Creamy Parmesan Mushroom and Spinach Tortellini Soup

Creamy Parmesan Mushroom and Spinach Tortellini Soup
With all of the cold and the snow I have been in full on soup mode and my latest soup is this creamy mushroom and spinach soup with cheese tortellini. Mushrooms and spinach are a fabulous combination that I enjoy using in many different dishes so it was inevitable that I eventually used them in a soup like this one and it's a good thing that I did because this is one of my new favourite soups! This recipe is pretty easy, you simply slice the mushrooms, dice the onions, cook them in a saucepan, add the broth and tortellini, cook until the tortellini is done and add the spinach before seasoning and enjoying a bowl of pure comfort! If you know me then you know that I could not resist adding a bit of extra flavour, aka umami, in the form of using white wine to deglaze the pan, adding parmesan and I even add a tablespoon of white miso paste to the soup. No matter how you cut it, this creamy mushroom and spinach soup with cheese tortellini is one hearty and tasty bowl of soup that is perfect for these cold winter days!

Creamy Parmesan Mushroom and Spinach Tortellini Soup
Just look at that hearty spoonful of mushroom-y, spinach-y and cheesy goodness!

Creamy Parmesan Mushroom and Spinach Tortellini Soup
Pure comfort food!

Creamy Parmesan Mushroom and Spinach Tortellini Soup
Serve with garlic rubbed crostini.

Creamy Parmesan Mushroom and Spinach Tortellini Soup
Creamy Parmesan Mushroom and Spinach Tortellini Soup

Creamy Parmesan Mushroom and Spinach Tortellini Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Servings: 4 (2 cup servings)

A hearty and tasty bowl of creamy mushroom and spinach soup with tortellini that is pure comfort food; perfect for cold winter days!

  • 2 tablespoons butter or oil
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, quartered or sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 1/4 cup flour (rice flour for gluten free)
  • 1/2 cup white wine (or broth)
  • 6 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 8 ounces cheese tortellini (gluten free for gluten free)
  • 1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 10 ounces baby spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cream or milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Melt the butter in a pan over medium-high heat, add the mushrooms and onion and cook until the mushrooms have released their liquids and the liquid has evaporated, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Mix in the garlic, thyme and flour and cook, stirring, until the flour starts to turn a light golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the wine and deglaze the pan.
  4. Add the broth and tortellini, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the tortellini is tender, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the parmesan, let it melt, add the spinach, let it wilt, add the cream, season with salt and pepper to taste and remove from heat.

Option: Add 1 ounce dried mushrooms for even more mushroom flavour!
Option: Cook the mushrooms even longer, until they start to caramelize, for more mushroom-y flavour goodness!
Option: Roast the mushrooms instead of cooking them in the sauce pan for even more mushroom flavour.
Option: You can use frozen spinach instead of fresh if you prefer.
Option: Use a spinach tortellini instead of cheese tortellini.
Option: Add 1 tablespoon white miso paste by mixing some of the hot broth into the miso in a bowl before mixing it into the soup just after you remove the soup from the heat. (Note: Miso is salty so go easy on seasoning with salt.)
Nutrition Facts: Calories 430, Fat 16.7g (Saturated 4g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 24mg, Sodium 551mg, Carbs 46.6g (Fiber 3g, Sugars 5g), Protein 25.3g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


Grandbabycakes said...

We had a blizzard in Chicago so now I am on full soup mode too. This looks like a beautiful bowl of comfort.

Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen said...

Dang! This looks soooo good, Kevin! I want some for breakfast. :) Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

NotesFromAbroad said...

I found mushroom ravioli at the market the other day and now I have to be careful, I can eat it every night ! So this will be the next recipe I will use. So far, none of your recipes that I have tried, have been failures lol .. you are the best when I can't think of What to make for dinner !
besitos. C

Tara Schiller said...

This looks amazing and is making me EXTREMELY sad I can't have dairy.
So I am now leaving, so I don't lick the screen.

Tori Cooper said...

Yummm! I need some of this stat! Drooling!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

I am swooning like crazy over here!! you just created my dream soup!!

Maria said...

So comforting and delish!

Kevin Lynch said...

NotesFromAbroad: Mushroom ravioli would also be really good in this!

Kevin Lynch said...

Tara Schiller: You could easily omit the dairy by, not use the cheese, not using or replacing the milk with a non dairy product and choosing a non-cheese tortellini or just using basic pasta and it would still be amazing.

Julie @ Table for Two said...

Omg, this looks so comforting and full of awesome!

Gaby said...

I think I could eat this every day! YUM!

Chrissy said...

This looks so perfect for the season! Have you ever used Parmesan rinds to throw in when you make the broth? Just a little sumpin' sumpin' to flavor the broth :)

Wesley Fox said...

Kevin, just reed you 50 soup recipes this morning, there are so many wonderful sounding recipes. I think this one of the recipes, thanks for the information, we will eat well. Wes

Kevin Lynch said...

Chrissy: Yes, I save all of my parmesan rinds and throw them into soups, stews, braises, broths and stocks, pretty much anything with a long simmer time.

Allison P. said...

What kind of mushrooms did you use?

Allie BakingAMoment said...

Kevin I'd totally make a meal outta this bowl of soup! It looks so hearty and delicious! Love all that umami flavor from the parm and miso- this is a total home run ;)

Kevin Lynch said...

Allison P.: I use cremini mushrooms but button or other mushrooms would also work.

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness this looks amazing Kevin! Great flavors!

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Trang' s corner said...

It looks amazzzingggggg! So delicious! Need to try this recipe.

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche said...

This looks INCREDIBLE! Sooo creamy, love it :)

Cake Chocolate Cheese said...

Mushrooms and ANYTHING are wonderful together! I'm literally drooling over this recipe. This is gorgeous!

Jess Knight said...

Came across this post at Bloglovin' and I'm so glad I clicked! This soup looks absolutely amazing and I pinned several other soup/sandwich recipes. Can't wait to try them! Glad to be your new follower :)

Elise said...

I made this last night and it was delicious. I omitted the cream and just used a little more butter. Thanks!

Kevin Lynch said...

Elise: I'm glad that you enjoyed it!

Hazel Vice said...

Oh my goodness this looks absolutely delicious! Would love to try and make this some time. Thank you for sharing <3

Rachel Page said...

OH, how I love love love mushrooms. Too yummy!

Anonymous said...

Great recipe

Lauren said...

Made this tonight and served with garlic bread - delicious! I almost found it a bit too rich. Next time I'll cut down on the cream and less stock cubes to reduce salt. Solid recipe - thank you :)

Kevin Lynch said...

Lauren: I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness. Just came across this recipe on pinterest. Recipe was very simple, but imparted complex flavors. It certainly rivals any gourmet soups, served in high-end restaurants. Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

I was gonna do a clossic tortellini soup for dinner bu this looks so good I think I'll do this instead. I just hope this is honestly creamyand thick, and not like watered down milk that would be so sad. I also have some italian sausage I'm gonna throw int here because my fiancee is a carnivare and requires meat and everything we eat lol

William Johnson said...

This is so delicious! Thanks the recipe.

Kevin Lynch said...

William Johnson: I'm glad you like it!

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