Southern Tortellini Minestrone

Southern Tortellini MinestroneRecipe
Beth Dreiling Hontzas
Use your favorite frozen greens in this soup, or substitute a bag of thoroughly washed fresh spinach.


Makes 8 to 10 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 42 Minutes


1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 garlic cloves, chopped
2 (32-oz.) containers chicken broth
3/4 cup dry white wine
2 (14.5-oz.) cans Italian-seasoned diced tomatoes
1 (16-oz.) package frozen green beans
1 (16-oz.) package chopped frozen collard greens
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 (16-oz.) package frozen cheese tortellini


1. Sauté onion in hot oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat 8 minutes or until onion is tender. Add garlic, and cook 1 minute. Stir in chicken broth, white wine, and tomatoes; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add green beans, collard greens, and next 3 ingredients. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Add pasta, and cook 10 to 12 minutes or until pasta is done.