I love using leftovers in a soup.
I think most of my soup recipes have been created by using whatever I had left in my fridge and pantry. And you know what? Those are some of the best soup recipes I’ve ever made.
This recipe can be used with leftover Thanksgiving turkey (if you still have some) or a rotisserie chicken (my favorite thing to use in a chicken soup if I want everything to be easy).
For this soup, I also used up some leftover chicken broth I had in my fridge and some sundried tomatoes that looked like they were on the brink of going bad. Anything you can scrounge up and throw in here would be good!
Make sure you add the spinach last–you don’t want it to lose too much of its color and shape. Anytime I have a soup that calls for a green– like spinach or kale– I always add it in last and immediately turn off the heat/take the pot off the burner.
Just stirring a green into the hot liquid will cook it. No need to overcook your greens!
Tortellini Florentine Soup
A simple soup to whip up with leftovers in your fridge.
- Cook tortellini according to package instructions, then drain.
- In a large pot, stir together alfredo sauce and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Stir in garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and paprika.
- Stir in chicken, spinach, parmesan and tomatoes. Let mixture heat through and then add in cooked tortellini.
- Serve topped with parmesan.