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Two bowls stacked in front of vine ripened tomatoes. Top bowl filled with spinach tortellini soup.

Instant Pot Tortellini Soup

Enjoy my easy recipe for Instant Pot Spinach Tortellini Soup in 15 minutes time. This quick cooking soup is perfect for a weekday lunch or a hearty quick dinner, and comes together thanks to a few ingredient staples found in the pantry.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Italian
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Natural Pressure Release: 10 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 314kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients

  • 1 14.5 oz. Can of Diced Tomatoes
  • 14.5 oz. Water
  • 4 cups Fresh Spinach
  • 1 clove Minced Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 12 oz. Dried Cheese and Spinach Tortellini
  • 3 - 32 oz. Boxes of Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese for garnish

Instructions

  • Place the diced tomatoes at the bottom of the Instant Pot. Fill the can with water and pour into the Instant Pot. Then add in the fresh spinach, pack firmly then add the minced garlic, and Italian seasoning on top.
  • Add the dried cheese and spinach tortellini, then begin pouring the chicken broth on top. The tortellini should be almost submerged. Mix well.
  • Close the lid, making sure the valve is set to "sealing" and then set on "soup" setting for 1 minute.
  • Once the soup is done cooking let it "naturally release pressure" for 10 minutes. Then, carefully, force the remaining pressure out of the pot. Remove lid and stir.
  • Season with salt and pepper if desired and top each bowl with a tablespoon Parmesan cheese.

Notes

  • Substitutions - Here are a few of my recommendations for substitutions for this recipe.
    • Frozen Spinach - I have used frozen spinach for this recipe. If making in the Instant Pot you can leave it frozen and whole.
    • Fresh Tortellini - This recipe has been developed for dry tortellini, and it has not been tested using fresh tortellini. If using fresh tortellini I would suggest to make this soup on the stove top instead.
    • Fresh Tomatoes - If you don't have a can of diced tomatoes on hand you can use fresh tomatoes. I would recommend 4 plum tomatoes or two beef stake. Just know you won't have all the tomato juice and the tomatoes might break down more then the canned version.
    • Vegetarian - If you want to make this recipe vegetarian you can use vegetable broth or even water instead of chicken broth.
  • Spicy - Like it spicy? My hubby and I also like to add in a few dashes of red pepper flakes to our bowls of soup. If you aren't serving this to kids you can add the red pepper flakes directly to the soup pot. Start with just ¼-1/2 teaspoon and work up from there. A little goes a long way.
  • Creamy - Make it creamy by adding a half cup of heavy cream after the soup is done cooking.
  • Meat - Don't want a vegetarian tortellini soup? You can add Italian Sausage. Simply saute one pound of ground Italian sausage in the Instant Pot until it's golden brown and cooked through. Then add in the remaining ingredients and cook according to directions.

Stove Top Tortellini Soup

Place the diced tomatoes, water, fresh spinach, minced garlic, and Italian seasoning in a large soup pot. Add the dried cheese and spinach tortellini, then begin pouring the chicken broth on top. The tortellini should be almost submerged.
Turn the heat on medium-high and bring to a boil (about 5 minutes). Then reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Divide evenly among bowls and top with grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

Slow Cooker Tortellini Soup

I have also made this tortellini soup recipe in the slow cooker. You'll want to place all the contents (minus the grated Parmesan cheese) into the slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours. Just note--that the tortellini will swell over time so you may need to add an additional box of broth before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 789mg | Potassium: 402mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2109IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 3mg
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