Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tomato based Tortellini Soup

 Above photo is not mine.  It's from the site I got the recipe
from which is called Mom on a Mission.

Tortellini Soup

  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 49 1/2 oz. chicken broth (1 1/2 cartons)
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning (basil works too)
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cheese tortellini -I like to buy dried for the
    pantry, but fresh and frozen work too
  • 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes in puree
  • 8 oz. fresh spinach (frozen will work too)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions: Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic.
Sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add broth and Italian seasoning; bring to a boil
and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add tortellini and cook according to the package directions
(about 13 minutes). Add spinach and cook just until wilted. Taste and
season with salt and pepper.

Here are my photos.  
Great for a quick weeknight soup.

Simmer for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to develop.
It’s even better the next day. Garnish with cheese if desired.

1 comment:

Donna Moore said...

Yum! Always looking for something different to try and this sounds like just the ticket! Thanks for the recipe!! Bon Apetite!