I just can’t believe that with the many pots of soup I’ve made over the years, this hasn’t been one of them. I mean, how could I discount such a delicious concept? Cheese-filled pasta in soup?! Brilliant! This couldn’t have been easier to make and it’s so hearty and filling. I really love all the chunky vegetables along with the soft, cheesy pasta…this was so delicious and comforting. All you need is a little crusty bread and you’ve got a delicious, healthy meal! And the leftovers are even better! I made this soup weeks ago during all the horrible, snowy weather we were having and it was comforting and so yummy! I’m so happy this thought popped into my head- we’ve discovered a new favorite!

Vegetable Tortellini Soup

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup red wine
1 can diced tomatoes
1 medium zucchini, chopped
1 bunch fresh spinach, rinsed and roughly chopped
7-8 cremini mushrooms, cleaned and chopped
4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1 package (12 oz.) cheese tortellini (found in the refrigerated section)
salt and pepper

In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add in the chopped onion and carrots. Cook for 5-7 minutes, until vegetables are starting to soften, then add in the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Stir in the wine and scrape off any bits from the bottom of the pan. Add in the tomatoes, zucchini, salt and pepper and broth; bring to a boil then reduce heat and cook for about 20 minutes, until all the vegetables are soft. Stir in the fresh spinach, mushrooms and tortellini. Cook for 15 minutes more. Serves 4.

Recipe source: Sing For Your Supper

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  1. This looks great and I love that it’s vegeterian. It looks easy enough to be a weeknight meal too!

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    Comment by Hezzi-D — February 28, 2011 @ 5:10 AM

  2. That really looks easy and delicious. This would make a great meatless dinner :)

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    Comment by Amy B — February 28, 2011 @ 11:19 AM

  3. Thanks Amy and Hezzi! It’s definitely a great vegetarian option!

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    Comment by amy — February 28, 2011 @ 1:01 PM

  4. I love tortellini! Your soup looks so comforting – perfect for the rainy day we’re having here.

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    Comment by Tracey — February 28, 2011 @ 1:09 PM

  5. I’ve been looking for something like this since I bought a big bag of tortellini at Costco! Love that it’s veg-friendly too.

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    Comment by Kira — February 28, 2011 @ 2:38 PM

  6. This recipe looks and sounds great. However, I plan to make this without mushrooms. Do you think it would still be good?

    Kira,
    I think it is funny that you bought a giant bag of tortellini. I also love to by things in bulk and then try to find recipes to use the stuff in before it goes bad.

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    amy Reply:

    Joanne- of course you could leave out the mushrooms! That’s the beauty of this soup- just throw in whatever vegetables you’d like! It will still be excellent! Enjoy!

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    Comment by Joanne — February 28, 2011 @ 3:01 PM

  7. I made something very similar to this a couple of weeks ago, but my recipe called for 1 lb. ground Italian sausage.
    Good vegeterian recipe without it.

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    Comment by Melissa — February 28, 2011 @ 3:26 PM

  8. I make a soup very similar to this, except I use chicken as well. I like to make a huge batch and then portion out the leftovers in ziplock bags and freeze them. By doing that I have home made soup whenever I want. For a little kick, I add salsa, and my husband just loves it!

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    amy Reply:

    Sounds delicious, Erin!

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    Comment by Erin — February 28, 2011 @ 3:35 PM

  9. I recently made a similar soup using an Ellie Krieger recipe, and it was delicious. I may add a bit of zucchini and red wine next time – great additions!

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    Comment by Liz — February 28, 2011 @ 7:27 PM

  10. Three cheers for tortellini! Thanks for sharing another way to consume these cheesey bundles of yumminess.

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    Comment by Kimby — March 1, 2011 @ 6:06 AM

  11. I can see this becoming a new favorite of mine too. It looks delicious.

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    Comment by Eliana — March 1, 2011 @ 10:18 PM

  12. Thanks for sharing this! Sounds great.

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    Comment by TAMMY — March 4, 2011 @ 10:42 PM

  13. I made this for dinner last night and it was delicious! I love all the healthy veggies in it. Thanks for sharing.

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    Comment by Katie — March 9, 2011 @ 8:24 AM

  14. […] amazing vegetable tortellini soup I made last night. A few weeks ago I came across the recipe at Sing For Your Supper, and last night (with all the slushy, rainy, windy, horribleness we had going on here in Toronto) […]

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