You know what’s just fabulous for cold, snowy and icy days? A steaming hot bowl of soup. But not just any soup… soup that is filling, tasty, and comforting. Soup that reminds you of childhood. And no soup reminds me of childhood quite like tomato soup [with grilled cheese, of course! Duh!] And this, my friends, is the best tomato soup I have ever had. I know saying that something is the “best” is a bold claim but I’m bold like that. 🙂 This soup may seem a little complicated, but I promise you it is worth it. Creamy tomatoes + cheesy tortellini = delicious awesomeness. You don’t even need grilled cheese to dip! But I wouldn’t object if you did… Enjoy!
Tomato Tortellini Soup
adapted from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 cups of chicken broth
- 4- 14 ounce cans of tomatoes [I used diced, salt-free tomatoes]
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- 9 ounces cheese tortellini, uncooked [I used dried but you could use fresh]
- salt and pepper
Prepare tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, saute onion and garlic in olive oil in a large stock pot. Add broth, tomatoes, and parmesan cheese and simmer for about 30 minutes, uncovered and stirring occasionally. Then, puree the mixture. You can use a blender or food processor, I like to use my immersion blender with hot liquids. If you need to use a blender or food processor, be careful and let the liquid cool a little first. Return soup to pot and stir in tortellini. Heat thoroughly and add salt and pepper to taste.
This makes a lot… great for a crowd or leftovers, but if it’s too much for you, halve it!
Question of the Day: What food reminds you of childhood?