Alright friends, one thing you need to know about me is that I LOVE soup. So strange, I know, but have you ever seen the combinations and fun recipes soups come in? I am obsessed!
One thing I’ve decided something fun I’m doing around here is make one soup each week during the fall and winter in bulk, so Noah and I can eat it two or three times that week (And so I can take a break from cooking big meals every night). Noah loved the idea and went as far as calling it “Souper September”.
This week, I started the season off strong by making One Pot Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup and it did not disappoint! This one set a high bar for all the other soups coming up soon.
Another thing you need to know about me is I may follow a recipe for guidance, but like many great cooks, I go off the books and kind of do what I want on certain things. This made the original recipe WAY healthier and had many more servings.
Before I get started, I have to advocate for a dutch oven. For whatever reason, soup always tastes so much better if it’s been cooked in one. Also, you can make a roast and throw it in the oven, and BAM! Heaven on a plate. If you’re interested in investing in one, the link to the one I have is here.
Let’s get started!
First, chop up two carrots, one onion (not pictures), and sauté with a bit of olive oil and minced garlic.
Once sautéed, add 7-8 cups of fat free chicken stock, 1 cup skim milk, 1 cup fat free half & half, one large can (52 oz) crushed tomatoes, 1 small jar (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, 1-2 cups chopped fresh basil, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tablespoon oregano, & salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer for 30 minutes.
Stir in 16-20 ounces (1 large package) refrigerated tortellini (I used Buitonni’s Sausage and Roasted Pepper). Let simmer for 15 minutes.
Add basil or parmesan cheese for garnish, and voila!
This recipe made about 8-10 servings and lasted Noah and I about 2-3 meals each. I’ll be making this one again!
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