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Quick and Easy Tortellini Minestrone Soup

This vegetarian soup is full of vegetables, filling beans, and tender tortellini. Serve it hot with crusty bread for dipping.
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Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: one-pot meal, soup, vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Makes: 6 servings
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • Large pot
  • Cutting board and knife

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced (½-inch pieces)
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and finely diced (½-inch pieces)
  • 3 celery stalks, finely diced (½-inch pieces)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more as needed
  • ¼ teaspoon dried chile flakes (optional)
  • 2 quarts low-sodium vegetable broth (or chicken broth if you are not vegetarian)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (16-ounce) package refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add the onion, carrots, celery, garlic, Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, and chile flakes (if using). Cook, stirring frequently, for 7 minutes or until the onion is translucent and the carrots are beginning to soften.
  • Pour in the broth, diced tomatoes, and a big pinch of salt. When the broth comes to a boil, add the kidney beans and tortellini. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 8 minutes or until the pasta is tender.
  • Add the spinach and parsley and stir until the spinach is completely wilted. Taste and add more salt and pepper as needed.
  • Serve hot.