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Spinach and Mushroom Tortellini Soup

This Spinach and Mushroom Tortellini Soup comes together in one pot and makes for an easy, healthy weeknight meal. For more one pot meals, check out the other #SundaySupper recipes below.

One Pot Spinach and Mushroom Tortellini Soup |

A few weeks ago I mentioned I was sick. What I didn’t realize at the time was that that small sickness would drag it’s stubborn self on for over two solid weeks. It started with the sneezes, advanced quickly to the sniffles, then blew up into total congestified, drippy, coughy, snotty, sore throat awful.

The Mr. got it too, and between the two of us we managed to make the house utterly disgusting. Tissues snuck their way into couch cushions. Cough syrup bottles and sleeves of pills littered the coffee table. The sink filled with empty tea mugs and oatmeal clogged pots which we had no intention of cleaning. We were unshowered and smelled like a mixture of night sweats and Vics vapor rub. Let’s just say, we washed ALL the blankets in our house after this sickness.

I think being sick at the same time as your husband is the absolute worst. At least when you’re the only one sick, you can get your hubby to make you dinner and bring you ice cream and do the laundry and generally feel really bad for you.

But when you’re both sick, there are no sympathy back rubs. We were both total grumps, each of us bitter that the other one couldn’t properly take care of us in our moment of need. It’s one thing to care for a sick spouse when you’re feeling great. But when you’re both fighting the cold from hell? That’s when grace and understanding and “in sickness and in health” is really put to the test.

One Pot Spinach and Mushroom Tortellini Soup |

What does all this have to do with Spinach and Mushroom Tortellini Soup?

Not a whole lot, except I think it might have saved us.

When the Mr. started getting a scratchy throat at the beginning of the week, I decided to make a huge pot of this soup for dinner.

We had tons of leftovers, and thank God we did, because for the rest of the week we lived on those leftovers.

I think I ate this soup three days in a row–and sometimes more than once in a day.

Who knows where we’d be without this soup?

We probably would have killed each other fighting over the can opener for the last can of Campbell’s Chicken and Noodle Soup.

This brothy soup filled with spinach and red pepper and cheesy tortellini got us through. The broth for this has a surprisingly deep flavor thanks to a Parmesan rind thrown in with the other soup ingredients. I amped it up even more with a healthy dose of red pepper flakes. I loved the distinct warmth the red pepper flakes gave this soup, and it happened to be just the thing my clogged sinuses needed.

And the best part? It all comes together in one big pot in about 30 minutes, most of which is hands off time.

One Pot Spinach and Mushroom Tortellini Soup |

I gotta be honest with you, the pictures of this soup were not my fav. The spinach, while great in health benefits, doesn’t do much for the color of a soup. But don’t be deceived by its looks. This soup has a whole lotta crazy good inside.

Tired of doing dishes? My fellow #SundaySupper contributors are sharing their best one pot meals this week. Hop below the recipe to check them out!

Spinach and Mushroom Tortellini Soup

Prep Time 5 minsPrep Time
Cook Time 35 minsCook Time
Total Time 40 mins Total Time
Yields 6


  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 a large onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 12 ounces mushrooms (any variety)
  • 8 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 oz. frozen spinach
  • About a 4 inch piece Parmesan rind (optional)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Cracked Pepper
  • 9 ounces cheese tortellini


  1. Melt butter in a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and red pepper, cover, and allow to soften for 5-7 minutes. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  3. Add the mushrooms, chicken broth, water, spinach, Parmesan rind, and seasonings, cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and continue to cook for 15 minutes or until mushrooms are softened. Add the tortellini and cook for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Serve immediately.


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  • Renee Goerger October 6, 2013, 6:39 AM

    Hope you and the Mr. are feeling a whole lot better. What a struggle that must have been with you both being sick at the same time. No fair!! Glad you had this soup to warm and comfort you. It sounds delicious!

    Renee – Kudos Kitchen

  • supperforasteal October 6, 2013, 8:12 AM

    This is my kind of soup! I always add tortellini when I want to beef up a thin brothy soup. Love the spinach and red pepper added!

  • A_Kiasi October 6, 2013, 8:26 AM

    What a gorgeous, delicious-looking soup. I love fall because it’s hot soup time!

  • Liz October 6, 2013, 8:58 AM

    Ugh, I’m sorry you were both sick! But this soup DOES sound like a delicious lifesaver. I’m definitely going to try it 🙂

  • Marjory @ Dinner-Mom October 6, 2013, 9:24 AM

    Love the spinach and tortellini. My picky eater will scoop out some of the pasta, but everyone else will enjoy the whole dish. Win-win!

  • Amanda M October 6, 2013, 9:36 AM

    Theres nothing I love more than tortellini, except maybe soup with tortellini!

  • Jennifer Drummond October 6, 2013, 10:05 AM

    Yum! What a great soup! Love the tortellini in it!!

  • Constance October 6, 2013, 10:55 AM

    What a great soup. That’s just what you need when you are under the weather.

  • Nichole C October 6, 2013, 11:27 AM

    Your soup looks so warm and comforting!

  • Susan Pridmore October 6, 2013, 11:44 AM

    Wonderful soup for all that ails you. I love tortellini in soups too. Hopefully you’re all on the mend now.

  • Shaina Wizov October 6, 2013, 12:36 PM

    yummm! this sounds like just the thing you need to help you feel better!

  • Laura Hunter October 6, 2013, 12:55 PM

    A few weeks ago all three of us got sick at the same time so I can relate, misery doesn’t love company in those situations. I could have used a big batch of this during that time because cooking was the last thing I wanted to do.

  • Tara October 6, 2013, 2:06 PM

    There is nothing better than a soup when you are sick. Yours looks like it would cure anyone, delicious!!

  • Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious October 6, 2013, 3:21 PM

    A perfect flu-fixer!

  • The Ninja Baker October 6, 2013, 4:57 PM

    How very ingenious to throw in the rind of a parmesan cheese…And to have saved your marriage with this fabulous tortellini soup 😉 Seriously, your recipe does seem to be an A+ on health and taste. P.s. I love spinach and cheese. Again, ingenious!

  • Alida October 6, 2013, 8:58 PM

    I love tortellini soup, but have never had it with mushrooms. What a great addition! What a tasty recipe!

  • Betsy Cohen October 6, 2013, 11:26 PM

    So glad that both of you are on the mend and that you had delicious soup to help you get through the week without killing each other…or sneezing on each other! 🙂

  • mommasangelbaby October 7, 2013, 12:45 AM

    It looks so good, and so healthy! Thanks for sharing!

  • kimchi_mom October 7, 2013, 10:20 AM

    Well, thank goodness for this soup! I hope you guys are feeling much better now! I woke up with a little tickle in my throat today and praying that it’s nothing!

  • Climbing Grier Mountain October 7, 2013, 2:15 PM

    Bummer! I hope y’all are feeling better. I swear it’s the gift that keeps on giving. But this soup needs to be in my life!

  • Stacy October 7, 2013, 2:48 PM

    Sounds like you should have named one this Salvation Soup, Courtney! Save a life, save a marriage. Beautiful flavors and healing broth!

  • Sarah R October 7, 2013, 3:38 PM

    Mmm, I’ll have a bowl!

  • Nancy October 7, 2013, 8:01 PM

    Did you guys try to argue who was the sicker of the two and thus, the one who wasn’t at sick should get their butt out of bed to do things? That’s totally what I would do (cause I’m a jerk). Thank goodness you had a big pot of this delicious soup! And don’t knock your photos – I think they’re gorgeous and this soup looks super yummy.

  • Erin@WellPlated October 8, 2013, 12:25 AM

    Ugh, so rough! hope you both feel better soon!

  • Alice Choi October 8, 2013, 10:12 AM

    Well, this soup looks a lot better than Campbell’s Chicken and Noodle Soup! It looks so delicious! Glad this soup came to the rescue and hope you and the Mr. are feeling better!

  • Faye Leong October 10, 2013, 10:33 AM

    This soup looks so healthy and comforting and am sure is best for both you and your Mr.

  • mushroomscanada October 15, 2013, 2:41 PM

    Love this soup! Comforting and healthy is a rare find, so thank you so much for sharing!!


  • Webicurean October 16, 2013, 11:56 AM

    Love throwing tortellini into brothy soups–makes it a whole meal! Lucky you had it around this week!

  • Ali March 11, 2016, 9:53 PM

    Um, is it me or does this recipe not list tortellini in the ingredients? I also don’t see any direction as to if or when to put in the 1½ teaspoon Kosher Salt, 1 teaspoon coriander, ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or the Cracked Pepper. It also instructs to saute the garlic for 30 minutes, must be a typo for 30 seconds?

    • Courtney @ Neighborfood March 11, 2016, 11:40 PM

      Yikes! I must not have had enough coffee when I wrote that! Thanks for the catch. All of the errors are fixed now!

  • Kelli March 13, 2017, 6:59 PM

    Just wanted to say thank you for sharing this! It has become a family favorite. My husband doesn’t love a ton of vegetables and I don’t eat much meat, but we agree on this soup 🙂 We love mushrooms and usually double the amount and I’ve started using the whole 19 oz. bag of tortellini haha! I also swap out the red peppers and add crinkle cut carrot slices instead. Love how easy this is and how delicious it is!

    • Courtney March 14, 2017, 10:55 AM

      I’m so glad you enjoy it! Thanks for coming back to let me know. It makes my day!

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