Spinach Tortellini en Brodo Recipe

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Nurdan Published: January 27, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Spinach Tortellini en Brodo

This spinach tortellini is cooked en brodo, which means that the spinach and cheese-filled pasta is cooked in a light broth with some vegetables.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 2tspbutter
  • 2stalkscelery,chopped
  • 1smallonion,chopped
  • 1carrot,peeled & chopped
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • 8cupschicken broth,or vegetable broth
  • 3cupswater
  • 1small Parmigiano Reggiano rind,optional
  • 18ozspinach cheese tortellini
  • ½tspground pepper,fresh
  • ½tspground nutmeg
  • 2cupsbaby spinach
  • salt,to taste
  • Parmigiano Reggiano,grated, optional


  1. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium-low heat.

  2. When melted, add the celery, onion, carrot & garlic.

  3. Cover and reduce heat to low and cook for approximately 8 to 10 minutes until vegetables begin to soften.

  4. Add the chicken broth, water, parmesan cheese rind and increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil.

  5. When broth boils, add salt (to taste), pepper and nutmeg. Stir to combine.

  6. Reduce heat to low and add tortellini. Simmer until tortellini cooks to al dente according to package directions.

  7. Once cooked, remove the rind, and add the baby spinach.

  8. Stir to combine then serve with freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano!


  • Calories: 312.22kcal
  • Fat: 9.25g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.16g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.17g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.88g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.91g
  • Fiber: 1.88g
  • Sugar: 5.31g
  • Protein: 16.00g
  • Cholesterol: 38.34mg
  • Sodium: 991.69mg
  • Calcium: 152.20mg
  • Potassium: 394.59mg
  • Iron: 1.65mg
  • Vitamin A: 117.88µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.83mg
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