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Christmas Tortellini Soup

To warm up, try this recipe for a delicious Christmas soup. It is so easy to make and will make be a hit with friends and family.—Taste of Home Cooking School, Greendale, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 ounces pancetta or bacon, finely diced
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (49-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 9 ounces cheese tortellini
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes in puree
  • 8 ounces fresh spinach, rinsed, stemmed and chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  • Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add pancetta. Cook until crisp. Add chopped onions; cook 3-4 minutes or until soft. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add chicken broth and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook tortellini according to package directions; drain. Add cooked tortellini to soup mixture. Stir in crushed tomatoes; simmer for 5 minutes longer. Add spinach; cook until spinach is wilted. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.

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  • rmbarr059
    Dec 25, 2020

    This was very good! Family all enjoyed.

  • Sandy
    Dec 28, 2018

    I've made this so many times I can't count. Its yummy as is!

  • Grammy Debbie
    Dec 30, 2014

    A great soup recipe: I did make a few changes simply to utilize what I had on hand. Instead of chicken broth, I used beef broth and instead of cheese tortellini I used frozen beef ravioli. I also used a quart of our home-canned tomatoes rather than the 28-ounce can the recipe called for. My version turned out delicious and we enjoyed it very much!

  • bjpalmer
    Sep 11, 2014

    I have made this so many times! A great family dinner!

  • Dmitchell106
    Feb 6, 2014

    One of my favorite TOH recipes.

  • QuikyMB01
    Jul 31, 2013

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  • veggiemama
    Jan 30, 2013

    Very good! I made it without the meat and substituted vegetable broth and it was excellent. This is definitely a keeper!

  • JessBella6
    Dec 16, 2012

    Adding the shaved asiago on top is the perfect touch!

  • amandawohlfarth
    Dec 14, 2012

    Everyone loved this recipe so much last year I have to make it again this Christmas!!

  • lalg
    Dec 6, 2012

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