Have you seen recipes for Tortellini and Spinach soups? I have to, but didn’t know if it was a soup that I could make Weight Watcher friendly. Guess what…it is!! The other great thing about this Tortellini Spinach Soup is that it only has 5 ingredients. I love low ingredient recipes. The color of this soup is always a little odd because of that combo of cream cheese and the tomatoes…but don’t worry! It tastes great!
Ingredients Needed for Tortellini Spinach Soup
1 bag of frozen cheese tortellini (I used a 19 oz bag)
1 bag of fresh baby spinach leaves (I used a 10 oz bag)
2 cans of diced Italian style tomatoes
4 cups of vegetable broth
1 block of fat-free cream cheese
How to Make Tortellini Spinach Soup
In your slow cooker you will add all ingredients EXCEPT the tortellini. Cut your cream cheese into small cubes when adding it to the slow cooker.
Cook this mixture on low for about 4 hours.
Stir the frozen cheese tortellini into the mixture in the slow cooker. Stir well so that your cream cheese is mixing in nicely.
Cook for an additional hour or so on low or until your frozen tortellini are cooked.
I have seen this recipe read to add the tortellini at the beginning with all the other ingredients, but unfortunately they end up MUSHY. So unless you like mushy tortellini I think it is much better to add them at the end of the cooking time. 🙂
Tortellini Spinach Soup is only 5 SmartPoints
I took the time to calculate this recipe and portion out cup sized portions. The entire pot of soup was 47 SmartPoints based on the ingredients I used above. I was able to get at least 10 cups of soup from the pot! So it was technically a little less than 5 SmartPoints per cup. I always try to round up to be in the safe side.
The spinach and tomatoes are zero points and using fat-free cream cheese lowered the points too. The flavor was still wonderful and it was a filling meal!