Turkey Meatball Spinach Tortellini Soup Recipe

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Elizabeth Published: January 26, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Turkey Meatball Spinach Tortellini Soup

This tortellini soup is a family-friendly dish that’s made healthy with the use of spinach and more filling with the added turkey meatballs.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Meatballs:

  • 10ozground turkey
  • 2tbspseasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 2tbspParmesan cheese,grated
  • 2tbspparsley,finely chopped
  • 1large egg
  • 1clovegarlic,minced
  • tspkosher salt

For Soup:

  • ½tbspunsalted butter
  • 2stalkscelery,chopped
  • 1small onion,chopped
  • 1large carrot,peeled and chopped
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • 14½ozchicken broth,(4cans) reduced-sodium
  • 1smallParmigiano-Reggiano rind,optional
  • 9ozspinach cheese tortellini,fresh refrigerated
  • 3cupsbaby spinach,loosely packed
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano,fresh grated for topping
  • ground black pepper,to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine the ground turkey, breadcrumbs, egg, parsley, garlic, salt and parmesan cheese.

  2. Using clean hands, gently mix all the ingredients well until everything is combined.

  3. Form small meatballs, about 1 tablespoon each.

  4. In a large nonstick pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium-low heat.

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

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

  7. Add the chicken broth and Parmesan rind and increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil.

  8. When broth boils, season with black pepper to taste. Reduce heat to medium and gently drop in the meatballs. Cook for about 4 minutes.

  9. Add the tortellini and simmer until cooked according to package directions.

  10. Once cooked, remove the rind, and add the baby spinach. Stir to combine and serve topped with fresh grated Parmigiano Reggiano.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 297.70kcal
  • Fat: 11.22g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.72g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.61g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.71g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.12g
  • Fiber: 2.01g
  • Sugar: 3.00g
  • Protein: 21.17g
  • Cholesterol: 90.58mg
  • Sodium: 481.50mg
  • Calcium: 187.74mg
  • Potassium: 383.94mg
  • Iron: 2.00mg
  • Vitamin A: 193.57µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.68mg
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