I am a huge lover of all things pasta. I especially love cheese Tortellini (the three cheese kind is the best) with a great marinara sauce. This has been a dish that I have grown up eating. It’s probably because the dish is super easy to make for busy schedules.
I really love this meal, but it can sometimes be a bit heavy in calories. I want to enjoy tortellini but in a healthier way and more grown up way. I decided to make a Tortellini Soup that is good for you and still just as delicious.
With a mixture of turkey sausages, cheese tortellini, and spinach, bowl of this tasty soup can be ready in only 40 minutes and is only 220 calories. This recipe is also great to freeze and keep for a rainy day when you need something delicious!
What I love the most about this recipe is that it’s a skinny soup. I can enjoy a soup I really love without the sodium, calories and fat. This is a guilt free soup that you can enjoy by yourself on a night in or with group of friends at a get together. Wherever you choose to serve this, everyone will be able to eat a bit of dessert at the end of the night!
1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
pinch dried red chili flakes
1 ½ cups white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 – 28 ounce tin whole peeled tomatoes, crushed
4 cups reduced sodium chicken stock
½ pound turkey sausages, meat remove from casing
3 cups fresh or frozen cheese tortellini
2 cups packed baby spinach
Freshly ground black pepper
Fresh basil, for serving
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for sprinkling
Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add chunks of the sausage meat and cook until it begins to brown. Add the onion, celery and garlic; stir until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the oregano, thyme and chili flakes; stir for 1 minute.
Add the white kidney beans, stock and tomatoes; stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer. Add the tortellini, spinach and pepper. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until tortellini are cooked and spinach has wilted.
Serve with freshly torn basil and Parmesan cheese.
Amanda Garbutt is the host of The Hot Plate, a free online cooking show dedicated to inspiring culinary confidence in new cooks. The Hot Plate also offers regular cooking tips and advice, how-tos, and information on seasonal ingredients.
by Amanda Garbutt