Spinach and Mushroom Tortellini Soup
This Spinach and Mushroom Tortellini Soup comes together in one pot and makes for an easy, healthy weeknight meal.
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.
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 the leftover Mushroom Tortellini Soup.
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. I love a 30 Minute Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup when I’m feeling under the weather, but this soup offers all the same warming comfort with some welcome variations in flavor and texture.
It 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.
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.
If you’re in need of more cozy soup recipes for a sick day, try my Italian Sausage Stew with White Beans, Max and Erma’s Chicken Tortilla Soup, and Chicken Sausage Tomato Tortellini Soup.
Spinach and Mushroom Tortellini Soup
- 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
Adapted from Skinny Taste
I made this soup for dinner tonight and it is fantastic… I am sitting here eating my second bowl!
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!
I’m so glad you enjoy it! Thanks for coming back to let me know. It makes my day!
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?
Yikes! I must not have had enough coffee when I wrote that! Thanks for the catch. All of the errors are fixed now!
Love throwing tortellini into brothy soups–makes it a whole meal! Lucky you had it around this week!
Love this soup! Comforting and healthy is a rare find, so thank you so much for sharing!!
This soup looks so healthy and comforting and am sure is best for both you and your Mr.
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!
Ugh, so rough! hope you both feel better soon!
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.
Mmm, I’ll have a bowl!
Sounds like you should have named one this Salvation Soup, Courtney! Save a life, save a marriage. Beautiful flavors and healing broth!
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!
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!
It looks so good, and so healthy! Thanks for sharing!
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! 🙂
I love tortellini soup, but have never had it with mushrooms. What a great addition! What a tasty recipe!
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!
A perfect flu-fixer!
There is nothing better than a soup when you are sick. Yours looks like it would cure anyone, delicious!!
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.
yummm! this sounds like just the thing you need to help you feel better!
Wonderful soup for all that ails you. I love tortellini in soups too. Hopefully you’re all on the mend now.
Your soup looks so warm and comforting!
What a great soup. That’s just what you need when you are under the weather.
Yum! What a great soup! Love the tortellini in it!!
Theres nothing I love more than tortellini, except maybe soup with tortellini!
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!
Ugh, I’m sorry you were both sick! But this soup DOES sound like a delicious lifesaver. I’m definitely going to try it 🙂
What a gorgeous, delicious-looking soup. I love fall because it’s hot soup time!
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!
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