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One Pot Tomato and Spinach Cheese Tortellini Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Author: Traci
Simple, but seriously delicious! This One Pot Tomato and Spinach Cheese Tortellini Soup is guaranteed to be your new go-to weeknight dinner meal during these colder months.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces chopped pancetta
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped garlic
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 6 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • ¾ cup tomato paste
  • cup sun dried tomato pesto
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh oregano
  • 9 ounces cheese tortellini
  • 4 cups fresh spinach

Instructions

  • In an 8 quart stockpot, sauté pancetta until crisp.
  • Add onion.
  • Sauté until onion is softened, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes.
  • Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add tomatoes, chicken stock, tomato paste, tomato pesto, and salt.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.
  • Chop herbs, if desired.
  • Add to soup.
  • Stir in pasta.
  • Cook 4 -7 minutes, until pasta is al dente.
  • Turn off heat.
  • Stir in spinach.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • You can use store-bought sun-dried tomato pesto.
  • Buy pre-chopped onions for faster prep!
  • You can use any kind of cheese tortellini.
  • Bacon can be used in place of the pancetta.
  • Omit the pancetta and use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock to make this dish vegetarian!
 
Expert Tips:
  • 2 cups of chopped tomatoes = one 14.5 ounce can.
  • 3/4 cup tomato paste = one 6 ounce can.
  • Lightly grease the pot with cooking spray to keep pancetta from sticking.
  • This soup reheats well.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 1406mg | Potassium: 835mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1954IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 4mg