Thursday, February 13, 2014

Easy Peasy Tortellini Soup

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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!

Tortellini Soup

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.

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