06 February 2014

Tomato & Spinach Tortellini Soup (WW Recipe)

Perfect for a cold day! This is easy and delicious! Good for you too. :)

12 oz. package cheese Tortellini pasta-dried, frozen, or fresh
3 c chicken broth
2 tbsp tomato paste

1 c water
1-14 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
3 carrots, chopped
1 small onion, diced
2 stalks celery
1 ½ c fresh spinach,chopped
¼ c Parmesan cheese
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp black pepper/salt
1 tbsp olive oil
3/4 c fat-free half-n-half (optional)

Saute olive oil, onions, carrots, and celery in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until onions start to become translucent. Stir in garlic until heated through. Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato paste, broth, water, basil, oregano, rosemary, and black pepper- simmer, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
Add in tortellini pasta, spinach and Parmesan cheese (and half-n-half if using)- simmering for an additional 15 minutes, stirring several times during simmer.
Original recipe found here.

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