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Spinach and Artichoke Dip Tortellini Soup

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Tortellini Soup
I am a huge fan of spinach and artichoke dip! I mean what's not to love? Hot melted cheese, spinach and artichokes! So when I came across the idea of an artichoke dip soup on Oh Sweet Basil I knew that I would have to try making a spinach and artichoke dip soup! I started the soup off with the basics from the spinach and artichoke dip including chopped artichokes, spinach, cream cheese and parmesan (I omitted the mayo) and then I turned it into a soup by adding broth and milk (or cream). At this point I knew that the soup would taste great but I wanted something a little heartier; at first I was going to add chicken and/or white beans like I did in the jalapeno popper soup but then I thought that cheese tortellini would be a great idea. I have to say that this spinach and artichoke dip tortellini soup turned out even better than I imagined! If you are a fan of spinach and artichoke dip you simply must try this soup!

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Tortellini Soup
Grab your crackers or crostini and start dipping! I mean your spoon and start slurping... this is a soup not a dip. :)

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Tortellini Soup

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Tortellini Soup
Spinach and Artichoke Dip Tortellini Soup

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Tortellini Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4

All of the flavours of spinach and artichoke dip in a soup with cheese tortellini.



ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, coarsely chopped
  • 8 ounces cheese tortellini
  • 4 ounces low fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 8 ounces spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup milk or cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cayenne to taste (optional)
directions
  1. Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat, add the onion and cook until tender, about 5-7 minute.
  2. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  3. Add the flour and cook for another minute.
  4. Add the broth, artichokes and tortellini, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the tortellini is tender, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the cheeses, let them melt, add the spinach, let it wilt, add the milk, season with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste and remove from heat.

Option: Omit the tortellini to make the soup more of an appetizer rather than a complete meal.
Option: Replace the tortellini with cooked, shredded chicken and/or white beans. (If you add white beans, pureed half of them and use them as the thickening agent instead of the flout.)
Option: Add sliced sun-dried tomatoes.
Option: Add bacon!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 465, Fat 20g (Saturated 11g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 70mg, Sodium 911mg, Carbs 51g (Fiber 8g, Sugars 8g), Protein 22g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

35 comments:

Jenny said...

This might be the best soup ever! Making….today!

Maria said...

LOVE this recipe!

Erin | The Law Students Wife said...

The max cheese factor in this soup is undeniable! Hello winter warm up.

Melanie @ Carmel Moments said...

I'm a huge fan of spinach artichoke dip too. And this soup looks amazing! Those flavors together have to be nothing less than fabulous! Pinning!

Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker said...

Ahhh, love this! Such a fabulous idea!

panacea911 said...

Made your cauliflower pizza dish and loved it...can't wait to try this one!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

What a great combination with the best of both worlds! This soup could totally act like a dip and be a delicious soup at the same time!

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

This looks hearty & awesome!! Sharing on FB at dinner time :)

Carrian Cheney said...

Love this soup and that crusty bread with it. That is a must at my house!

Heather Christo said...

pretty much drool worthy Kevin!

Shibi Thomas said...

Its perfect for this weather. Nice soup recipe!!!

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche said...

Ahhh Kevin this looks incredible! So creamy, love it! Sharing on FB :)

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

You are totally rocking my world with this soup!! I love it!

Ilona @ Ilona's Passion said...

This sounds amazing, I love spinach!

Helen @ Scrummy Lane said...

I've just eaten a hearty dinner, but this is making me hungry again! It looks like a cross between a saucy pasta dish and a soup - lovely! Particularly love that you have that crostini to dip in ... great idea!

Ana Rebolledo said...

this sounds amaaaaaazing. Trying it this week

Leslie said...

my favorite dip made into a soup???It cant be true!

Gaby said...

This is incredible! I must have it soon!

Jeanette said...

What a rich and hearty winter soup Kevin - I'd want to curl up on my couch with a blanket and a bowl of this.

We Are Not Martha said...

This could totally make me fall in love with soup!

Sues

Tieghan said...

I have some tortellini in the fridge now and this is going to be made! Looks so good!

cindi said...

Made it tonight and my son in law who doesn't like soup ate a huge bowl! Delicious. Thanks!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

This is pure comfort in a bowl - perfect for a chilly night!

Kevin Lynch said...

cindi: I am glad you enjoyed it1

Joanne said...

Ultimate comfort food!! I want to dive into a bowl of it!

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

This is beautiful! Love this combination. Can't wait to make this!

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

Dip into soup?!? YUM :)

Elizabeth BElill said...

Made it last night! Dynamite...delicious! All gone!

Kevin Lynch said...

Elizabeth BElill: I am glad that you enjoyed it!

Sam said...

Just made this for dinner and it was delicious! I thought the cream cheese would be weird but it wasn't, and my boyfriend even enjoyed it despite his doubts about the spinach and artichokes.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, just made this (not really a cook at all) and it was incredible!

Kevin Lynch said...

Sam: Cream cheese works well in soups and when you only use a little it does not overwhelm in any way. Glad you liked it!

Hopeful Tides said...

One of my favorites! Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

What are crockpot instructions?

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous : This does not really translate well to a slow cooker but you could put everything up to and including the artichoke hearts into the slow cooker on low and when ready turn it up to high, add the tortellini and cook until tender and then follow step 5.

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