Tortellini Soup

Dinner in a Flash!

I taught myself how to cook during college - after eating every flavor of Hot Pocket that was ever made.  I remember sliding the hot pock out of the sleeve and thinking to myself, "enough is enough."  Anyway, I was learning the basic comfort foods throughout my four years and was excited to move in with my besties after graduation so that we could all cook together and share recipes.  My honorary sister, Kari, made this soup for us while living together and I have been making it consistently ever since.  It is so easy and SO GOOD! I'll always think of her when I make it and I think that's why I make it when I'm not feeling so great - instant comfort!  Keep reading to find out how to boil up this ridiculously easy crowd-pleasing soup.

Tortellini Soup

Hangry Timer: 20 minutes
Feeds: 8
Cost: $7


What You Need:

1 Bag Frozen or Fresh Tortellini
1 lb Spinach
1 Can Diced Tomatoes (I like the ones with garlic and basil)
32 oz. Chicken Stock
12 oz. Chicken Broth or water
1 Tbsp. Basil Stir-In Paste

What To Do With It:

Bring the stock and broth to a boil.

Add the tomatoes and bring back to a boil. 

Add the tortellini and boil until they float.

Stir in the spinach until it wilts down.

Add the basil paste and salt to taste.  Let simmer for 5-10 minutes and serve!

Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and watch it melt with wonder.



This photo is so shitty, but I don't care and I was STARVING AND SICK!

This photo is so shitty, but I don't care and I was STARVING AND SICK!



Add chicken or ground sausage to the soup if you're looking for some protein!