Saturday, September 22, 2012

Tomato Tortellini Soup

This is my first blog post...I hope that I relay my recipe correctly so that anyone who wants can duplicate it for their own family.  So here I go...

Every time I see a recipe for this I tell myself that I want to make it.  I mean, I love tomato soup and I love cheese tortellini so why not?! 

Well, I finally did and it was amazing!  If you are a tomato soup fan, you will love it too!  It is not the healthiest of dinner choices (which I am trying to do right now), but it was good and it kept me from going to the nearest drive-thru which it always a plus. 

I slightly modified this recipe from one that I found on Taste of Home to better fit my style and my grocery list.  Next time I make this, I am going to experiment with some other ingredients to try and get the fat down a bit.

The best part was that it took less than 30 minutes to make!  This was a last minute decision, but I had all of the ingredients on hand which made this an easy fix for dinner!

Tomato Tortellini Soup

You will need:

  • 1 package (~12 oz) cheese tortellini
  • 2 cans condensed tomato soup
  • 2 cups 2% milk (I use skim)
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (or mozzarella if you prefer)
  • 2 cans vegetable broth (optional if you want it more runny, but i like mine thicker)
  • 1/2 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes (optional)

Optional Toppings:
  • Shredded parmesan or mozzarella cheese
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Croutons
Start by cooking tortellini following instructions on package.  Meanwhile, combine the soup, milk, cream, tomatoes, seasonings (and broth if you opt for that) in a pot on the stove on med-high stirring frequently.  When the tortellini is done, drain and add to soup mixture.  Stir in cheese and you are ready to eat.  Top with cheese, croutons, red peppers or anything else you desire.

If you measure your servings like I do (an actual bowl full), this yields about 6 servings at 500 calories each. 

Original Taste of Home Recipe can be found here.

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