This recipe was a huge hit! I loved it! It was pretty simple to make as well, all in one pot! (Besides the grilled cheese of course).
1 tbsp butter
1 small onion diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
3 tbsp flour
3 cups chicken broth
1 (28-oz.) can diced petite tomatoes
3 tbsp tomato paste
4 cups 4-cheese tortellini, frozen
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup frozen (thawed a bit) chopped spinach
salt to taste
black pepper to taste
In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes and flour and whisk to combine. Cook about 1 minute.
Add broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, and tortellini. Bring to a boil, and then simmer about 10 minutes or until tortellini is cooked.
Add the cream and Parmesan cheese and stir. Add spinach and cook for a couple minutes.
2 (14.5 oz) cans petite diced tomatoes, with juices
1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs or chicken breasts* (I used half thighs and half breasts)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
4 cups frozen cheese tortellini (or you can use fresh)
3 cups packed spinach (you can also use kale if you prefer)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup half and half, warmed
Turn the Instant Pot on to the saute function, on the highest setting. Heat the oil in the bottom of the pot. Add in the diced onion and stir for a couple of minutes. Add in the garlic and stir until the onions are translucent, another couple of minutes.
Add in the basil, tomato paste, chicken broth, tomatoes, chicken, salt and pepper. Give a quick stir. Cover the Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to “sealing.” Press the manual pressure cook button and set the timer to 15 minutes (high pressure). Once the timer beeps let out the pressure by gently moving the valve to “venting.”
Spoon the chicken out and place it on a cutting board. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces and then add it back into the pot. Stir in the tortellini, spinach, Parmesan cheese, and half and half. Turn the IP to saute to heat up the tortellini quickly. Once the tortellini is warmed through ladle the soup into bowls and serve.