Saturday, January 8, 2011

Tomato Tortellini Soup

This is meatless meal that will please kids and adults alike. I love making things from scratch, but sometimes it's great to have a meal that's just "semi-homemade" with the help of a few cans and pre-made ingredients. The end result definitely doesn't taste like it's from a can!


I adapted this recipe from one found in a Taste of Home magazine.

printable recipe
Tomato Tortellini Soup

serves 6-8

1 pkg (9 oz) refrigerated cheese tortellini
2 cans (10 3/4 oz each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
1 can (15 oz) vegetable broth
1 1/2 cups milk
2 cups half-and-half cream 
1/2 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes 
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried basil
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese plus additional cheese for garnish



Cook tortellini according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a large stockpot (5 quarts at least) combine the soup, broth, milk, cream, tomatoes and seasonings. Heat through, stirring frequently. 



Drain tortelli and carefully add to soup.



Simmer over medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt and pepper to taste and stir in Parmesan cheese.



Serve hot with extra Parmesan cheese and fresh ground pepper as garnish, if desired.

This recipe is featured in Menu Plan 7.

  

3 comments:

  1. YUM!!! I can't wait to make this!!!

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  2. I'm a BIG fan of tortellini, but I don't think I've ever had them in a tomato-based soup before. I'll definitely not stick up my nose at a "semi-homamade" recipe--they have fed me many a pleasant meal, that's for sure!

    It looks delicious, Heather--definitely great on a snowy night. :)

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