Creamy Parmesan Sundried Tomato and Spinach Tortellini Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Parmesan Sundried Tomato and Spinach Tortellini Cauliflower Soup
It's time for another comforting soup recipe to stave off the chill weather and this time is a creamy parmesan sundried tomato and spinach tortellini cauliflower soup! When I hear the word creamy in a soup I immediately think of copious amounts of heavy/whipping cream but in this soup I get the creaminess by using pureed cauliflower which gets things nice and creamy while keeping it light and healthy! Up next is the sundried tomatoes and I use a jar of oil packed sundried tomatoes where I puree half of them to infuse the soup with their flavour and I slice the remaining tomatoes so that you gets hits of their intense flavour when chewing on them! Of course there is plenty of freshly grated parmesan melted into the soup along with wilted spinach and fresh basil to finish it off. Whether you are looking for a comforting of soup to shake off the chill of a cold day or a soul warming bowl to curl up in your favourite chair with at the end of a long day this creamy parmesan sundried tomato and spinach tortellini cauliflower soup is just what you are looking for!

Creamy Parmesan Sundried Tomato and Spinach Tortellini Cauliflower Soup
Start with creamy parmesan sundried tomato cauliflower soup, add spinach and basil followed by tortellini and sundried tomatoes! Yum!

Creamy Parmesan Sundried Tomato and Spinach Tortellini Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Parmesan Sundried Tomato and Spinach Cauliflower Soup
Feel free to omit the tortellini for a lighter and smoother soup!

Creamy Parmesan Sundried Tomato and Spinach Tortellini Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Parmesan Sundried Tomato and Spinach Tortellini Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Parmesan Sundried Tomato and Spinach Tortellini Cauliflower Soup
Creamy Parmesan Sundried Tomato and Spinach Tortellini Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Parmesan Sundried Tomato and Spinach Tortellini Cauliflower Soup

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 6

A quick, easy and super tasty creamy parmesan and sundered tomato cauliflower soup with spinach, tortellini and basil!


ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • red pepper flakes to taste (optional)
  • 6 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 1 small head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 8 ounces cheese tortellini (gluten free for gluten free)
  • 1 (8 ounce) jar sundried tomatoes, drained and 1/2 pureed and 1/2 sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 8 ounces spinach (optionally coarsely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup basil, chopped (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
directions
  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat, add the onion and cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  3. Add the broth cauliflower bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer covered until the cauliflower is tender about 10 minutes.
  4. Puree the cauliflower in a blender and return to pan. (Or use an immersion blender in the pan.)
  5. Add the tortellini along with the pureed and sliced sundried tomatoes and simmer until the tortellini is tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  6. Mix in the parmesan, spinach and basil and cook until the cheese has melted and the spinach and basil has wilted before seasoning with salt and pepper to taste and

Option: Use the oil from the sundried tomato jar in step one and save the remaining oil for use in other recipes because it is infused with the sundried tomato flavour!.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 308, Fat 9g (Saturated 3g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 22mg, Sodium 462mg, Carbs 46g (Fiber 7g, Sugars 17g), Protein 16g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

13 comments:

Jenny said...

What a colorful delicious soup! Want!

Julie Wampler said...

What a delicious looking soup for this chilly weather!!

Maria said...

Love all of these flavors!

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

Love this hearty winter soup!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

This is an incredible combination of flavours for soup! I love the sundried tomatoes in there!

Maria said...

I could take a bowl of this right now!

naomi {@bakersroyale} said...

I want to make a pot of this and do nothing else but eat it for the rest of the day.

Lisa said...

Lovely soup with a great combination of flavors. Perfect for this time of year.

Dessert for Two said...

I'm such a lover of sundried tomatoes--this soup sounds fantastic!

Heather Christo said...

looks awesome- I am obsessed with your cauliflower trick!

nonna23 said...

BTW, thanks for your work & sharing the recipes.

We Are Not Martha said...

I love everything about this!! Pinned and will be made ASAP!

Sues

Bella B said...

Oh wow this looks to die for!! I love tomato soup!

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