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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tortellini Soup of Goodness



This is a hearty soup that only takes about 10 minutes to make. It's one of my favorites...

3 Cups Whole wheat cheese tortellini, fresh or frozen
4.5 Cups Chicken broth
4 Garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp Sage, dried
1 tsp Thyme, dried
2 Cups Spinach, fresh coarsely chopped
1 16oz can Cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 Cup Sun-dried tomatoes (or more if you really like them)
Parmesan cheese, grated
Pepper, fresh ground

You can do this all in the same pot but I think it's better to cook the Tortellini in a seperate pot then transfer it to the soup base. I've tried it both ways and doing this works better. So with that said in a pot of salted boiling water cook the tortellini according to the package - do not overcook because it's going to go into the broth. In another large saucepan, bring the broth, garlic, sage, and thyme to a boil. Stir in the spinach, Cannellini beans and tomatoes. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the tortellini and continue to simmer for a few more minutes. Ladel into bowls, sprinkle with the cheese, Eat & Enjoy...

Happy Cooking & Eating!

~Nikko

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