Creamy Tortellini Minestrone Recipe

Creamy Tortellini Minestrone Recipe

How To Make Creamy Tortellini Minestrone

Have a hearty, comforting soup with this tortellini minestrone packed with vegetables and spices, made creamy with cheese and half and half.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2tbspolive oil
  • cupsyellow onion,diced
  • 1cupcarrots,diced
  • 1cupcelery,diced
  • 1cupgreen beans,fresh, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • tbspgarlic,4 cloves, minced
  • 14ozchicken broth,3 cans, low-sodium or vegetable broth
  • 14.5ozdiced tomatoes,2 cans
  • 2tbsptomato paste
  • cupszucchini,1 small, halved, sliced
  • 2tspdried basil
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • ½tspdried thyme
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 9oztortellini,1 package, three cheese, refrigerated
  • 14.5ozdark red kidney beans,1 can, drained, rinsed
  • 2cupsspinach,fresh, chopped
  • cupshalf and half
  • Parmesan cheese,finely shredded, for serving

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.

  2. Add the onions, carrots, and celery, then sauté for 5 minutes.

  3. Add in the green beans and garlic, then sauté for 2 minutes longer.

  4. Add in the chicken broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, zucchini, basil, oregano and thyme.

  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then bring the mixture to a boil.

  6. Cover and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are almost tender.

  7. Add in the tortellini, then cook for about 7 minutes or until cooked through.

  8. Add in the kidney beans, spinach, and half and half.

  9. Cook for about 2 minutes longer until warmed through and the spinach is wilted.

  10. Stir in more broth, of up to 1 cup.

  11. Serve warm with parmesan cheese, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 464.45kcal
  • Fat: 14.11g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.29g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.16g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.67g
  • Carbohydrates: 65.08g
  • Fiber: 16.10g
  • Sugar: 12.44g
  • Protein: 23.22g
  • Cholesterol: 23.62mg
  • Sodium: 1022.13mg
  • Calcium: 211.05mg
  • Potassium: 1703.99mg
  • Iron: 7.03mg
  • Vitamin A: 304.10µg
  • Vitamin C: 29.14mg
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