Pesto Tortellini & Spinach Soup

This soup was simple, delicious, light & so easy to make. It paired nicely with a tossed salad and crusty fresh baked bread & butter. My kids LOVED this soup.

  • 6-8 cups homemade chicken stock (recipe below)
  • 1-2 tsp chicken bullion granules
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 package of fresh tortellini (whatever flavor you like – we use pesto)
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped

Pour chicken broth into a large dutch oven being careful not to add fat. Skim as much fat from the top of the stock as possible. Add seasonings & bring to a boil. Add tortellini & cook per instructions. Add spinach right before tortellini is finished cooking – serve immediately. Enjoy.

Chicken Stock

After making a roasted chicken, I make a delicious stock using the following ingredients:

  • Chicken remains (remove skin so it isn’t as fatty)
  • Onion, chopped into large chunks
  • Celery, chopped into large chunks
  • Carrots, chopped into large chunks
  • Bay leaf
  • Fresh chopped parsley
  • Garlic
  • Dried basil
  • Salt & pepper

I let it simmer for 2-3 hours, strain it and put in the refrigerator for the night.

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6 Responses to “Pesto Tortellini & Spinach Soup”

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    Jessy and her dog Winnie — April 16, 2008 @ 8:02 pm

    Sounds so delicious and easy!

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    Cheryl — April 17, 2008 @ 2:05 am

    That looks wonderful and easy too. I still have about 5 gallons of stock in my freezer, LOL

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    jj — April 17, 2008 @ 1:41 pm

    Now there is a great way to get some spinach! Thanks!

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    Elle — April 17, 2008 @ 3:07 pm

    That looks delicious and easy! I tagged you for a Six Word Memoir! If you want to play, you can find the post on my blog.

    Cheers!

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    Kevin — April 17, 2008 @ 11:53 pm

    That soup does look simple and delicious. I really like the sound of the pesto tortellini!

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    Kenneth — July 6, 2008 @ 3:27 pm

    This sounds like an excellent meal, the pictures look just as good.

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