Taste the Soup: Instant Pot Creamy Tortellini and Spinach Soup

This week Louisiana woke up to “fall weather”. Mother Nature teasing us with nightly temperatures in the 60s and 70s this past week meant one thing in our house – comfort food for dinner! A family favorite is Creamy Tortellini and Spinach soup. This soup is easy to prepare, tasty, and comforting.  Below is my quick and easy recipe.

Creamy Tortellini and Spinach Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 TBLS vegetable oil
  • 1 yellow onion – diced (fresh or frozen)
  • 3 carrots – diced
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 carton of vegetable stock
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 12-ounce bag of cheese tortellini
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2-3 cups of baby spinach

Directions:

  1. Select Sauté setting on pressure cooker and add oil. Once hot, add the diced onions and carrots.
  2. Sauté for 3 minutes, then add the garlic and continue cooking for another minute.
  3. Add tomatoes, vegetable stock, and all seasonings to the Instant Pot. Secure lid and set vent to sealing.
  4. Select Pressure Cook/Manual with a 1-minute cook time on high pressure. Once completed, allow the pressure cooker to naturally release for 5 minutes then do a quick release of the remaining steam.
  5. Select Sauté again and add in the tortellini. Stir and cook for 5 minutes, then add in the cream. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
  6. Add in the baby spinach and cover to let the spinach wilt for a couple of minutes.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

The soup can be served alone or with grilled cheese sandwiches or mozzarella sticks.

What are some of your favorite cooler-weather soup recipes?

Elizabeth and her husband Nicholas have been married for 13 years. They live in Geismar with their 3 children, Addison (9), Parker (5), and Laurel (2). She is from Franklin, LA and moved to Baton Rouge after receiving her Master’s in Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University. She is a Budget Administrator for the Department of Public Safety. She relies on sarcasm, a dry sense of humor, and the occasional cocktail to deal with the daily demands of motherhood. She loves crawfish, clean sheets, vacuuming, and the latest crime documentary on Netflix.

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