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!
Just look at that hearty spoonful of mushroom-y, spinach-y and cheesy goodness!
Pure comfort food!
Serve with garlic rubbed crostini.
Creamy Parmesan Mushroom and Spinach Tortellini Soup
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
- 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.
- Mix in the garlic, thyme and flour and cook, stirring, until the flour starts to turn a light golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
- Add the wine and deglaze the pan.
- Add the broth and tortellini, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the tortellini is tender, about 10 minutes.
- 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: 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.)
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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 says
Dang! This looks soooo good, Kevin! I want some for breakfast. 🙂 Thanks for sharing and have a great week!
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 !
Tara Schiller says
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 says
Yummm! I need some of this stat! Drooling!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
I am swooning like crazy over here!! you just created my dream soup!!
So comforting and delish!
NotesFromAbroad: Mushroom ravioli would also be really good in this!
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 says
Omg, this looks so comforting and full of awesome!
I think I could eat this every day! YUM!
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 says
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
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. says
What kind of mushrooms did you use?
Allie BakingAMoment says
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 😉
Allison P.: I use cremini mushrooms but button or other mushrooms would also work.
Oh my goodness this looks amazing Kevin! Great flavors!
Dinka Milašin says
Trang' s corner says
It looks amazzzingggggg! So delicious! Need to try this recipe.
Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche says
This looks INCREDIBLE! Sooo creamy, love it 🙂
Cake Chocolate Cheese says
Mushrooms and ANYTHING are wonderful together! I'm literally drooling over this recipe. This is gorgeous!
Jess Knight says
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 🙂
I made this last night and it was delicious. I omitted the cream and just used a little more butter. Thanks!
Elise: I'm glad that you enjoyed it!
Hazel Vice says
Oh my goodness this looks absolutely delicious! Would love to try and make this some time. Thank you for sharing <3
Rachel Page says
OH, how I love love love mushrooms. Too yummy!
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 🙂
Lauren: I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Just made this tonight I absolutely loved it thank you for sharing
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.
Waltraud Birgmann says
Please tell me what is Meso Paste? I have never seen it. Were can I buy it? Thank you for your help.
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 says
This is so delicious! Thanks the recipe.
William Johnson: I'm glad you like it!
Anyone added sausage to this? Sounds amazing!
Unknown: Sausage would be a great addition!
How does one deglaze a pan?
When I prepared this the Parmesan cheese just clumped together. I was able to take it out but ht's the deal.
Mine turned out so watery! Not at all creamy like the recipe looks. Not sure what I did wrong
Kevin, long-time follower. You might want to keep a careful eye on your sidebar ads. I had a very NOT family-friendly ad staring me in the face when my daughter and I clicked over to view this recipe. YIKES!
TNT(she): I am sorry about the ad! I will look into it!
Casa Watkins Living says
looks so delicious! Ive included this fab soup in my roundup of global winter soups. 🙂 http://casawatkinsliving.com/2018/01/7-hearty-winter-soups-around-globe/
It's so tasty! We'll done!
Jennifer W says
Kevin, I always use refrigerated tortellini. I'm wondering if you are using dried from a box?? If so, do you know how much refrigerated I would use?
Jennifer W: I use refrigerated so can use 8 ounces of that.
I’d like to serve this to a group and need a larger yield (like 10 – 12 2-cup servings). I’m not sure what those measurements would be. Could you help? Also, have you tried freezing this? Seems like a good soup to prep in advance. Thanks!
Maria: I would make 3X the recipe. You can freeze this soup! It is best when made fresh, or a day or two ahead and reheated, rather than frozen. Enjoy!
Nan C says
Made this tonight and it was a hit!!!! Planning to serve it again at a family event over New Years! Thank you!!!!
I’m glad you like it!
Kristine Kubicek says
I made this soup tonight and it was absolutely wonderful. Knowing what my husband likes I did make one modification and added chopped smoked turkey. Would have been just as good without it honestly. Loved It!
Can I add sausage to this? If so, how much? I have a pack of mild Italian Sausage that I need to cook up. Thinking of making this soon…looks delish!
That would be nice! Enjoy!
Made it yesterday with a pound of Italian sausage… sooo good! Thanks!
I subbed out the parm and cream for a package of garlic and herb boursin. Otherwise followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious!
Can regular flour be used instead of rice flour?
You can use regular flour! Enjoy!
Hannah Carlson says
This is one of my family’s favorite dinners! Does it taste good the second day, by chance? I need to make it for some friends tomorrow and I am not sure if I can make it tonight or not.
I’m glad you like it! You can make it a day ahead!!
Just made this recipe and loved it! I made a few small alterations:
– I only had 4 cups of chicken broth, so that’s all I used.
– I just kept eyeballing the parmesan cheese and probably used more than called for – I used a combo of pre-grated parmesan and shredded cheese. The shredded cheese made it a little cheesier.
– I used probably 1.5 times the tortellini just because i like tortellini in every bite 🙂
– I also probably used a little more milk than called for. I just kept pouring until the color was close to the picture.
The result is definitely soupier than creamy, but as someone who likes really think, cheesy recipes, it was really good!
This soup was amazing! I added a little bit more Parmesan but other than that followed the recipe! Yum!
Yikes. Followed the recipe exactly and my tortellini were bloated and over cooked and the soup was very watery.
Wow, one of the best soups I’ve made in a while! And relatively easy! I did add a lb of mild Italian sausage and about a cup of chopped reconstituted dried mushrooms. So delish!! As usual that seemed like so much spinach but of course it wasn’t after it cooked down. Yum yum!!
Oh my, this soup is fantastic! I found it by googling mushrooms, spinach and gnocch, because I had mushrooms and spinach that had to be used. I caramelized the mushrooms first, bringing them to a deep dark brown and flavorful. I then removed them to cook the onions. I followed the recipe exactly It was all eaten up the first night, no leftovers for lunch. I’ll definitely make this again and again.
Yve Betar says
I wish people would only comment if they have tried the recipe! “This looks so good!” is not a helpful comment.
So good! Added a pound of ground Italian sausage and it turned out amazing.