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Friday, November 13, 2009

The Easiest Soup Ever -- Tortellini Soup


This recipe is certainly not the cooking equivalent of rocket science. In fact, it's so easy it's almost the equivalent of opening a can of Campbell's. But, just because it's easy doesn't mean it's not good. And I wouldn't be much of a girlfriend if I didn't share the easy recipes, would I?

There are many variations on this recipe, but this is the one we like -- and the kids really gobble this soup up. You can add some fresh spinach along with the tortellini, if you like it, or use-meat filled tortellini instead of cheese.

Tortellini Soup
6 to 9 servings

3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 T. olive oil
2 quarts homemade or canned chicken broth
14 oz. can stewed tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste
18 oz. fresh or frozen cheese-filled tortellini, half spinach for color
Parmesan cheese

Heat soup pot over medium heat. Add olive oil and turn heat down to low. Add crushed garlic and let warm for a few minutes, but don't brown it. If the heat is too high move the pot off the burner. After garlic has warmed and become fragrant, add chicken broth and stewed tomatoes. Bring broth to a boil. Salt and pepper to taste. When flavor is right, add tortellini and cook until past is done. Serve with Parmesan on each serving.


Anne said...

I have been avoiding your beautiful cooking blog because almost any mention of food these days is turning my stomach. Ah, the trials of the first trimester! But I just wanted you to know that I'm missing your blog. I'll never get caught up!!

scmom (Barbara) said...

Congratulations, Anne! Soon you'll b feeling better. Try popsicles -- those always tasted good to me. And this soup is pretty mild, give it a try when you're feeling more like cooking.