Easy + Comforting Tortellini Soup

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Savor cheese tortellini and vegetables in a light chicken broth. Ready in under 30 minutes, this tortellini soup is a simple weeknight dinner that warms you up in body and soul.

A simple comforting bowl of tortellini soup that will warm you up in mind, body and soul. | Local Food Rocks

The winter holidays sure came quickly! This year I’ve tried to be more present in my holiday prep despite the time crunch. Yes, I had a ton of things to do, but my goal was to make sure I was in the moment, and truly enjoying what I was doing, even if it was navigating my way through crowded grocery stores. I wanted to recapture just a little bit of my childhood holiday glow. Oddly enough, this tortellini soup, whipped up as a simple weeknight dinner, is warming me up in all sorts of ways.

Now that it’s Christmas Eve eve, I think it’s fair to say I’ve done pretty well with my holiday intentions. I baked with love, picked out presents with thought, wrapped with joy (and not frustration that the cats tried to “help”), and allowed myself (without guilt) to take a few semi-homemade shortcuts in my cooking contributions to family get-togethers. I also made sure I made time to enjoy preparing regular old weeknight dinners around all the holiday hubbub.

A simple comforting tortellini soup that will warm you up in mind, body and soul. | Local Food Rocks

For this soup, I felt like I channeled my Nonna. It’s a simple soup that makes you just feel good; warms you up in body and soul. They say when a meal is made with love, it tastes that much better. I agree. So, maybe this was the universe’s way of bringing me back to my childhood roots; making me slow down and cook with love as she did.

A simple comforting bowl of tortellini soup that will warm you up in mind, body and soul. | Local Food Rocks

Whatever you celebrate, whatever your plans, here’s to taking pleasure in the simple things this holiday season.

Easy + Comforting Tortellini Soup

Savor cheese tortellini and vegetables in a light chicken broth. Ready in under 30 minutes, this tortellini soup is a simple weeknight dinner that warms you up in body and soul.
Servings 6 people
Cook Time 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 carrot minced
  • 1 celery stalk minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion minced
  • 1 parsnip minced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup spinach shredded
  • 1 pound dried tortellini
  • 1 parmesan cheese rind
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat a large pot over medium-high heat.
  • Add the olive oil and saute the minced carrot, celery, onion, parsnip, and garlic until soft.
  • Add the chicken broth and the parmesan cheese rind. Bring to a boil.
  • Add the tortellini. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Reduce heat. Stir in the shredded spinach, dried sage, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook 2-3 minutes more, until the spinach is wilted and the tortellini are al dente.
  • Scoop out what remains of the Parmesan cheese rind and discard.
  • Ladle the soup into bowls and serve.
Calories: 230kcal
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 1146mg | Potassium: 425mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 2256IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2mg

Photos by Renato Ghio

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