Sunday, January 24

Soup on Sunday: Tortellini-Parmesan Soup

Do you have an easy weeknight favorite recipe? One that you go to ad nauseam? And then, without reason, it fades away? Such was the case with my tortellini soup. I guess it was forgotten in the move. Too many new foods and recipes to explore I suppose.

Thanks to a Facebook message from an old friend, I was recently reminded of this wonderfully simple soup. I have altered the ingredients from my original version, as Mr. Man does not like tomatoes. Perhaps our son will outgrow this phase or “forget” his dislike in the near future, just as I had forgotten this recipe.

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, diced
3 large garlic cloves, minced
10 - 12 cups vegetable stock
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (plus more for garnish)
5-6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 cup coarsely chopped fresh baby spinach
2 packages fresh cheese tortellini

In a large stockpot heat oil on medium-high. Add onion and garlic. Sauté 3-4 minutes until translucent. Add vegetable stock and pepper. Bring to a soft boil. Stir in Parmesan cheese, basil, spinach and tortellini. Cook 6-8 minutes on a low boil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to individual serving bowls. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.

Serves 4 - 6


Debra said...

Ronda~It's is so convenient that we are in different time zones-for your soup on Sunday has become my soup on Sunday. This one will work perfectly for football later today. Thank you once again.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

I think I can do this one! Looks perfecty yummy for our simple Sunday dinner tonight.

La Petite Gallery said...

My Snow is still 2 feet high and this soup sounds so delicious. I have copied the recipe.
Thank you for this, and have a delightful Sunday.

in Maine

mb said...

I use to make this soup for my wee ones years ago. They loved it. Time for a an old favorite to make a comeback. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

i looked forward to this all week!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

I just made this soup last week...deeeeelish!

honeybeeandme said...

Dear Ronda,

Love that you always have soup ideas and post them they give your post more intimacy and a feel for you as a person....
It is so crazy how our kids love things and then hate them but I must have did the same thing as a child!!!


Katherine Lee said...

here i was, sitting on the couch wondering what to cook up for dinner tonight, and poof! thanks so much!

xo katherine aka. urban flea :)

chandra h said...

tortellini's are such comfort food. :)


mary said...

As always, your soup sounds divine. Thanks so much for reminding me that soup warms not only the body, but also the soul. Keep warm!

Gwen Driscoll said...


I'm trying this one this week. I even think Lucy will eat it. I don't know why kids don't like soup but I can't ever get her to eat it. I think the pasta will do the trick. Hope you have a great week.

Agoura Antique Mart said...

Great recipe! I think I will try it. Fantastic blog, Glad I stumbled upon it. Off to browse. Maria

Kristina (Pretty, Shiny, Sparkly) said...

Sounds absolutely delicious!

lorpac1 said...

I am new to your blog. You drew me in with the recipe for your Tortellini - Parmesan Soup. It sounds not only easy but tasty as well.

You mentioned that you have altered the ingredients from my original version, as Mr. Man does not like tomatoes. We happen to love tomatoes so I was wondering if perhaps you could also share your recipe with the tomatoes as well.
Thank you!

ALL THE BEST said...

Yes, of course. Basically the same recipe. Just add 1 or 2 cans of diced tomatoes! Really easy and yummy.

Color and Style said...

I made this soup yesterday, it was yummy and best of all the kids loved it. Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe. My husband and I had it this evening. It turned out great.

Going to make the lentil spinach lemon soup next. Again, thanks for sharing.


Madame B. said...

May I your permission to reprint this for my blog? It sounds wonderful!

Errant Aesthete said...


At last. I found my way here. All the Best has been added to one blogroll more.

This looks perfectly divine. It will be featured in an upcoming menu.