This soup is so easy, you can throw it together in minutes, even at the last second on a busy morning. Opening up a container filled with these delicious, steaming flavours is like getting a big, warm hug from home. Look for packages of fresh tortellini in the refrigerated cases at the grocery store.
- Portion size 1 serving
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: Moms Insert, Fall 2013
- 4 cups sodium-reduced chicken broth
- 1 plum tomato halved, seeded and diced
- 3/4 cups fresh cheese-filled tortellini
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 3 baguettes (each scant 1/4 inch/0.5 cm thick)
- 1 teaspoon grated parmesan cheese
MethodIn saucepan, bring broth, 1/2 cup water and tomato to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Return to boil; stir in tortellini. Boil until tortellini are floating and tender, about 3 minutes.
Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice. Pack soup in vacuum bottle, and baguette and cheese in air- tight containers. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over soup; eat with baguette slices.
Change it up:
Cheese Tortellini in Fresh Tomato sauce
Omit chicken broth and lemon juice. Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain. toss together tortellini; plum tomato, halved, seeded and diced; 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil; 1 small clove garlic, minced; and 1/4 tsp dried italian herb seasoning. Pack tortellini mixture, baguette and Parmesan cheese as directed.
Nutritional facts Per serving: about
- Fibre 3 g
- Sodium 882 mg
- Sugars 6 g
- Protein 17 g
- Calories 381.0
- Total fat 7 g
- Potassium 171 mg
- Cholesterol 21 mg
- Saturated fat 2 g
- Total carbohydrate 63 g
- Iron 26.0
- Folate 12.0
- Vitamin A 8.0
- Vitamin C 13.0