Thursday, February 13, 2014
Easy Peasy Tortellini Soup
There's nothing like homemade soup when you're snowed in!
This soup comes together in about 20 minutes and warms you right up.
During the winter months I always stock up on chicken broth and organic diced tomatoes at Costco, so I can whip up soup in no time at all. Another trick to quick soup making is to keep a supply of chopped onion, celery and zucchini in the freezer. I also freeze leftover tomato paste in ice cubes for homemade vegetable soup. I use Ball Freezer Jars with the lime green lids and they work great.
Happy soup making friends!
4 cups chicken broth
2 (14.5 oz.) cans diced tomatoes
1 (16 oz.) bag frozen cheese tortellini
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped carrot
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
2 tsp.. olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
optional - freshly grated parmesan cheese
In a large stockpot, saute olive oil, onion and carrots over medium heat just until tender.
Add chicken broth, diced tomatoes, tortellini and spices. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil.
Reduce soup to medium-low and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Spoon into individual bowls and top with freshly grated parmesan cheese.