Wednesday, October 10, 2007

{tortellini + vegetable soup}

{tortellini + vegetable soup}

1 package fresh tortellini [i used italian sausage this time, but i like to change it up, chicken, cheese, whatever. this can be found the refrigerated pasta section at the store]
6-8 cups chicken broth
2 cups chopped carrots1 cup chopped celery
1 can petite diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 package frozen chopped spinach or 1 cup fresh chopped spinach
1 zucchini squash diced
1/2 onion diced
1 clove garlic, minced
parmesan cheese, grated for the top
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 tbsp dried or fresh parsley
1 tsp dried bay leaf, chopped or 1-2 whole leaves
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp oregano


in a large pot add broth, herbs + bring to a boil. add all vegetables and leave on medium to medium-high heat until carrots are tender, about 10-15 minutes. add tortellini and cook for another 7-8 minutes. add parmesan cheese to the top of each serving. et voila!

[can also add shredded chicken]*serve with yummy rolls/bread

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