This Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup is so easy and always a crowd-pleaser! Perfect for those chilly nights when you need a little comfort food in your life! Top with plenty of Parmesan cheese and serve with crusty Italian bread (and maybe a glass of red wine...) for an extra tasty meal!
2(28 fluid ounce) cans crushed tomatoes with basil
2Tablespoonsfresh basil, chopped
1teaspoonsalt (more if needed)
1and 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
(1) 20 ounce bag cheese tortellini
2cupsfresh spinach (add more if you want!)
Freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional)
Add the olive oil to a large soup pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add the crushed red pepper flakes and onion and sauté, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes, or until softened.
Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant.
Add in the broth and crushed tomatoes. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to boil.
Stir in the fresh basil, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and sugar. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
Using a food processor or blender, working in small batches, puree the soup until completely smooth.
Return the soup to the pot, add the cream, and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Stir in the tortellini and cook for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the tortellini is cooked through.
Stir in the spinach and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly wilted. Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more salt and pepper if needed.
Ladle the soup into mugs or bowls and top each with plenty of Parmesan cheese. Serve warm!