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Spicy Tortellini Soup

Posted on Jan 31, 2014 in Recipes | 2 comments

I am a vegetarian so tortellini soup is one of my favorite things to eat on a cold day. But most of the recipes I have used in the past turned out to be pretty bland.  I prefer my soup to be flavorful and full of spices. I use this recipe because it definitely has a spicy kick to it!  Bland tortellini soup no more!

2 T. olive oil
1 small onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
14.5 oz can of Italian stewed tomatoes
48 oz vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
16 oz bag of frozen tortellini
6 oz fresh spinach, roughly chopped
1/2 T basil
1/2 T oregano
1/2 T parsley
Pinch crushed red pepper flakes (depending on desired level of “heat”)
Salt & pepper, to taste
Parmesan cheese, freshly grated (good quality!  Not the kind in the green canister!)

1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.  Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until onion becomes transparent.
2. Add tomatoes, broth, basil, oregano, parsley, and red pepper flakes to pot. Bring to a boil.
3. Add spinach and tortellini and cook just as long as the tortellini package directs.  Season with salt and pepper.
4. Top each serving with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Enjoy the spicy warmth!


  1. I have made this several times I love it! (Try it with a mini loaf of preztel bread from Trader Joe’s delish.) I shared the recipe with a friend whose family raved. And this past weekend I visited my parents and made it for them. My dad declared it a home run. Thanks for adding another easy, yet tasty, recipe to my files.

  2. I also live overseas and cnoant find a white sauce mix so I did some searching online for some substitutes and those are: alfredo sauce mix, white gravy mix or 2 cans cream of mushroom soup. Just take your pick as to what you have or what you want to use! Hope this helps some!

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