Spinach tortellini soup is a hearty nutritious dish with a cheesy decadent disposition. It’s one of those salty savory tortellini recipes that you just crave. All it takes is one single bowl – and I say bowl because one taste is never enough!
Tortellini soup is one of those pasta recipes that warms you from the inside out. Plus, it comes together quickly, and you don’t have to tear up the kitchen to make it. This spinach tortellini soup recipe is one of those awesome little gems you can pull out year ‘round. Yeah, it’s that good!
Let’s get cookin’!
I love that I can throw together this spinach tortellini soup recipe in under an hour, but it tastes like I’ve been in the kitchen all day! It’s hearty and satisfying, without being too heavy. This tortellini soup is the ideal soup to make any time of the year.
Here are some other reasons to love it!
- Hearty and nutritious
- Plenty of veggies and cheese
- Using Cheese tortellini
- Ready in under an hour
- One-pot meal
How To Make Spinach Tortellini Soup
Following this recipe is super simple. All you need to do is sauté your veggies and stagger the other ingredients to add them at the appropriate time. Adjust seasoning and serve! It’s a one-pot wonder. Did I mention that?
There are a couple of simple things you can do to coax the most incredible flavor out of your spinach tortellini soup recipe and I’m gonna’ tell you what they are!
Sautéing your veggies is one of the most important things you can do. It helps bring out their sweeter more complex flavors while combating bitterness and it’ll add so much to your soup.
Also don’t skip the parmesan cheese rind! Letting the rind simmer in the soup will take it from yum to WOW because all that cheesy flavor gets infused deep into every part of the dish.
Gathering the ingredients for this awesome spinach tortellini soup recipe won’t take long and you’re gonna’ get so excited when you see all those wholesomeness at hand!
Here’s what ya’ need.
Stock – Using chicken stock instead of water gives this soup recipe ton of flavor!
Tortellini – Opting for cheese tortellini adds a rich decadent element to your yummy tortellini soup.
Veggies – Adding fresh garlic, onions, carrots, and spinach pack your soup full of delicious wholesome nutrition.
Better Than Bullion – Better Than Bullion is a tasty concentrated flavor paste made from veggies, soup and sometimes meat. This awesome flavor enhancer is so much easier to measure than those salty little cubes. You’ll need chicken flavor for this recipe.
Cheese – Tossing in a cup of grated parmesan cheese give this soup some extra character. You’ll need to stir it to keep it off the bottom.
Tomatoes – Adding canned diced tomatoes is easy and convenient. Be sure to use the juice too!
Extra Seasoning – This soup calls for Italian seasoning, bay leaf and a 3-inch piece of parmesan cheese rind. Tossing the cheese rind into the soup is an easy way to infuse some massive flavor deep into the soup!
Keeping your soup recipe fresh and yummy is easy. It stores best in an airtight container in the fridge and heats well on the stovetop, but the microwave works fine too.
This is one of the best soups to go ahead and divvy up into single-serve portions for grab-n-go meals during the week. Trust me – the fam will grab them.
Can You Freeze This?
Well, yes and no. The tortellini and spinach do not freeze well because pasta is notoriously finicky upon thawing. Sometimes it’s fine and sometimes it’s really not.
You can always freeze dinner-sized portions of this spinach tortellini recipe while reserving the tortellini and spinach until serving.
Make Ahead Tips
Preparing to make this soup doesn’t require much because it’s a simple recipe, to begin with. You can always chop the veggies but that’s about it.
I find that the easiest thing to do is to prepare the soup without the tortellini and spinach. After it cools, it goes directly to the freezer. I try to keep a couple of batches in there so I can just pull one out and add the remaining ingredients. This soup makes a hearty delicious meal when it’s dreary outside!
How Long Can You Keep This?
Your divinely inspired love in a bowl will stay delicious and ready to eat for up to 5 days in the fridge when stored properly. It’s best to let your soup cool completely before preparing it for storage and reserve the FDA recommended 2-hour serving rule.
This soup is so incredibly versatile, it’s easy to suit your dietary preferences. There are so many scrumptious options, I can’t name them all but here are a few tasty suggestions.
Can I Add Sausage?
Adding sausage to this soup will give you a totally savory sausage spinach tortellini soup that’s just bubbling over with protein. It’ll keep you completely satisfied without weighing you down. You can also omit the spinach and just make sausage tortellini soup if that’s more your style.
Can I Add Chicken?
If you want to add some meat to this soup, then chicken spinach tortellini soup is a crazy awesome option with lots of texture. If it’s extra dreary out, take things in another direction with creamy chicken tortellini soup. It’s like a big warm hug in a bowl.
If you prefer to omit the cheese, you can always make chicken tortellini soup, instead. Or just go with chicken tortellini. That little folded pasta comes in a variety of flavors, each of which is irresistibly inviting and offers a ton of recipe options.
Can I Add More Tomatoes To This Recipe?
This soup has a chicken stock base that is so completely satisfying. It’s like every single taste bud is individually addressed. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with turning this into tomato spinach tortellini soup. All you need is a bread item for a complete meal that’ll have you going back for seconds.
You can also lose the spinach altogether and just go with tomato tortellini soup.
Can I Make This Cheesier?
Don’t let the name of this savory spinach tortellini soup fool you. There’s lots of ooey-gooey cheese in this recipe. You’ve got cheese tortellini, parmesan cheese, and all that rich cheesy flavor from the rind deeply infused into every bite.
Aside from going creamy, you can always garnish with more cheese.
What Salad Can I Partner With This Recipe?
Depending on the occasion, a crisp green salad pairs really well with this soup. You could also go with a zesty vinaigrette.
Now, if you’ve just got tortellini salad on the brain, then you can choose a different soup recipe. Tortellini pasta salad would be a little much to go with spinach tortellini soup but it’s fantastic on its own.
Spinach Tortellini Soup
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup onion, diced
- 4 large cloves garlic, minced
- 3 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
- 40 ounces chicken stock
- 1 heaping tablespoon chicken flavor Better Than Bouillon
- 1 (14-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, including juices
- 4 medium carrots, diced
- 1 bay leaf
- 2-3 inch piece Parmesan cheese rind
- 1 cup grated Parmesan
- 1 (9-ounce) container cheese tortellini
- 3-4 ounces spinach leaves, stems trimmed
- Parmesan cheese, shredded
- parsley, chopped
- Heat the olive oil in a large pot. Add onion and garlic and cook over medium-low heat until onion is translucent about 5-7 minutes. Add Italian seasoning and continue to cook for 1 minute.
- Add chicken broth, Better Than Bouillon, diced tomatoes with their juice, carrots, bay leaf, and Parmesan rind and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add grated parmesan and continue to simmer, stirring often so the cheese doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot until cheese is melted about 15 minutes.
- Add tortellini, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until pasta is tender about 5-8 minutes. Remove bay leaf and Parmesan rind. Stir in spinach, adjust seasoning and ladle into individual bowls. Top with Parmesan and parsley and serve.
Choosing which tortellini recipe to make is sometimes the most fun! This soup is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many different beautiful and scrumptious recipes you can make with this little pasta, it’s gonna’ knock your socks off!
Here’s a few of my favs….
- Tortellini Alfredo – Talk about creamy cheesy favor!
- Tortellini Carbonara – Simple, polished and totally delicious.
- Creamy Tortellini Soup – Even better and more decadent than it sounds.
- Tortellini Al Forno – Another savory cheesy favorite with plenty of nutritious veggies.
- Baked Tortellini – Super duper bubbling bliss all covered with cheese!
This spinach tortellini soup is seriously delicious in a way that’s hard to describe. Once you taste it, you’ll understand. It’s loaded with cheese, veggies and lovely little tortellini gems. You don’t have to wait for the weather to turn cold to make this soup but it sure can brighten up a dreary day.
Plus, it’s awesome for meal prep. I can’t wait for you to try this one!