How to make vegetarian tortellini soup

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Who doesn't love curling up in front of the fireplace with a loved one and a hearty bowl of homemade soup? This vegetarian tortellini soup is packed full of tender chunks of garden vegetables, cheesy tortellini pasta and a flavorful veggie broth. It's a comforting reminder of everything we love about the winter. This soup isn't just for vegetarians ... anyone with a love for veggies will be blown away at how quick, easy and versatile this recipe is!
The recipe below calls for an assortment of garden vegetables, but you can feel free to mix and match or add some of your personal favorites to the pot. This is a perfect recipe for anyone with a garden or who has plenty of spare vegetables on hand. And, with this one-pot meal, cleanup is a breeze.
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Vegetarian Tortellini Soup
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1 large yellow onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 carrots, chopped
2 zucchini, chopped
5 plum tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup fresh baby spinach, chopped
3 cups fresh cheese tortellini pasta
1 16-ounce container low-sodium vegetable stock
2 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
In a large, heavy-bottom pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
Add carrots and onions to the pot. Sauté until the carrots start to soften and the onions become translucent, about 3 minutes.
Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
All at once, add the vegetable stock, water, zucchini, tomatoes, spinach, tortellini pasta, rosemary, and 1/2 teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper. Stir to combine.
Bring the soup to a boil over high heat, then immediately reduce heat to medium-low. Cover the pot, and simmer until the vegetables are fork tender and the pasta is fully cooked, about 10 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Once all ingredients are cooked, remove from heat and serve immediately in individual bowls. Garnish with a sprinkle of more rosemary or finely chopped parsley.
Pro-tip: This soup can easily be made non-vegetarian by using chicken stock and adding small cubes of precooked chicken to the pot.
Pro-tip: Chopping all your vegetables about the same size will ensure an even cooking time.
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