Bear N Mom Recipes - Tortellini Soup

Cook Garlic and onions in oil.
Cook Garlic and onions in oil.
Add mushrooms to onions and garlic.
Add mushrooms to onions and garlic.
Add chicken broth and tomatoes
Add chicken broth and tomatoes
Add tortellini to soup
Add tortellini to soup

I've made this soup several times. It's easy or I wouldn't have given it a go but you have to follow the directions exactly in order to get the best flavor.

I'm not one to buy special oils or ingredients for recipes but I do for this one. I buy Virgin Olive Oil to start my onions and garlic.

I'm not good at dicing tomatoes so I buy mine in a can at the supermarket. While you can make your own stock from chicken parts, I just buy a box from the shelf. The only difference I make now is that I buy the low sodium since I have had problems with my kidneys.

I make this soup in a stock pot and there is always enough to put in the freezer for later. Yes, this soup freezes well.

Tortellini Soup

This the the best tasting soup I have ever eaten. It even tops my Mom's homemade vegetable soup and that's going a stretch.

Ingredients

1 large onion
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1qt. chicken broth
1 cup seasoned, diced tomatoes (with garlic and onion
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp. Dried basil
1 cup cheese tortellini
Grated Parmesan Cheese - optional

How To Mix and Cook

Heat oil in soup pot over medium heat.
Coarsley chop onion, add to the pot and add garlic stirring occasionally until tender, about 3 minutes.
Add mushrooms and cook about 2 minutes until they begin to release their liquid.
Add broth and tomatoes, raise heat, cover pot and bring to a boil.
Lift lid briefly to add Worcestershire sauce and basil.
When the broth comes to a rolling boil add tortellini.
Continue to cook for 3 to 4 minutes until tortellinis are tender.
Serve at once with Parmesan cheese to sprinkle.

Alternatives Don't have time to make the tortellini -- you can buy them at the Italian Store. They come frozen. Just wait for broth to return to a boil after they are added and continue with recipe.

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