Spinach and Tortellini Soup Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 6 people)

  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions, tops included
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 2 cans (15 oz size) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 package (9 oz size) fresh low-fat tomato and cheese tortellini
  • 3 cups torn spinach leaves
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Spray bottom of large saucepan with cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot.
  2. Saute carrots, green onions, garlic, and basil until onions are tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add chicken broth and water to saucepan; heat to boiling.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 10 minutes.
  5. Heat broth mixture to boiling; stir in tortellini and spinach.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until tortellini are al dente, about 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in lemon juice, nutmeg and pepper.

Recipe Source: CDKitchen.com