Tomato Florentine Tortellini Soup

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Normally when I make soup, I have a little extra to put in the freezer for later. Not this time! We ate it all!

Tomato Florentine Tortellini Soup

Serves 4-6

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, chopped

2 cups canned diced tomatoes, reserve water

3 1/3 cups vegetable broth

1 cup of reserved water

1 cup tomato sauce

2 cups chopped spinach

1 cup tortellini pasta or other pasta

3 tablespoons sugar (optional)

Salt and Pepper to taste

Parmesan cheese for garnish

 

Sauté onions in olive oil about 5 minutes in a stock pot

Add garlic and sauté 1 more minute

Slowly pour in broth, tomatoes, sauce and tomato water

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes

Stir in pasta, cook according to package time included in the 25 minute simmer time

Add sugar (optional)

Stir in spinach and simmer 2 minutes

Salt and pepper to taste

Serve with parmesan garnish

Enjoy!