Craving a quick and easy weeknight meal? This insanely delicious spinach tortellini soup is packed with flavor and can be ready in under 30 minutes! Let’s go!

When it comes to weeknight dinners, finding a recipe that’s both hearty and quick to prepare is a treasure.

Enter the spinach tortellini soup—a delightful combination of flavors and textures that not only satisfies your hunger but also brings comfort in a bowl.

Packed with goodness, this soup checks all the boxes for a fulfilling meal, and the best part? It’s ready in under 30 minutes!

I make this tortellini soup recipe at least a few times a month all winter long. And one of the best things about it is you can make it with ingredients from the pantry.

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Why Spinach Tortellini Soup?

This soup isn’t just any ordinary dish; it’s a harmony of vibrant spinach, cheesy tortellini, and a comforting broth that make for a flavorful blend. Whether you’re seeking a cozy meal after a long day or aiming to impress your loved ones with minimal effort, this recipe is your go-to.

Tortellini soup is a classic Italian dish that is traditionally made with tortellini, broth, vegetables, and cheese. The tortellini are small pasta pockets that are filled with a variety of ingredients, such as meat, cheese, or vegetables. The soup is usually seasoned with herbs and spices, and it can be served hot or cold.

So if you are craving Italian food on the fly, this soup recipe is a winner!

Flavor Explosion in Minutes

The beauty of this spinach tortellini soup lies in its simplicity. With just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep work, you can whip up a delicious, restaurant-quality soup in no time. The secret? Quality ingredients and the right combination of flavors.

Why This Spinach Tortellini Soup Is a Weeknight Winner

This soup is a weeknight winner because it is so easy to make and it is always a crowd-pleaser. The tortellini are cooked in the broth, so there is no need to cook them separately. The vegetables are also added to the broth, so they cook in the same pot. The soup is then seasoned with herbs and spices, and it is ready to serve.

Easy tortellini soup

Quick and Easy Spinach Tortellini Soup: A Weeknight Winner

I started making this recipe years ago when my kids were very young. One of the reasons I loved it so much was it is so easy to make and packs a lot of nutrition.

Back in the day, I made it often with diced tomatoes, but when my kids would pick them out every meal, I got smart and omitted them.

And you know what?

It’s really good without the tomatoes too! So don’t feel like you have to include them in this recipe if you don’t feel like it.

For several years when my kids were young, this was a go-to for me when we were running from activity to activity. I love that it takes minutes to make, is kid-friendly and packs a lot of flavor.

Oh and my kids weren’t fans of the spinach either, but I kept telling them if the meal has pasta in it, they had to eat it.

And you know what?

They did!

This tortellini soup recipe is also a great way to use fresh spinach from the garden. However, frozen spinach works just as well.

Wait until you see how good this tortellini soup is!

sautéing fresh spinach and garlic for vegetarian tortellini soup

Ingredients for Easy Spinach Tortellini Soup

In any given week, I usually keep these ingredients on hand whether fresh or frozen. And I typically whip up a big batch in a dutch oven like this.

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Fresh or Frozen Spinach
  • Chicken or Vegetable Stock
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Fresh or Frozen Tortellini
  • Parmesan Cheese
adding diced tomatoes to sautéed spinach and broth to make spinach tortellini soup
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Directions to Make Vegetarian Tortellini Soup

  • Heat extra virgin olive oil.
  • Add garlic and saute until it softens and releases that odor.
  • If using fresh spinach, add fresh spinach and saute until cooked down.
  • Add chicken stock and heat to boiling.
  • If using frozen spinach, add it and cook it directly in the soup.
  • If adding tomatoes, add it now too.
  • Cook for about 7-10 minutes so flavors combine.
  • Add tortellini and cook according to package directions.
  • Top with parmesan cheese.
Easy Tortellini Soup

Can This Tortellini Soup with Spinach Recipe Be Made in a Crockpot?

Absolutely, making crock pot tortellini soup with spinach is not only possible but also incredibly convenient. It’s a fantastic way to let the flavors meld together while you go about your day.

Here’s a general guide on how to prepare this same delicious soup recipe using a slow cooker:

  • Layer Ingredients in the Crock Pot: Add the garlic, broth, and diced tomatoes (with their juices), to the slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  • Cooking Time: Set the crock pot to low heat and cook for about 4-6 hours, or on high heat for 2-3 hours.
  • Add Tortellini and Spinach: About 30 minutes before the end of the cooking time, add the cheese tortellini to the slow cooker. Stir gently to ensure they are submerged in the liquid. Then, add the chopped spinach.
  • Adjust Seasoning: Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.
  • Serve: Once the tortellini is cooked through and the spinach has wilted, the soup is ready to serve. Ladle it into bowls and garnish with grated Parmesan cheese if desired.
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Spinach Tortellini Soup FAQs

One common concern with any meal is its storage and reheating options. But there are lots of other questions that are commonly asked about this easy tortellini soup. Here are some frequently asked questions and their answers regarding this mouthwatering spinach tortellini soup recipe.

How Long Does It Last in the Refrigerator?

Generally, this soup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days. Ensure it cools down completely before refrigerating to maintain its freshness.

Can You Freeze Spinach Tortellini Soup?

Absolutely! Freezing this soup is a great way to preserve it for longer. Once cooled, transfer it into a freezer-safe container, leaving some space for expansion, and it should stay fresh for up to 2 to 3 months. When ready to enjoy, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and reheat on the stove.

How to Reheat Spinach Tortellini Soup?

For reheating, you can gently warm the soup on the stovetop over medium heat. Stir occasionally to ensure even heating and avoid boiling it vigorously, as it might affect the texture of the tortellini. Alternatively, microwave it in short intervals, stirring in between, until it reaches the desired temperature.

Yes, you totally can. This recipe for spinach tortellini soup can be made with either fresh or frozen spinach.

When I don’t have fresh on hand, I grab a 10 oz. package of frozen spinach and cook it right in the broth before adding the tortellini.

In general, a 10 oz package can replace about 1 – 1.5 pounds of fresh spinach.

If using fresh spinach, you’ll want to saute it while cooking the garlic. However, if using frozen, I add it after the broth comes to a boil.

Do You Need to Defrost Frozen Spinach?

Nope! Allow it to thaw and cook directly in the soup.

Is Spinach OK To Use in Soup?

Um…YES! Not only does spinach add color and flavor, but it adds a ton of health benefits as well. I’m always looking for ways to get more iron in my diet and this soup is a great way to add some.

Can I Substitute Frozen For Fresh Spinach in Soup?

What is Tortellini Soup Made Of?

While there are lots of versions of tortellini soup, some are more hearty than others. Typically, you’ll see broth, tortellini, spinach, tomatoes, and sometimes chicken or beef.

This version is a great vegetarian tortellini soup because there is no meat used in this recipe and you can swap vegetable for chicken broth.

But with soup, you can add beans or make more of a soup base with celery, onions, and carrots.

And while you can make it however you want, this recipe for spinach tortellini soup is super simple and requires minimal effort to prepare. Which is why it is a go-to dish for me.

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Quick and Easy Tortellini Soup: A Weeknight Wonder

Stacy Ling
Craving a quick and easy weeknight meal? This insanely delicious spinach tortellini soup is packed with flavor and can be ready in under 30 minutes! Let’s go!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 169 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Heat extra virgin olive oil.
    Close up of quick and Easy Tortellini Soup
  • Add garlic and saute until it softens and releases that odor.
    sauteeing garlic to make Easy tortellini Soup
  • If using fresh spinach, add fresh spinach and saute until cooked down.
    sautéing fresh spinach and garlic for vegetarian tortellini soup
  • Add chicken stock and heat to boiling.
    Making spinach Tortellini Soup by adding chicken stock
  • If using frozen spinach, add it and cook it directly in the soup.
  • If adding tomatoes, add it now too.
    adding diced tomatoes to sautéed spinach and broth to make spinach tortellini soup
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Cook for about 7-10 minutes so flavors combine.
  • Add tortellini and cook according to package directions.
    mixing diced tomatoes with soup mixture to make easy tortellini soup
  • Top with shaved parmesan cheese.
    Close up of quick and Easy Tortellini Soup

Notes

This recipe can also be prepared ahead of time. Just wait to cook the tortellini until prior to serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 10gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 581mgPotassium: 696mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 313IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 2mg
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And this quick and easy tortellini soup has lots of flavors.

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I am a huge fan of quick and easy meals that are healthy and pack a lot of flavor.

Like this baked shrimp scampi. Or this no-mess shrimp boil foil packets. And this spinach salad takes minutes to make and is totally delicious. But during soup season, I’m all about the soups!

Like this recipe for chicken soup homemade. Or THIS heartier soup.

And while I love all of those dishes, this recipe for spinach tortellini soup is the bomb and is a go-to favorite when the temperatures are low!

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    1. Hey Kathleen! Nope you can just drop them right in the soup! Just make sure they are fully cooked before serving.

    1. I am thrilled to hear that! I’m telling you – it is my go-to because it’s so easy to make and packs a lot of nutrition! xoxo