Everyone knows tortellini make a quick weeknight pasta dinner--but they also add substance that turns this quick, colorful vegetable soup into a meal. One caveat: Read the label carefully; avoid pasta products made with hydrogenated oils or unnecessary preservatives. Enjoy this soup with a slice of multigrain baguette and a spinach salad. Source: EatingWell Magazine, October/November 2006

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add carrots and onion; stir, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft and just beginning to brown, 6 to 7 minutes. Stir in garlic and rosemary and cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 1 minute.

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  • Stir in broth and zucchini; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the zucchini is beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. Add tortellini and tomatoes and simmer until the tortellini are plump and the tomatoes are beginning to break down, 6 to 10 minutes. Stir vinegar into the hot soup just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; 7.7 g total fat; 2.4 g saturated fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 490 mg sodium. 400 mg potassium; 27 g carbohydrates; 3.8 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 6.9 g protein; 4661 IU vitamin a iu; 21 mg vitamin c; 34 mcg folate; 88 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 23 mg magnesium;

Reviews (18)

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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2014
Fantastic Vegetarian Soup! I love this soup! It's a quick and easy vegetarian option that tastes great and is hardy. It is very easy to alter based on the ingredients on hand. I actually omit the rosemary and use frozen basil from my summer garden. I also omit the red vinegar. I use fresh vegetables from my garden in the summer and early fall but in the winter or when I am in a pinch for time I use a frozen mediterranean mix of veggies that has zucchini summer squash grean beans carrots peppers and onion. I have also used canned diced tomatoes when fresh are not as available. Pros: Easy soup and easy to alter it based on the ingredients you have on hand. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2013
MMMM! This recipe is so simple and easy. Most of the time I don't write reviews but I have seriously made this twice a month since I came across it 3 months ago. It's filling and delicious. I normally use chicken broth and it still turns out amazing. Definitely a must try! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2013
Used ravioli instead of tortellini yum yum!! This soup was very good!! I did make a few minor changes instead of tortellini I actually used spinach florentine ravioli by Rising Moon Organics as it had less calories and fat than any of the tortellini varieties I was finding. I just made sure the water was only very gently boiling before adding the ravioli to avoid having it break apart. I also added 2 stalks of chopped celery and a bit of chives (no onion for us!) I also added a little bit more rosemary after reading the previous reviews and some yellow squash as well. We sprinkled a little Parmesan cheese on top and served with a slice of whole grain bread for dipping. Will definitely make this again!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2012
Delicious and fast This is a great quick fix meal. I knew I'd be very short on time so I chopped my veggies the night before and put into fridge. Then just proceeded from there. Outstanding. Cons: as with most EW recipes and noted by others needs salt and pepper Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2012
Best Post Back-Pack Meal Ever After a 3 day backpacking trip I made a double batch of this for 3 manly guys and myself (female) after we got back to our camper. I had all the items diced sliced etc. ahead of time and liquids in one container seperate from the other items. The frozen tortellinis worked great as an ice pack and it only took 20 mins until it was ready to eat! Everyone loved it!!!!!! AND were fully satisfied after wards. I had made this before using chicken broth and it was good but the vegetable broth adds soooooo much more flavor!! Pros: Easy Can Make Ahead Everyone loved DELICIOUS!! Cons: Prep work takes the most time but minimal still Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2012
This is very yummy for a midnight snack for slumber parties or for just a light dinner. Healthy easy to prepare and is alright to add some thrills of yours in the menu. I got to try the www.soupssimo.com for other grand soups. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I love this recipe! I've made it probably 10 times now and I had to leave a comment. It's perfect when you're short on time it's chilly out and you want some healthy comfort food. When made correctly it looks exactly like the picture shown and it's very easy to make. One tip I do to make sure I have zucchini on hand is I buy it in bulk when on sale and dice and blanch two zucchinis at a time and freeze them in a labeled zipper-top bag. Doing this doesn't take away from the taste. Also when in a bind I use dry tortellini although I'm sure this is slightly less healthy than fresh or frozen. I also use a can of diced tomatoes since I rarely have fresh on hand and studies have shown that canned tomatoes are as healthy or even arguably healthier than fresh tomatoes. Enjoy this easy recipe! mmmm Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
The perfect soup - what a winner!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Awesome soup! I LOVED it but the true test was my picky 9 year old daughter - she usually picks out all the veggies from any soups or casseroles I make but not this time! She ate it all and asked for seconds! I also have a health-conscious husband and a hungry 16 year old. Everyone was fighting over the last dregs from the pot. I will definitely make this again (but maybe just for myself)! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made this for dinner last night since I had all the ingredients on hand with the exception of the tomatoes. I used a can of diced Italian style tomatoes and added the tomatoes with their juices to the soup. It worked just fine. I used a bit more broth than recommended since I assumed that the leftover tortellini would absorb some of the broth. The soup is delicious. Alas my vegetable averse child picked his way around the veggies (unlike the child of another reviewer.) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is one of those dishes that is perfect for a weeknight since it is so easy to prepare. Everyone loved it and we will definately be fixing this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I love this recipe!! I usually double up the veggies and serve with rosemary bread on the side. Delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Quick and easy meal. I would like to add that make sure you season your vegetables well (a little salt and pepper) when sauteeing them. I did not do this and felt that the soup could have used a little bit of seasoning. Other than that the soup was great! I added about an extra cup of water so that there would actually be some 'soup' left in the left overs (tortellini will continue to absorb liquids even after cooking). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Highly recommend. I love this recipe. I also add salt & pepper as well as more rosemary broth & tomatoes than it calls for. I think next time I will add celery since I don't put in the carrots. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Delicious Our family loved this quick healthy soup. We added a bit of salt and pepper as well as a bit more garlic. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Amazingly fresh soup! This soup was amazing! I am normally a hater of zucchini but I loved this soup! It tasted very fresh and clean and was light enough to eat in the middle of the summer. I added salt and pepper to the veggies when I sauteed them and used 4 cans of the vegetable broth. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Quicky healthy light summer dinner! After a little salt and pepper this soup really came to life. I used a can of diced tomatoes in place of fresh which added some extra liquid. It was also bland until some salt and pepper was added. Overall really light and tasty super fresh and totally healthy! Use up those summer zukes! Pros: Quick easy light fresh Cons: Needed extra seasoning Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Mmm...:) Fresh healthy and not so complicated to prepare although next time I will use more rosemary than it is recommended in the recipe:) Read More