Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tortellini Soup

We have a problem in our house where I love soup and could eat it every day of the week.  Brett unfortunately does not care for soup, so it's always a challenge to come up with soup recipes that he will actually enjoy.  Lucky for us, this is one of them:



Tortellini Soup

The Ingredients:
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 medium stalk celery, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 medium carrot, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
6 cups water
2 extra-large vegetarian vegetable bouillon cubes
2 1/2 cups dried cheese filled tortellini
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired

The Rules:
1.  In a 4-quart dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat.  Add celery, carrot, onion and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender.

2.  Stir in water and bouillon cubes.  Heat to boiling.  Reduce heat to low; stir in tortellini.  Cover; simmer about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tortellini are tender.

3.  Stir in parsley, nutmeg and pepper.  Sprinkle individual servings with cheese if desired. 

The Dish:
Makes 5 servings.  280 calories per serving, 10 g total fat, 11 g protein. 

Recipe from Betty Crocker Easy Everyday Vegetarian.  Sorry folks, I don't get much credit for this one.  

2 comments:

Boo's Mom said...

Yum! A lazy version of your recipe is one of my favorite last minute meals and Glenn will actually eat it, too. He is like Brett in that he does not consider soup--or a sandwich, or a salad, or any combination thereof--dinner. And I am like you--I would have soup every day at least twice a day and for breakfast if it was good enough! Thanks for the recipe.

Melissa

Boo's Mom said...

Yum! A lazy version of your recipe is one of my favorite last minute meals and Glenn will actually eat it, too. He is like Brett in that he does not consider soup--or a sandwich, or a salad, or any combination thereof--dinner. And I am like you--I would have soup every day at least twice a day and for breakfast if it was good enough! Thanks for the recipe.

Melissa

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