Some of my girlfiends have been asking me to post this recipe--it is always a winner & great to have the ingredients on hand for a quick comforting weeknight meal! It only takes about 20 minutes start to finish.
Tortellini Tomato Spinach Soup
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup minced onion (about 1/2 small onion)
4 to 6 cups broth, chicken or vegetable
1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (9-ounce) package fresh tortellini or 4 servings dried tortellini
Coarse grained salt and cracked black pepper
10 ounces fresh baby spinach
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
In a 3-quart soup pot, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Saute the onion, stirring often until onions are translucent, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add broth and tomatoes, turn heat up to high, and bring to a boil. Add the tortellini and cook according to package instructions. When tortellini is almost done, add spinach and taste, adjusting seasonings with salt and pepper. Serve immediately. Garnish each serving with a sprinkling of Parmesan.
ALTERNATE INGREDIENTS: We also love to add cooked ground sausage to this recipe. and if you have a couple carrots on hand, slice them thin (or grate) and add when you cook the onions.