Friday, January 23, 2009

Soup D' Jour

While off work this week mom made some DELICIOUS soup so I thought I would share the recipe!
Tortellini Soup
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 oz pancetta or bacon, finely diced
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (49 1/2 oz) chicken broth
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 package (9 oz) cheese tortellini
1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes in puree
8 oz fresh spinach, rinsed, steamed, and chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
Heat the olive oil in a dutch oven over medium heat. Add pancetta or bacon. Cook until crisp. Add onion; cook 3-4 minutes or until soft. Add garlic; cook 1 more minute. Add broth and Italian seasoning; bring to a boil and cook 5 more minutes.
Meanwhile cook tortellini according to package directions; drain. Add cooked tortellini to soup mixture. Stir in tomatoes and simmer 5 minutes. Add spinach and cook just until wilted. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with cheese.

Yum-O!!! I don't really even like soup all that well. I mean, I'll eat it but it isn't something I would pick for my last meal or anything. BUT this soup is great and I keep going back for the leftovers. A friend of my mom's gave her the recipe but it looks like it came from Taste of Home.
My mom also made Grandmother Paula's Sour Cream Pound Cake. Oh mercy! Add some strawberries and Blue Bell Homemade Ice Cream....delee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Lauren said...

Thanks for the recipe, that looks YUMMY!!!! ;o)

Amanda Ledford said...

That looks super tasty! Thanks for the recipe!

The Bunch Fam! said...

Hillary! I'm so sorry you are sick! Hope you are feeling better. The soup sounds delicious...I will have to try it! Let me know when you are back at work...Ben and I will come see you!

Jennifer said...

Looks great, Hillary! I'm going to have to give this one a try. We love soup at our house!!

Mindy said...

Hi there. I am here by way of Kelly's Korner....that soup looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe. I LOVE soup when it is cold out!