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tortellini soup with spinach & meatballs

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Thea Pappalardo
Queens Village, NY

I made this over the weekend, at my daughter's home. Everyone raved about it.

(2 ratings)

Ingredients For tortellini soup with spinach & meatballs

  • 1 lb
    bulk italian sausage
  • 2/3 c
    italian flavored breadcrumbs
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 5 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 qt
    low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 c
  • 18 oz
    fresh tortellini or 13 oz frozen tortellini
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    italian seasoning
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/3 c
    chopped roasted red peppers
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice (preferably fresh)
  • 1
    bag baby spinach
  • shredded pecorino romano or parmesan for garnish

How To Make tortellini soup with spinach & meatballs

  • 1
    Combine sausage and breadcrumbs. Form into little meatballs, about 3/4 inch in diameter. Set aside.
  • 2
    Heat oil in dutch oven and saute onion, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and continue stirring for another minute. Add broth, water, 3/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Bring to a boil, add meatballs and simmer 5-6 minutes. Add tortellini, basil, roasted red peppers, lemon juice and Italian seasoning and simmer until tortellini is tender. Stir in spinach, cover pot and remove from heat. Wait about 2 minutes until spinach is wilted. Spoon into soup bowls and sprinkle with cheese.

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