Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Here's an easy soup recipe when you want something homemade, delicious and comforting but don't want to spend a lot of time getting it. The refrigerated pastas are wonderful for this sort of thing. Buitoni and Monterey Pasta Company and others have done a good job of packaging filled pastas that can be used in so many different ways -- salads, soups, entrees and even appetizers.
This soup is so easy, you don't even need a recipe, but I'll attempt to write one for you.

Judy's Quick and Easy Chicken-Tortelloni Soup
Rating: 9 out of 10

3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup sliced or chopped celery
1/4 cup sliced or chopped carrot
2-3 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
3/4 cup chopped or shredded cooked chicken
1/2 tsp. sea salt
dash black pepper
1/2 of a 9-oz. package of tortelloni (use your favorite flavor)

Place all ingredients in a 2-quart heavy pot. Bring to a boil, then lower heat, cover pot and simmer for 10 minutes, or till everything is cooked through. Add additional seasonings, as desired. Garnish with fresh parsley and/or Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

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