Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tomato Tortellini Soup

Sometimes, you just need a little comfort food. What fills the bill better than tomato soup? I have several tomato soup recipes we enjoy. But when you're sidelined by a cold, you don't want to drag out the food processor or brown Italian sausage. 

This Tomato Tortellini Soup uses canned soup as the base, but, with the addition of some extras, it offers semi-homemade taste without the hassle. That's a good thing this week. 

Even if you haven't caught the latest bug that's going around, this soup hits the spot when the thermometer is struggling to get up to the freezing mark. Serve it with a grilled cheese sandwich and some fruit, and you've got comfort in a bowl. Enjoy!
Tomato Tortellini Soup

9 oz. tortellini pasta
2 cans of condensed tomato soup
2 cups chicken broth
1 can evaporated milk (can use fat-free or 2% evaporated milk)
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried dill
1/2 tsp. salt
Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded or shaved

Prepare tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in another pot, combine soup, broth, evaporated milk and seasonings. Heat through, stirring frequently. Drain tortellini and add to soup.

To serve, ladle into soup mugs and top with shredded or shaved Parmesan cheese. Serve with grilled cheese and fruit, as desired.

Notes:  The original recipe called for basil instead of dill, which I'm sure would be good, too. But I love tomato and dill: They were made for each other! The original recipe also used half and half, but I substituted the fat-free evaporated milk to cut calories. In the original recipe, the Parmesan cheese was stirred into the soup before serving. I just garnished each soup mug with cheese, rather than adding it to the soup itself.

Or, if you have more time, try these other tried-and-true favorites from The County Line.
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Today, I'm linked to What's Up Wednesday. Check out recipes from other bloggers' kitchens by clicking on the link. There are lots of holiday ideas over there!

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