Spinach Tortellini Soup : A Cozy Comfort


Dive into the heartwarming embrace of Spinach Tortellini Soup, a soul-soothing bowl of comfort perfect for chilly evenings or when you're in need of a culinary hug. This soup combines the tender, cheese-filled tortellini with the earthy goodness of spinach in a savory broth, creating a simple yet irresistibly delicious meal. It's a testament to how straightforward ingredients can weave together to form a dish that's both nurturing and satisfying, making it a beloved favorite for all ages.

Spinach Tortellini Soup : A Cozy Comfort

Preparation Details

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 generous bowl

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 350
  • Protein: 18g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 900mg


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 9 ounces (about 255g) cheese tortellini, fresh or frozen
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, for serving

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the minced garlic and sauté for another minute until fragrant.
  3. Pour in the broth and bring to a boil. Add the tortellini, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer according to the tortellini package instructions, usually about 5-7 minutes for fresh tortellini or a bit longer for frozen.
  4. A few minutes before the tortellini is done, stir in the chopped spinach and continue to simmer until the spinach has wilted and the tortellini are tender.
  5. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  6. Serve hot, sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • For a richer soup, you can add a splash of cream or a dollop of pesto before serving.
  • If you prefer a more substantial vegetable presence, feel free to add carrots, celery, or any other vegetables of your choice during the sautéing of the onion.
  • Fresh tortellini makes the soup especially delightful, but frozen is a convenient and tasty alternative.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this soup vegan?

Yes, use vegetable broth and choose a vegan tortellini option, and skip the Parmesan or use a vegan cheese substitute.

How long can I store leftovers?

The soup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Note that the tortellini will continue to absorb the broth, so you may need to add a little water or broth when reheating.

Can I freeze this soup?

Freezing is not recommended as the tortellini may become mushy upon thawing and reheating.

As you savor each spoonful of this Spinach Tortellini Soup, let its warmth and flavors wrap you in a cozy embrace, reminding you of the simple pleasures that good food can bring. It's more than a meal; it's a moment of comfort, a pause in the day to nourish both body and spirit. Here's to finding warmth and joy in the bowl in front of you.