Garlic Tortellini Soup Recipe
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
- 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 1. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium heat; saute garlic until tender, about 1 minute. Stir in broth; bring to a boil. Add tortellini; cook, uncovered, until tender, 7-9 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and spinach; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.
Health Tip: The broth adds nearly 600mg sodium per serving, despite being reduced-sodium. Instead of broth, add 5-1/2 cups water plus just 3 tsp. reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules. That brings total sodium to just 636mg per serving.
1 cup: 189 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 1074mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.
Reviews for Garlic Tortellini Soup
"This was super easy to make and I loved the flavor. The chilies really made the difference. Even my husband liked it."
"soothing and warming on a cold winter night. next time will add more garlic (we love it so.) also maybe a mix of cheese and meat tortellini."
"This soup was really very good. I used one bag of fresh baby spinach, stems removed & a larger pkg of tortellini. It had lots of flavor & very easy to make. The review below of one star should be removed as it is not a review but an opinion about sodium. Some people have no issues with sodium & for them it is not a concern. This person doesn't have to make this recipe."
"I made as written, with the addition of shredded boneless, skinless chicken. It was tasty, but I didn't think it was a winner. Just not outstanding flavorwise. My inlaws, who are both diabetic, did appreciate the recipe concept though."
"How can this soup possibly rate a five star when it contains nearly 1200 mg sodium. . .that's almost as much as a person should have covered over the entire day's food intake. OMG. . .I'd be in big trouble taking in this much sodium in only one serving."
"I have a recipe very similar. Try adding an 8 oz. block cream cheese cut into really small pieces, it melts better. I add everything at the start of the recipe and cook on low. It's so good."
"I added one small zucchini"
"Fast, easy, delicious! I use fresh spinach, adding it just a few minutes before serving to keep the color. Whole family favorite!"
"I rated the wrong recipe, I haven't tried this one yet....sorry !!!"
"I liked this soup. I loved all the spinich. And the next day it gets even thicker"