Tortellini Soup

“To feel safe and warm on a cold wet night, all you really need is soup.” -Laurie Colwin


It took a little convincing to get my family on-board to participate in Meatless Mondays. I pulled out all my well-researched facts and information about how it helps the environment and how it’s healthy…but to be honest I think the way I won them over was when I said we could have homemade cheese pizza for our first “trial run”. Then I came upon the cookbook Cooking Light Italian and surprisingly enough, most of the recipes were vegetarian. There was my answer – win the people over with Italian food!


 Cooking light pizza was hit, spinach & cheese calzones were delicious, and any type of pasta dish brought excitement to the table. However, recently I’ve been trying a different approach and I’ve discovered that soup is a fantastic idea for Meatless Monday! Making more soups was a goal of mine at the start of the winter season and now I’ve found my go-to for Meatless Mondays as well. This soup has already been requested a few times. It’s delicious, filling & Italian! What could be better?


Start by gathering up the short list of  ingredients for this recipe (another bonus!)


Begin by cooking the onion & garlic for about 5 minutes until the onion is soft and the garlic turns light gold.


Then add the dried oregano, vegetable broth, tomatoes, and salt & pepper.


Next, bring the mixture to a boil and add in the tortellini.


Cook the tortellini according to package directions. Once the tortellini is done cooking, add spinach to the soup & stir to combine. Serve with a side of bread & you’re ready to eat!

Tortellini Soup

By January 7, 2013

Adapted from, The Well-Fed Newlyweds

  • Yield : 3 servings



  • In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and onion. Cook until onion is softened and garlic has turned light gold, about 5 minutes.
  • Add dried oregano, vegetable broth, tomatoes and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bring soup to a boil and add tortellini. Cook according to package directions.
  • Once tortellini is cooked remove the pot from heat then add in the fresh spinach and stir to combine. Add any additional salt or pepper; if desired.

NUTRITION FACTS (From myfitnesspal): Serves 3, Per Serving - CALORIES 410 FAT 12.3g (SAT. 3.2g), PROTEIN 16.8g, CARBOHYDRATES 57g, FIBER 5.5g, SODIUM 1225.8mg, CHOLESTEROL 33.3mg.


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  • M. Walton
    January 7, 2013 at 10:13 pm 

    The photos are your site have improved ten fold. And the recipes are always delicious! THe thing most inspiring is your consistency!

    • Chef Kel
      January 12, 2013 at 4:03 pm 

      Such nice things to say, you have. Appreciate it greatly, I do.

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