A tasty soup that is just right for chasing away those winter chills. Very easy to make and one of my most often requested recipes! Top with Parmesan cheese and serve with hot crusty French bread if desired.

Midge
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Combine tortellini and spinach and bring to a boil; reduce heat slightly and boil for 7 minutes. Drain and add to the tomatoes and broth; simmer for 20 minutes. Serve.

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Nutrition Facts

446.6 calories; protein 20.6g 41% DV; carbohydrates 67.1g 22% DV; fat 11.5g 18% DV; cholesterol 51.2mg 17% DV; sodium 1340.6mg 54% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2006
This really is a great base recipe for a tasty soup. I did however, read some of the comments on how bland it could be so I opted to sautee some diced onion (about 1/2 of a small one) and 2 cloves of garlic in olive oil before adding two boxes of vegetable broth and a chicken bouillion cube. I brought this to a slow boil and added the Italian style diced tomatoes and a couple of pinches each of dried oregano, thyme, parsley and a little red pepper flake for some heat. One this came back to a boil, I added about 6oz of fresh spinach to the broth (I didn't want to cook away the nutrients into water I'd be throwing out) and a few minutes later added some chicken and proscuitto tortellini. Just a little kosher salt and some fresh ground pepper, simmered it for about 10 minutes and then served it up with parmesean cheese and some parmesean toast. Absolutely wonderful! Thank you! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/16/2004
This recipe was only edible for me because I added many different seasonings and spices. It was still bland. Will not make this again. Read More
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159 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 81
  • 4 star values: 57
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2006
This really is a great base recipe for a tasty soup. I did however, read some of the comments on how bland it could be so I opted to sautee some diced onion (about 1/2 of a small one) and 2 cloves of garlic in olive oil before adding two boxes of vegetable broth and a chicken bouillion cube. I brought this to a slow boil and added the Italian style diced tomatoes and a couple of pinches each of dried oregano, thyme, parsley and a little red pepper flake for some heat. One this came back to a boil, I added about 6oz of fresh spinach to the broth (I didn't want to cook away the nutrients into water I'd be throwing out) and a few minutes later added some chicken and proscuitto tortellini. Just a little kosher salt and some fresh ground pepper, simmered it for about 10 minutes and then served it up with parmesean cheese and some parmesean toast. Absolutely wonderful! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2004
This was delicious. Neither my boyfriend brother or I eat tomatoes so we pulverized it in a hand blender then added it to the broth. I also added a little cornstarch for body which worked out nicely. I added the grated parmesan to the soup while cooking then covered with shredded parmesan while eating. Cannot wait to make this again!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2004
This soup is VERY delicious and absolutely beautiful. I added a handful of chopped baby carrots when boiling the spinach and tortellini. It was very colorful! This is probably the most delicious soup I've ever had!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2004
This is such an easy recipe and keeps great. Some variations I have done...use chicken broth...use a can of diced tomatoes to stretch it-great for when you just need a serving or two more...use frozen chopped spinach to save time. Even people who don't like spinach love this one! A GREAT year round soup. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2006
Excellent! I used low sodium fat-free broth and just added lots of spices: salt pepper Mrs. Dash cayenne pepper basil thyme oregano onion powder and 1 clove garlic. Read More
(16)
Rating: 2 stars
12/16/2004
This recipe was only edible for me because I added many different seasonings and spices. It was still bland. Will not make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2005
I loved this and so did my boyfriend but since I didn't follow the original recipe and instead took up some of the ideas in the reviews I gave it only 4 stars. I started by heating a large oninon and fresh spinach in a bit of olive oil then added the garlic and sauted for 2 more minutes. I then added a can of crushed tomatos (my boyfriend also doesn't care for tomato chunks) and the vegetable broth as well as some dried basil freshly ground pepper and freshly grated parmesan. I used a half bag each of frozen meat and cheese tortellini but cooked them separately so I could get a better idea of how much pasta I wanted in the soup (I ended up using all of what I had cooked). Right before serving I grated additional parmesan into each bowl. Prepared this way the dish wasn't bland at all quick and easy to make and except for the spinach I had all ingredients already on hand. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/01/2010
A good start but needs work in my view. Also inexperienced cooks may find the recipe too vague -for example garlic is mentioned in the ingredients list but doesn't say what to do with it. I used homemade beef broth from meaty bones tomatoes I had put up from my garden and a good glug of red wine. I sauteed two chopped leeks and some minced garlic in olive oil until tender and added it to the soup along with some Tuscan seasoning. Hubs unfortunately does not like cheese tortellini so I used a frozen mini meat ravioli instead. I used far less spinach maybe 2 ozs. Finally to make the soup a little heartier I added a can of cannellini beans. Now we're talking! With a little embellishment this was a wonderful fulll-flavored soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2011
Loved this!!! I added some additional veggies ( carrots onions celery ). Next time I might try with chick peas added also! Read More
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