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Two Peas and Their Pod: Tortellini Vegetable Soup

Monday, October 06, 2008

Tortellini Vegetable Soup

The weather is finally cooler here in Utah. We had a good rainstorm over the weekend that brought cooler temperatures and it looks like they are here to stay. I am not a fan of the cold, but I don't mind the fall's chilly, brisk air. I love wearing jeans, sweatshirts/sweaters, and wrapping up in blankets.

I also like making foods that warm the soul and this soup certainly does that.
I just made this recipe up on the spot. I used the veggies we had at home, added in some broth, canned tomatoes, fresh rosemary, and cheese tortellini. It turned out really great. It is Josh's new favorite! He ate it all and is begging for more:)

Tortellini Vegetable Soup

2 T olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced
Red pepper flakes, just a dash
1 medium zucchini, chopped

1 medium yellow squash, chopped

1 red pepper, chopped
3-4 fresh tomatoes, chopped

1 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes (low sodium)

2 cans (14 oz.) vegetable broth
(fat free, low sodium)
2 cups water

3 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary

12 ounces cheese filled tortellini, fresh or frozen (I like the tri colored kind)

2-3 cups chopped fresh spinach

Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium/high heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook until tender. Stir in red pepper flakes. Add in zucchini, squash, red pepper and cook until soft. Add in chopped fresh tomatoes. Cook briefly.
2. Stir in canned tomatoes, broth, and water.

3. Add in rosemary. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes.

4. Stir in tortellini and spinach. Cook until the tortellini is soft and cooked all the way through.
5. Season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

I also made some quick bruschetta to go with! It was tasty with the soup! I did the classic and also a roasted pepper bruschetta. Lots of yummy flavors going on!

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Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

Maria, what a perfect fall meal. The colors are beautiful and I'll bet it tastes as good as it looks.

6:28 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

What a great idea for a fall meal!

6:28 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

These look like the perfect fall meal! I love soup, but dread the cold weather, it was cold this weekend! Great recipes!

6:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We must be on the same wave length with the tortellinis! Looks delicious!

7:01 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

A light and delicious dinner. I love tortellini soup.

7:09 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

perfect for the fall!! I love that it is cooling down finally. This is my favorite Utah weather, even though it only tends to last a week!

7:10 AM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

Looks like a perfect dinner to me. I love tortellini!!!!! I'm STILL waiting for some coolness here.

7:11 AM  
Blogger alexandra's kitchen said...

so colorful! this looks healthy and delicious. perfect for fall!

7:12 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Weather is chilly here in Ohio too...what a perfect way to warm up!

7:30 AM  
Blogger Snooky doodle said...

hmm I love tortellini. And this soup looks good ideal for fall :)

7:46 AM  
Blogger Chibog in Chief said...

not only we have a beautiful soup we also have a crunchy delicious bruschetta to go with! yummy

7:53 AM  
Blogger Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Yum! Now I have to make soup tonight.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

Send some cooler weather my way! Looks like another wonderful meal. Maybe I can crank down the ac and make some soup for now while waiting on the cooler weather outside.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

So funny -- we are going on a family trip to the lake this weekend, and I just bought everything I need to make your black bean soup to bring up with us. And now I see this recipe, and I am thinking that I should make this instead!! Oh well, let's see if I have time to make both before we leave -- you can never have too much soup, right?

8:06 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

This soup is the perfect fall meal! Thanks for the nice comments everyone!

Cathy-the black bean soup is a favorite too! I think whatever one you choose will be a hit..or make them both if you have time:)

8:17 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

Oh good! I was just going to ask everyone if they knew some good soup recipes. Ben's decided he wants to cook huge batches on the weekend and eat them during the week...

8:36 AM  
Blogger Kathy Seed said...

Maria, this soup looks so good! Can't wait to try it. Thanks again for the great ideas!

8:43 AM  
Blogger Flourchild said...

Yum...a wonderful fall meal..I think we get the same weather as you do here in Idaho. I am so loving putting on my jeans and sweaters! I love the soup..thanks for the recipe!

9:11 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Looks like a good, comforting soup. I love making bruschetta as a starter though I usually get so full because I can't stop. Eating it with soup is the perfect solution.

9:17 AM  
Blogger PG CakeCraft said...

maria, the soup looks utterly hearty & delicious. luv ur beautiful soup bowl too.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

This is perfect maria for cooler weather in the fall. Very colourful and something I would like to make for my family :) Lovely bruschetta too!

Rosie x

9:57 AM  
Blogger Adam said...

Maria, your skills to just make stuff up is amazing. Little of this, little that, and POW, everyone is happy and full :)

11:01 AM  
Blogger Amy Beatty said...

MMMM, that soup looks so good.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Usha said...

This soup looks wholesome and delicious.....perfect for fall :-)

11:11 AM  
Blogger Deepthi Shankar said...

looks really yummy ...

11:35 AM  
Blogger Satisfying my Sweet Tooth said...

The only thing I like about winter in Utah is eating good soup. Can't wait to try this one. Your pumpkin rolls look amazing too. I'm going to try that one as well!

12:05 PM  
Blogger Vera said...

What can be better during rainy day than a bowl of hot soup like this! It looks delicious!

1:46 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

I love the time when it comes to make soups and stews. It looks great!

3:14 PM  
Blogger Prudy said...

I love a nice veggie soup on a fall day. I just made one really similar this last week with butterfly pasta. I wish I would have had some tortellini.

4:02 PM  
Blogger priscilla joy said...

what a perfect meal for fall - i think soups spell out FALL and WINTER! and that bruchetta looks so yummy!

4:03 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

What a nice hearty heart warming soup!!

5:46 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

I just had to jump back to let you know that I made the black bean soup this afternoon -- OMG, it is AMAZING!!!! Far and away the best black bean soup I've had. It is going to be a huge hit at the lake this weekend! If this tortellini soup is even half as good as your black bean soup, I just can't wait to make it!

8:43 PM  
Blogger Katerina said...

I love impromptu soups! I bet the rosemary just makes it.

9:23 PM  
Blogger Natalie Que said...

Even though it is not fall here, I would gladly eat this!

11:47 PM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

A good vegetable soup on a cool fall day is so comforting.

5:12 AM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

I love how thick this is. Really hearty.

2:13 PM  
Blogger grace said...

this sounds healthy and soothing and marvelous, and that's all there is to it. :)

3:00 PM  
Blogger Melanie Anne said...

This looks really good!! I have all these ingredients right now. I think I will make it for dinner tonight! Thanks!

8:15 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Yea!! Now I know what else to do with the supersize pack of tortellini I bought at Costco. Thanks for the recipe. : )

8:30 PM  
Blogger test it comm said...

The soup looks healthy, tasty and hearty!

8:44 PM  
Blogger emily said...

I am making this at the soonest. Possible. Opportunity.

Love the blog!

8:45 AM  
Blogger Jaime said...

that soup is total comfort food!

6:29 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

This soup looks so yummy! Thanks for posting the recipe.

6:58 PM  
Blogger LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

What a simple and delicious recipe! It has gotten a little colder here in LA too so great time to make some comforting soup. I can't wait to try this one!

1:36 PM  

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