Vegetable tortellini soup

I am totally into soups lately and this vegetable tortellini soup is one example. It is my first time making this type of soup but for sure it will not be my last.

Tortellini-soup

I have just came up with this recipe and I think the magic ingredients was the pesto and kale. I love kale and since I figured this recipe would be a bit bland I decided to add some pesto sauce.

I have made a little bit more of this vegetable tortellini soup than I needed to so that I could freeze a big portion of it for the upcoming busy days. Since I started school a couple of weeks ago I tend to cook 2-3 meals on Sunday and make extra for during the week. This way is much easier to still eat healthy and feeling meals during the week!

Has any of you made tortellini soup before? I was surprise to learn how much my kids like tortellini and after finding out I wanted to make different types of recipes using this ingredient. My kids for sure loved it so I am sure they will be happy to know that I made extra for the upcoming week!

I love soups and since they are so easy to put together I rely on them all during the fall and winter.

Ever since I bought my 6 qt dutch oven I always make all of my soups on this pot. I remember one time when I went to the Lodge outlet and found the same exact piece I got from Amazon doubled the price. It really didn’t make any since since I was at the outlet store but either way I was happy that mine cost $59 instead of almost $100 at the store. For sure I felt good about my purchase!

If you like tortellini this vegetable tortellini soup recipe would be a great one to add to your collection. So easy, filling and healthy.

Enjoy!

vegetable tortellini soup

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Vegetable tortellini soup

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 8 servings

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp pesto sauce
  • 16 oz of vegetable tortellini
  • 2.5 qt vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 10 oz fresh mushrooms
  • 2-3 cups fresh kale

Directions:

In a 6 qt dutch oven, over medium to high heat, add the olive oil, garlic and carrots. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the pesto sauce and salt and stir followed by the vegetable stock. Bring the mixture to a boil and add the tortellini. Cook for 3-5 minutes and add the mushrooms.

Cook the soup until the tortellini is fully cooked, an extra 3-5 minutes. Turn the heat off and add the kale. Cover the pot and let it sit for 5 minutes until the kale wilts.

The soup may look like it has a lot of liquid but the tortellini will absorb more of the liquid as the soup sits.

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22 comments

  1. This is such a pretty color! It looks so healthy and delicious.

  2. Glad to see I’m not the only one dusting off my juicer! I returned to juicing around the first of August. Every morning now begins with a quart of fresh juice: Carrots, Spinach, Apples, Celery and Cucumber. I also have a second quart of the same mixture for a late afternoon snack. Already experiencing major health changes all Good!

  3. This recipe looks so good Miryam. Juicing is my favorite way to eat my veggies but I fall off the bandwagon because it takes so long to prepare and clean.

    I think the same thing as what you said in your article – I should find a good recipe for this “waste.”

    But so far all I did was start a worm farm. On the plus side I have lots of good compost :)

  4. i love green juice sometimes i even crave for it..missing fiber saddens me too but its just so refreshing.

  5. I finally got a juicer a month or two ago and quite shamefully, I have only used it once. But this makes me want to go get it out of the cabinet and make some gingery green juice!

  6. Thanks for the veggie and herb facts, Miryam! I always learn so much from your posts. This green juice looks so scrumptious and super healthy. Love that it’s full of so many antioxidants and that the color is so vibrantly green! It even LOOKS good for ya… :)

  7. The green is so so so beautiful!!

  8. I loved reading about the nutrients in the veggies. Thanks!

  9. This looks like a great GREEN recipe that I can use when adding in my scoops of Ultimate Foods Drink Mix. Thanks!

  10. Can I use dry parsley? How many stems is a 1/2 lbs of kale?

    • No dry parsley will not have any water, juice so you will no be able to get the nutrients from it. I wouldn’t be able to tell how many stems is 1/2 lb of kale, sorry. Thanks for visiting.

  11. Thank you! I’m off to get fresh. I hope 1 bunch of Kale will do.

  12. so informational. thanks for sharing. love this green juice, I need to make it sometime.

  13. I definitely need to get my juicer back out too. My hubby and I did so well before, time to get back into being healthy to combat all my fattening desserts I consume!! ;) This juice looks delicious, and thank you for all the nutritional facts!

  14. I haven’t tried drinking GREEN juice. But my aunt who is a nurse, said that it’s good for the body. Since I love apples and pears, what the heck! I’ll add the celery, parsley and kale. :D Thanks!

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  16. Wow, I love the addition of ginger to a smoothy. I’ve never thought of doing that before. Thanks for sharing, I’m looking forward to breakfast tomorrow!

  17. you can use the left-over fibre from juicing in stews, casseroles, soups etc, to thicken. failing that the compost heap! recycling!!, using the goodness to grow your own, free from chemicals, veg, etc!!! lol.

  18. For our juice scraps/fiber we make veggie burgers! We mix the scraps with black beans and various spices and they’re fabulous! We freeze them for whenever we want burgers and it’s way better than any processed junk! You can also dehydrate the scraps into crackers.

  19. We also put our veggie scraps with some water and spices in our slow cooker and strain them to make veggie brothe for stuff later. We then freeze the veggie broth into ice cube trays.

  20. I love green smoothies. I started drinking them a few years ago and they have had a tremendous effect on my health an energy levels. I prefer smoothies to juice though.

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