There’s nothing quite like the magic of throwing simple ingredients into a pot and ending up with a delicious and comforting soup. It’s a kind of kitchen magic that never gets old. If you need some inspiration for just such a concoction, we’ve got your back with this hearty tortellini soup recipe from Jen, of How To: Simplify. This comfort soup is sure to warm you up, fill you up, and even sneak some tasty spinach into your picky eater’s bowl.


32 ounces of chicken stock
1 15-ounce can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 tablespoon of dried basil
1 teaspoon cumin
1-2 dashes of cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper (to taste)
1 9-ounce package of Buitoni Sweet Italian Sausage Tortellini
1 cup fresh spinach


1. Pour the chicken stock and the entire can of diced tomatoes into a large pot. Add the black beans, basil, cumin, pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
2. Add the tortellini and cook for 8-10 minutes (according to the package instructions).
3. Add the fresh spinach into the pot and cook for an additional minute.
4. Season with salt and pepper (to taste). Serve immediately.

Recipe courtesy Jen at How To: SimplifyBy day, Jen is a Senior Account Executive and Project Manager at Mom It Forward. In her spare time, she can be found in her kitchen covered in either flour, sugar, or both. Her philosophy when it comes to cooking and baking is “the more from scratch, the better.” Her aim is to share tips and tricks, as well as simple recipes that require very few ingredients (many of which you probably already have in your kitchen) and only a small amount of prep and cook time. Check out the How To: Simplify blog for more great recipes!


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