Dill and Lentil Tortellini Soup is a perfect tortellini dinner idea ready in around 40 minutes! This easy, one-pot recipe is very nutritious and comforting, perfect for any time of the year.
WHAT IS DILL AND LENTIL TORTELLINI SOUP
Dill and Lentil Tortellini Soup is a delicious tortellini dinner idea that combines green or golden lentils, tortellini, fresh baby spinach, cream and lots of fresh dill. It’s a very nutritious and comforting meal that can be enjoyed the whole year round. It’s also a quick and easy one-pot recipe, ready in just 40 minutes!
INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED
- Olive oil: Always choose high-quality extra virgin olive oil.
- Fresh vegetables: Onions, carrots, and celery create a delicious base of the soup.
- Salt, pepper and turmeric
- Lentils: Green or golden lentils will work great.
- Tortellini: The star of the show! Choose high-quality tortellini for the best results.
- Spinach: Fresh baby spinach adds a pop of colour and a nutritional boost.
- Heavy cream / double cream: Heavy cream makes this soup extra creamy.
- Fresh dill: Dill adds beautiful freshness and flavour!
HOW TO MAKE TORTELLINI SOUP
Please note: This is just an overview – the full ingredients and directions are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Step 1: Sauté vegetables. Begin by heating olive oil and sautéing onions, carrots, and celery until softened. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
Step 2: Build the base. Pour in the broth, bring it to a simmer, and season with turmeric, salt, and pepper. Add rinsed lentils and simmer until tender.
Step 4: Add tortellini and spinach. Introduce tortellini and fresh spinach to the pot, cooking until the pasta is al dente and the spinach is wilted.
Step 5: Add cream and dill. Turn off the heat, pour in the heavy cream, and gently stir without boiling. Add the fresh dill, give it a final stir, taste, and adjust the seasoning if needed. Enjoy!
Any leftover tortellini soup can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to three days. If you’re planning to freeze the soup, I recommend doing so before adding the tortellini and cream. Add the tortellini once the soup is thawed and ready for reheating, then take off the heat and add cream.
- Choose quality tortellini: Choose fresh, high-quality tortellini for the best taste and texture.
- Don’t overcook the tortellini: Cook the tortellini just until al dente to maintain their delicate texture.
- Adjust seasoning carefully: Taste the sauce before serving and adjust the salt and pepper to your liking.
- Use fresh dill: ALWAYS use fresh dill in this recipe for the best results!
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Can I substitute fresh dill for dried?
I don’t recommend using dried dill in this recipe. Fresh dill contributes a vibrant and aromatic flavour. If you don’t have fresh dill, consider using another fresh herb like parsley or chives.
Is it possible to make a dairy-free version of this soup?
Absolutely! To make a dairy-free version, substitute the heavy cream with a non-dairy alternative like coconut cream. Adjust the quantity based on your taste preferences.
Can I use dried tortellini instead of refrigerated?
Absolutely! Adjust the cooking time as per the package instructions for dried tortellini.
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