Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spinach Tortellini Soup

I'm still dieting and I was tired of eating the same thing OVER and OVER again until I found this bad boy! Spinach Tortellin Soup, light, refreshing, low fat, low cal and HUGE on the flavor level. This soup is easy to make and perfect for anyone who is looking to eat well without losing great taste and flavor in their meals.

2 cans of chicken broth
garlic, minced
onions, chopped small
1 bunch of spinach
1 package of tortellini (I use 3 cheese tortellini)
1 teaspoon of dry basil
salt & pepper

Optional: Franks Red Hot Sauce

First things first, dice your onion. I use 1/2 of a yellow onion.

Add your onion and garlic (1 tablespoon of garlic) to your pot and let the heat sweat out the liquids in the onion.

Add your chicken broth.

Add your basil, salt & pepper.

To add some color, I use one big dollop of tomato paste, freeze the rest.

In another pot, bring water to a boil and add your tortellini cooking them for only 5 minutes, do not cook them longer than 5 minutes as you are going to add them to hot soup which will do the rest of the cooking for you.

Your soup base should be at a boil now, add your clean spinach to it.

As you can see, the spinach adds lots of color and taste to the broth.

Now add your tortellini to the broth.

For additional flavor, I highly recommend adding a splash or two or three or four to the soup. I did and it added lots of extra taste!
As with any soup, add more, add less just make sure you taste taste taste as you go. This soup is AWESOME the next day.


~micahgirlaz~ said...

Oooooh! This looks so good! I have to share this with you. It gave me a good laugh: http://micahgirlazhappyblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/first-time-cook.html

rookie cookie said...

I make a tortellini soup like this, but no spinach. Great idea. I will have to add spinach next time.

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

The spinach adds SO much flavor, I can't beleive how yummy this soup is. I'm making another batch tomorrow so I have it in my fridge for lunch through the week. I'm stoked to have found such a great recipe that isn't expensive. -Jenifer

My crazy crazy life said...

That looks and sounds so tasty! When I start eating pasta again...this will be one of my first dishes to try. Thanks for sharing!

Donna-FFW said...

Looks like a great soup!! First time to your blog, looks wonderful, you have some great stuff here, nice to meet you!!