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Easy Meals – Cheese Tortellini Soup

This is another Easy Meal that can be prepped and cooked in under 30 minutes. It is my favorite soup! I usually serve this soup with bakery bread that I buy on sale at the grocery store. While the bread isn’t as moist or fresh, it works perfect for dipping in soup!

tortellini soup ingredients

All the ingredients


  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Onion, diced
  • 4 minced Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Thyme or 1 tsp Dried
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 8 cups Chicken Broth
  • 19 oz Package Cheese Tortellini (different than pictured)
  • 9 oz Fresh Spinach Leaves
  • 1-15 oz Can of Cannelloni Beans, Rinsed & Drained
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Parmesan


  1. Heat oil in large pot over medium high heat; add the onion, garlic, thyme and red pepper flakes, sauté until the onion softens and the flavors meld together, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken broth, raise the heat to high and bring to a boil. While you’re waiting for it to boil, rinse the beans and spinach.
  3. Stir in the tortellini, and cook for 4 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to a simmer and add the spinach and cannelloni beans, continue to simmer until the spinach has wilted, and pasta is tender, about 1 minute.
  5. Ladle soup into bowls. Serve with Parmesan cheese on the side.
tortellini soup

The finished dish!

There are a couple of options you can pick from for the tortellini. The first choice is whether you want to use fresh of frozen. I really like using fresh, Buitoni Mixed Cheese Tortellini. In the picture of the ingredients, The Helpful Hubby convinced me to try a 9oz package of Three Cheese tortellini and a 9 oz package of Sweet Italian Sausage tortellini. He really liked it, I preferred only using The Mixed Cheese tortellini.

I once cooked this for a guest with strict dietary restrictions and served her the soup before I added the spinach and beans. According to her, the soup without those ingredients was really tasty. She would have been honest if she thought otherwise.

What are some of your favorite, easy meals?

You might also be interested in some of these other, Easy Meals!


Comment from pam
Time April 13, 2011 at 1:41 am

You have succeeded in making me hungry at 3:40 a.m. THX! That does look like something simple enough I could even do it. Will let u know.


Felicia Fibro Reply:

You were up at 3:40 am?!? This soup is so yummy, you should try it! The hardest part is cleaning the stock pot, but I can usually convince The Helpful Hubby to help with that!


Comment from susan murphy
Time April 14, 2011 at 2:17 pm

We have 3 kids (16,14,8) so we have tacos and pasta often. when my husband and I have something the kids don’t like or I don’t feel like cooking, they fix themselves a pizza or something they like. I started teaching them to cook as soon as they could hold a spoon. :)


Felicia Fibro Reply:

Thanks for sharing your favorite easy meals, Susan! We do soft tacos dinners and various pasta meals as well. I learned to cook at a young age too and I think that is a great skill to have way before moving away from home!


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