spinach. I would add the spinach at your discretion. It was very bland, no flavor. Sorry mersaydees!

Ck2plz January 03, 2011

Yes, this is a must if you are a pesto-lover! This goes together surprisingly quickly. The flavors go together perfectly; I used 1T pesto and it was very prominent throughout. I did add another cup and a half of water to spread it a little bit further. Didn't use any cheese. Would definitely make again!

Brooke the Cook in WI April 08, 2009

This soup is so delicious. And healthy at the same time. I used low fat, reduced sodium chicken broth. I used 4 cups of fresh spinach. And only 1 tbs of pesto. This was so easy to do. Thanks Mersaydees. Made for Newest Zaar Tag

Boomette February 22, 2009