Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
Whip this one up on a weeknight for a fast, easy, and delicous soup!
- 1 package fresh, frozen tortellini or 1 package fresh, frozen tortellini
- 1 can diced tomato (or peeled, diced fresh)
- 2 cans chicken broth (or equivalent bouillon cube)
- 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped (or slightly less frozen)
- 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
- 2 medium carrots, chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil
- 1 teaspoon fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons fresh oregano
- 2 teaspoons crushed, chopped garlic
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons good quality olive oil
- 1 cup water
- Saute celery, onion, carrots and garlic in oil.
- Add spinach and tomatoes and simmer 10 minutes.
- Add spices and chicken broth.
- Simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender-crisp.
- Add water and tortellini and simmer 10- 15 minutes.
- Remove bay leaf and serve.
This soup was really good my husband loved it. I made it for my grandmother and aunt after a long day of shopping and they thought it was wonderful. very very easy to make. Served it with salad and french bread. yum yum!!
I'm not a big soup eater, but this one hit the spot. It was very good and very filling. The only thing I did differently was to use Southwest Chicken & Herb boullion instead of regular to give it a little extra flavor. It was very good ~ easy too!
I really enjoyed this soup. I was a little free-wheeling with the ingredients (handfuls of spinach instead of cups, garlic powder instead of fresh garlic, guestimated amounts of liquid) but I don't think I did too much damage to the original idea. I thought I had fresh garlic, but as it has been many months since garlic harvest, it turned out to be no good, so had to use garlic powder. Even though I was a bit heavy handed with the broth, I ended up adding a bit more water at the end, as the tortellini soaked up a lot of liquid. The recipe seems to be unclear about what kind of tortellini it calls for (fresh,frozen or fresh,frozen) and I used dried, so that is probably why it was a thirsty soup. The recipe didn't state the size of the tortellini package, so I just threw in a couple big handfuls (my package was a Costco sized giant one.) The flavor was mild, but nice. I didn't have fresh basil either (what didn't I change here?) so used 2 tsp. dried. I'm sure fresh would have been much better, and the flavor would have probably been a little more intense. I'm sure I'll be making this again, hopefully with fewer substitutions. I may add a zucchini next time, as I think that would be a nice addition to the veges.