Tortellini, White Bean, and Spinach Soup

  • pinklaura0509 Posted: 11/09/08
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    This was delicious! Like other reviewers, I doubled the Italian spice, added some crushed red pepper flakes and added more liquid. I will definitely make this again!

  • carolfitz Posted: 11/09/09
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    Prepared non-vegetarian using chicken stock and 1½ Ialian turkey sausages. Added a couple diced carrots and celery stalks. Served with kalamata olive bread. Satisfying & hearty soup.

  • csaunders80 Posted: 02/02/09
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    I made this recipe for my CL supper club and we all thought that it was pretty good. Artichoke hearts are not my favorite so I didn't prefer that part of it, but that is just a matter of taste. The recipe did not call for any salt so I had to add about 1/2 tsp. and we all had to sprinkle some on each serving. I also used chicken stock instead of veggie because that's what I had. Made a great 1st course.

  • maggiesieleman Posted: 02/15/09
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    Delicious! I've made about 10 Cooking Light soups so far, but this is my favorite to date. The perfect blend of freshness (from all the vegetables) and richness (from the cheesy pasta)! 2 substitutions: a 1/2 cup of stock to make it soupier and a tablespoon of tomato paste to nullify the "canned tomato" taste. Fabulous on a chilly evening . . .

  • Sturgio Posted: 02/27/10
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    Loved this soup. I doubled the liquid and the tortellini still soaked up all the broth by the next day. Next time I will not use the tortellini. It really doesnt need it!! A handful of small pasta would be sufficient, but not necessary. Can't wait to make again.

  • nancys0987 Posted: 02/24/10
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    I tried this recipe for a soup potluck at work, mainly because we have several vegetarians on the team and this got such good reviews. I doubled the broth and seasoning, like many of the reviewers did, and also left out the tomato (didn't any in the pantry -- oops). Of the four soups we served, this one disappeared first. Definitely a hit!

  • SchellyG Posted: 10/05/10
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    I had this recipe at my friend's house. It was so good, I created an account here to rave about it. I don't know if it soaks up the liquid after the first serving as some suggest. I do believe my friend doubled the liquid and halved the tortellini. She had this cooked in 20 min. from beginning to table top and served it with hard crusty rolls. Perfect vegetarian meal for a chilly afternoon. YUM!

  • alleycat Posted: 04/21/11
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    This is a regular on my family's dinner menu. Even my kids like it (well, my 5-year old mostly picks out the tortellini! but she gave it a thumb's up!). We have served it to guests over the years who have all raved about it. We love this recipe.

  • stacylynn Posted: 04/23/11
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    Good quick weekday soup & something different for refrigerated tortellinis. I thought it needed salt & pepper, but I also used homemade chicken stock that had no salt. Next time I will add the spinach at the time I add the tortellini so it will keep some of it's texture & pretty green color.

  • goosesc Posted: 11/27/11
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    I don't usually make soups--only chili occasionally, but I bought a large package of cheese tortellini at Costco and thought this looked like an interesting use of some of it. It turned out to be one of my favorite uses for them! Can't wait to make it again--it was hearty and delicious and the leftovers were just as good!

  • Hidfromu Posted: 01/16/13
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    My roommate asked for Italian-style Wedding Soup since he really liked Campbell's version but not the sodium. Never have even tasted this soup or made it. turned out terrific! My husband loved it too he only got one serving before it was gone. I gave this recipe a 4 star as I made a lot of changes. Added 2 carrots with other veggies, doubled the Italian seasoning and broth, added crushed red pepper and black pepper, 2 pinches of sugar and at the end end added 10 turkey meatballs sliced into bite-sized pieces.

  • steponme Posted: 04/13/12
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    This was a tasty & quick weeknight meal. I did add two sweet italian turkey sausage links, because my husband doesn't consider it dinner if there's no meat, but I have to admit, the turkey sausage was a nice addition flavor and texture wise. I took the advice of an earlier reviewer and put the spinach in at the end, along with the cooked turkey sausage.

  • ak2005 Posted: 03/14/12
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    Made this last night on a whim and LOVED it! The soup comes together quickly, is hearty enough for a main dish, and pairs perfectly with sliced French bread. Don't skip the Parmesan on top; it made the soup come alive!

  • EllenDeller Posted: 11/30/13
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    Subbed chicken stock for water, added diced zucchini, a hefty dose of garlic, a bit of tomato paste, about 2 TB white wine, and fresh basil. With those additions, pretty good!

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