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When it’s chilly out, it’s the perfect time to stay inside, put on comfy clothes and cuddle up on the couch with a warm blanket ― and a bowl of hot soup.

For Jennifer Bier, a nutritionist at MetroHealth, tortellini-spinach soup is the go-to option for her and her family this time of year. This soup hits all the marks — not only is it delicious and hearty enough to satisfy your hunger, but the dish is easy to make on a busy weeknight. “It’s a one-pot meal ready in under 30 minutes,” Jennifer said.

Here’s the recipe for Ms. Bier’s “family favorite” soup.

Tortellini-Spinach Soup


2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

4 cups chicken stock

1 (8 oz) package cheese tortellini, fresh or frozen (mini tortellini work best)

6 oz (3-4 cups) fresh spinach, washed and coarsely chopped

14 oz can diced tomatoes with garlic, oregano, and basil

Parmesan cheese, optional


  1. Heat large pot over medium heat. Add oil and crushed garlic. Sautee 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add oregano and chicken stock and tortellini. Increase heat and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the spinach and tomatoes and simmer 5 more minutes.

Serve with grated parmesan.

Watch a how-to video for this yummy tortellini soup