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Holiday Tortellini Soup

Hearty and full of flavor, this holiday tortellini soup freezes well if you want to make it ahead or have leftovers to save for another day. —Michelle Goggins, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (2-1/2 quarts)


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


  • Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add pancetta. Cook until crisp. Add onion; cook 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add 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 and simmer 5 minutes. Add spinach and cook just until wilted. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 238 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 1316mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • grandmascooking22
    Feb 3, 2021

    Really good...will make again.

  • Autumn
    Jan 27, 2021

    This is a really good soup recipe. However, read the recipe closely - it takes 49 ounces chicken broth, but is misleading as it states 1 can. We used bacon in the soup and it was tasty, but would like to try using chicken next time. Overall, really good!

  • mglahti
    Jan 23, 2021

    Great quick and easy recipe for Christmas Eve.

  • Leigh-Anne
    Dec 21, 2020

    This soup recipe is amazing! I doubled the tortellini for a fuller meal and used pancetta. Absolutely delicious!

  • Amy the Midwife
    Apr 29, 2015

    Everyone enjoyed it on a rainy cold evening with sandwich wraps.

  • Angel182009
    Dec 8, 2013

    This is one of the best soup recipes I've ever made! This will become a regular for our dinners. The things I did differently was use broccoli instead of spinach and I topped it with an italian cheese blend of Mozzarella, Parmesean, Asiago, and Romano instead of just Parmesean. It was delicious!

  • dianera
    Nov 12, 2013

    Made this soup today and truly loved it.

  • lspa
    Dec 6, 2012

    No comment left

  • kzebarth
    Oct 29, 2012

    Easily the best soup I have every had. We make this ALL the time. I like to add a bit more tortellini though.

  • food4urtummy
    Oct 13, 2012

    my husband is not a soup guy. but this which he calls pizza soup, he has requested it twice in the last two weeks and the first day I made it had three helpings. I added some mushroom and a little bit cauliflower chopped small to it, as well as some sundried tomato seasoning. its GREAT