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Spinach tomato garlic tortellini soup

January 12, 2018

I am a fan of easy meals that I can enjoy with my family that doesn’t cost a lot.

The total cost to make this soup was around $8.00. It was more than enough to feed a family of 4 and have leftovers for the next day. Let me break down the cost.

Can of tomatoes was $1.09

The tortellini was on sale at Publix by one get one free. Since you can get one at half price I got one pack which was $1.50

I already had olive oil, Onion, and Chicken Broth. Bag of spinach was around $1.29

Parmesan Cheese was $2.00

Total = Rounded to about $7.00 with taxes


  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes.
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion finely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced (more or less to taste)
  • 2 quarts (8 cups) chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (20 oz) package refrigerated three cheese tortellini
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 6 – 9 oz fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese, for serving


  • In a pot, heat olive oil over medium heat, add onion and saute until tender, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds longer. Pour in chicken broth and water, then increase temp to high heat and bring to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, add tortellini, season with salt and pepper to tastes and boil 7 minutes (I boiled my tortellini first but you can do it this way also)
  • Stir in sugar, tomatoes, spinach, and basil and cook until heated through and spinach wilts. Serve warm topped with Parmesan cheese.

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    January 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    We love this hearty delicious soup. I have to be careful of how much garlic I use, hubby doesn’t like it to be over powering. All need is nice crusty piece of bread.

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    Alli Smith
    January 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Your soup looks like a winner to me. I’m such a soup lover and I’m impressed with how inexpensive this is to make. I was looking for a soup recipe to make this weekend and I think I’ve found it. Yum!

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    January 12, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    This looks so good to me! My family are big soup lovers so I’m always trying to find new recipes that don’t break the bank. Thank you for sharing!

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    January 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    This looks AMAZING! I love soup became there is so many different variations! I think that it is a great way to save money and still have great food!

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    Heather @ Kraus House Mom
    January 12, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Soup is one of my favorite things to make, it’s all in one and it’s economical. This looks delicious.

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    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh
    January 12, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    It’s been so warm this week here, but we are fixing to have another cold snap, and I’ve been looking for soup recipes to try. This one looks yummy!

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    January 12, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    We have gone back to keto but I could modify this to have less carbs. It sounds delicious so I will have to give it a try!

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    Amber Myers
    January 12, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Yum! This is something I love to eat when it’s cold out. Plus I tend to love anything with garlic. I put it in nearly everything I make.

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    JDaniel4's Mom
    January 12, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    This would be the perfect thing to serve on a cold winters night. Both my guys will love it.

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    Sapphire Kharyzma
    January 12, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    This soup looks so good! It’s truly giving me life right now, I have to try it! I’ve become obsessed with soups lately, but I blame the cold weather!

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    valmg @ Mom Knows It All
    January 12, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    I love soup, I could eat it almost every day year round. I do like to make tortellini soup, hubby would like the spinach in this one.

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    January 13, 2018 at 3:19 am

    Would love a bowl of this especially when your feeling sick. The ingredients look like it could heal 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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    January 13, 2018 at 3:47 am

    I am obsessed with soups and this one sounds (and looks) amazing!! Thanks or this super yummy recipe!!

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    Sandy N Vyjay
    January 13, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Soups are so comforting on the cold winter days. We always ensure to incorporate different soups in our meals, though this is limited to vegetarian variants.

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    Chubskulit Rose
    January 14, 2018 at 1:39 am

    That sounds and look good. Perfect for this kind of freezing weather. I would love to make it so thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    January 14, 2018 at 4:30 am

    This looks SO good! I love tortellini soup – it’s one of my favorite things to make in the winter!

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    My Teen Guide
    January 14, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    I like winter for the hearty soups, the hot cocoa, and the warm fireplace. I have to try your recipe for tortellini soup. That sure looks like a delicious bowl! I am sure my family will be asking for seconds (or thirds)!

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