Monday, April 7, 2008

Vegetable Tortellini Soup

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Ladies and gentlemen, the Foodie Fashionista is back....for now. I haven't been cooking much at all over the past month as I have been very busy with work and somewhat under the weather, so when I am cooking, it's usually stuff I've already made in the past, which requires very little thinking.

So, while I've fallen behind in my cooking, I've also fallen behind in reading about other people's cooking. I must have near 1,000 blog updates to sort through in my Google Reader. While digging through some earlier today, I found this kitchen sink–type soup in Apples and Oranges. I altered it slightly (for instance, I added more tortellini to beef it up and make it more a meal). It came out delicious. I can't wait for lunch tomorrow!

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 carrots, sliced into discs
1 celery stalk, diced
3 small white or Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced
1 (15 oz) can of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup frozen corn niblets
3/4 cup frozen green beans
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
2 (15 oz) cans reduced sodium, fat-free chicken broth
3/4 cup crushed tomatoes
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1 cup dried tortellini
salt and pepper to taste

Heat the olive oil in a stock pot. Add onions; cook for 5 minutes until soft. Add garlic, carrots, celery, and potatoes. Cook for another few minutes; add beans, corn, green beans, diced tomatoes (with liquid), broth, and crushed tomatoes. Stir well. Add seasonings and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer and add the tortellini. Cook until the tortellini is cooked through. Season to taste with salt and pepper (and basil, oregano, and thyme if desired).

Yields 6 servings.

WW info:
core: 1 point (for tortellini); all included (without tortellini)*
flex: 3 points
*To beef up the soup without tortellini, try 2/3 cup of whole-wheat elbow or alphabet macaroni


Allison said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE tortellini soup. I have my mom's recipe which is similar to this. Glad to see you back in the kitchen :)

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