Pot of tortellini soup with ladle

Cheese & Spinach Tortellini Soup

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A Northern Italian style easy tortellini soup made with tortellini, vegetable broth, tomato's, and spinach. 


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ shallot , chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 3 cups vegetable broth/spicy V-8
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 15 ounce can diced Italian tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 9 ounce package cheese tortellini
  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach leaves, stem removed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Top with Grated Parmesan


  1. In a medium saucepan heat the oil and add the garlic and shallots. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently so the garlic doesn't burn or brown.
  2. Add the water, broth/spicy V-8, tomato's, basil, red pepper, and bring to a low boil, stirring occasionally.
  3. Once the soup begins to boil lower the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  4. Add the tortellini and cook according to the package instructions
  5. Right before the Tortellini is fully cooked, about 5 minutes, add the spinach and stir to combine.
  6. cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, enough time for the spinach to wilt.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve in a bowl topped with grated Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 826mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 9gSugar: 6gProtein: 16g

The nutritional information provided here are estimates and are not calculated by a registered dietician.

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