Tortellini and Italian Meatball Soup with Spinach

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Yields: 1 Serving Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 30 Mins Cook Time: 2 Hr Total Time: 2 Hr 30 Mins

Remember when I posted the Italian soup base recipe earlier this year?

Well the tortellini and meatball soup with fresh spinach is just what you need to make with the Italian Soup Base.

I made this dish the same day as eating it with my crock pot, as I wasn’t quite sure what time we were going to eat, so I started it in the morning and by the time everyone arrived and was starving enough I had the soup ready to serve.

The soup is very easy to make.  If your looking for a quick hot meal for a cold winters night this soup wont break the budget!

For the meatballs I made the Chicken Rosemary and Garlic Meatballs , these meatballs were perfect, they added a ton of flavor and were a good pairing for the tortellini soup.    For a quicker option, you can simply use a package of frozen Italian meatballs, and just add them in to the crock pot, allowing at least 1 hour on simmer for the meatballs to thoroughly cook.

When you are almost ready to eat, add in the thawed tortellini and the baby spinach, they take about 3-5 minutes to cook in the crockpot .

Don’t forget the parmesan cheesy garlic bread! Preheat your oven to 350.  Line a large cookie sheet with foil.

Add minced garlic to softened butter, mixing well.  Simply cut a loaf of French bread in 1/2, than cut the two pieces lengthwise in 1/2, spread the butter onto the 4 bread pieces, sprinkle as much shredded parmesan as you desire onto each piece, and place into the oven for 10-15 mins.

The best part to the recipe, is sitting down with your soup and bread and eating every last bite!


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0/14 Ingredients
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  • If using the canned Italian soup base, add into pot otherwise Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, onion, garlic and cook until softened.
  • Add to crockpot, vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano, basil paste and salt Add meatballs Set on low
  • Prior to serving add the tortellini and spinach they need to simmer for 3 mins Add salt as needed

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