The weather has turned and it’s time for soup.
After fun in the cold, wet snow, there is nothing better than a big, robust bowl of soup.
I was reminded of the healthy benefits of including spinach in our diets by Helen of Well-BeingSecrets. Check out this super food here: Spinach Health Benefits
Now, what about that soup? Well one of my all time favorite recipes for dinner in one dish is the Ellie Krieger recipe I made back in 2012. Link here: CEImB Tortellini Spinach Soup.
I tweaked the original recipe as follows:
- 1 TBS olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1 orange, yellow or red bell pepper, chopped
- 2 ribs of celery, chopped
- 8 oz sliced mushrooms
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 28 oz can diced tomatoes
- 32 oz Vegetable Stock
- 16 oz chopped frozen spinach, defrosted
- 20 oz pkg Tri color tortellini with cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Heat the oil over medium heat in a large soup pot. Add the onions and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and let cook another minute.
Add the peppers, celery, mushrooms, oregano, thyme, pepper flakes and cook about 6 minutes.
Add the tomatoes and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to simmer for 10 –12 minutes. Add the spinach stir and cook for about 5 minutes then add the tortellini and cook for another 8 minutes.
Very tasty. Not heavy but hearty enough to fill you up with a lot of goodness and iron.
What’s your favorite one dish dinner when the weather turns cold?