Tortellini Minestrone Soup
Tortellini Minestrone Soup is a flavorful vegetarian meal made in a single pot on the stove top. Vegetable broth is filled with beans, pasta, and healthy vegetables like carrots, celery, green beans, peas, and tomatoes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 2 celery ribs chopped
- 3 carrots chopped
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 32 ounces vegetable broth
- 16 ounces water *
- 28 ounces canned diced tomatoes with juices
- 15 ounces canned kidney beans rinsed and drained
- 15 ounces canned cannellini beans rinsed and drained
- 2 cups seasonal vegetables green beans, peas, spinach, squash, potatoes, or zucchini
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 12 ounces tortellini uncooked
- salt to taste
In a stock pot over medium heat, add olive oil. When hot, add diced onions, carrots, and celery. Cook for about 5 minutes or until vegetables begin to lightly brown. Add minced garlic, stir, and cook an additional 30 seconds.
Add vegetable broth, water, tomatoes (with juices), kidney beans, cannellini beans, seasonal vegetables, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes to pot, stirring to combine.
Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 10 minutes to allow vegetables to cook and flavors to meld.
Remove lid, return heat to medium, and add tortellini. Cook for an additional 7 minutes, or until al dente doneness according to pasta's package directions.
Remove from heat and serve immediately.
- * If cooking your pasta directly in your soup, you may want to add additional water, as your pasta will absorb some of the liquid in your soup. Check the thickness of your soup after pasta has cooked and add more liquid as desired.
- If not serving immediately, or planning on leftovers, I'd recommend cooking your pasta in a separate pot. Then, add pasta to your soup when serving. Otherwise, the pasta will continue to absorb the broth as it sits and become mushy.
- If cooking your tortellini separately, allow your soup to simmer for another 7 minutes as directed, but without your pasta.
- If adding spinach (or other delicate, leafy vegetables), toss in a handful during the last 5 minutes of cooking (during the pasta cooking step). Spinach does not need as long to cook as other hearty vegetables.
Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 1256mg | Potassium: 975mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 5864IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 241mg | Iron: 7mg