The Secret Recipe Club: Creamy Tortellini, Mushroom and Spinach Soup

The Secret Recipe Club: Creamy Tortellini, Mushroom and Spinach Soup

The Secret Recipe Club: Creamy Tortellini, Mushroom and Spinach Soup

The Secret Recipe Club:

Creamy Tortellini, Mushroom and Spinach Soup

The Secret Recipe Club: Creamy Tortellini, Mushroom and Spinach Soup

The Secret Recipe Club: Creamy Tortellini, Mushroom and Spinach Soup

Here we go again, another Secret Recipe Club reveal day, and another amazing blog discovery with lots of new recipes. My secret partner for June was Laura from A Healthy Jalapeño blog, who has the most delicious recipes, with lots of spice and jalapeños of course! Laura started blogging to share all the fun she had in the kitchen, and her hobby has become part of her and that is very obvious when you read her blog, as she posts the most amazing selection of recipes with stunning images. She just got married and her husband is in the US Army. She loves football, her dogs, going camping, Christmas, the lake in the summer and cooking. If you want to read more about her, here’s a link to her page: About Laura.

A Healthy Jalapeno

It was very difficult to decide what to make from Laura’s list of recipes – there was a diverse and interesting selection; Beer Braised Chorizo Tostada’sAsparagus and Bacon Eggs BenedictLight Spinach Breakfast Squares and Summer’s Cookout Pasta Salad were just a few recipes that caught my attention, as well as Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake. But, it was Laura’s Creamy Tortellini, Mushroom and Spinach Soup that I eventually made for my recipe pick. Laura’s recipe is made in the slow cooker, but, I made mine on top of the stove in a normal saucepan.

The Secret Recipe Club: Creamy Tortellini, Mushroom and Spinach Soup

The Secret Recipe Club: Creamy Tortellini, Mushroom and Spinach Soup

I also made a few other changes, based on what ingredients I had to hand, so I didn’t use white sauce mix ( I made my own), canned vegetable broth (I used Marigold Swiss bouillon), evaporated milk (I used normal milk) and I also had to use chopped frozen spinach, as I didn’t have any fresh spinach. All of my substitutes worked just fine however, and we both loved this recipe, the combination of ingredients was really delicious. I made mine more “stew” like than “soup” like, and I also added some toasted walnuts as I adore nuts with pasta, spinach and cheese.

The Secret Recipe Club: Creamy Tortellini, Mushroom and Spinach Soup

The Secret Recipe Club: Creamy Tortellini, Mushroom and Spinach Soup

Laura’s recipe is such a lovely way to “dress up” dried pasta such as tortellini, and I will certainly make this in the slow cooker next time I cook this. Instead of grated Parmesan cheese, I used fresh cheese and served the pasta with Parmesan shavings – as well as fresh basil as a garnish. Laura’s original recipe is below, if you do try her recipe, make sure you link back to her blog and give her credit! I hope you enjoy her recipe, as much as we did, that’s all for today, see you later, Karen

The Secret Recipe Club: Creamy Tortellini, Mushroom and Spinach Soup

The Secret Recipe Club: Creamy Tortellini, Mushroom and Spinach Soup

Creamy Tortellini, Mushroom and Spinach Soup {Slow Cooker Edition} 


Ingredients:

1 1 1/2 – 2 ounce envelope white sauce mix
3 cups water
1 14 ounce can vegetable broth
1 1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp dried basil, crushed
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dried oregano, crushed
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 7 – 8 ounce package dried cheese tortellini (about 2 cups)
1 12 ounce can evaporated milk
6 cups fresh baby spinach leaves or torn spinach
Ground black pepper (optional)
Finely shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)

Place dry white sauce mix in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Gradually add the water to the white sauce mix, stirring until smooth. Stir in broth, mushrooms, onion, garlic, basil, salt, oregano, and cayenne pepper. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2-1/2 to 3 hours.
Stir in dried tortellini. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 1 hour more or high-heat setting for 45 minutes more.Stir in evaporated milk and fresh spinach. If desired, sprinkle individual servings with black pepper and Parmesan cheese. Makes 4 servings.

Photos by A Healthy Jalapeño 

Recipe adopted by bhg
The Secret Recipe Club: Creamy Tortellini, Mushroom and Spinach Soup

The Secret Recipe Club: Creamy Tortellini, Mushroom and Spinach Soup

Nutrition facts (Creamy Tortellini Soup)
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 450
Protein 22
Carbohydrate 53
Fat, total 18
Cholesterol 34
Dietary Fibre 2

The Secret Recipe Club

As well as making this pasta dish for the Secret Recipe Club, I am also submitting this to Tinned Tomatoes challenge Pasta Please, which is being hosted by me this month here: Pasta Please goes NUTS! Pasta Cooking Challenge for June – Pasta Please #6 As the theme is NUTS

Pasta Please goes NUTS! Pasta Cooking Challenge for June

The Secret Recipe Club: Creamy Tortellini, Mushroom and Spinach Soup

The Secret Recipe Club: Creamy Tortellini, Mushroom and Spinach Soup



Comments

  1. says

    This looks amazing! I bet even my soup-hating husband would enjoy this. Have pinned it and can’t wait to give it a try. Great pick for SRC!

  2. says

    is it wrong that I actually want to dive into that bowl and splash around… must be something to do with the fact that I didn’t eat for 24hrs and that anything with this kind of creamy mushroom sauce is simply my favourite!… beautiful stuff!

  3. says

    Comfort food at its best! I can see that in the Fall, when the nights get cooler and all of a sudden it’s all about comfort food ….

    beautiful photos!

  4. says

    This looks delicious – tortellini in soup is a brilliant idea!
    I’m hosting the July Pasta Please challenge and the theme is Cheeseless Wonders – I hope you’re able to join in :-)

  5. Cheri Earley says

    This looks oh so good, My question…What and where can I get the package of white sauce mix? If I can’t find it, is there an alternative?

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