Hearty Tortellini and Spinach Soup

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by Whisked Away
6 servings
35 min

I always have a hard time admitting this, but I am not a huge fan of pasta. I guess a better way to put it is that I am SUPER picky about pasta. The exception is tortellini. I think it is because it has a filling, but also because it can be eaten in so many ways. My favorite is in soup. I created this Hearty Tortellini and Spinach Soup with cold days in mind although we only have a handful of those in Phoenix! With the addition of ground beef, this soup is sure to fill you up. I used cheese-filled tortellini, but feel free to mix it up. Even if you don’t love pasta, this soup will warm you from the inside out and leave you full and happy.

Hearty Tortellini and Spinach Soup
Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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  • Olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 1 roasted red pepper, diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1-24 ounce can San Marzano tomatoes
  • 2 cups packed spinach
  • 10 ounces fresh or frozen tortellini
  • Kosher salt + pepper

Heat a large soup pot over medium high heat. Add olive oil and heat. Add the garlic, onion and red pepper. Sauté until onion is softened.
Add ground beef and cook until browned and no longer pink.
Add chicken broth, San Marzano tomatoes, spinach and tortellini. Bring to a boil and cook and until the tortellini is heated through. Taste for seasoning.
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  • Sue Sue on Dec 30, 2020

    I make this same soup with a mild Italian sausage instead of hamburger and it brings a great flavor to it. Overall whether it is sausage or hamburger this is a hearty fulfilling soup that I would recommend.

  • KLH KLH on Feb 20, 2021

    Are these canned whole tomatoes or can you used crushed or diced?

    • Whisked Away Whisked Away on Feb 21, 2021

      I used whole canned tomatoes, but you can use diced as well. The San Marzano tomatoes just add a rich depth of flavor!