Technically in our neck of the woods it's fall, it's also November and it's also supposed to be cold! Well, someone forget to tell Mother Nature these things since the past few weeks temps have been in the 60's (even 70's last Friday) and this weekend more of the same.
I'm not complaining though because I'm pretty sure we can't fool Mother Nature much longer. When those colder temps do start coming in no matter where you are, you'll want to warm up with this hearty soup recipe. It comes together in under 30 minutes so how's that for quick (and tasty!)
I really have a thing for tomato soups as it reminds me of my mom opening a can of Campbells - making it with milk, not water - and a grilled cheese sandwich on the side. Those were the days for me and my brothers for a quick lunch as we came in from the cold.
The soup today uses canned tomatoes but when I made this Tomato and Basil soup last year, I went to the farmer's market to get some fresh ingredients. If you have the time, roasting tomatoes really brings out such great flavor. And if you like a tomato soup more on the broth side, be sure to check out this other Tomato and Tortellini soup recipe that is also vegetarian. (Side note: today's recipe can be made vegetarian by swapping out the chicken broth for vegetable).
OK, now can we talk about grilled cheese? What kind of cheese do you use? Apparently I use what is called "plastic" cheese, that according to my friend, is not real cheese. But I love Kraft's singles - it's what I grew up with and back in the day, you didn't want to fool with "Mother G."
Please let me a comment and let me know your favorite cheese - inquiring minds want to know!
I hope you enjoy the tomato spinach tortellini soup recipe!
Grab a ladle and dig in!
You can make the tomato spinach tortellini soup with or without cheese - we like cheese!
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Creamy Tomato Spinach Tortellini Soup
This Creamy Tomato Spinach Tortellini soup is easy to make and makes a hearty meal by itself!
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
- ⅔ cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 5 oz. chopped spinach (stems removed if desired)
- 9 oz. refrigerated cheese tortellini
- ⅓ cup grated parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large soup pot combine the stock and crushed tomatoes and bring to a boil
- Add the dried basil, dried oregano and cayenne pepper
- Add the tortellini and cook as recommended on package
- Stir in heavy cream
- Add the chopped spinach and stir until just wilted (about 3-4 minutes)
- Stir in the ⅓ cup parmesan cheese and serve with additional cheese
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 526Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 1230mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 6gSugar: 14gProtein: 23g
Nutritional information provided is computer-generated and only an estimate. You may want to do your own research with the ingredients listed if you have concerns about health or specific diets.
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Julie Evink says
It has been so nice out but I know MN will change it's too FAST and I'll be ready for a big bowl of this soup!
Jamie Sherman says
Oh my gosh - this is right up my alley!!
Amy Engberson says
This soup looks so comforting and we need those kind of meals all winter long!
Jenny Bullistron says
Tortellini is such a great addition to soup!!
Kimberly Killebrew says
Oh, that looks absolutely heavenly - my kind of comfort soup!
Marcie Flavor the Moments says
I can imagine how amazing this must've been with fresh tomatoes, but I think this would be great with canned fire roasted tomatoes too! This soup looks so delicious!
Michelle De La Cerda says
Every now and again, I have to have Campbell's (made with milk, of course), but this recipe looks phenomenal. Can't wait to try it.
rachael yerkes says
This is the most perfect fall soup!
Michelle Verkade says
Oooh, this looks like pure comfort food!
Cathy Trochelman says
This is EXACTLY what I'm doing with the tortellini in my fridge!
Nancy Piran says
I love that this can be made so quickly! It looks SO good!
Lauren Hall says
I like the addition of the spinach
kristin mccarthy says
I could seriously eat an entire pot of this without breathingQ
I can't wait to try your recipe. Looks yummy! Thanks for joining the #InspirationSpotlight party. Shared
I love tomato soup! Can't wait to try this one with the added pasta and spinach.
Forgetful Mom says
Thank you for linking up to last week's Tasty Tuesday linky! I have pinned your recipe to the the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board. I hope you'll join us again this week.
I love this recipe and have made it many times. But I'm curious if anyone has tried freezing this soup and if it works? It would be awesome to make a big pot then have it on hand for a busy day when I need a good meal.
Deb Attinella says
I have not tried to freeze this soup. I'm wondering if the tortellini might get too soggy when defrosted? Next time I make it, I can give it a try!