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Creamy Tortellini Garlic Spinach Soup

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Creamy tortellini garlic spinach soup is bursting with tender tortellini, diced tomatoes, fresh garlic, and sauteed onion.

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Originating in Modena Italy, tortellini are ring-shaped pasta that is typically stuffed with a blend of meat or cheeses. There are several versions available at your local grocer, but for this recipe we prefer the refrigerated kind because they’re wonderfully tender, cook quickly and taste delicious.

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To add a bit more flair or feed even more people, you can add 2 cups of cooked shredded chicken or a pound of hot sausage links that have been cooked and cut into 1/2″ thick slices when adding in the spinach.

For this recipe I use my Calphalon 5-Qt sauce pot, it’s a perfect size and since it’s nonstick, it’s also easy to clean afterward. If you happen to have a sensitivity to heavy cream, you can substitute coconut milk to achieve the same texture.

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Creamy Tortellini Garlic Spinach Soup

You’ll Need:
2 tablespoons butter
1 small white onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups chicken broth
28 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 cup heavy cream
¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
9-ounce refrigerated tortellini (we used 4-cheese tortellini this time around)
2-3 cups fresh spinach

alternative: 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken (I used rotisserie)
or 1 lb cooked Hot Italian Sausage, cut into 1/2″ rounds

You’ll Need:
In a large pot over medium heat, heat up the butter. Add onion and garlic and cook until tender. Add chicken broth, diced tomatoes, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer.

Add the chicken, tortellini, and spinach. Let simmer for 10 minutes to thicken up and for the tortellini to cook.

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Slow-Cooker Directions: Creamy Tortellini Garlic Spinach Soup

Combine all of the ingredients in the slow cooker except spinach and cream, turn to high and cook for 4 hours. During the last half hour of cooking add the cream and spinach.

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Creamy Tortellini Garlic Spinach Soup

Budget101.com by Melissa 'Liss' Burnell
Creamy Tortellini Garlic Spinach Soup is a comforting, hearty dish. It combines cheese tortellini, garlic, spinach, and a rich cream base.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 661 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small white onion (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 28 ounce diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 9 ounce tortellini, fresh
  • 2-3 cups fresh spinach
Alternative Options
  • 2 cups chicken (cooked & shredded )
  • 1 lb Hot Italian Sausage (cut into ½" rounds)

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot over medium heat, heat up the butter. Add onion and garlic and cook until tender.
    2 tablespoons butter
    1 small white onion
    3 cloves garlic
  • Add chicken broth, diced tomatoes, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer.
    4 cups chicken broth
    28 ounce diced tomatoes, undrained
    1 cup heavy cream
    ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
    1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
    1 teaspoon salt
    ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • If using an alternative protein, add the cooked and shredded chicken or sliced cooked Hot Italian Sausage at this stage.
    2 cups chicken
    1 lb Hot Italian Sausage
  • Introduce the refrigerated tortellini and fresh spinach into the pot. Allow the soup to simmer for approximately 10 minutes, ensuring the tortellini cooks and the soup thickens
    9 ounce tortellini, fresh
    2-3 cups fresh spinach

Slow-Cooker Directions: Creamy Tortellini Garlic Spinach Soup

  • Combine all of the ingredients in the slow cooker except spinach and cream, turn to high and cook for 4 hours. During the last half hour of cooking add the cream and spinach.

Equipment

Notes

The nutrition data is calculated without chicken or sausage. Be sure to add in those values if you choose to use them.
Recipe Size Alteration Note

If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 661kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 26gFat: 50gSaturated Fat: 23gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 2024mgPotassium: 636mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1868IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 229mgIron: 4mgNet Carbs: 25g
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