Easy Meatball Tortellini Soup


add ingredients for  the meatballs to a bowl

mix until combined

roll into meatballs

mince the garlic

finely chop the onion

chop the carrots

heat oil and butter in a large pot

add meatballs

cook until they start to brown, turning frequently, about 5 minutes

remove from skillet

add onion and garlic, cook until soft

pour in white wine, simmer for 2 minutes

add carrot and spices, cook for 3 minutes

pour in chicken broth, bring to a boil

add meatballs

add Parmesan rind, cover, simmer for 15 minutes

when ready, add lemon juice

stir in pesto

add tortellini and spinach, cook for 2 minutes

finish off with fresh thyme, parsley, black pepper and red pepper flakes