Dinner doesn’t get much easier than this Italian Tortellini Soup. Simmer together chicken broth, fire roasted tomatoes, baby spinach, and cheesy tortellini for a nutritious meal to keep you warm throughout the winter.
I’ve gotten on a soup-kick lately. Besides being nice and warm, soups are incredibly convenient not just for dinner but also for lunches. Simply whip up a large batch on Sunday and pre-portion into individual tupperware containers. This way, each night all I need to do it put a container of soup, a piece of fruit, and a yogurt in mine and Bry’s lunch boxes then go and enjoy the few hours between work and bedtime (which sadly has been creeping up from midnight during college to now 9pm because #adultlife).
This soup could not be easier: once you’ve minced the garlic, all that’s left to do is pour ingredients into a soup pot and let it simmer. Because both Bry and I like a little spice to our food, I used fire-roasted diced tomatoes, but feel free to use regular diced tomatoes and add your own black or red pepper flakes according to your taste preferences.
Another bonus? It’s also very friendly on the budget! For this month’s Recipe Redux, we were challenged to come up with delicious entrees that ring in at $3.00 or less per serving: How low can you go? Can you make a meal for less than $3 per serving? Whatever your budget, show us your healthy entree recipe to help keep food spending in check in 2017.
And let me tell you, with this recipe you can go way low on the budget (even when shopping in Boston):
1 12-oz package mixed cheese tortellini: $4.50 per bag = $1.13 per serving
1 6-oz bag baby spinach: $2.50 per bag = $0.62 per serving
1 can fire roasted tomatoes: $0.79 per can = $0.20 per serving
48 ounces chicken broth: $1.79 per 32-oz carton = $0.72 per serving
Cost per serving: $2.67
So here’s a toast to easy, delicious recipes that are easy on the budget!
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This was wonderful. Added a couple of dried red chilies to kick it up notch. Quick and easy. Definitely my new go to comfort food recipe.
Dried red chilies would be delicious in this! So glad you like it Sandra 🙂
Mmm this looks and sounds delicious!
This looks like a big bowl of comfort to me! I love tortellini soup and rather than chicken soup, it’s actually my go-to when I’m feeling under the weather. Your recipe looks perfect and you totally crushed the recipe redux challenge 🙂
Thanks Sonali! “A big bowl of comfort” is the perfect description 😉 I totally agree: give me tortellini soup over chicken noodle any day.