Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tortellini Soup

I had alot of fun making last night's Tuscan Tortellini soup and I have some free time so I figured I'd share! Keep in mind, I was cooking for two and made some adjustments for preference so it's not exactly like the linked recipe but it's dangerously close. ;)

Tuscan Soup with Tortellini
from Food Network's "Sandra's Money Saving Meals"
  • 1 Tb. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup reduced sodium beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (supposed to be half  a can but we LOVE tomatoes!)
  • 1/2 bag (8 oz) frozen Italian mixed vegetables
  • 1/2 cannelini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 Tb. Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder (supposed to be a chopped onion but I forgot and I was out)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 bag (8 oz) frozen tortellini
In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat and add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Saute for about 2 minutes, being careful not to let the garlic burn.

Add the beef broth followed by the water. Add all the remaining ingredients, except for the tortellini. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and let simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the tortellini and let simmer until the tortellini is cooked, another 5 minutes.

Ladle into bowls and serve with Herbed Focaccia.


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