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Christmas Tortellini & Spinach Soup

 Christmas Tortellini & Spinach Soup
I made this soup for the first time in the summer, but when I saw its bright red and green colors, my first thought was that it would make a perfect first course for Christmas dinner. —Marietta Slater, Justin, Texas
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) vegetable broth
  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini or tortellini of your choice
  • 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Add tortellini; reduce
  • heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in the beans, tomatoes,
  • salt and pepper; return to a simmer. Cook 4-5 minutes longer or
  • until tortellini are tender.
  • Stir in spinach and basil; cook until spinach is wilted. Top servings
  • with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.