Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Chicken Tortellini Soup

_MG_4311.jpgBeing out of town for almost a week we returned home to an almost empty fridge. I also have a fear of grocery shopping on the weekend, so I just don't do it. If I'm desperate I beg my Lutheran Stud to stop somewhere on his way home. Thankfully, I remembered this recipe that Deann shared with me when we hosted a big soup party! It was a big hit and I had all the ingredients on hand, so I didn't have to go to the store.
_MG_4304.jpgIt's so easy. You just throw all of the ingredients into the pot and let it simmer for a while.
_MG_4307.jpgIt's ready in about 1/2 an hour. Hot and ready to serve.
_MG_4308.jpgIt goes well with some garlic bread too. Thanks for sharing, Deann. We all love it.

Tortellini Chicken Soup
1 cup sliced carrots
½ cup chopped onions
½ cup thinly sliced celery
2 cups cooked and chopped chicken
46 OZ of Chicken Broth
1 ½ cups of cheese-filled tortellini (I used frozen)
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 bay leaf
2 Tablespoons Dried Parsley
1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup

Combine all of the above ingredients except for the Cream of Mushroom Soup. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer over medium or low heat for 20 minutes. Add 1 can of Cream of Mushroom Soup. Heat 5 minutes more. Remove bay leaf and serve.


Lucy said...

Do you suppose your Cream of Something mix would work? The soup sounds awesome!

Lauren said...

This looks delicious!

Kellee said...

It probably only makes it better in the butterfly gold bowls too:)
I don't shop on the weekends either!

DeAnn Hein said...

I love that soup and was happy to share it.
Lucy, I often omit the creamed canned soups completely and just add some cream (which I sadly always have on hand) :).

JAN said...

I actually didn't use Cream of Mushroom at all, but double the Cream of Something mix. :)

Lucy said...

Sounds wonderful! Thanks for the advice. Can't wait to make this.