Tuscan Tortellini Vegetable Soup

01.21.2015

Today I finally gathered the courage to sit outside so my kids ride their bikes. It’s 35 degrees outside. It was entirely deceiving because it was completely sunny and there’s no longer any snow on the ground. I don’t mind the cold, as long as I’m inside. Inside with a warm bowl of steamy soup.

Tuscan Tortellini Vegetable Soup | Cooking Classy

This soup is a combinations of a few of my favorites. It’s just like this Fresh Spinach Tomato and Garlic Tortellini Soup meets this Minestrone Soup. It’s hearty, it’s filling, it’s most entirely healthy (who says a little cheese ever hurt anyone? Definitely not me! It’s good for the soul) and your whole family will enjoy it! I know I didn’t have a problem finishing off two bowls of it. I would be happy if this were on my menu every week. What more could I ask for? Well this and a fresh loaf of crusty bread. Basically my idea of Heaven. I’m obsessed with cheese tortellini and fresh bread, I could live on the stuff.

Enjoy!

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Tuscan Tortellini Vegetable Soup

4.8 from 10 votes

Hearty tasty soup recipe loaded with cheesy tortellini, lots of fresh veggies and a garlicy broth.

Servings: 6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped carrots (about 4)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion (1 medium)
  • 1 cup chopped celery (about 3 stalks)
  • 2 cups chopped green beans , about 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups chopped zucchini (about 2 small)
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 3 (14.5 oz) cans low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes (I used one regular and one petite diced)
  • 1 tsp each dried basil and rosemary , crushed
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 1 (9 oz) package refrigerated 3-cheese tortellini
  • 3 cups packed spinach
  • Shredded Romano or Parmesan cheese , for serving

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add carrots, onion and celery and saute 3 minutes. Add green beans and saute 3 minutes longer. Add zucchini and garlic and saute 1 more minute. Pour in broth and tomatoes. Add basil, rosemary, thyme and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce heat to medium and allow to boil 8 minutes. Add tortellini and boil 5-7 minutes longer (or 2 minutes less than directions listed on package. If a more brothy soup is desired, then boil pasta separately from soup then add at the end). Stir in spinach and cook 2 minutes longer.
  3. Serve warm topped with Romano or Parmesan cheese.
  4. Recipe source: Cooking Classy
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Tortellini Soup
Author: Jaclyn

60 comments

  • Dale Caverly: Great recipe , I did make some some changes by saluting the onions , green and red peppers in olive oil with garlic prior to adding to the broth. Then sautéed half a cabbage head in the same pan with olive oil and balsamic vinegar prior to adding it to the broth , then I sautéed the tortellini with 50/50 butter and olive oil until browned prior to adding to the broth and finally a full lemon rind included chopped and added to the broth , awesome ! July 7, 2019 at 10:18am Reply

  • Lindsay: Rather bland. Needs more spice and more tomato base. March 12, 2019 at 8:47pm Reply

  • Lori: Very easy (after the chopping :) and delicious. An average serving will fill you up. Veggies will not be soggy which is a plus! March 10, 2019 at 5:01pm Reply

  • Mitchell Burns: I decided to make this for my wife for our anniversary. She loves when I go out of my way to do things like that. It didn’t disappoint…and neither did she ;) March 10, 2019 at 3:18pm Reply

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