Sarah's Creamy Parmesan Tomato & Spinach Tortellini Soup
Sarah says - A creamy tomato soup with cheese tortellini, spinach and plenty of Parmesan cheese that is pure comfort food on a chilly day!
2 tablespoons butter
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
red pepper flakes to taste (optional)
1/4 cup flour
3 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
8 ounces cheese tortellini
1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
10 ounces spinach, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup heavy/whipping cream or Greek yoghurt
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons basil pesto
Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat, add the onion and cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
Add the flour and cook for another minute.
Add the broth, tomatoes, tomato paste and tortellini, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the tortellini is tender, about 10 minutes.
Add the Parmesan, let it melt, add the spinach, let it wilt, add the cream, season with salt and pepper to taste, remove from heat before adding the basil pesto.