A hearty and filling take on the traditional Minestrone soup! My tortellini minestrone soup is loaded with veggies, like spinach and zucchini, but also has tortellini loaded with cheese, and the best part is that it comes together pretty quickly on the stovetop!
I’m all about the colorful soups in the fall!
Wouldja look at this bowl? Doesn’t it scream fall with those beautiful burgundies, hunter greens, and auburn tones?
This is my quick tortellini minestrone soup recipe. It’s loaded with beans, carrots, onions, zucchini, green beans, and spinach. Instead of the traditional ditalini pasta, we’re using cheese-stuffed tortellini shells that I picked up from the refrigerated section of my grocery store. And the part that will make all my fellow soup lovers happy — this comes together on the stovetop in no time at all!
It’s no secret that you guys love my slow cooker take on minestrone soup . So many of you guys have made it, loved it, and shared it with others. But every now and then again, I’ll get a request for a stove-top minestrone soup recipe. And guess what? I’m so there to deliver. Not only is today’s recipe a stovetop version of minestrone soup, but it’s also loaded with cheesy tortellini, so for those of us that want something a little different to try out, this hopefully hits the nail on the head.
And I’ll tell you another secret; tortellini minestrone soup is one of my favorites to make because it’s the kind of soup that tastes better as it sits. So weekly lunches look better and better as the days go by. The flavors all have a chance to meld, and what you’re left with is a bowl of uber flavorful minestrone soup.
Clearly, I’m biased, but I’ve always said my homemade minestrone soup recipe is better than Olive Garden’s take on it. Luckily, many of you have agreed with me! The secret to it is the addition of sun-dried tomato pesto. It packs a super-concentrated tomato punch to the recipe. One that is crucial if you’re making a quicker stove-top version of minestrone soup. The longer cooking process of slow cooker minestrone allows flavors to develop, but when you’re making it on the stove, you’ve got to do two things to achieve a richer tomato broth.
Mirepoix is a simple combination of diced veggies. Most often, they are onions, carrots, and celery. Mirepoix is a starter for a lot of sauces and soups. Sautéing the mirepoix in olive oil is a great way to start as it adds a ton of flavor to your soups, stews, and sauces!
No need to run out and get fire-roasted tomatoes if you’ve got a big can of regular diced tomatoes on hand. I really like the roasted flavor that fire-roasted tomatoes bring, so if you have the option, opt for them. However, regular tomatoes will work just fine too!
If you are anticipating leftovers or if you’re meal prepping this for a weekly lunch, I suggest boiling the tortellini separately from the soup. I like to drizzle the tortellini with a small glug of olive oil when it’s done and store it in a separate Tupperware container in the refrigerator. Just add tortellini to individual bowls before serving! If you’re packing this for lunch, you can keep the cooled tortellini portioned in zip-top bags or small containers and add it to the soup bowl right before reheating.
A hearty and filling take on the traditional Minestrone soup! My tortellini minestrone soup is loaded with veggies, like spinach and zucchini but also has tortellini loaded with cheese and the best part is that it comes together pretty quickly on the stovetop!
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