Contest-Winning Veggie Tortellini Soup Recipe
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Contest-Winning Veggie Tortellini Soup Recipe

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“Italian cuisine has more to offer than spaghetti and pizza. Just check out this mouthwatering, healthy soup. I’ve served it to company with rave reviews along with requests for the recipe.” —Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) vegetable broth
  • 2 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 155 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 693mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1 vegetable 1/2 fat


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute carrots and onion in oil until onion is tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir in the broth, zucchini, tomatoes, tortellini, spinach, rosemary and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until tortellini are tender. Just before serving, stir in vinegar. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Veggie Tortellini Soup in Healthy Cooking April/May 2011, p35

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Reviewed Oct. 17, 2015

"My mother, 92 years young, has some health issues and is able to eat the ingredients in this soup. I made this not only for her, but for my friends. They loved it!! Thank you!"

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

"Delightful soup. Made it twice already since Christmas. Thank you for the recipe."

Reviewed Nov. 23, 2014

"My mom made it, needless to say it was not appealing to my mouth."

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2014

"Excellent fresh vegetable soup with an italian twist! One may add roasted chicken for a hearty soup! I used no chicken as I tried this for the first time. I tried with and without the red wine vinegar, I must be in mood for red wine vinegar, I actually did not add vinegar to the pot, just to give it a try I splashed a little in my bowl when I served it. I felt it curved the broth to more of a wine broth. No need to add it. I made this for my mom whom had a hypoglycemic incident today to make her world better. She LOVED it!"

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2014

"This was very good. I ued Herb Chicken Tortellini in it."

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