15-Minute Tortellini & Spinach Weeknight Soup – #SoupSwappers

You can have a delicious dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes with this spinach, carrot, and tortellini weeknight soup.

I’m going to tell y’all a little story today, and no, it has absolutely nothing at all to do with this super easy and quick weeknight tortellini soup. Instead, it’s all about what was probably one of the most hilarious type-o’s of the year, which literally led to me sitting in my car, crying from laughter.

Earlier this week, Debbie from The Mountain Kitchen shared a post from WiperTags on her Facebook page. I happened to see the post while in my car driving to work. Yes, I am that person who checks their email, social media, etc. while being stuck at each and every traffic light. It’s how I get stuff done. Below is a video of the product she was sharing.

Now obviously, I immediately fell in lust with these windshield wipers at first sight and responded with, “We need this!!! Both Bob and I!” After pondering over these products for a few more minutes, yet another traffic light, and clicking onto the site to find out more about them, I came to a sudden realization. Neither Bob or I actually have rear wipers on our vehicles. So, I responded again with what was supposed to be, “Too bad our cars don’t have rear wipers!”

That would have been the end of my traffic light posting if I hadn’t seen her response to my comment, which was, “Lmao!! Gross!” That response certainly had me wondering if Debbie had done gone and lost her mind. What the heck could possibly be so funny or gross about neither Bob or I having rear windshield wipers on our vehicles?

Then I took a look at my comment again and immediately burst out laughing. It’s amazing how changing one little letter in a sentence can make such a huge difference. While intending to write, “Too bad our cars don’t have rear wipers?” I actually wrote, “Too bad our cats don’t have rear wipers!”

Now ya’ll, I’m guessing you have just about the same image in your head as I do after reading that sentence. Brenna sporting a rear windshield wiper would certainly be a sight to behold. Imagine the shit that would fly. Literally. I don’t think I stopped laughing or crying until I actually pulled into my work parking lot. I’m pretty sure that one little type-o was the highlight of mine and Debbie’s day.

By the way Debbie, I actually found out that Cat Rear Wipers do in fact exist. Who knew? Not quite as thrilling as imagining a real cat actually wearing one but still funny none the less.

You can have a delicious dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes with this spinach, carrot, and tortellini weeknight soup.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (32-oz.) Carton Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 (16-oz.) Carton Half & Half
  • 1 (14.5-oz.) Can Sliced Carrots, Rinsed & Drained
  • 1 (13.5-oz.) Can Leaf Spinach, Rinsed, Drained, & Squeezed Dry
  • 1/2 to 1 Teaspoon Finely Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt
  • Pinch of Freshly Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 (20-oz.) Package Refrigerated 5 Cheese Tortellini

You can have a delicious dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes with this spinach, carrot, and tortellini weeknight soup.

Directions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients, except for the tortellini, into a large pot over high heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Bring to a rolling boil, add the tortellini, and cook for 4 minutes, stirring constantly.

You can have a delicious dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes with this spinach, carrot, and tortellini weeknight soup.

Suggestions:

  • Rinsing and draining the canned vegetables helps to get rid of the salty liquid which they are packaged in. Squeeze the spinach to get out any excess liquid.
  • Make sure to use refrigerated fresh tortellini for this recipe, not dried tortellini.
  • I used 1-teaspoon of finely ground black pepper in this recipe because I like a lot of black pepper. Adjust the amount of pepper according to your own taste.
  • There is not a lot of liquid in this soup. Add an additional 14.5-oz. can of low-sodium chicken broth if you prefer more liquid in your soup.
  • If you have leftover soup, the tortellini will soak up most of the liquid, turning it into a creamy pasta dish. It’s just as good as the soup.

You can have a delicious dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes with this spinach, carrot, and tortellini weeknight soup.

Improvements:

  • You can use both fresh or frozen carrots and spinach in this recipe if you prefer, however, you will need to cook them for a longer amount of time before adding the tortellini.
  • Add shredded rotisserie chicken to this soup.
  • Replace the spinach or carrots in this recipe with peas, broccoli, or cauliflower.

15-Minute Tortellini & Spinach Weeknight Soup

15-Minute Tortellini & Spinach Weeknight Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 (32-oz.) Carton Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 (16-oz.) Carton Half & Half
  • 1 (14.5-oz.) Can Sliced Carrots, Rinsed & Drained
  • 1 (13.5-oz.) Can Leaf Spinach, Rinsed, Drained, & Squeezed Dry
  • 1/2 to 1 Teaspoon Finely Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt
  • Pinch of Freshly Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 (20-oz.) Package Refrigerated 5 Cheese Tortellini

Directions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients, except for the tortellini, into a large pot over high heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Bring to a rolling boil, add the tortellini, and cook for 4 minutes, stirring constantly.
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You can have a delicious dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes with this spinach, carrot, and tortellini weeknight soup.

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  • KathyWalker

    Auto correct does the most interesting things to us! I am still chuckling.
    I am totally on board with your Spinach Tortellini Soup! It looks super delicious.

    • Thanks Kathy…it was pretty delicious and the leftovers were even better!!! I’m not quite sure if auto correct or my big thumbs are to blame for this one!

  • P~

    Yum with the soup! How perfect is that for quick weeknight soup? I am really loving your rear wiper story! 😀 P~

    • Thanks…I feel like this soup may become a regular recipe in our house…with all sorts of different veggies and proteins!

  • Wendy Klik

    I”m still laughing….you should send a photo of the convo to Ellen.

    • I’ll have to look into that! Glad I could make you laugh!!!

  • This sounds crazy delish! Hysterical story!

  • Barrie

    This is like my favorite creamed spinach combined with pasta- so yummy!

    • Good point…I wasn’t looking at it from the creamed spinach angle!

  • Debbie Spivey

    Omg! This makes me laugh so hard!!! I am glad you shared it with others. This soup looks amazing, more so than that rear wiper….lol! Thanks for sharing!

  • snehadatar

    I’m a sucker for any soup with pasta, love it.

  • Our dogs don’t have rear wipers either! (That was a great laugh!) – I’ve done similar things, and well, at least the targets of my typos were always very understanding… 😉 Great soup!

    • Thanks Sally! I’m sure dog wipers would be a sight to behold as well…they’d probably try to chase them!

  • Camilla Mann

    This looks delicious!!

  • Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing at the Friday Frenzy Link Party! PINNED!

  • NanaHood

    Saw your soup on Imaging linkup. It looks great and loved the story. Teresa from NanaHood.com

    • Thanks for stopping by after seeing the linkup…so glad you liked the story!

  • Kelleyn Rothaermel

    Yummy!

  • Amy CookingAdventures

    Oh this looks so delicious! I love it!