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Grandma's Dandelion Soup is a sure sign that spring has arrived! Dandelion greens add nutrition and flavor to this homemade soup! dandelion | dandelion greens | soup | spring | spring recipe | tortellini
Grandma's Dandelion Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Spring has arrived when there's a pot of Grandma's Dandelion Soup simmering on the stove! Seasoned with fresh basil and filled with tortellini and springtime greens, Dandelion Soup has been a favorite in my family throughout the generations!
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: dandelion soup, soup with greens
Servings: 6
Calories: 106 kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 onion , chopped, 1 cup
  • 2 carrots , peeled and sliced, 1 cup
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pkg. (16 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
  • 4 cups chopped dandelion greens , tough stems discarded*
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Heat oil in saucepot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion, carrots, garlic, kosher salt and pepper and cook until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add broth and greens and bring to a boil. Add tortellini and cook until tortellini is al dente and greens are tender, 5-7 minutes.
  4. Stir in cheese and fresh basil.
Recipe Notes

Makes 8 cups/6 servings.
*Delicious also with baby kale, baby spinach or mustard greens!

Nutrition Facts
Grandma's Dandelion Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 1127mg49%
Potassium 425mg12%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 7211IU144%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
Calcium 143mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.