Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Christmas Tortellino Soup
Start to finish : 25 minutes Makes 6 servings
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) vegetale broth
1 package (9 ounce) refrigerated cheese tortellini or tortellini of your choice
1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans , rinsed and drained
1 can (14 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes , undrained
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups fresh baby spinach
3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
1/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese
1 . In a large saucepan , bring broth to boil . Add tortellini ; reduce heat . Simmer , uncovered for 5 minutes . Stir in the beans , tomatoes , salt and pepper ; return to a simmer . Cook 4 to 5 minutes longer or until tortellini are tender .
2 . Stir in spinach and basil ; cook until spinach is wilted . Top serving with cheese .
You can make this soup all year round . But with it's bright red and green colors , it would make a perfect first course for Chrisstmas dinner .