Quick Tortellini Soup
A speedy soup for busy cooks that appeals to people of all ages. Serve with bread and sliced vegetables or salad.
- 5 1/2 cups chicken broth, or vegetable broth; use reduced sodium canned or homemade
- 3/4 cup onions, chopped
- 1 cup carrots, diced fine
- 4 oz green chiles, diced, (one 4-ounce can)
- 2 tsp garlic, minced (2 cloves)
- 1 tsp basil, dried or 1 Tbsp (1.5g) fresh, finely chopped
- 2 cups tortellini, cheese-filled*, fresh or frozen
- 2 Tbs freshly grated Parmesan cheese*
- In a large soup pot, bring broth, onion, carrot, green chiles, garlic and basil to a simmer.
- Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.
- Turn heat up and bring broth to a boil. Add tortellini and cook uncovered until tender to bite, 4 to 8 minutes.
- Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
* Allergy notes: The egg protein lysozyme is an unlabeled additive in some cheeses. People allergic to eggs should eliminate any cheese in this recipe.
Calories from Fat 80 (24%)
(13%)Total Fat 9g
(17%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Total Carbohydrate 45g
(12%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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