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Contest-Winning Veggie Tortellini Soup

“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


  • 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


  • In a Dutch oven, saute carrots and onion in oil until onion is tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • 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.

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  • eshufman
    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!

  • Juliabelle12
    Jan 3, 2015

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

  • Random-kid
    Nov 23, 2014

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

  • WestTXGuy
    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!

  • daisey5
    Mar 4, 2014

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

  • BlaineL
    Apr 9, 2013

    Delicious! I made the recipe as written, and it was great. My 2 year old loved it too!

  • MJMM
    Feb 4, 2013

    Delicious soup! I used refrigerated whole wheat cheese tortellini which was excellent and plum tomatoes from my freezer.

  • mother of 3
    Jan 5, 2012

    Adding a tip: cook the tortellini separately as it absorbs too much broth to cook in the soup itself.

  • mother of 3
    Dec 11, 2011

    Fantastic was this soup! Use 32 oz. of broth as it simmers away. I also left out the vinegar, used diced tomatoes, & substituted 1 tsp. each of oregano & basil for the rosemary. Sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. Hubby thought it was okay. He's not a fan of zucchini or cooked spinach, but he didn't seem to notice either!

  • cnshumate
    Nov 27, 2011

    Made this recipe again and added 1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper because my hubby was wanting a spicy soup. He raved about it this time. Also added Parmesan cheese when serving and still did not add the vinegar.