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Tortellini Meatball Soup

This Tortellini Meatball Soup is made with homemade turkey meatballs, fresh spinach and select flavorful spices. Easy to make, delicious to eat! 

Tortellini Meatball Soup - This Gal Cooks
I’ve wanted to make a new soup for some time now. So last night I decided to get crafty in the kitchen and whip up an awesome pot of soup! When I say awesome, I really do mean awesome. Aside from the fact that this soup did take some time and a little elbow grease (come on, not literally!) it came out delicious and I will definitely be making this again. The time and effort put into this soup was definitely worth it. This is actually my own creation *pats self on back* or in my words, a Julie Murkerson original. My boyfriend and I enjoyed this soup and I hope you will too.

Tortellini Meatball Soup

Tortellini Meatball Soup

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 6 oz bag of baby spinach, rinsed
  • 1 cube of beef bullion
  • 2 14.5 oz cans of chicken broth
  • 2 14.5 oz cans of spicy red pepper diced tomatoes
  • 1 8 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 12 oz of frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1/4 C red wine
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 C whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp and 2 tsp of olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 C parmesan cheese
  • Salt to taste

For the meatballs

  • 1lb ground turkey
  • 1 tsp fennel
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1/2 C ground oats
  • 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce


  1. Make the meatballs. Combine all meatball ingredients in a mixing bowl and then roll into 1 tsp sized meatballs.
  2. In a large pot, cook the spinach in 1 tsp of olive oil until wilted. Drain and set aside.
  3. In the large pot, cook garlic and onion over 1 tsp of olive oil and cook until tender. Add the remaining olive oil and the meatballs. Cook the meatballs over medium high until lightly browned. Be sure to mix often so the veggies don't burn.
  4. Add the red wine to the pot to deglaze.
  5. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, bullion, oregano, brown sugar, basil, spinach, chicken broth and red wine vinegar. Mix well.
  6. Add the bay leaf and tortellini. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the bay leaf.
  7. Whisk together the flour and the cream and then add to the pot. Mix well. Add the parmesan cheese and mix until melted.
  8. Add salt to taste or if needed.



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6 comments on “Tortellini Meatball Soup”

  1. YUM! I can't wait to try this!

  2. Um WHOA. I found your blog from Laura's (Under the Suburban Sun) and the first dish I see combines two of my favorite foods!? I. Am. Following.

    This is definitely a recipe I would love to try! Thank you for sharing (and inspiring!)

  3. Yum! That sounds like my kind of soup! I will definitely have to try it out! Although, I will probably cheat and use premade meatballs. ;)

    Hi! It's Jilly

  4. This looks so delicious. Perfect fall recipe! I would love to have you come share some of your great ideas at the link party on ‘Or so she says…' There’s one going on right now (and every Saturday – Tuesday). We’ve also got a fun “Favorite Things” giveaway going on right now. Hope to see you there!

  5. I'm not sure how I missed this post?! This is definitely something my whole family would love! Pinned :)

  6. Apparently I saw it and pinned it ….. I can't remember anything! Still looks delish!