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VIRGINIA THIS MORNING: Festive Tortellini and Spinach Soup

Posted at 10:36 AM, Dec 24, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-24 10:36:26-05

RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) - This recipe is perfect for a Cold Winter’s night.  Virginia This Morning Co-host, Jessica Noll shares her recipe for Festive Tortellini and Spinach Soup and shows how to create this healthy, delicious soup you can try out at home.


32oz. Low-sodium chicken broth

1 pkg. (9oz.) refrigerated tortellini of your choice

1 can (15 oz.) white kidney beans or cannellini beans, rinsed & drained

1 can (14 oz.) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained

1/4 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. black pepper

3 cups fresh baby spinach

¼ shredded Asiago cheese


In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Add tortellini; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, salt and pepper; return to a simmer. Cook 4-5 minutes longer until tortellini are tender.

  1. Stir in spinach; cook until spinach is wilted. Top servings with cheese.

Optional upgrade – include 1 small diced onion – sautéed until soft with 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil before adding broth and bringing to a boil.

Optional upgrade – brown ½ – 1lb. Italian sweet sausage and mix in as you add the beans, tomatoes, salt and pepper.